Morgan Freeman Childhood, Career, Oscar and Nominations, Net Worth

Morgan Freeman Net Worth, The Legendary Actor Who Made Millions

Morgan Freeman is a legendary Hollywood celebrity. He is an actor, producer, director, and narrator.

The legendary actor has been in this industry for nearly 50 years.

He won many prestigious awards including Academy Award.

With the age of over 80 years old, Morgan Freeman would still have an impressive career as a celebrity.

Freeman has appeared in plenty of box office hits.

Besides acting, he also appeared in a lot of movies, and television as a narrator because of his deep voice character.

He is ranked as the 5th highest star of the box office.

As of this year, Morgan Freeman Net Worth is estimated to be $200 million.

Morgan Freeman As A Child and His Early Life

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Morgan Porterfield Freeman Jr. was born in 1937, in Tennessee.

As an infant, he was sent to his paternal grandmother in Mississippi.

During childhood, he moved a lot and finally stayed for a long time in Chicago.

A Young Morgan Freeman started acting when he was nine years old. He played the lead role in a school play.

At the age of 12, Freeman won a drama competition and performed in a radio show in Nashville, Tennessee.

Freeman graduated from Broad Streed High School in 1955.

He later joined the US Air Force served as Automatic Tracking Radar Repairman.

After four years in the Air Force, Morgan Freeman took acting and dancing lessons in the early 1960s.

He also worked as a dancer in New York City when he was a member of the musical theater group.

Freeman received some Obie Awards for his role in some musical theater plays in 1980, 1984, and 1989.

Morgan Freeman Career and Movies List

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Originally, Morgan Freeman debuted his acting career in a 1971 film “Who Says I Can’t Ride a Rainbow?”

But, he becomes known as an actor when he played some roles on the soap opera and kid’s TV show.

According to Freeman himself, He considered his role in a film entitled “Street Mart” (1987) was his breakthrough role.

In the mid-1980s, Morgan Freeman played more prominent supporting roles in a lot of feature films.

From the roles, he gained a reputation for depicting wise, fatherly characters. Freeman gained more fame since then.

Then, he got bigger roles in some more movies including “The Shawshank Redemption” as he performed as Red, the redeemed convict.

The Shawshank Redemption is the most rated movie of all time which means this movie is the best of the best movie based on people’s vote.

In 1994, Morgan Freeman became one of the jury members at the 44th Berlin International Film Festival.

In 1997, Freeman founded a film production company “Revelations Entertainment” together with his friend Lori McCreary.

As we know, Morgan Freeman is well-known for his distinctive deep voice.

It makes him the perfect choice for narration.

In 2005 alone, Freeman played as the narrator in two films March of the Penguins and War of the Worlds.

Morgan Freeman starred in a lot of hits movies. Some of them won prestigious awards.

One of his unique roles in a movie was in the hit film Bruce Almighty when he played like God.

Freeman played as Nelson Mandela in a biopic movie titled Invictus. It was his dream acting role.

Morgan Freeman Oscar, Awards and Nominations

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Throughout his 47 years career as a celebrity, Morgan Freeman has won a total of 33 awards and 39 nominations.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • In 2004’s Academy Awards, He won as the best supporting actor in Millon Dollar Baby film
  • The Best Actor in Invictus and The Best Voice Performance in The Lego Movie, 2009 and 2015 Black Reel Awards,
  • The Best Actor Motion Picture for his role in Driving Miss Daisy, 1989’s Golden Globe Awards
  • He won NAACP Image Awards seven times in various categories
  • He won 14 awards from Film Critic Awards since 1987.
  • Morgan Freeman also received three Lifetime achievement awards throughout his career.
  • There are also some honorary awards that are received from several organizations.

Morgan Freeman Other Ventures

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Besides acting, Morgan Freeman also has some other ventures he was working on.

In 1993, he made a debut as a director in a movie titled “Bopha!” for Paramount Pictures.

He also performed as a presenter at the concert that celebrates Nelson Mandela’s birthday in New York City.

In 2010, Freeman signed as the voiceover introduction to the CBS Evening News.

In the same year, he was also the host and narrator of a show “Through the Wormhole” on Discovery Channel.

Morgan Freeman worked as a director in “The Show Must Go On” which is the premiere of season 2 “Madam Secretary” in 2015.

Then in 2017, Morgan Freeman hosted a documentary TV series in National Geographic Channel called “The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman”.

Morgan Freeman Properties and How He Achieved His Net Worth

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Morgan Freeman’s source of income was mostly coming from his TV and Film project deals.

He has been part of 53 films and stage. In 2013, The Richest website calculated his project earnings.

The total box office earnings of all his movie project were estimated to be $2,75 billion.

Recently, he made a deal with a navigation app Waze to use his voice for direction.

This project deal adds a good amount to Morgan Freeman Net Worth.

The legendary actor has an outstanding amount of assets including a house in Charleston, Mississippi where he lives.

Freeman also owns a house in the British Virgin Islands that worth $7 million.

He also owns a blues club in Mississippi called “Ground Zero” and a fine dining restaurant in Clarksdale called Madidi.

When he was 65, Morgan Freeman earned a license to fly a plane. He has owned at least 3 private jets.

They are Cessna Citation 501, Cessna 414, and Emivest SJ30. Each of the jet worth at least $7 million.

Freeman never runs out of projects which lead to an improving amount of Morgan Freeman Net Worth.


Morgan Freeman earns his net worth through hard work since 1971.

His passion for acting brought him many prestigious awards.

As of this year, he is currently 81 years old and his net worth reach the estimation of $200 million.