James Cox Chambers Net Worth & Biography
|Popular Name:||James Cox Chambers|
|Real Name:||James Cox Chambers|
Palisades, New York, United States
|Profession:||Businessman, Entrepreneur, Filmmaker, Actor, Dancer, Biodynamic Farmer|
|Net Worth:||$6 Billion|
Although James Cox Chambers is an American billionaire heir, he has found immeasurable success as a filmmaker, renewable energy entrepreneur, and biodynamic farmer in addition to numerous other reputable things. Mr. Chambers is a co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks, issuer of the Atlanta Constitution, and the Atlanta Journal newspapers. He also serves as the chair of Bard College’s Board of Trustees and is also a member of the Communities in Schools board of directors. Chambers made his on-screen debut in 1984 when he appeared in the film Alphabet City. He has enjoyed fame as a film producer and director, and is also hailed as one of the leading filmmakers in the industry.
Early Life: Childhood, Education
James Cox Chambers was born in 1957 in Palisades, New York, in the United States. His mother, Anne Cox Chambers, was the former US Ambassador to Belgium. His grandfather, James M. Cox was a renowned newspaper publisher who served as a Governor of Ohio for three terms and was the Democratic nominee for President in 1920.
Chambers has two half-sisters from Anne’s first marriage, Margaretta Johnson and Katharine Ann Johnson. He attended Bard College for his tertiary education and graduated in 1982 with his bachelor’s degree
Professional Life: Entrepreneurial Career
Formed, molded, and deconstructed by the history of the prestigious family he is a member of, James Cox Chambers is a biodynamic farmer, filmmaker, philanthropist, renewable energy entrepreneur, and political, environmental, educational, and social activist. He is also an inheritor of the Cox family fortune.
Chambers is a partner in the Atlanta Hawks team of the National Basketball Association. He serves as a member of the board of Communities in Schools and as the chairman of the Board of Trustees for his alma mater, Bard College.
Essentially a hippy since his teenage years, the quest for an equitable and bounteously clean Mother Earth has been one of his life’s mission, incorporating all his passions for social equality, art, education, sports, and working the soil as a trained farmer.
A bulk of his wealth has come from his inheritance from his mother, Anne Cox Chambers, who also inherited a part of her own father’s fortune. However, Anne also had a fruitful career of her own making. During the administration of President Carter, she served as the United States Ambassador to Belgium. She also occupied the position of Chairman of highly prominent Atlanta Newspapers, Inc who are the publishers of the Atlanta Journal and the Atlanta Constitution. Since its inception, Mrs. Chambers has been a formative supporter of Communities in Schools.
As an actor, James Cox Chambers was seen on TV for the first time in the 1984 film “Alphabet City”. He has worked on many film projects as a dedicated filmmaker and is considered one of the most resourceful movie directors in the American film business.
Personal Life: Family, Personal Interests
In 1982, James Cox Chambers married American actress and fellow Bard College alumnus Lauren Hamilton. She is the daughter of James Cox Hamilton and NASA scientist, computer pioneer and mathematician Margaret Hamilton, both of Cambridge, Massachusetts. They have a son named James Cox “Jim” Chambers Jr.
James Chambers later ended his marriage with Lauren and moved on to find love with Nabila Khashoggi, whom he married and currently lives in Georgia and New York with. She is the daughter of billionaire Adnan Khashoggi. They have a son together as well.
James Cox Chambers Net Worth: Salary, Income Sources, Shares
Though he is an inheritor of his mother’s huge fortune, Mr. James Cox Chambers increases his wealth by managing several businesses and different careers. As of the current time, he is known to be a filmmaker, renewable energy entrepreneur, biodynamic farmer, actor, dancer, and choreographer. It is said that all these business ventures and engagements contribute to James Cox Chambers’ net worth, which currently stands at $6 billion.
In 2015, his mother, Anne Cox Chambers, who is a daughter of billionaire newspaper publisher James M. Cox, distributed her 49 percent share in Cox Enterprises to her three children. James and his half-sister Katharine Rayner and Margaretta Taylor received an equal share of their mother’s fortune, and it turned him into a multibillionaire instantly. Cox Enterprises is a privately held group of companies that was founded several decades ago by James Cox Chambers’ grandfather, James M. Cox. The conglomerate owns numerous business ventures including newspapers and radio and television stations, as well as establishments like Kelley Blue Book, Manheim Auctions, Valpak, Cox Communications, and AutoTrader.com.