Michael Epps Net Worth

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Net Worth: $6 million
Age: 47
Full name: Michael Elliot Epps
Born: November 18, 1970
Country of Origin: United States of America
Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Rapper
Last Updated: 2018

 

Everyone loves a good laugh. Michael Epps has been in the business of stand-up comedy & acting for some time and he is sure thrilling to watch. For this reason, many have asked “What is Michael Epps net worth?” “What is Michael Epps salary?” etc.

We have prepared this article to intimate you with these details and so much more. Please read on.

Early Life

Epps was born at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Mary Reed and Tommy Epps. Epps and his family later moved to New York, settling in Roosevelt Island.

Michael Epps’ natural comedic ability received encouragement at an early age, and at his teenage age, he began performing stand-up at comedy clubs in Hollis Queens.

Afterwards, Epps moved to Atlanta where he worked at the Comedy Act Theater, and then to Brooklyn where he starred in Def Comedy Jam in 1995.

More so, Epps starred in two of HBO’s Def Comedy Jam broadcasts as he ended up on the Def Comedy Jam tour.

Mike Epps Family, Early Career

As a kid, during his teenage years, he began telling jokes and performing stand-up comedy.

In view of increasing his anticipation in stand-up comedy, Mike Epps moved to Atlanta, Georgia and started up performance at the Comedy Act Theater.

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He went pro with his stand up career in 1995 after he moved to Brooklyn and landed a role on Russell Simmons‘ HBO comedy series Def Comedy Jam. Def comedy Jam is the same platform saddled with the responsibility of bringing to limelight other African-American comedians like Martin Lawrence, Chris Rock ,Steve Harvey and et cetera.

Epps then starred on two Def Comedy Jam broadcasts, gaining much fame.

Def Comedy Jam ended in 1997 and afterwards, in same year, Epps was selected by Vin Diesel to star in his directional debut, the drama film, “Strays”.

Diesel wrote the script for the movie and also took the lead. Also, Epps portrayed insignificant roles in two TV shows – HBO’s.

Mike Epps’ Stand-up Comedy

He began performing stand up as a teenager.

Mike Epps began his professional career by joining the Def Comedy Jam tour in 1995 at Brooklyn.

He was to feature a role on Russell Simmons’ HBO comedy series Def Comedy Jam.  He starred in two of HBO’s Def Comedy Jam broadcasts.  This comedy series Def Comedy Jam, is a platform that has been responsible for bringing African -American comedians like Chris Rock and et cetera to limelight.

Disability campaigners have criticized Mike Epps alongside Louis C.K and Doug Stanhope for mocking physically and mentally disabled children.

The widest recognition Mike Epps has had is because of his stand-up work with the tour of Def Comedy Jam, and his work in the “Friday” franchise with Ice Cube.

Mike Epps Net Worth (2018)

The rap artist Mike Epps has an estimated net worth of $6 million dollars in 2018.

His net worth has been funded mostly by his comedy as his music brings the least to the table.

Mike Epps Movies

Epps as an actor, has appeared in a number of films including “How High”, “Malibu’s Most Wanted”, “Sparkle”, “Resident Evil: Apocalypse”, “The Honeymooners”, “Resident Evil” Extinction”, “The Hangover”, and “The Hangover Part III” to mention just but a few…

In 2009, Epps released his album Funny Bidness: Da Album. He has executed production work as a producer on film such as All About the Benjamins, The Honeymooners, Meet the Blacks, and others.

Mike Epps has won Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2002 and 2016.

Also, Epps was nominated for a Black Reel Awards, a BET Comedy Award and lots more.

Mike Epps’ House

Mike Epps house s located at Indianapolis, Indiana (IN), US but his place of residence is in Los Angeles.

Records of the Public show that it’s only assessed at $49,000. Since he is from Indianapolis, he owns a house there but lives in Los Angeles, there are thoughts that this house of his must be a childhood home that he bought when he got the money since he is from Indianapolis.

Mike Epps and Omar Epps

Since the duo bear Epps as part of their names, are they in any way related or is it just a normal thing as two people could even bear the same name and surname…

In Mike Epps and Omar Epps case, it’s not just a normal thing as they cousins.

The American, Omar Hashim, cousin to Mike Epps was born on July 20, 1973 and is known for acting, rapping, writing of songs and production of records.

Omar Epps just like Mike Epps is an actor and has played roles including Juice, Higher Learning, The Wood, In Too Deep and et cetera. With regards to his television work, he has portrayed several roles in different drama series such as Resurrection and et cetera.

Omar Epps was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was raised by his mother, Bonnie Maria Epps, an elementary school principal after his parents divorced during his childhood days.

He lived in several neighborhoods such as Bedford-Stuyvesant, East New York and East Flatbush while growing up.

Before he started acting, he formed a rap group named Wolfpack with his cousin in 1991.

He obtained his High education at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.

He began writing poetry, short stories and songs at the age of ten before his High School education.

Mike Epps Wife, Divorce

Mike Epps and Mechelle McCain tied the nuptial knot in 2006. Mike met Mechelle on the scene of “The Fighting Temptations”.

In January 2016, Mike filed in for divorce with Mechelle after living together as husband and wife for 10 years citing differences that were irreconcilable according to him.

Mechelle gave birth to two children with Mike but Epps has additional children from a previous relationship.

According to TMZ’s report, Mechelle said that Mike never let her get a job when they were married  and that due to her being in her late 30’s, she’s now unable to get one.

With respect to this, she requested $109,036 per month for child and spousal support, claiming that Mike earns $3.5 million a year. In 2017, the divorce was concluded but not without Mike having a cost on his part.

The comedian was to pay Mechelle spousal support of $25,000 on monthly basis for the next six and a half year from the date of the divorce conclusion if she doesn’t remarry within the specified time.

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Mike was also to pay his ex-wife $15,000 monthly in child support for their two children and their private school tuition. Mechelle also got added to all these, four cars and more in the divorce settlement.

Presently, Mike is now a single man and it is rumored that he is dating the television producer Kyra Robinson, who is also not a recent person to the entertainment world.

Mike Epps’ Cars

Often and on, celebrities spend their earnings on different things based on what each counts utmost in his/her scale of preference.

For the comedian and actor Mike Epps, he spends a lot of his cash on his collection of cars, and he’s got some pretty cars in his fleet over the years.

In his collection, his first ride is a great boulevard cruiser: the 1964 Buick Riviera. The car possesses the following, a perfect setting outfitted with a great looking set of wheels, a custom suede interior and a booming sound system.

This very ride certainly fits Epps and is seemingly the ride he mounts more often than not.

Another car in his collection is a 2013 Range Rover, a great looking SUV. This very ride while moving Mike and co in style, packs plenty of power under the hood.

Talk about style?, Mike’s 2013 Rolls Royce Ghost costs around a quarter million speaks of rolling in styles as the ride oozes class and style. This very car packs a 560 horsepower boosted V1 under its expansive hood.

Also, Mike has one of the more unique roadsters in the world in his collection. It has a ’32 Ford T-Bucket with big wire wheels. The roadster is built up of a healthy sounding small block and also possesses a great Oooga added to it

The car Mike is currently working on will be an awesome ride when it’s all put together.

It is obvious that the comedy pro has great taste in ride as he isn’t sticking with one style, but has built an awesome mix of vehicles.

 

 

Conclusion

Keeping a relationship may not be Michael Epps’ strength but comedy, acting and producing surely align with him.

We are sure Michael Epps still has some bag of tricks and we can watch as they are revealed.

 

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