|Net Worth:||$150 million|
|Income Sources:</strong||Acting, album sales, standup comedy, TV shows|
|Age/Date of Birth:||December 13, 1967|
|Height:||5feet, 9inches (1.75 m)|
Jamie Foxx is an American actor, comedian, singer, and songwriter. Foxx began pursuing a career in entertainment in the late 80s and slowly gained traction, by the mid-2000s, he had become an already established star, especially in music and acting. In recent years, Foxx has channelled his focus on the later, from roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to his own Netflix productions, Foxx is moving with the latest trends and is showing no signs of slowing. The multihyphenate has been able to build a personal wealth or net worth valued at $150 million from over 30 years in Hollywood.
Early Life and The Beginning of His Career
Jamie Foxx was born Eric Marlon Bishop on December 13, 1967, in Terrell, Texas. Foxx’s talents for which he is popular began to manifest during his childhood. His love for music was evident at the early age of 5 when he began playing the piano. During his teen years, he played piano at his local church. His comic side was revealed in school. Foxx was so loved by his classmates that their teacher would ask him to tell the class a joke as a reward for their good behaviour. He was already a star before he became famous.
Jamie’s academic performances were unaffected by his jovial and fun-loving side. He graduated from high school with top grades despite being very active in sports (basketball and football) as well as signing with the Leather and Lace band. Foxx had the highest pass (1,000 yards) in the history of his school’s football team. He even aspired to go pro and play for the Dallas Cowboys. Thanks to his scholarship, Foxx proceeded to college to study music and composition.
Foxx in 1989 began doing stand-up comedy after accepting a dare from his girlfriend. Fast forward to 1991, he was cast in the comedy sketch show “In Living Color”. Foxx began his eponymous show – The Jamie Foxx Show in 1996. The sitcom enjoyed moderate success and aired for 5 seasons ending in 2001. He went on to make his film debut in Toys (1992) and then, landed his first dramatic role in the film Any Given Sunday (1999). He has continued to land major roles in blockbuster movies.
A Breakdown of Jamie Foxx’s Net Worth
Over the years, Jamie Foxx has built his net worth of $150 million through three major sources acting, singing, and comedy. His successes in these fields have seen him add TV presenter to his repertoire. Here is a look at how these three sources have made Foxx a millionaire.
Comedy seems to have contributed least to Jamie Foxx’s wealth but given that it was what first gave him a start in his career, it is equally as important as the other fields. From performing at open mic nights, Foxx slowly gained traction. He changed his name from Eric Marlon Bishop to a unisex Jamie Foxx with the aim of tricking the organizers of the comedy nights who allowed ladies to perform first.
Over the years, Foxx has released three stand-up specials. They are Jamie Foxx: Straight from the Foxxhole (1993), Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security (2002), and Jamie Foxx Unleashed: Lost, Stolen and Leaked! (2003). The DVD copies of I Might Need Security sold for at least 20,000 copies. Though Foxx has since slowed down on stand-ups, his humorous side continues to land him gigs.
Jamie Foxx has released some good music in the course of his career. He began trying his hands at music in the early 90s and in 1994 released his debut album “Peep This,” unfortunately, the album did not record much success due to low album sales.
Foxx revived his music career in the early 2000’s beginning with collaborations with artists like Kanye West and Twista. Some of the collaborations peaked on the charts and were massive hits. Foxx’s musical breakthrough came with his sophomore album Unpredictable (2005). The album topped the charts selling over 800,000 copies in two weeks. It later sold about 2 million in the US alone and was certified double platinum by the RIAA.
Though Jamie Foxx would primarily focus on his acting career from then on, he occasionally went back to making music and also served as a producer for his records and those of other artists from Keith Murray to Rick Ross. 2006 was particularly a good year for Jamie Foxx, his song “Gold Digger” with Kanye West won him a Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance.
His third studio album Intuition was released in 2008, it included very successful singles like “Blame It” ft. T-Pain which won him another Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. The album Best Night of My Life followed in 2010 and then Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses in 2015. Overall, Foxx has sold at least 3 million records worldwide. The Grammy-winning singer has collaborated with top acts like Ludacris, Ne-Yo, T.I, and more.
