Morgan Freeman net worth is $150 million
Quick facts about Morgan Freeman
Date of birth: June 1, 1937
Place of birth: Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Occupation: actor, director
Morgan Freeman is one of the most iconic figures of the twenty-first century. An actor with more range than any other actor in history, every role that he takes on seems to turn to gold. Starting with humble beginnings, he is the ultimate rags to riches story. Born Morgan J. Freeman on June 1, 1937, he is one of the most endearing actors, narrators and film directors of all time. Freeman has come a long way since his big break as a cast member on the show The Electric Company. Recipient of A Golden Globe, An Oscar and a Screen Actors Guild Award, his talents are immense.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, to a teacher and a barber, he was moved around frequently as a child. Living with his paternal grandmother, he made his acting debut at the young age of just nine years old. One of the few child actors to become such a lifetime success, not many know about his early experience. Drama, being his first love, he received various awards throughout his life stemming from his first one at the age of 12 in the theater. Having his origins in the theater, it is still something that he is involved with to this day. Entering the U.S. Air Force as the Rank of Airman 1st Class, he enlisted of his own accord.
His breakthrough roles were both in the 1970s when he starred in the soap opera Another World and was a regular on The Electric Company, which was a spin-off of Sesame Street. In 1980 is when he began to take on more serious roles in film. Driving Miss Daisy was his breakout role that earned him critical acclaim and positioned him to be one of the most revered actors on the silver screen. Currently living in Charleston, Mississippi, as famous as he has become, he has never forgotten his roots or where he came from.
Named as one of the richest men in Hollywood, he is reportedly worth $150 million. Contributing to his wealth is his position as a filmmaker, director, and voice-over. In 2005, he launched a company called ClickStar, a movie download site. His hopes are that, sometime in the future, it will allow people to download featured films the same day as theater release. He is also co-owner and founder of Revelations Entertainment. Being a spokesman for VISA, he has capitalized greatly for attaching his fame to the credit card giant.
Coming from very humble beginnings, at a tumultuous time of racial tensions in the United States, Morgan Freeman has transcended all generations and races. He is one of the most beloved actors of all time. Known for his calm, deep and soothing voice, he has done numerous voice-overs and continues to take on roles from every genre with immense talent rarely seen. A range that takes him from comedy to drama, there doesn’t seem to be anything that he can’t do. One of the wealthiest men in Hollywood, he hasn’t forgotten where he came from. Mississippi is his home no matter how much fame has achieved.