|Net Worth:||$140 Million|
|Born:||September 21, 1950|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional Actor/Comedian|
Bill Murray is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, and writer.
He first rose to fame on Saturday Night Live, a series of performances that earned him his first Emmy Award, and later starred in comedy films – including ‘Meatballs’, ‘Caddyshack’, and ‘Stripes’.
As of 2020, Bill Murray’s net worth is estimated to be $140 million.
William James “Bill” Murray was born on the 21st of September, 1950, in Evanston, Illinois. Murray is the son to Lucille Collins, a mail room clerk, and Edward Joseph Murray II, a lumber salesman.
He attended St. Joseph grade school and Loyola Academy. In order to fund his education at the Jesuit high school, he worked as a golf caddy in his teens.
Murray joined his brother in the cast for the improvisational comedy ‘The Second City’ in Chicago and got to study under Del Close. This gave direction to his life and he took up acting.
In 1979, he landed his first movie role in the box-office hit, ‘Meatballs’. It was followed by ‘Where the Buffalo’s Roam’ in which he portrayed Hunter S. Thompson.
In 1984, he co-wrote and acted in ‘The Razor’s Edge’. The movie did not do very well and he was so disappointed that he took four years off, appearing in only cameo roles.
He returned to movies with ‘Scrooged’ in 1988. It was followed by the sequel ‘Ghostbusters II’, the next year. He even co-directed the movie ‘Quick Change’ with Howard Franklin.
In 2012, he took up the role of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the movie ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’. He also starred in Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’.
As of 2020, Bill Murray’s net worth is $140 million.
Here are some of the best highlights of Bill Murray’s career:
- Groundhog Day (Movie, 1993)
- Kingpin (Movie, 1996)
- The Dead Don’t Die (Movie, 2019)
Favorite Quotes from Bill Murray
“I improvise whenever I feel it’s important, or whenever I think that something’s there. It’s nice to have a script that’s so well-written that I don’t have to improvise. I mean, I used to have to re-write whole movies; this is kind of nice.” – Bill Murray
“The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything: the better you are with your loved ones, the better you are with your enemies, the better you are at your job, the better you are with yourself.” – Bill Murray
“Melancholy is kind of sweet sometimes, I think. It’s not a negative thing.” – Bill Murray
“Harold Ramis and I together did the ‘National Lampoon Show’ off-Broadway, ‘Meatballs,’ ‘Stripes,’ ‘Caddyshack,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Groundhog Day.’ He earned his keep on this planet. God bless him.” – Bill Murray
“When I work, my first relationship with people is professional. There are people who want to be your friend right away. I say, “We’re not gonna be friends until we get this done. If we don’t get this done, we’re never going to be friends, because if we don’t get the job done, then the one thing we did together that we had to do together we failed.” – Bill Murray
3 Life Lessons from Bill Murray
Now that you know all about Bill Murray’s net worth, and how he achieved success; let’s take a look at some of the lessons we can learn from him:
1. Be Alert and Available
“More than just for work, but available for life to happen to you. We’re living this life; we’re in this life. If you’re not available, ordinary time goes past and you didn’t live it. But if you’re available, then you jump up dimensions. Life becomes much more full. You’re really living it.”
2. When the Opportunity To Prank Matt Damon Presents Itself, Take Advantage Of It
Always good advice to keep in your back pocket should you suddenly find yourself in the situation.
3. Do What You Need To Do To Keep the Plates Spinning
Even if it means heading back to South Carolina from Berlin every two weeks, be present where your presence is needed.
Bill Murray first successful movie was ‘Meatball”. It was followed by the cult classic ‘Caddyshack’ and box-office hits such as ‘Stripes’, and ‘Tootsie’. His most popular movie was ‘Ghostbusters’. He is considered to be one of the greatest actors of all time.
As of 2020, Bill Murray’s net worth is roughly $140 million.