Jamie Foxx can't be considered a usual actor. He shines brightly in the galaxy of outstanding American actors radiating with optimism and sense of humor. Despite all life difficulties, the man could preserve his love for life and achieve enormous results in career and private life.
Jamie Foxx Net Worth - $85 Million
Birth Name - Eric Marlon Bishop
Date of birth - December 13, 1967
Zodiac Sign - Sagittarius
Birth Place - Terrell, Texas, U.S.
Nationality - American
Height - 5′ 9″
Profession - Screenwriter, Stand-up comedian, Television producer, Singer-songwriter, Film producer, Actor, Radio personality, Pianist, Television Director
The boy was seven months old when taken to his maternal grandmother. "My mother was very young, and I treated her like a sister, - says Foxx. - But my grandmother became everything to me. She even lived with me when I moved to Los Angeles."
Grandparents forced Jamie to play music. And he was so good at it that got the award and a scholarship at the American International University in San Diego. The boy was interested in pop humor, and he decided to make a career in the nightclubs of Los Angeles, where his audience consisted of Hollywood movie stars and local gangsters.
"I learned that members of the gang Crips and Bloods love to come to the club for a humorous program - says Foxx. - In those years, I got an important lesson: no matter what happens around, do your job. They never threw anything on stage, and this has been wonderful. But I have seen that once they have turned upside down one club, and it was not the most pleasant sight. And I had to stand at the microphone and let go of the jokes. "
After a while Foxx was so emboldened that he began to make jokes about the gangsters. "I noticed that the guys from the gang began to wear plaid, and ventured to joke that they are now a team of golfers. They loved it."
Fox became famous in the early '90s, when appearing in the show "In Living Color" (1991-1994). After that, he created famous "Jamie Foxx Show" (1996). Simultaneously with the work on television, he began acting in films such as "Toys" (1992), "The Truth About Cats & Dogs" (1996), "The Great White Hope" (1996), "Call of the Wild" (1997), "Every Sunday "(1999)," Ali "(2001)," Collateral "(2004)," Ray "(2004). According to Fox, the best advice about his career was given by Oliver Stone, who took him to the role of an athlete-nugget in the movie "Any Given Sunday".
"Oliver told me:" Jamie, don't be afraid to be black! "- recalls Foxx. - In other words, he advised me not to sweeten my heroes because they had black skin, and not try to please the audience. It was a good lesson. I wanted to play real people, not their improvements and versions. "
Early in his career Fox was considered one of Hollywood's most famous revelers. Now, he settled down considerably due to 9-year-old daughter Connie. And the position of Oscar laureate position requires much stamina and patience.
The total net worth of prominent actor comprises impressive sum of $85 million. All in all, the wealth Jamie Foxx is definitely at the very top level of other celebrities making him one of the richest American actors. However, he owes his fortune carefully and deserves it to the fullest.