Jamie Foxx Net Worth
Jamie Foxx is an American actor, producer, singer and comedian. Jamie has about $170 million in net worth as at 2023. He is in an enviable company as one of the most-sought after and highly paid Hollywood stars. His versatility is definitely something that lends him easily to a number of projects.
Jamie Foxx was born Eric Marlon Bishop on December 13, 1967 in Terrel, Texas. He was adopted and brought up by his grandparents Esther Marie and Mark Talley shortly after he was born. Jamie had virtually no contact with his parents growing up. He attributes his career success to his grandmother’s influence.
At a very young age of five, he had began playing the piano and already cracking the ribs of his mates in elementary school. During his school days, he got very stellar grades, played basketball and was also the quarterback for Terrel High School football team. Jamie got a scholarship to United States International University and studied musical and performing art composition.
He rose to a cast member of the hit sketch comedy show “In Living Color” just two years into performing stand-up comedy. He stayed with In Living Color for the last three seasons. Jamie was handed his own show after the conclusion of In Living Color which ran from 1996 until 2001, five seasons, 100 episodes as well nominated for a number of Images, Kid’s Choice and NAACP Awards.
Jamie has released three stand-up specials onto DVD as well as his HBO special, “Straight from the Foxxhole”, “Unleashed” and “I Might Need Security”. He had his maiden film appearance in 1992 comedy “Toys”. He got nominated for his roles in the movies, Ali, Breakin’ All the Rules, as well as Collateral.
The movies together grossed $217.7 million globally. Jamie got nominated for an Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor. The versatile actor acted Ray Charles in the biopic Ray. Jamie’s performance fetched him nineteen awards including the Academy Award for Best Actor as well as a BAFTA award for best actor. He joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Very notable amongst Jamie’s works are Stealth, Jarhead, Miami Vice, the adaptation of the stage show Dreamgirls, Law Abiding Citizen, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 among others. Jamie was crowned with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September 2007. Jamie described the experience as on of the surreal days of his life.
Jamie is an award-winning recording artist who ha released five studio albums. His first album “Peep This” was a commercial failure. His second “Unpredictable” was his most album with a double-platinum certification from RIAA. It got to the #1 spot both on the Billboard 200 and U.S. R&B charts, as well as #9 on the UK albums chart.
Jamie Foxx is very discrete with private life. He has two daughters. He was in a long-term relationship with Katie Holmes after the split from Tom Cruise in 2012. Their relationship was reported to have come to an end in August 2019.