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Will Smith Net Worth

Will Smith Net Worth
Net Worth$300,000,000
NameWillard Carroll Smith Jr.
Date of Birth/AgeSeptember 25, 1968 (age 50)
State/City of originPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Years active1985–present
Occupation(s) Actor, rapper ,producer.

Net Worth

Much of Smith’s impressive wealth comes from his legendary film career. Although Smith’s name is known all over the globe due to his films, he has only been in 26 films since 1992.

In the United States alone, those films have made more than 3.4 billion dollars combined, and that figure rises to 5 billion dollars if the numbers are adjusted for inflation.

Smith’s movies make, on average, 40.4 million dollars on opening weekend. Each film makes more than 130 million total, or more than 190 million once the numbers are adjusted for inflation.

This type of star power is not enjoyed by every actor in Hollywood, and Smith receives a considerable salary due to his ability to draw audiences. He made 100 million dollars to star in “Men in Black 3.”


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Smith’s wealth has come from being a successful actor, rapper and songwriter.

Will Smith net worth is 300 million dollars. Incredibly, this net worth does not even take into account the additional 20 million dollars that Will’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, brings to their marriage.

Smith, who has been a superstar since his rap career began in the ’90s, continues to command a salary per movie that many actors half his age can only dream of making.

Beyond acting, Smith makes money being a writer, director and composer. He is also an active producer. Production credits of Will Smith include:

1. “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”
2. “I, Robot.”
3. “Hitch”
4. “The Secret Life of Bees”
5. “Cobra Kai”
6. “All of Us”

Early Life


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Will Smith was born Willard Carroll Smith, Jr. on September 25, 1968. His parents were Caroline Bright Smith and Willard Carroll Smith, Sr. Caroline worked as a school administrator and Willard was a retired U.S. Air Force veteranwho worked as a refrigeration engineer.

Smith was born and raised in West Philadelphia, an aspect of his life that he would proudly rap about during the theme show to “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”

He grew up in a Baptist household with three siblings: Pamela, Harry and Ellen.

Smith had a successful academic career. His parents sent him to Our Lady Lourdes, a private elementary Catholic school in West Philadelphia. Smith later attended Overbrook High School.


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When it came time to take his SAT, Smith scored high. He was also admitted to a pre-engineering program at MIT for high school students.

If Smith had wanted to attend college, there was very little doubt that he could have had a very successful college career ahead of him.

But even as a teenager, Smith knew that college was not in the cards. While he might not have any idea of the film and television superstardom that awaited him, he did know that he wanted to rap. Instead of applying for college, Smith sethis sights on becoming a rapper.

Personal Life

Smith married Sheree Zampino in 1992. Three years later, the two welcomed Smith’s first child, Willard Carroll Smith III. The child has since gone by the name of Trey Smith.

From the start, it was very clear that Smith adored Trey and being a father. Trey appeared in his Smith’s music video for the song “Just the Two of Us.” Unfortunately, Sheree and Will could not make their marriage work, and the two divorced in 1995.


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Part of the reason for the divorce may have been that Smith was already in love with someone else.

Smith admitted to having to get up and leave dinnera he was enjoying with his first wife when he realized that she was not the person he wanted to spend the rest of his life with as a husband.

The woman that Smith thought he was going to spend the rest of his life with was Jada Pinkett. Immediately after signing the divorce papers, Smith called Jada and asked her out on a date.

Smith and Jada married in 1997. The two have two children: Jaden, born in 1998, and Willow, born in 2000. The two of them have also been active co-parents in raising Trey.

Will Smith has a 2019 net worth of 300 million dollars.



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Although most know him these days as a film star, Smith actually began his career as the rapper he aspired to become while still a teenager. He joined forces with childhood friend, Jeffrey Townes.

Townes was known as DJ Jazzy Jeff and Smith was known as The Fresh Prince.

The duo began to perform as DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince. As the two began to release singles in the mid-eighties, rap lyrics were often known for their aggressive lyrics.

But Jazzy Jeff and Smith favorited more humorous songs, as found in the lyrics of their song, “Girls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble” and “parents Just Don’t Understand.”

In 1989, the duo accepted a Grammy for Best Rap Performance. Their last album came out in 1993. When Smith was investigated by the IRS for owing back taxes, he decided to pursue a career in acting.

“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” ran for 6 seasons and was immensely successful. From 1990 to 1997, Smith was very busy acting on his television show and launching a solo music career.

He released the album “Big Willie Style,” which would later give Smith his first number one single with the song “Gettin’ Jiggy wit It.”

Smith’s first major film came in 1993 with his role in “Six Degrees of Separation.” Roles in “Bad Boys” and “Independence Day” followed, helping Smith successfully transition from former television star to film star.


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Interesting Facts

  • Smith’s desire to become a rapper began to occur when Smith was only 12 years old. He was greatly inspired by the active Philadelphia rap scene. Smith counts Grandmaster Flash as one of his greatest rap heroes.
  • The role of Neo in “The Matrix” was originally offered to Smith. But Smith turned the role down so that he could make “Wild Wild West,” and the role went to Keanu Reeves instead.


Trying to narrow down Smith’s career to a few highlights can be difficult,because so many of his films have been successful.But these are the films that come closest to defining Smith’s career:

  1. “Men in Black,” “Men in Black II,” and “Men in Black III”
  2. “Enemy of the State”
  3. “Wild Wild West”
  4. “Ali”
  5. “I, Robot”
  6. “I Am Legend”
  7. “Suicide Squad”
  8. “Aladdin”


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Favorite Quotes from Will Smith

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.”
“The first step is you have to say that you can.”
“Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.”
“There’s no reason to have a plan B because it distracts from plan A.”
“In my mind, I’ve always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Y’all just didn’t know yet.”

Tips for success from Will Smith

1. Quit trying to come up with a back-up plan and devote yourself to a main plan. Smith could have easily have focused on engineering as a back-up plan, but instead chose to focus on his career.
2. Always be open to new opportunities. Although Smith wanted to be a rapper since the age of 12, he allowed himself to take on new responsibilities as an actor and producer. This allowed his wealth and fame to grow to unimaginable levels.

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