Eddie Griffin Net Worth is $5 Million (as of 2020)
You would expect famous American actors and comedians to be rolling in money, but as for the day, Eddie Griffin net worth is not much higher than $500 thousand dollars. His financial problems have been well know at least since the late 2000s, when Eddie has appeared on reality television show Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke. In 2009 there was also a small scandal as the comedian appeared to be unable to give a donation he has promised for one of the charitable organizations. It all seemed pretty strange, as there really was a time when Eddie Griffin net worth was growing with an enviable speed. So let‘s take a closer look at the rise and demise of this star, to find out what has really happened.
|Net Worth:||$5 Million|
|Age:||53 years old|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)|
|Date of birth:||Jul 15, 1968|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Comedian, Actor, Film Producer, Television producer, Screenwriter, Film director, Television Director|
Eddie started his acting career in 1991, appearing on a movie The Last Boy Scout and went on to do one of the leading roles on The Meteor Man. The American superhero comedy has experienced a financial failure, grossing $8 million in the USA against a budget of $30 million and received negative critical reviews, but gave the young actor some publicity. In the late 1990s he was cast for one of the leading roles on Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, which grossed $92 million against the budget of $17 million despite generally negative reviews. Griffin‘s next movie, Double Take, did not impressive the critics too: there was a general agreement that it was ruined by a ridiculous, messy plot and fails to generate laughs. And yet again, the movie opened 4th at the North American Box Office and went on to gross $31 million.
Eddie Griffin net worth has started to grow with an increasing speed in the early 2000s, as he has finally managed to pick the film that would turn out to be a critical success. In 2002 he starred on Undercover Brother. According to Rotten Tomatoes, 77% of the reviews considering this American comedy film were favorable, which was a huge success, especially having in mind that only 12% of critics have been rather positive about the Double Take. Plus, the movie has grossed over $41 million on a budget of $25 million! Following this Eddie has featured on such hits as Scary Movie 3 (which went on to gross over $220 million), Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo and Norbit. The other important sources of Griffin‘s income has been his comedy albums and role on television series Malcolm &Eddie, which ran from 1996 to 2000.
However, since the late 2000s Eddie Griffin net worth has been decreasing almost constantly. In the reality television show Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke it was claimed this was happening because the star was spending huge money to help his family and friends, but in reality, I think he simply did not manage to build a lasting career.