How Mastering Multiple Crafts Led Jamie Foxx To Build An Impressive $150M Net Worth
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How Mastering Multiple Crafts Led Jamie Foxx To Build An Impressive $150M Net Worth

Jamie Foxx is still making moves.

This time, NME is reporting that he can be seen in the second installment of the Netflix docu-series, “jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy,” directed by Coodie & Chike.

The archival footage features Yeezy and Jamie Foxx recording their smash hit, “Slow Jamz,” and it’s a true treat to watch two masters of their craft volley off of one another in such an intimate studio recording.

To watch one of Hollywood’s highly-sought after — and paid! — actors at a young age, makes us realize how integral Jamie Foxx has been in the pop culture zeitgeist for the past 30 years.

Whether you first saw him on “In Living Color” bringing such characters as “Ugly Wanda” to life, or you remember him for his pitch-perfect — and Oscar-winning! — performance as the legendary Ray Charles, the man born Eric Marlon Bishop has proven that he’s more than a flash in the pan. In fact, his impressive $150 million net worth (per Celebrity Net Worth) proves that he’s not only here to stay, but he’s created generational wealth as well.

Let’s take a look at how Jamie Foxx has made his coins through the years.

Editorial note: The net worth listed in this piece is a speculative estimate drawn from a variety of online sources.

Music

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Jamie Foxx is a Grammy-award-winning R&B singer whose four albums — “Unpredictable,” “Intuition,” “Best Night of My Life,” and “Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses” — have all earned places on the R&B charts. In fact, “Unpredictable” topped the charts, and to date, it has been certified 2X multi-platinum, according to the RIAA.

Acting

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Jamie Foxx is best known for his prolific acting career. In 1989, he began performing stand-up comedy. That brought him to the attention of one Keenen Ivory Wayans, who added him to the “In Living Color” lineup beginning with the legendary show’s third season. Per Yahoo, Wayans — along with some of the other cast members — checked out one of Foxx’s live shows, and booked him nearly on the spot.From there, per IMDb, Foxx got his own eponymous show, “The Jamie Foxx Show,” which ran from 1996 until 2001.

After his show went off the air, he began booking films, including “Any Given Sunday” and “Ali” (where he starred opposite Will Smith).

Then, in 2004, he made history when he was nominated for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for two different roles (for his role as Ray Charles in “Ray” and for his role as Max Durocher in “Collateral,” respectively). He ultimately won an Oscar for his role in “Ray,” which also earned him a BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics’ Choice Movie Award, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, per Billboard.

Foxx has also appeared in “Spider-Man” films, including the recent blockbuster “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” as the villainous Electro.

Business Ventures

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As AfroTech previously reported, Jamie Foxx became the co-owner of BSB (Brown Sugar Bourbon) in March 2021.

“I’ve always lived by the rule that life is short, and you need to go out and do what you want to do. Owning a brand that brings sweet life to the party has always been a goal and with BSB we’re making it happen,” said Foxx in a news release. “Before the quarantine I watched bottles of BSB disappear at all my celebrations and knew this was a brand I wanted to bring into the spotlight. Anyone who tries BSB is going to love it just like I do.”

Real Estate

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In 2007, Jamie Foxx purchased a 17,000 square-foot compound in the Hidden Hills section of Los Angeles, CA. At the time, the Daily Mail reported that he paid a whopping $10.5 million. The compound, which sits on 40 private acres, boasts 10 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, two fireplaces, an atrium, dual private baths, a sitting room, sauna, two large guest houses, playing fields, north/south tennis courts, a cabana studio and an Olympic sized pool.