Who would not remember the talented actor in the movie The Pursuit of Happyness? Well, not Will Smith but the son played in the movie, Jaden Smith is a well-known American actor as well as a Singer. Jaden Smith made his debut as an actor in the movie The Pursuit of Happyness starring alongside his father, Will Smith. He grew to fame through the film Karate Kid in which he starred with Jackie Chan. We will have a brief look at the net worth of Jaden Smith in 2020 in this article.
Early Life and Biography
Jaden Christopher Syre Smith was born on the 8th of July in 1998, in Malibu, California, the United States to Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. Jaden has a half-brother Trey Smith and a sister Willow Smith, who is also an actress and a singer. Smith was homeschooled by his parents before which he went to the New Village Leadership Academy.
Jaden was dating Sarah Synder from 2015, and their relationship came to an end in 2017 after cheating rumors. At the age of 15, Jaden asked for emancipation and moved to a separate mansion in Hidden Hills in 2017. In 2016, Jaden modeled for the Louis Vuitton wearing a skirt, which stirred huge controversy. Jaden said that he wears women’s clothing to overcome the practice of bullying in schools. Jaden has also expressed his disbelief in the traditional education system in 2013, saying that kids who go to normal schools are such angst.
Career, Awards & Nomination
Though Jaden made a small cameo in Men in Black II, his major debut came through the Pursuit of Happyness in 2006, playing the son of Chris Gardner which was played by his father, Will Smith. The movie was both critically and commercially acclaimed, and Jaden won the PFCS Award for Best Performance by Youth in a Leading or Supporting Role-Male.
He then acted in The Day the Earth Stood Still in 2008 which won him the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor. In 2010, he starred alongside Jackie Chan in the blockbuster film The Karate Kid which garnered him BET Award for Youngsters Award and Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film. His 2013 film After Earth earned him the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor.
Jaden has also acted in TV series and show such as All of Us, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, The Get Down, Neo Yokio, and Nashville. He has also appeared in Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never as a rapper in 2010. Jaden’s first Mixtape entitled The Cool Cafe was released in 2012 followed by its sequel Cool Tape Vol. 2 in 2014.
The first single from his debut studio album Syre entitled Fallen was released on December 5, 2016, followed by its second and third singles Batman and Watch Me on July 14, 2017. The album was released in November 2017 followed by his second album Syre: The Electric Album on July 9, 2018.
Net Worth & Earnings
He became the highest paid child actor in Hollywood banking a salary of $3 million for his role in Karate Kid and further made a $2 million fortune from royalties as the film grossed more than $150 million. Apart from music and movies, he also has a clothing brand named MSFTSrep which also attributes to his fortune. Having established himself as a successful actor and musician, the young actor is said to have an estimated net worth of $14 million.
Jaden is known for his outspoken nature and maturity at a very young age, which was surprising for many including his dad. Given to his young age and talent, Jaden is expected to make more fortune in the future and who knows, he may overtake his father as well.