Jeff Foxworthy is a popular personality known for his radio shows, television and movie appearances. He has appeared in shows like ‘the Jeff Foxworthy show’ and ‘are you smarter than a 5th grader?’ He is also recognizable from the ‘American Bible challenge,’ in which he is the host. Here is a quick synopsis of how much is the net worth of Jeff Foxworthy in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Jeff was born on September 6th, 1958 as Jeff Marshall Foxworthy. His hometown is Atlanta, Georgia and his father is Jimmy Abstance Foxworthy and mother, Carole Linda Foxworthy. He loves hunting as a sport, and when he was very young, he would hunt at their farm. He was brought up in Georgia for almost his entire life where he was nurtured in Catholicism. This is depicted even today as he is a preacher. He first went to school at Hapeville high school and lent went on to graduate at Georgia Institute of technology.
Jeff Foxworthy is married to Pamela Gregg from 1985 and with whom they have two daughters, Julianne and Jordan Foxworthy. He is a man of God and values his family which is why he prefers to spend time with them at their home.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
His first job came after he graduated where he worked for IBM as a maintenance officer for computers and he worked here for five years. Afterward, he ventured into the entertainment business where he began playing the role of a stand-up comedian. He enjoyed great success as in 1984 he was crowned the winner of ‘great southeastern laugh-off’ which was held by comedy club in Atlanta. It was after this success that he started hosting radio shows the most notable one being ‘the Foxworthy countdown’ that its continuity lasted for over a decade until the late 2000’s.
Jeff is also an author with four books written to his name. They are ‘words you thought you knew the meaning of,’ ‘redneck dictionary,’ ‘redneck dictionary II,’ ‘redneck dictionary III’ and rednecks in college. Also, he has written child books and also an autobiography ‘No shirt, No shoes…No problem!’
Jeff has also featured in movies where he has had a role in voice. The Smurfs and the Aviators are some of the animated movies. To add to his decorated career, he has recorded and released five comedy short films with DreamWorks records and also released a hit song ‘Redneck 12 days of Christmas’ which is popular around the globe. They have so far been certified platinum.
He has won the Academy of Country Music Awards Gene Weed Special Achievement Award and People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series. He had also won American Comedy Awards for Funniest Male Stand-up Comic in 1990. He has also been nominated two times for the Daytime Emmy award, five times for the Grammy Awards and one time for the Cable Ace Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
Jeff Foxworthy net worth is estimated to be around more than $120 million. He has realized this fortune through his comedy films and tour throughout the world. He also makes millions from the sale of his albums and his voice career. He made over $3 million in sales for each of his comedy albums, and in shows which he acted, he was paid up to $150,000 per episode in salaries. This also contributed so much to his wealth.
He is regarded as the wealthiest and successful comedian in the whole world. He is an American who is proud of his culture and holds high value for religion and family. He is also one of the funniest stand-up comedians.