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How rich is Morgan Freeman?

Name: Morgan Freeman
Born: June 01,1937
Occupation: Actor, director, narrator

Morgan Freeman. Photo: Franz Richter.
Morgan Freeman at the Berlin premiere of the Bucket List. Photo: Franz Richter.

One of the most distinctive voices in the world of acting belongs to Morgan Freeman. The wide scope of work he has done is phenomenal. One of the earlier but still best of those performances is Driving Miss Daisy. Yet plenty of is recognized work isn’t very old at all. For example, The Dark Knight Rises in 2012 (starring with Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christian Bale, Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman), Million Dollar Baby in 2005, Bruce Almighty in 2003 (with Jim Carrey and Jennifer Aniston), Seven in 1995 (with Brad Pitt).

The Bucket List with Jack Nicholson did exceptionally well and he was also the narrator for the highly praised March of the Penguins. He doesn’t seem to be showing any signs of slowing down either. There are at least five films he will have roles in for 2013.

Morgan Freeman grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. His mother was a teacher and his father was a barber. At the age of 9, he got the lead in the school play. This was his acting debut, and he fell in love with it all. When he graduated high school, he turned down an acting scholarship so he could join the Air Force. He continued to act when he could in various plays.

He has been married and divorced twice. He has done extensive research into his family history, revealing both white relations and those that owned slaves. He has been very generous with monetary donations around Mississippi to help reduce poverty and to promote education. He is also helping with programs that promote protecting the Earth. $90 million is what he is worth.

So how much is $90  million dollars really?

As an African American, he is very proud of his heritage. Yet Morgan Freeman has stated that there shouldn’t be any African American day as there isn’t any White Man Day. He feels the only way to end slavery issues and racism is to stop talking about it and to stop putting it on display. With $90 million he could buy the collection of artifacts relating to slavery that are on display at various locations through the National Archives.

Instead of displaying the collection for people to explore their emotional feelings about, he could pack them away or even destroy them. Some may say that he would be destroying history but in his own regard he would simply be removing artifacts that cause tension, ongoing racism, and the past can’t be changed so we need to focus on the future instead.


See also: Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina JolieAnne HathawayJoseph Gordon-LevittTom Hardy.



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