Movies have clearly been the biggest contributor to Jamie Foxx’s stable wealth. Foxx first turned heads in the movie world with his outstanding performance in the 2004 film, Collateral playing the role of a taxi man. For his performance, he earned his first Oscar nod, for Best Supporting Actor. Later that same year, Foxx got a big break in his movie career thanks to his role as Ray Charles in the 2004 biographical film Ray. He was again nominated for an Oscar making him the third actor in history to earn two Oscar nods in the same year. He won the Oscar for Best Actor as well as the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Following hard on the heels of his outstanding musical success in the early to mid-2000s, Foxx went on to star in blockbuster movies like Jarhead (2005), Miami Vice, and Dreamgirls, both in 2006. For his role in Miami Vice, he was reportedly paid $10 million. In 2007, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Foxx got his first voice role in the 2011 animated film Rio which was a box office success. He reprised his role in the 2014 sequel. Foxx was widely praised for playing the lead in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained (2012). He was listed in 2012 as one of the richest African-American actors, at that time his net worth was valued at $80 million.
Among his other notable movies include White House Down (2013), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), and Baby Driver (2017). He is showing no signs of slowing, in 2020, it was revealed that he’d signed an overall deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment. He has also starred in a couple of Netflix productions including Project Power and the sitcom Dad Stop Embarrassing Me which he also serves as an executive producer.
Since 2017, Jamie Foxx has served as the host and executive producer of the Fox game show, Beat Shazam. The show was renewed for its 4th season in early 2020.
A Summary of The Highlight of Foxx’s Career
- “Gold Digger” (Grammy-winning Song with Kanye West)
- Collateral (2004 movie, Oscar nomination)
- Ray (2004 movie, Oscar win Best Actor, Golden Globe win, BAFTA win)
- Miami Vice (2006 movie)
- “Blame It” feat. T-Pain (Grammy-winning song)
- Django Unchained (2012)
- White House Down (2013)
- Beat Shazam (2017 – Present)
Foxx’s Earning From Selected Works
- Earnings from music sales – >$3 million
- Miami Vice – $10 million
- Annie – $5 million
- Beat Shazam salary – $3 million
- Net Worth 2014 – $85 million
- Net Worth 2017 – $100 million
- Net Worth 2020 – $150 million
The multihyphenate previously owned a double-lot property in Tarzana from 1997 to 2008. The 6,000-square-foot property has 5 bedrooms and 5.75 bathrooms. Though it is not known how much Foxx bought and sold the property, the LA Times in 2019 reported that it was listed for a little over $3 million.
In August 2019, Variety reported that Foxx paid $1.69 million for a 4,192-square-feet mini-mansion. He bought the 5 bedroom house located in Agoura Hills for Kristin Grannis, his former girlfriend, and mother of his younger daughter.
Foxx himself lives in a 17,000-square-foot Mediterranean-influenced mansion in Thousand Oaks, California. The property sits on a 40-acre ranch and includes 10 bedrooms and 12 baths.
The home also features an Olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis courts, an outdoor cabana, a basketball court with stadium-style sitting, as well as an outdoor playhouse. Foxx bought the house in 2007 for $10.5 million.
Jamie Foxx Was Engaged To Tom Cruise’s Ex Katie Holmes
- Full Name: Kate Noelle Holmes
- Date of Birth: December 18, 1978
- Occupation: Actress
- Years Active: 1997 – Present
- No of Children: 0 with Foxx, 1 with Tom Cruise
- Boyfriend/Fiance: Jamie Foxx (2013 – 2019)
Jamie Foxx is one of those celebrities whose love lives have been a subject of public discussion for a long while. Mr. Foxx has never before been married, his most popular relationship was with actress Katie Holmes whom he dated until late 2019. Holmes is the ex-wife of actor Tom Cruise. Holmes and Foxx started dating secretly around 2013. They managed to keep their love life out of the public eye, though the media was saturated during those times with rumours and speculations about their relationship.
