How Jamie Foxx’s net worth was built
Born Eric Marlon Bishop, Jamie Foxx was raised in Texas by his grandparents, who adopted him after his parents divorced. As a youth, he proved his talent in music and won a college scholarship. In college, friends persuaded him to participate in an open mic night, and he soon embarked on a career in entertainment.
He started his professional showbiz career in 1989 as a stand-up comedian, and just two years later he joined the cast of the hit sketch comedy show “In Living Color.” When the show ended he got his own sitcom, “The Jamie Foxx Show,” which ran from 1996 to 2001. Foxx also launched a music career, releasing several solo albums and collaborating with Kanye West. Though he had had some film roles, it was the 2004 movie “Collateral” that got Foxx recognized. He was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actor for his part in that movie. His net worth as of March 2017 is $100 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
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- Born: 1967
- Birthplace: Terrell, Texas
What he’s up to now
Foxx’s transition from the small screen to the big screen has proved to be highly successful. He continues to take on dramatic roles that earn him critical acclaim and commercial success. In 2012, he played the lead role in Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” and has even done voiceover work, including voicing the role of Nico in the animated film “Rio 2.” He’s released several stand-up comedy specials that were later distributed on DVD. In 2015, he released his fifth music album.
Foxx was nominated for several Image, NAACP and Kids’ Choice Awards for “The Jamie Foxx Show.” He won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for best actor for the film “Ray,” in which he portrayed legendary singer and piano player Ray Charles. His music career also has brought him acclaim and contributed to his impressive net worth. The 2006 release “Unpredictable” went double platinum.
Now, see how Jamie Foxx’s wealth compares to that of another Oscar-winning performer, “Erin Brockovich” star Julia Roberts.