Jamie is an American producer, actor, singer, and comedian with a net worth of $150 million. He is considered one of the most sought-after actors.
Real Name : Eric Marlon Bishop
Celebrated Name : Jamie Foxx
Net Worth : $150 million
Gender : Male
Date of Birth : 13 December, 1967
Place of Birth : Terrell, Texas, United States
Marital Status : Single
Sexual Orientation : Straight
Height : 1.75 m
Weight : 82 kg
Source of Wealth : Television producer & director, Musician, Film producer
Jamie Foxx’s Net Worth & Salary
Jamie has a net worth of $150 million. He generated most of his wealth from his acting career in movies. His stand-up shows and albums have also contributed to his vast amount of wealth. He is well-known for his musical voice and acting skills.
Jamie was born on December 13th, 1967 in Texas, United States. He was raised by adoptive parents, Mark Talley and Esther Marie. He didn’t have much time to spend with his biological parents. He had a natural talent for comedy, and he displayed it at an early age. He went to Terrell High School where he focused his energy on basketball and football. He was good at studies, and he got a scholarship to attend the United States International University where he studied classical music and composition. When he was five, he started playing the piano. He gained popularity for telling jokes to his classmates while he was in elementary school.
It is the talk of the town that Jamie has been dating Tom Cruise’s ex-wife Katie Holmes. Holmes got married to Tom Cruise in 2006. The couple had a daughter together, Suri Cruise. In 2012, Katie filed for divorce. Jamie and Tom worked together in the movie Collateral. When Holmes filed for divorce, a rumor swept the town that she was in a relationship with Jamie Foxx. Their relationship was only confirmed in 2017 when they were spotted together on a Malibu beach. He is one of the celebrities who have kept their personal life hidden from the public. His daughter Corinne is an actress, and she has appeared as a co-host with Foxx on Beat Shazam.
Foxx and his sisters were involved in an incident in New Orleans in a casino. They were escorted out of the premises as the casino management claimed that they had failed to show their identity to the staff. Foxx had been caught up in legal troubles after he was charged with battery against multiple police officers. The charges against him also included trespassing, resisting arrest, and disturbing peace. He received a two years’ probation sentence and had to pay a $1,500 fine.
Jamie made his first film appearance in Toys. Other top films that he was a part of during his lifetime include Any Given Sunday and The Great White Hype. He was nominated for his role in the 2001 film Ali, in which he starred opposite Will Smith. He was also nominated for Collateral and Breakin’ All the Rules. Collateral grossed $217.7 million across the world.
Before he starred in his sitcom, The Jami Fox Show, he remained a part of Roc and In Living Color. He portrayed Ray Charles in Ray, a biopic. Other notable films he worked in are Jarhead, Stealth, and Miami Vice. With back to back successes, he went on to star in films like I’m Still Here, Law Abiding Citizen, Due Date, White House Down, Annie, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Horrible Bosses 2, Baby Driver, Sleepless and Valentine’s Day.
Music Career Highlights
Jamie has been an award-winning recording artist. He has released five studio albums. His maiden music album was 1994’s Peep This, which was a commercial flop. However, his second album namely Unpredictable, released in 2005, was highly successful. The album topped the U.S. R&B chart and Billboard 200 charts. The album, to date, has sold 1.98 million copies in the United States alone. His super hit singles include Blame It, Fall for Your Type, and Unpredictable.
Comedy Career Highlights
Foxx started performing comedy in 1989 and in the matter of two years he became a cast member of In Living Color. He remained attached to the show for three consecutive seasons. When the show was shut down, he started his show The Jamie Foxx Show, which ran from 1996 to 2001.
Jamie Foxx has earned a massive fortune from his comedy shows, music, and films, and he is used to living a lavish lifestyle. He lives in an expansive mansion that sits in the Hidden Valley. He has a luxurious car collection, which includes a Bentley, a Bugatti Veyron, and a Rolls Royce.
Awards & Achievements
Jamie Foxx has won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Award. For his role in Roy, he won a Screen Actor’s Guild Award. He has also been nominated several times for Grammy Award, and also won one in 2010. He has also received MTV awards and NAACP awards.
Interesting facts about Jamie Fox
Jamie Foxx is a versatile and multitalented person who has played multiple well-known roles. He is, without a doubt, a powerful entertainer. People often dub him as a one-man entertainment empire. Most people don’t know that Jamie is one of the five people who have won an Academy Award and also the top spot at the Billboard chart. Only a few have excelled both at music and acting. His professional name is a tribute to the renowned comedian Redd Foxx. He was so brilliant at telling jokes that his teacher would ask him to tell a joke to the class in reward for the good behavior of the class.
Summing up, Foxx worked hard through the 1980s and 1990s to build his fortune. It took him some time to reach the heights of money and fame. Foxx’s career has not lost steam. He has built up an amazing momentum and he is likely to carry it forward in the future.
“I went to college on a classical piano scholarship. My grandmother made me practice one full hour a day. Every day. Man. I thought all she wanted was for me not to have any fun. Next thing you know, you have a career in music. Now, not everybody’s going to go on and be Mozart or Michael Jackson. But music makes you smarter.” Jamie Foxx
“She still talks to me now, only now she talks to me in my dreams. And I can’t wait to go to sleep tonight because we have a lot to talk about. I love you.” Jamie Foxx