Holmes got married to A-list actor Tom Cruise in November 2006, which was seven months after they had their daughter, Suri Cruise. Katie, however, filed for a divorce in 2012 and it was followed by a very seamless litigation process.
It felt like the media had been almost convinced about Foxx’s relationship with Holmes after the actress’ divorce with Cruise. In case you are wondering why this drew a lot of attention from the public, Jamie Foxx and Katie’s ex-husband Tom Cruise have or had (as the case may be) a friendly relationship. The two actors became friendly colleagues after they shot the movie Collateral. Even if they were not pals they were acquaintances.
Holmes’ and Foxx’s undercover relationship was finally confirmed in 2017 after they were spotted together holding hands while they walked on a beach in Malibu. Foxx and Holmes were together until late 2019 when they went their separate ways. Since their split, both have been rumored to have dated other people. Foxx was linked with bikini model Dana Caprio in mid-2020.
Foxx Has Two Daughters From Previous Relationships
Corinne Marie Bishop (Professional Name: Corinne Foxx)
- Date of Birth: February 15, 1994
- Mother: Connie Kline
- Occupation: Actress, Model
- Education: Sierra Canyon High School
- Alma mater: University of Southern California (USC)
- Height: 1.7 m
Jamie Foxx has been incredibly private with his live life over the years, and as a result, only little is known about the women he’s fathered kids with. In 1994, Foxx welcomed his first child named Corinne Marie Bishop with a certain Connie Kline whom he is said to have dated briefly in 1993. Not a public figure, not much is known about Foxx’s baby mama Connie, however, from social posts made by her daughter referencing her, it came to light that Connie is a retired US Air Force veteran. A former high school teacher, Connie is also an accountant.
Foxx’s daughter Corrinne has long followed in her father’s steps. From a young age, her superstar father regularly brought her to red carpet events and at the age of 6, she featured in his The Jamie Foxx Show. Throughout high school and college, Corinne was a cheerleader. Interested in the arts, Corinne trained at Howard Fine Acting Studio and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She began modelling professionally in 2014, some of the brands she has repped include Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, Kenneth Cole, and Wet ‘n’ Wild cosmetics. Her first runway show was during Kanye West’s 2016 New York Fashion Week Yeezy show. Corinne Foxx began acting in 2016 first appearing in an episode of Sweet/Vicious. She made her film debut in 47 Meters Down: Uncaged and continues to expand her filmography. Corrine served as the DJ on the second and third season of the music game show Beat Shazam hosted by her father Jamie.
Date of Birth: 2009
Mother: Kristin Grannis
Jaime Foxx has a lesser-known younger daughter named Annalise Bishop. He had him with his former girlfriend Kristin Grannis whom he dated for a brief period (they remain close friends as they co-parent their daughter). Like he did with Corinne, Foxx though he mostly raised Annalise out of the spotlight has brought her along to a handful of red carpet events. At 11 years old, she appeared almost as tall as her 5 feet 9 inches tall dad when she accompanied him to the 2020 SAG Awards.
|Estimated Net Worth:||$150 million|
|Source of Wealth:||Acting, album sales, standup comedy, TV shows|
|Also Known As:||Bishop|
|Profession:||Actor, singer, songwriter, record producer|
|Famous For:||The Jamie Foxx Show|
|Colleges/Universities Attended:||United States International University, Alliant International University|
|Educational Qualifications:||Studied classical music and composition|
|Birthday & Zodiac
|Age/Date of Birth:||December 13, 1967|
|Birth Place:||Terrell, Texas, U.S.|
|Country of Residence: ||The United States of america (USA)|
|Height:||5feet, 9inches (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||Weight: 86 kg (189 pounds)|
|Eye Colour:||Dark Brown|
|Other Body Measurements:||N/A|
|Family and Relatives
|Father:||Darrell Bishop (now Shahid Abdula)|
|Mother:||Louise Annette Talley Dixon|
Corinne Foxx(15 February 1994)
Annalise Bishop (2009)
|Siblings:||Diondra Dixon (Sister),
Deidra Dixon (Sister)
|Other Relatives:||Mark Talley (Grandfather)
Esther Marie (Nelson) (Grandmother)