People have argued that Jamie Foxx is one of the most talented people in entertainment. Foxx’s range is unparalleled in his music, acting, and comedy career. However, the conversation about multifaceted artists can’t be complete without mentioning Donald Glover.
Glover, who also goes by the name Childish Gambino, is an actor, singer/rapper, and comedian. While the depth of his career doesn’t go back as far, it doesn’t negate the quality of his work.
The actor and comedian could be seen in shows like “Community” or his cultural classic, “Atlanta.” The range of differences between the characters he portrays in each show proves his acting prowess.
#Community creator Dan Harmon on the movie cast: “I think that Donald [Glover] is coming…it’s just the deal isn’t official or wasn’t official. It would be difficult to really commit to doing this thing without Donald. So I believe he is coming back.” https://t.co/8CsSgaIe6p pic.twitter.com/RukDbqAzyv
— Variety (@Variety) October 7, 2022
The multi-hyphenate also gave the people musical staples like “Stay Woke,” “This is America,” and “Feels Like Summer.”
For his music, Glover has won five Grammys, including Song of the Year in 2019. He’s also brought home two Emmy awards for his self-created show, “Atlanta.”
With so many accolades under his belt, it makes sense that Glover has gone on to build a fortune worth $35 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Childish Gambino has more than secured his legacy for his wife and three children. At one point, the comedian had two La Cañada Flintridge Homes — a far cry from his humble beginnings.
During his Comedy Central comedy special, Glover gave the crowd some insight into his childhood. In it, he explained how he grew up, some financial challenges the family faced, and how he overcame those things.
Fast forward to an interview Glover did with Jimmy Kimmel, the “Awaken My Love” singer had a very wholesome first purchase from his first big check – Gushers.
According to BuzzFeed, Donald Glover revealed on an episode of “Live with Jimmy Kimmel!” how candy was an essential purchase from his first big paycheck.
Kimmel: “For college standards, did you suddenly have a lot of money when you were writing for a network television show?”
Glover: “I had more money than all of my friends, but, you know, you don’t spend it well. You’re too young.”
Kimmel: “What were you spending it on?”
Glover: “Like, Gushers.”
After sharing a laugh, Donald Glover explained that he was not allowed to have candy. So, this was his chance to ball out on sweet treats.
Today, Glover is spending his money with more intent. According to Crunchbase, Childish Gambino was an investor during the $60 million Series A round for Genexa, Inc.