Some argue that Jamie Foxx is one of the most talented people in show business. Foxx’s versatility in music, acting, and comedy is unrivaled. However, no discussion of multifaceted artists is complete without mentioning Donald Glover.
Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, is an actor, singer/rapper, and comedian. While his career does not go back as far as others, the quality of his work does.
The actor and comedian can be seen in shows such as “Community” and his cultural classic, “Atlanta,” and the variety of characters he portrays in each show demonstrates 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 honors under his belt, it’s no surprise that Glover has amassed a fortune worth $35 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Childish Gambino has more than adequately provided for his wife and three children. The comedian once owned two La Caada Flintridge homes, a far cry from his humble beginnings.
Glover shared some of his childhood memories with the audience during his Comedy Central comedy special. He explained how he grew up, some financial difficulties his family faced, and how he overcame them.
In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Glover revealed that the “Awaken My Love” singer had made a very healthy first purchase with 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.