How much is Jamie Foxx worth? $100 Million
How did Jamie Foxx earn his money and wealth?
Jamie Foxx was born in Terrell, Texas, USA, on 13th December 1967. His birth name was Eric Marlon Bishop. His parents had no role in his upbringing and Jamie Foxx was brought up by his grandparents who were supposed to be the foster parents of his mother. From a young age, he had a keen interest in music and comedy. Jamie Foxx started playing the piano when he was five years old. By the time Jamie Foxx was in the third grade, he possessed a talent for telling jokes. He attained his higher education from the United States International University on scholarship.
He faced the stage for the first time in his life at the age of twenty–two because of a dare put forward by his former girlfriend. Jamie later performed in a local comedy club and gradually took over many such minute performances in the coming two years. He wanted to try his luck on television and got his first breakthrough ‘In Living Color’ – a television series (1990), for which he auditioned and got selected. In the year 1996, he started his own comedy show named ‘The Jamie Foxx Show’ which was a successful venture. This along with a handful other stand-up comedy shows and his work in films and television series’, has earned Jamie a fortune. He has also endorsed many products throughout his career.
Jamie Foxx made his first film debut by performing a dramatic role in ‘Any Given Sunday’ (1999) – a film related to sports drama, directed and co-produced by Oliver Stone. It initially was an average hit; it started from $13 million and ended at $75.5 million and thus managed to bag a profit of $20 million. ‘Any Given Sunday’ marked the start of his prosperous career in Hollywood. The blockbuster film – ‘Collateral’ (2004) was another turning point in his career that helped him achieve fame. Jamie Foxx was cast opposite Tom Cruise and the film earned $217 million. One of the major hits in his film career is the musical biopic – ‘Ray’ that uplifted his career by leaps and bounds.
He was cast in Miami Vice (2006) that was an action crime thriller and bagged $27.5 million in its opening phase and continued to prosper till it crossed over $164 million. He gained popularity as a recording artist and his music album ‘Unpredictable’ was a hit and earned a good profit of $2.1 million. Later on, he released two more music albums – one was ‘Best Night of My Life’ (2010), and the other ‘Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses’ (2015) that topped the music charts of US. His movie, Django Unchained (2012) directed by Quentin Tarantino, and alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson, proved to be a blockbuster and went on to become the highest grossing project of Jamie’s career.
For his phenomenal performance in ‘Any Given Sunday’, he received a nomination for the Academy Award for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ in the year 2005.
What are the highest-grossing movies of Jamie Foxx?
- Amazing Spiderman 2 (2014): $709,000,000
- Rio 2 (2014): $500,100,000
- Rio (2011): $484,600,000
- Django Unchained (2012) : $425,368,238
- Baby Driver (2017): $226,900,000
- Collateral (2004) : $217,800,000
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