Will Smith Net Worth

February 10, 2023
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Willard Carroll Smith Jr. was born on 25 September 1968, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is an American actor, film and record producer, rapper, as well as a screenwriter, with four Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Award nominations, and the winner of four Grammy Awards to his credit.

So how rich is Will Smith? According to authoritative sources, Will Smith‘s net worth is estimated to be over $300 million, accumulated mostly from his successful career as an actor. Will Smith is believed to be the only actor to have eight consecutive films earn over $100 million  at the box office.

Will Smith Net Worth $300 Million

Will Smith went to Overbrook High School, but declined to go to university, instead determined to be a rapper, and starting out as a Master of Ceremonies – an MC – in the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, who were most notable for their songs “Parents Just Don’t Understand” that peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, and “Summertime” that peaked at #4 on the Billboard charts; together they won several Grammy and American Music Awards. At the time, Will Smith freely spent his hard-earned money, which resulted in a $2.8 million tax debt assessed against him, with most of his possessions taken away, so Smith was almost broke in 1990 when he was cast in the NBC sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. The show, in which Will Smith played a fictionalized version of himself, gained a lot of popularity, lasting for six seasons and 148 episodes, and was a successful start for Smith’s acting career, especially being nominated for and winning many awards, including Emmy, Golden Globe and Image Awards. Smith continued his television appearances in such movies as “Six Degrees of Separation” and “Bad Boys”, an action comedy film in which he starred alongside Martin Lawrence.

During his acting career, Will Smith has portrayed a number of memorable characters in films like “Independence Day”, “Men in Black” with Tommy Lee Jones, Francis Lawrence’s “I Am Legend”, and “Hancock” – starring alongside Charlize Theron – to name a few. Smith’s role in the biographical drama “The Pursuit of Happiness”, which he co-produced, earned him a nomination for an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, co-starring with his son Jaden Smith in the movie as well as in the science fiction film “After Earth”.

However, Will Smith is known not only as an actor, but a rapper as well. A multi-talented figure in the entertainment industry, Will Smith has released four solo albums. His studio work entitled “Lost and Found” received highly positive reviews and was certified Gold by the RIAA.

In his personal life, Will Smith currently resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife of 20 years Jada Pinkett Smith, who is a well-known actress and singer, and their children Jaden Smith and Willow Smith. He was formerly married to Sheree Zampino from 1992 to 1995.

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