Will Smith is a legend in Hollywood and his net worth reflects that.
In addition to being dubbed ‘the most powerful actor in Hollywood’ by Newsweek, the 49-year-old has won more than 30 awards for his accomplishments in the entertainment and music industries and is repeatedly listed among the richest men in show business.
Smith got his start on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1990. He has since taken on a multitude of roles ranging from serious, to action hero, to voice acting work. The father-of-three has appeared in major blockbusters, like Independence Day, Men in Black and Bad Boys II. He’s also had his share of flops.
The seasoned actor recently appeared in Bright, a Netflix original film that attempts to tackle racism and provide commentary on policing in America, which received horrific reviews. Despite this, it was watched so many times that Netflix has announced a sequel to the film.
Will Smith has won more than 30 awards, but the real show of his success is in his net worth
Smith’s career won’t suffer, however. In addition to his controversial role reprisal in Bright 2, he’s set to appear in Bad Boys 4, Aladdin and Suicide Squad 2.
So how much is Will Smith worth?
Who is Will Smith?
Willard Carroll Smith Jr. was born September 25, 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His parents, Caroline Bright and Willard Carroll Smith Sr. separated when Smith was 13. They weren’t divorced until about 2000, however. Smith’s father died in 2016.
After graduating from Overbrook High School, Smith received a scholarship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He declined, though, to pursue a career in music and acting.
His first big break in Hollywood was a starring role in NBC’s The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which ran from 1990 to 1996. After the show ended, Smith transitioned into film roles and his popularity quickly skyrocketed. At this time, Smith’s music career was also taking off.
In 1996, Smith starred in Independence Day. The movie was a hit, becoming the second highest grossing film in history at the time. The following year he landed a role in Men In Black, which became the year’s third highest grossing film. By this point it was clear Smith’s career had fully taken off.
He continued to land parts in feature films while releasing music. His debut solo album Big Willie Style was ranked in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 in the United States. It went nine times platinum. Later, Getting Jiggy Wit It became Smith’s first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100.
Smith was nominated for his first Academy Award in 2002 for his portrayal of Muhammad Ali in the film, Ali, though he did not win. He was nominated again in 2007 for his role in The Pursuit of Happyness, but came up short once more.
He has led several serious dramas and continues to land major roles. It was recently revealed that Smith will fill Robin Williams’s shoes as the Genie in an upcoming live-action version of Aladdin.
Will Smith net worth
According to Forbes, Will Smith’s net worth is $30 million (£21 million).
Who is Jada Pinkett Smith?
After ending his three-year marriage to Sheree Zampino, Will Smith met and married Jada Pinkett Smith in 1997. The pair have two children, Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, and Willow Camille Reign Smith.
Jada Pinkett Smith net worth
According to The Richest, Jada Pinkett Smith is worth $20 million (£14 million).
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith kids
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith shared two children, 19-year-old Jaden Smith and 17-year-old Willow Smith. Jaden is known for appearing in The Get Down and The Karate Kid reboot. He also famously dated Kylie Jenner. Willow has a music career of her own and has become something of a fashion icon.
Will Smith also has a 25-year-old son named Trey Smith from his first marriage.
Jaden Smith net worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jaden Smith’s net worth is an estimated $8 million (£5 million).