Jeff Foxworthy is a stand-up comedian who is the Blue Collar Comedy Tour’s member. In his career, he has released six comedy albums and is known for the one-liners like “You might be a redneck”. He is also an author, actor, TV personality, and radio personality. He has penned several books about his redneck jokes. He also had his own sitcom known as ‘The Jeff Foxworthy Show’. In 2007, Foxworthy became the host of ‘Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?’ He has also hosted the radio show ‘The Foxworthy Countdown’. The estimated net worth of Jeff Foxworthy is $110 million US dollars.
Jeff Foxworthy Biography
Jeffrey Marshall “Jeff” Foxworthy was born on September 6, 1958, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born to parents Carole Linda Foxworthy and Jimmy Abstance Foxworthy. His father was an executive at IBM. He completed his graduation from Hapeville High School and went to Georgia Tech but left before completing his graduation. Following this, Foxworthy worked in IBM at the mainframe computer maintenance for five years. He was urged by his coworkers to participate in the Great Southeastern Laugh-off in 1984 to which he subsequently won.
In September 1985, Jeff Foxworthy married Pamela Gregg. Together, they have two daughters named Julianne and Jordan. He is a hunting enthusiast and used to hunt on his father’s farm. Foxworthy uses the Bible for his everyday life.
In 1993, Jeff Foxworthy released his first comedy album called ‘You Might Be a Redneck If…’ and it went to sell more than 3 million copies. Two years later, he released another album ‘Games Rednecks Play’. In May 1998, he released ‘Totally Committed’. The album had an appearance of Greg Maddux and was certified with a ‘gold’ status.
In 1995, he began ‘The Jeff Foxworthy Show’ on ABC. In the same year, he also appeared in the video “I Don’t Even Know Your Name” by Alan Jackson. He hosted “TNN Music City News Country Awards” from 1998 to 2000. Foxworthy then went on to host ‘Are You Smarter than A 5th Grader?’ In 2005, he was the topic of a Comedy Central Roast.
In August 2012, he began hosting ‘The American Bible Challenge’ on GSN. He is also the producer of the show. A year later, he became the host of The American Baking Competition, which was a food reality competition. In the 2000s, he became a part of ‘The Blue Collar Comedy Tour’ along with Ron White, Bill Engvall, and Larry the Cable Guy.
After a beginning of 20 years, the show went for full three years. He then became the executive producer of ‘Blue Collar TV’ series in 2004. He has also authored several books like ‘You Might Be a Redneck If…’, ‘Redneck Extreme Mobile Home Makeover’, and ‘The Redneck Grill’. In the latter two, he was the co-author. The weekly radio show called ‘The Foxworthy Countdown’ began in 1999. In 2011, he launched a website called Foxworthy Outdoors. The website used to telecast a web series called ‘Jeff Foxworthy: Inside & Out’.
Jeff Foxworthy won the 1990 ‘American Comedy Awards’ for ‘Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic’. He has been nominated twice for the Daytime Emmy Awards and was nominated for the 1994 ‘CableACE Awards’. He has won five Grammy nominations in his career. In 1996, he won the ‘People’s Choice Awards’.
How much is Jeff Foxworthy Net Worth in 2017
Jeff Foxworthy achieved critical fame after releasing his comedy albums. He has successfully hosted the radio show ‘The Foxworthy Countdown’ and has also appeared in various TV shows. Jeff Foxworthy’s net worth is an estimated $110 million US dollars as of 2017. He inherited this fortune by hosting numerous reality TV shows.
Part of this wealth also comes from ‘Foxworthy Outdoors’. The website contains many outdoor and hunting products by his own brand. He has also lent his voice in many films including ‘The Smurfs’, ‘Racing Stripes’, ‘The Aviators’, and ‘The Fox and the Hound 2’. His Christmas song, ‘Redneck 12 Days of Christmas” has peaked at #18 in the Hot Country Songs charts in 1995.
In 2001, Jeff Foxworthy was nominated as the “Broadcast Personality of the Year” by the Country Music Association. He endorsed Mitt Romney as the Republican presidential candidate in 2012.