Actor Jamie Foxx was born Eric Marlon Bishop on December 13, 1967, in Terrell, Texas. Foxx was adopted by his mother’s adoptive parents and had little contact with his birth parents growing up. He had a strict Baptist upbringing and played piano and was the choir leader at his church. He was interested in many thing growing up, including music, comedy and sports. He played basketball and was quarterback of his high school team, where he became the first player in the school’s history to pass for more than 1,000 yards. He studied classical music and composition at United States International University. He credits his grandmother for all of his successes. He is not married, but has two daughters, Corinne and Annalise.
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2. Income & Salary
He started his career in comedy, and changed his name in honor of comedian Redd Foxx. He began appearing on “In Living Color” in 1991, and starred in his own show, “The Jamie Foxx Show,” from 1996 to 2001. He first film was “Toys” in 1992, followed by Oliver Stone’s “Any Given Sunday” in 1999. Before that, he released his first album, “Peep This” in 1994. He was nominated for his first Academy Award in 2004 for his supporting role in “Collateral.” He won his first Oscar in 2005 for his role as Ray Charles in the movie “Ray.” He won 19 awards for his role in “Ray.” During this time, he also continued his music career and collaborated with Kanye West on “Gold Digger,” for which they won many awards, including his first Grammy. He also starred in the films “Dreamgirls,” “The Soloist,” “Django Unchained,” and “White House Down.”
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3. Estimated Net Worth
In 2012, Foxx was number nine on the list of the 35 richest African American actors, according to online resources. In a list just released online, Foxx tops the list of the highest paid actors. It is also stated he made $75 million in 2012 and 2013. Some estimates have his net worth at $215 million, although other sources have his net worth listed at $85 million. How much is Jamie Foxx’s Net Worth? $125 Million!