Will Smith has had highs and lows as a professional actor, rapper, film producer, and father. Smith has won several awards and has amassed so much wealth in his professional career. If you have been asking about Will Smith’s net worth, ask no more as you will get to know about that and more in this article.
Net Worth: $350 Million
Full Name: Willard Carroll Smith Jr.
Nickname: Will Smith and The Fresh Prince
Date of Birth: 25th September 1968
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Profession: Actor, Comedian, Rapper, Film Producer
Current Wife: Jada Pinkett Smith
Early Life of Will Smith
Will was born on 25th September 1968. He was the child of Caroline Bright and Willard Carroll Smith Sr. His father was a U.S. Air Force veteran, while her mother was a board administrator at a Philadelphia School. Additionally, Smith Sr. was also a refrigeration engineer.
Will Smith Jr. was raised in a middle-class neighborhood of Wynnefield in Philadelphia. Also, he is a Baptist and had three siblings a sister who was older than him and Hellen and Harry, who are younger than him.
When he was thirteen years Will Smith Sr. and Caroline Bright parted but officially divorced in 2000.
Smith went to Our Lady of Lourdes in Philadelphia. This school was a private catholic elementary institution. After his junior school, he went to Overbrook high school, and after finishing high school, he declined to go to college.
According to reports, Will Smith can join the Massachusetts Institute of Technology but never wanted due to his music passion. Later he got an admission to study pre-engineering program at MIT, but he never attended.
Music Career of Will Smith
Smith Jr. never went to high school because of his rapping desire. He began his music career in 1985 as Master of Ceremonies to DJ Jazzy Jeff and The French Prince (Will Smith), who were a hip-hop pair.
At that time, DJ Jazzy Jeff didn’t have his hype man, and Smith filled for that place, and since then, they became a duo. They later had Clarence Holmes join them and released their first song, ‘Girls Ain’t Nothing but Trouble’ in 1986.
Their first album was Rock the House this was 1987. Two years later (1989), the group won a Grammy Award for the Best Rap Performance for the song ‘Parents Just Don’t Understand.’ Summertime also won them another Grammy and was position four in the Billboard Hot 100.
He went solo, and in 1997 he released his album Big Willie Style, which was in the top ten of U.S. Billboard 200. The album got nine platinum certifications by RIAA. His other albums include Lost and Found, Willennium, and Born to Reign.
Film Career of Will Smith
After a successful music career, he tried his luck in the film industry. This was in 1993 which he featured in Six Degrees of Separation, a comedy-drama film. In 1995 he was among appeared on Bad Boys along with Martin Lawrence. A year later, Smith got the opportunity to be part of Independence Day, an American science fiction film.
Since then, Will Smith has acted in various films that have broken Box Office records. They include;
- After Earth
- Gemini Man
- Bad Boys for Life
Total Net Worth
Online reports indicate that Will Smith earns approximately $40 million a year. Additionally, in some years, he makes $80 million. Will earned $20 to $30 million per film in the 2000s. When he acted on Bright, a 2017 urban fantasy action film Will was paid by Netflix $20 million, and for its sequel, he got $35 million. His salary from his film career between 1993 to 2013 was about $200 to $300 million.
As of today, his wealth is approximately $350 million.
Together with his wife Jada, they bought a 100-acre home in California at a $7.5 million cost.
Will Smith Jr. first married Shree Zampino, with whom they had a son ‘Willard Carroll “Trey” Smith III, in 1992. Three years into marriage, they divorced.
In 1997 Smith married Jada Pinkett. The two first met during the auditions of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. But Pinkett never got a chance to be part of the movie due to her height. They held their wedding ceremony in private in 1997 at a Baltimore hotel.
Will and Jada have two kids Jaden Christopher Syre Smith and Willow Camille Reign Smith.
Philanthropic Works of Will Smith
Willard Carroll Smith Jr. contributed $1.3 million to two Christian ministries, three Scientology organizations, and an LA mosque. Together with his wife, they started a private elementary school (New Village Leadership Academy) in Calabasas, California. And as per the Federal tax filing, he donated $1.2 million in 2010.
During his young age and when at the peak of his music career, he earned $10 million. After getting this money, he began living a lavish lifestyle but forgot to pay his tax. This made him have issues with the IRS due to him not remitting $2.8 million, which later ballooned to $6 million due to inflation.
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