How much is Will Smith worth? $350 Million
How did Will Smith earn his money and wealth?
Born Willard Carroll Smith Jr., Will Smith is a highly talented and successful actor, producer, comedian, rapper, and songwriter. Smith was born on September 25, 1968, in Philadelphia, where he grew up as well. While still at school, he teamed up with DJ Jazzy Jeff and Clarence Holmes who together made music through raps and battle rhymes. Their first single was “Girls Ain’t Nothing but Trouble” (1987). Their first album was “Rock the House” (1986). They received Grammy Awards for Best Rap Performance for “Parents Don’t Understand” (1989) and “Summertime” (1991). As of 2018, Will Smith’s net worth is $250 million.
Smith ventured into acting by starring in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” (1990). Thus started Smith’s successful transition to acting from rapping and he went on to star in major productions such as “Six Degrees of Separation” (1993), an action film, “Bad Boys” (1995) and “Independence Day”(1996). He followed it with the sci-fi action comedy “Men in Black” (1997) along with Tommy Lee Jones which received worldwide acclaim.
Smith portrayed himself as the boxer Muhammad Ali in the film “Ali” (2001) and earned a nomination for Best Actor in both the Golden Globes as well as The Academy Awards. Smith along with his son played a father and son duo in “The Pursuit of Happyness” (2006). The following year he starred in “I am Legend” (2007), a post-apocalyptic sci-fi film. He starred in the superhero comedy “Hancock” (2008) and followed it with “Men in Black III” (2012). He worked again with his son when they both starred in “After Earth” (2013).
Smith has worked with Margot Robbie in “Focus” (2015), a romance drama. “Suicide Squad” (2016) saw Smith team up in supervillain action film which became the 10th highest grossing film in 2016. In the same year, he followed it up with “Collateral Beauty” (2016). His latest film is “Bright”(2017) which is a film based on urban fantasy.
Smith continued singing and rapping even while he pursued his acting career. He sang “Men in Black” (1997) for the same movie, “Just Crusin’” and “Getting’ Jiggy Wit It”. His second album “Will 2K” included the song “Wild Wild West” (1999) which was the theme song for the movie as well. His third album “Born to Reign” (2002) included “Black Suits Comin’ (Nod Ya Head)”. He sang “Switch” (2005) along with his fourth album “Lost and Found”.
What are the highest grossing movies and highest selling music albums of Will Smith?
Highest grossing movies:
- Suicide Squad (2016): $325,100,054 million
- Independence Day (1996): $306,169,268 million
- I am Legend (2007): $256,393,010 million
- Men in Black (1997): $250,690,539 million
- Hancock (2008): $227,946,274 million
- Men in Black II (2002): $190,418,803 million
Highest selling music albums (US figures only):
- Big Willie Style (1997): $9,000,000
- Willennium (1999): $2,000,000
- Born to Reign (2002): $500,000
- Lost and Found (2005): $500,000
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