It’s been said the total sum of Richard Pryor net worth is 40 million dollars. Richard Pryor was a famous comic, along with an actor, writer, satirist and movie director. Richard Pryor was known for his addresses about racism and modern problems topical to the society. Richard Pryor was adored by many due to his storytelling kind of telling jokes. Richard Pryor before his departure managed to create his name among the most influential comics ever.
Richard Pryor Net Worth $40 Million Dollars
Therefore, it’s not surprising that his participation into humor is regarded as the one, which has added most of monetary success to Richard Pryor net worth. Richard Pryor was also adored by fellow comics. These releases additionally added to the total approximation of Richard Pryor net worth.
His participation into humor in addition to playing was granted and recognized, at the same time. He’s called a receiver of 5 Grammy awards and one Emmy award. In 1998, Richard Pryor additionally became the first comic, who received the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. In 1974, Richard Pryor was additionally given with another one related to wit, American Academy of Humor Award. His success in humor business also can be demonstrated by the fact he is in the highest part of the Comedy Central’s list of the all time best comics.
As an actor, Richard Pryor also appeared in a lot of pictures, like “Silver Streak” and “Superman III”. Additionally, the worked a lot with another celebrity, Gene Wilder. Richard was raised in a brothel which belonged to his grandma, and where his mom worked as a hooker. When his father was 10 years old, Richard Pryor’s mom ceased contact with her son and he was raised in a attention of his grandma.
December 1, 1940, in Peoria, Illinois USA
December 10, 2005 in Los Angeles, California, USA,
Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Master of Ceremonies, Writer, Television producer
United States of America
Jennifer Lee (m. 2001–2005), Flynn Belaine (m. 1990–1991), Flynn Belaine (m. 1986–1987), Jennifer Lee (m. 1981–1982), Deborah McGuire (m. 1977–1978), Shelley R. Bonus (m. 1968–1969), Patricia Price (m. 1960–1961)
Rain Pryor, Kelsey Pryor, Stephen Michael Pryor, Richard Pryor Jr., Franklin Pryor, Elizabeth Pryor, Renee Pryor
Gertrude L. Thomas, LeRoy Pryor
five Grammy Awards, two American Academy of Humour Awards, Emmy Award, Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humour, Writers Guild of America Award,
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance - Variety Or Music Program, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Achievement - Comedy, Variety or Music, WGA Award for Best Variety Series or Special: Musical or Comedy - Television, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In Children's Programming, WGA Award for Best Written Variety Script - Television, BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay
See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Stir Crazy, Richard Pryor: Live in Concert, Silver Streak, Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling, Blazing Saddles, Brewster's Millions, Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip, Superman III, The Toy, Which Way Is Up?, Another You, Harlem Nights, Bustin' Loose, Greased Lightning, Moving, Critical Condition, Live & Smokin', The Wiz, Lost Highway, Lady Sings the Blues, Blue Collar, Some Kind of Hero, Richard Pryor: Here and Now, Wild in the Streets, The Mack, California Suite, The Muppet Movie, Uptown Saturday Night, The Busy Body, The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings, Car Wash, Wholly Moses!, Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, In God We Tru$t, Adiós Amigo, Mad Dog Time, Dynamite Chicken, Some Call It Loving, Carter’s Army, The Phynx, The Three Muscatels, You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat, Lily, Hit!, Uncle Tom's Fairy Tales, The Richard Pryor Special?
He is a second cousin, once removed, of rapper and actor Ludacris. Richard's maternal great-grandparents, William A. Craig and Nancy, were also Ludacris's maternal great-great-grandparents.
He was invited to a private screening of Animal House (1978) by director 'John Landis (I)', who wanted Pryor's opinion about the scene at the black roadhouse. Landis and the film's backers were concerned that it would be offensive to black audiences. Pryor laughed out loud, and told them that it should definitely be kept in the movie.
He was expelled from a Catholic grammar school in Peoria, Illinois, when the nuns found out his grandmother owned a string of brothels.
At 16, he was expelled from Central High School for punching his science teacher.
Suffered a mild heart attack in November 1977.
He passed away only 9 days after his 65th birthday.
Suffered from multiple sclerosis from 1986 until his death in 2005.
Chosen as #1 in Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time. (April 2004).
Was originally considered for the role of Billy Ray Valentine on Trading Places (1983), before Eddie Murphy ultimately won the part.
Pryor was originally slated to play Bart in Blazing Saddles (1974). Due to Pryor's background and controversial stand-up routines, Mel Brooks couldn't secure financing for the project. Brooks made Pryor a co-writer, and Cleavon Little played Bart.
In 2002, Sheridan Road, on the south side of Peoria, was renamed Richard Pryor Place.
Awarded The First Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize. 
Has admitted the fire that nearly killed him while free-basing cocaine in the early 1980s was in fact a suicide attempt. His management created the "accident" lie for the press in hopes of protecting him.
Foul language that has been compared to raw sewage mixed with social insight that has been compared to Mark Twain.
[observation, 1967] I never thought about not making it. But the 'it' had nothing to do with show business. The 'it' I'm trying to make is me.
[During his tour of Kenya in 1979, Pryor sat in a in a hotel lobby] The only people you saw were black. At the hotel, on television, in stores, on the street, in the newspapers, at restaurants, running the government, on advertisements. Everywhere...You know what? There are no niggers here. ... The people here, they still have their self-respect, their pride. [Describing legacy of trip that made him regret "ever having uttered the word 'nigger' on a stage or off it."]
Black people got to look at themselves honestly, the same as white people did. And the stuff I talked about helped them do that. They loved it. Probably some sort of relief to both races that they could finally be honest about their shit.
The great comics all have a hole in their chest where their heart should be. Somebody yanked their heart out when they were just kids, and they've been spending their whole lives trying to fill that hole. Or kill the pain. I know that I did.
[on experiencing racism] I was just on the Today (1952) show and they were telling me how wonderful I was and I walk out into the reality of America and I can't get a cab.
[At the 1977 Academy Awards] I'm here to explain why black people will never be nominated for anything. This show is going out to seventy-five million people - none of them black. We don't even know how to vote. There's 3,349 people in the voting thing and only two black people - Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte. We're quitting. You'll have to listen to Lawrence Welk.
I met the President. We in trouble.
[on the free-basing incident which set him on fire] When you are running down the street.... and you are on fire, people will get out of your way.
Everyone carries around his own monsters.
It's been a struggle for me because I had a chance to be white and refused.
I had some great things and I had some bad things. The best and the worst. In other words, I had a life.
I live in racist America and I'm uneducated, yet a lot of people love me and like what I do, and I can make a living from it. You can't do much better than that.
Comedy rules! Don't let anybody tell you otherwise, and there are no rules in stand-up comedy, which I really like. You can do anything you want and you can say anything that comes to mind, just so long as it's funny. If you ain't funny then get the fuck off the stage, it's that simple.
[on his job as a boxing gym sparring partner]: I always had to fight the guys who looked like they just killed their parents.
You can have a film and have 200 white people working on it, and nobody finds anything wrong with that. But if you insist on having a black crew, all of a sudden there's something wrong.