WILL SMITH

by Daniel Porubin

Will Smith

NET WORTH [240 MILLION]

Willard Carroll "Will" Smith Jr born September 25, 1968 is an American actor, producer, rapper, and songwriter. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards.

BECAME FAMOUS

In the late 1980s, Smith achieved modest fame as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince. In 1990, his popularity increased dramatically when he starred in the popular television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The show ran for six seasons (1990–96) on NBC and has been syndicated consistently on various networks since then. After the series ended, Smith transitioned from television to film, and ultimately starred in numerous blockbuster films. He is the only actor to have eight consecutive films gross over $100 million in the domestic box office, eleven consecutive films gross over $150 million internationally, and eight consecutive films in which he starred open at the number one spot in the domestic box office tally.[

MOVIES

Smith has been ranked as the most bankable star worldwide by Forbes.[ As of 2014, 17 of the 21 films in which he has had leading roles have accumulated worldwide gross earnings of over $100 million each, five taking in over $500 million each in global box office receipts. As of 2014, his films have grossed $6.6 billion at the global box office.For his performances as boxer Muhammad Ali in Ali (2001) and stockbroker Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Smith received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

FAMILY

Smith married Sheree Zampino in 1992. They had one son, Trey Smith, born on November 11, 1992,[48] and divorced in 1995. Trey appeared in his father's music video for the 1998 single "Just the Two of Us". He also acted in two episodes of the sitcom All of Us, and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and on the David Blaine: Real or Magic TV special.[citation needed]

Smith married actress Jada Koren Pinkett in 1997. Together they have two children: Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born 1998), his co-star in The Pursuit of Happyness and After Earth, and Willow Camille Reign Smith (born 2000), who appeared as his daughter in I Am Legend. Smith and his brother Harry own Treyball Development Inc.,[49] a Beverly Hills-based company named after Trey. Smith and his family reside in Los Angeles, California.[50]

MONEY

American actor, film producer and rapper, Willard Christopher “Will” Smith, Jr., has an estimated net worth of $240 million. Given his formidable success in numerous arenas of the entertainment industry,Forbes estimated his net worth at $188 million. As of Hancock (2008), he holds the record for the actor to star in the most consecutive $100 million-grossing movies.Jaden starred in a remake of The Karate Kid which Smith produced (the film earned $360 million).

Credits:

Created with images by Walmart Corporate - "Will Smith at the 2011 Walmart Shareholders Meeting"

Made with Adobe Slate

Make your words and images move.

Get Slate

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.