Jamie Foxx should be a familiar name for a lot of people out there. Primarily, this is because he is a very successful and thus very well-known actor. However, it should be noted that Foxx has taken on a wide range of roles over the course of his career, with examples including but not limited to singer, songwriter, and record producer. Regardless, Foxx has been very successful, which is why there are some sources that estimate his current net worth to be around $100 million.
For those who are curious, Jamie Foxx is a professional name. In short, he was born Eric Marlon Bishop in a Texas city called Terrell, which was a racially segregated community in those times. While Foxx was born to a man named Darrell Bishop and a woman named Louise Annette Talley Dixon, he was raised by his mother’s adoptive parents, who provided him with a strict Baptist upbringing that he has credited for a fair amount of his success.
How Did Jamie Foxx Reach His Current Net Worth?
As a child, Foxx seems to have thrived. For example, he was the choir leader at his church. Furthermore, he received excellent grades when he was in school, which was in addition to the fact that he played for both the football and the basketball teams. Combined with a number of other activities as well as achievements, it is no wonder that Foxx winded up receiving a scholarship to United States International University.
Eventually, Foxx was convinced to tell jokes at an open mic event at a comedy club by a girlfriend, who had dared him to do so. He chose the name Jamie because it was unisex, was was prompted by him hearing that female comedians tended to be called to perform earlier than their male counterparts. Meanwhile, Foxx chose Foxx to honor black comedian Redd Foxx, who was best-known under his professional name as well. In time, Foxx became successful enough to participate in a sketch comedy TV show, which led to a recurring role on a sitcom and then his own sitcom called The Jamie Foxx Show.
Success led to more success. In 2004, Foxx managed to win the Oscar for Best Actor for playing Ray Charles in Ray, which was particularly notable because he was also a nominee for Best Supporting Actor for Collateral. Since that time, Foxx has continued to be involved in a wide range of projects. For example, it has been confirmed that he is set to play Martin Luther King Jr. in a Oliver Stone-directed movie. Likewise, it has been confirmed that he is set to play Al Simmons in a reboot of the Spawn movie franchise. On top of this, Foxx released his fifth studio album in 2015, while he took up the role of being the host for the game show Beat Shazam in 2017, which has had two seasons so far.
Summed up, Foxx has earned his money through his acting, his music, and his other pursuits. Considering the fact that he has been in entertainment since the late 1980s and early 1990s, he has had a lot of time to build up, though to be fair, it took some time for him to reach the heights of fame, meaning that he wasn’t always bringing in the kind of money that he is bringing in now. Regardless, Foxx remains very much active in his various roles, so it seems reasonable to say that his net worth will continue to increase in the times to come.
This is particularly true because there doesn’t seem to be any reason to believe that Foxx’s career could ever come to a sudden halt like those of celebrities whose lives have spiraled out of their control. The closest to that would be an incident in 2003 when Foxx and his sister was arrested by the police at a casino in New Orleans, supposedly because his party had failed to show the proper ID upon entry. However, that was more than a decade ago. Moreover, it ended with nothing more than six months of jail-time that was suspended for two years’ probation plus a $1,500 fine because Foxx pleaded no contest to disturbing the peace in exchange for getting other charges dropped. In other words, while it can’t be said that Foxx’s career has been perfectly uncomplicated the entire time, its path forward into the future is definitely looking that way.