Are you a big fan of the Fox game show called Beat Shazam? If yes, then Jamie Foxx is a familiar name to you. He recently joined the Fox game as the executive producer and host of the show. Who is Jamie Foxx? Jamie Foxx is an award-winning American celebrity who is an actor, songwriter, singer, comedian, film producer, and record producer. His popularity grew in 2004 after starring in the film Ray as Ray Charles. Foxx’s contribution in the Beat Shazam game has contributed to his reputation and net worth. This article will explain his life, career, and awards. It will also highlight the exact net worth of Jamie Foxx in 2018. Read on!
Early Life & Biography
Eric Marion Bishop who is professionally known as Jamie Foxx came into this world in 1967, 13th December. His birthplace was Terrell, Texas in the United States of America. He is an African-American. His mother and father are Louise Annette Talley Dixon and Darrell Bishop, respectively. Darrell later became a Muslim and changed his name to Shahid Abdula. His father was by then a stockbroker.
However, his birth parents gave him up for adoption, and Mark Talley and Esther Marie adopted him. Esther worked as a nursery operator and domestic worker while Mark was a yard worker. Jamie grew up under the care of his adoptive parents. Jamie was an active choir member who started playing the piano when he was five years old. Foxx has said that his greatest influencer was his grandmother.
He joined Terrell High School where he was an active football and basketball player. After high school, Foxx joined the United States International University. He pursued a bachelor’s degree in music and performing arts composition.
Jamie Foxx is a proud father of two lovely girls, Corinne and Annalise. Corinne was crowned as Miss Golden Globe 2016. In 2017, he saved a drunk man who was in a burning car. Like father like daughter, Corinne recently co-starred her father in the Beat Shazam show season two. She took up the role of DJ October Gonzalez from season one of this famous show.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Jamie Foxx often told jokes in his school. His comedy talent was evident when he was still in high school. In 1989, Foxx told jokes in a club when his by then-girlfriend dared him to do that. It was during this performance that he changed his name.
In 1991 he became part of the In Living Color cast. He also ran his show, The Jamie Foxx Show between 1996 and 2001. His first filming role was in a comedy film called Toys. In 2004, he starred in Collateral as Max Durocher. This role earned him an Academy Award nomination. In 1994 he made an album called Peep This. In 2003, he collaborated with Kanye West, and together they made a single which topped in the Billboard Chart. He later worked with other music artists.
In 2004 he starred in a film called Ray as Ray Charles. The role earned him two awards. He later released his second album which was a tip music album in the Billboard Top albums. Foxx has participated in many films and has released several music albums. Recently, he joined a Fox show, The Beat Shazam.
Net Worth & Earnings
Jamie Foxx has a net worth of $120 million. That is a more than possible amount under his name considering his supplies music albums and films. Foxx has also won many filming and music awards. Currently, he hosts a successful fox game show. All these ventures have contributed a great deal to his net worth.
Jamie Foxx has portrayed real perfection. He has ventured into multiple careers and has succeeded in all his fields. Foxx has talent, determination, focus and most importantly a winning mind.