Will Smith is one of the world’s most captivating actor. Other than acting he has aggrandized fame in comedy, singing, rapping, and songwriting. He had a very modest place on the forum of rapping under the name of “The Fresh Prince” in the 80s. His popularity rose meteorically in the 90s when he starred in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” which rocked in six seasons. To know more about Will Smith and his net worth in 2018 keep reading the following.
Early Life and Biography
This Hollywood star born to Willard Carroll Smith Sr. (Air Force veteran and refrigeration engineer in the US) and Caroline (school board director), on 25th September 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Will Smith was raised as a Baptist in Wynnefield with his three siblings (sister, Pamela and twins, Harry and Ellen). His parents got separated when he was just 13 years old, but this separation didn’t lead to divorce until 2000.
Will Smith attended the Overlook High School, where he got the scholarship for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), but he refused to go to college as he wanted to be a rapper.
Will Smith had his first marriage in 1992 with Sheree Zampino. They had a son, Trey Smith, but this marriage lasted for two years, and they got divorced in 1995. In 1997, he married Jada Koren Pinkett. She is a very talented actress and has acted in more than 25 movies and several TV shows. They have two children; Jaden Smith and Willow Smith. Although Smith was raised in a Baptist family and studied in a Catholic school, he is not much religious.
Career, Awards, and Nominations
Will Smith started his career with the rap group ‘DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’ with his friend Jeffrey Townes in the late 1980s. “Summer Time” and “Parents Just Don’t Understand” are some of their biggest hits. Very soon he became known for his jaunty story-telling raps though without blasphemy called “battle” rhymes.
Around 1988 and 1989, problems arose when Smith started to spend his money freely and eventually assessed a $2.8 million tax arrears against himself.
Will Smith started his acting career with a significant role in drama ”Six Degrees of Separation” in 1993. “Bad boys” and “Men in Black” are among his biggest hits as an actor. Some of his upcoming movies are “Suicide Squad 2”, “Gemini Man” and “Bad Boys for Life” (Bad Boys 3).
Many awards and nominations have lionized him which include four Grammy Awards out of eight nominations, six American Music Awards out of seven nominations and four World Music awards out of four nominations. In the MTV Video Music Awards, he won five Moonmen from twenty-two nominations. He was also nominated for the Soul Train Music Awards, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and the Academy Award for Best Actor.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The total estimated net worth of Will Smith is $300 million. He is the owner of a house spread across 150 acres in Calabasas. Apart from this, he has numerous other properties like a mansion in Pennsylvania, Los Angeles and an estate in Hidden Hills. His collection of cars, include Maybach, Ford Taurus, and Cadillac Escalade ESV. Will’s charisma follows him in whatever he does and his net worth is bound to increase even further in the coming years.
Will Smith is continually making a place in the “richest 40” list among the 40 wealthiest people below the age of 40 in America. It needs audacity to refuse most of the chances in order to follow your dream. Far away from any rumors and controversies, he has achieved a formidable place in Hollywood. He once said, “It is good to love your work rather than just to do it consistently,” and that’s what he always does.