Jamie Foxx Net Worth, How Rich is He?
Eric Marlon Bishop, well-known as Jamie Foxx, is an actor, singer, record producer, songwriter, and comedian.
Jamie Foxx started his career as a comedian in 1989. That’s how he gained his popularity at first.
For his acting performance, Jamie Foxx received an Academy Award for Best Actor in biographical film “Ray” portraying Ray Charles.
Being an actor seems to be the highlight of Jamie Foxx’s career. He has taken on various roles in many films.
Besides acting, Jamie Foxx is also a musician who had received Grammy Award.
Some of his albums topped the Billboard charts.
With the successful career journey as a celebrity, Jamie Foxx net worth is estimated to be $100 million as of this year.
Early Life & Education
Jamie Foxx or Eric Marlon Bishop was born on December 13, 1967.
Where was Jamie Foxx born? He was born in Terell, Texas.
Shortly after his birth, Jamie Foxx was adopted by Esther Marie, and Mark Talley.
Foxx was raised in the black quarter area.
The influence of his grandmother became one of the biggest reasons for his success.
How old is Jamie Foxx? As of 2019, He is 51 years old.
Foxx’s natural talent as a comedian was already showed when he was a third grader.
Jamie Foxx’s high school is Terrell High School. He got good grades and played football and basketball during high school.
After graduating from high school, Jamie Foxx studied musical and performing arts composition using the scholarship at US International University.
Jamie Foxx Career in Acting
Jamie Foxx started his career as a stand-up comedian. He told jokes at an Open Mic night of comedy club in 1989.
He changed his real name into Jamie Foxx for his stage name when performing comedy.
In 1991, Jamie Foxx joined the cast of American sketch comedy TV series “In Living Color”.
That was followed by his recurring role in a sitcom “Roc”.
From 1996 to 2001, Jamie continued to shine by staring in his own sitcom “The Jamie Foxx Show”.
Jamie Foxx prince impression was one of his iconic act.
His debut film-acting was in a comedy film “Toys”, released in 1992.
It’s one of the best Jamie Foxx comedy movies.
The first Jamie Foxx movie that has drama genre “Any Given Sunday” had him as a hard-partying American football player.
Alongside Tom Cruise, he starred a film “Collateral” that made him the nominee of Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Jamie Foxx portrayed Ray Charles in the film “Ray” in 2004.
He won two awards for the role, Oscars and BAFTA.
He’s the third male in history who receive two acting nominations in Oscar in the same year.
In 2007, he became the lead actor in an action thriller film called “The Kingdom”.
Then he got to play the lead role again in the drama film “The Soloist” and a thriller film “Law Abiding Citizen”.
After that, Jamie Foxx starred in more films such as:
- Due Date (2010)
- Django Unchained (2012)
- White House Down (2013)
- The Amazing Spiderman 2 (2014)
- Baby Driver (2017)
- Robin Hood (2018)
- many more
Jamie Foxx Music Career
Jamie played the piano since he was five years old. So, his musical talents are already showed since childhood.
In 1994, he released an album under Fox record label. The album entitled “Peep This” which is not a success.
Then, he was back in the music industry by featuring on the rapper Twista’s song alongside Kanye West “Slow Jamz”.
The song reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 of US. Then, he featured on the more collaborative song.
His second album “Unpredictable” debuted at number 2 on the chart in 2005.
It sold over 590,000 copies in its first week.
The album certified double platinum because of selling about 1.98 copies to date.
Foxx received an award for Best Duet/Collaboration with Kanye West in Black Entertainment Television Awards in 2006.
His third album called “Intuition” was released in 2008. It also became a hit in that year.
Foxx’s fourth album titled “Best Night of My Life” featured Justin Timberlake, Drake, Rick Ross, and T.I.
Moreover, His success in the music industry was made through a lot of collaborations.
Because of his successful album, he held two tours, The Unpredictable Tour in 2006 and The Blame It Tour in 2009.
Awards, Nominations, and Achievements
Throughout his career, Jamie Foxx had won a total of 34 awards for both as a singer and an actor.
Jamie Foxx got a star of his own on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September 2007.
Here are some of Jamie Foxx awards:
- 2005’s Academy Awards, BAFTA, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Awards Winner for Best Actor in Ray.
- 2006 and 2010 Grammy Awards winner for his singles ‘Gold Digger” and “Blame It”
- 2006’s American Music Awards Winner as Favorite R&B/Soul Male Artists.
- 2012’s MTV Movie & TV Awards for Best Jaw Dropping Moment with Samuel L. Jackson in Django Unchained film.
- Many more
Jamie Foxx Personal Life & Net Worth
How many kids does Jamie Foxx have? Well, he got two daughters from his past relationship.
How tall is Jamie Foxx? According to Celeb Heights website, Jamie Foxx’s height is 5 feet 9 or 175 cm.
Foxx earned his money through his music and acting performance.
He has been in the entertainment industry since 1989.
The total net worth of Jamie Foxx is estimated to be $100 million. In 2012, he was listed as one of the richest African-American actors in America.
Jamie Foxx owns a luxurious Ventura house that worth 8 million dollars.
It features a Tennis Court, Swimming Pool, Gaming & Sports Room, and many more.
One of his luxurious cars is the Rolls-Royce Ghost that worth about $250,000.
All of the salary he received from Stand-Up Specials, Albums, TV Appearances, Films, and Tours were added to his net worth.
Jamie Foxx is not only a successful actor, but he’s also a successful singer.
Foxx received many awards and nominations from the various organization because of his remarkable performances in film and music industry.
He even got his own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame to secure his legacy in the entertainment industry.
How much money is Jamie Foxx worth? In 2019, he’s worth over $100 million