What Is Will Smith’s Net Worth?
Full Name: Willard Carroll Smith, Jr
Date of Birth: September 25, 1968
Profession: Rapper, Actor
Height: 6 ft 2 inches
Weight: 181 lbs
Net Worth: $250 million
Will Smith was born on the West Side of Philadelphia, PA and raised with his 2 siblings by his mother, a Philadelphia school board administrator. Smith took an early interest in rap music and didn’t apply to colleges despite having high SAT scores and being accepted into a pre-engineering program at MIT. In the early 1980s Smith teamed up with a childhood friend to be the MC of the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. The groups “Parents Just Don’t Understand” earned a GRAMMY nomination but it was “Summertime” that became a massive hit peaking at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Because of unpaid taxes, Smith was nearly broke when NBC signed him to star in a sitcom called , The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1990. The show was a big success and lead Smith to set a new life goal- to become “the biggest movie star in the world.”
His second film Bad Boys earned $141,407,024 worldwide. He followed that with the blockbuster Men In Black in 1997 which sold 54,616,700 tickets in the US alone. Throughout his film career Smith released music both on solo albums and on his film’s soundtracks.
Smith’s single “Wild Wild West” was certified gold and the album Willennium went double platinum. Smith portrayed heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali in the 2001 biopic Ali for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama. The film achieved Smith’s goal of being the biggest movie star in the world. It lead to more leading roles in both dramatic films like Pursuit of Happyness and comedic roles like Switch. He also balanced both personalities in roles including I Am Legend, Hancock, and Focus.
The success of his films allow Smith to have music as a hobby while asking for big checks for leading roles. His power in Hollywood also allows him to get executive producer credits for his work leading Will Smith to get a whopping net worth of $250 million. Will Smith’s net worth will just continue to increase as he doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.