Will Smith – Net Worth, Money and More

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Net Worth: $215 Million

Profession: Rapper, Actor, Producer

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Will smith is undoubtedly one of the most popular celebrities in today’s time. This 45 year old multi talented super star initially gained recognition as rapper, Fresh Prince. Will started his acting career with an NBC sitcom titles ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’. The show was a hit and made it easier for Will to begin with his career in films. ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ (1993)  was Will Smith’s very first Hollywood movie in which he played  the role of a con artist named Paul.

Will Smith has acted in a number of hit movies including Independence day (second highest grossing film of all time), I am Legend, Hitch , Men in Black among others. Along with his acting career (which is going great) , Smith has also been concentrating on his music career. Two out of his four solo albums have gone platinum.  From the streets of Philadelphia to being an A-list Hollywood actor, Smith has come a long way owning to his talent. He has a net worth of around $215 million.

How did he get so rich?

Smith in Men in Black

Call hard working, call him talented or call him lucky, Will Smith have been successful in everything he has done so far be it rapping, starring in a television series or his career as a Hollywood actor and producer! In the year 2007, Smith was given the title of the ‘most powerful actor in Hollywood’ by the Newsweek magazine.

His music career added greatly to his net worth and things got better after he entered the world of acting.  Movies like bad boys, Independence Day (which earned a worldwide revenue of $817.4 million) and Men in Black ( with a worldwide revenue of $589.3 million) helped Smith establish himself as a powerful actor.

Will Smith’s Men in Black II collected $190 million in U.S. The third movie in this hit series, Men in Black III grossed around $624 million and opened at the number one spot at US box office.
His latest movie, After Earth failed to appeal the audience and received poor reviews. However, in just few weeks, the movie was able to collect $240 million worldwide thus proving that the super star has a global appeal.

Will Smith is perhaps the only Hollywood actor who has worked in ten movies which earned more than $150 million consecutively. Eight of his movies made it to the first position in Box Office consecutively. Smith has acted in 20 fiction films out of which 16 have a worldwide gross earnings of more than $100 million and five have crossed the $500 million mark.

In the late nineties, Will Smith became a partner in his production company called ‘Overbrook Entertainment’. A number of Smith’s movies have been produced by the company, some of them being Hitch, Hancock and I am Legend. Overbrook Entertainment has also created television content like ‘The Queen Latifah Show.

 Living the good life

Will Smith's the heat

 

One of the best things about being a millionaire is that you can easily afford all the luxury life offers and Will Smith is no exception. Smith owns an extremely lavish 25, 000 square foot mega mansion in Santa Monica mountain range in California. The mansion is loaded with facilities such as tennis court, basketball court, horse facilities, private lake and more.

Will smith seems to be in love with very luxurious and very expensive SUVs. He owns a Mercedes GL450 SUV as well as a Cadillac Escalade. Other cars in this superstar’s collection are a 1965 Ford Mustang, and a Mercedes – Benz GL450. Another gem in Smith’s vehicle collection is his mobile mansion, ‘The Heat’. This is a 53 feet double decker trailer equipped with a number of facilities.

Relationships

Will Smith with his family

Smith has a son, Trey from his first marriage which did not last long. The musician cum actor fell in love once again and married actress Jada Pinkett. The beautiful couple has 2 children, Jaden Smith (oh yes! That adorable kid from ‘The Karate Kid’ and ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’) and a daughter named Willow.

 

Making the world a better place!

Superstar with a big heart

Will smith is known or his generosity. Will smith and his wife Jada Pinkett have founded the ‘Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation’ which aims at helping the inner city youth. He also initiated ‘Dream Foundation’ for helping individuals who suffer from fatal disease. The ‘Dream Granting Program’ aims at fulfilling the wishes and dreams of adults battling with limiting illness. Another organization Will Smith is associated with is the Lance Armstrong Foundation which fights against cancer by spreading awareness, helps cancer survivors and supports cancer research programs. Will’s ‘Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation helps in creating awareness as well as generating funds for the Miami’s Children Hospital. Will Smith is also associated with ‘Feeding America ‘. Smith is undoubtedly one of the most philanthropic stars present in Hollywood in today.

Fame, money, a global fan base and awards, Will Smith has all that it takes to be a superstar!

Quote: “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”.

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