Will Smith is a very talented man. He is one of those bankable celebrities the world has to offer. This is according to the world-renowned magazine known as Forbes. Aside from being a great Hollywood actor, he is also a songwriter, rapper, and film producer. Will Smith is also known for his other name “The Fresh Prince”.
Net Worth: $250 million
Sources of Income: Will Smith gained a lot of earnings from his television shows and movies where he starred with. He also acquired millions of dollars from producing movies like “The Karate Kid” remake starred by his children Willow Smith and Jaden Smith. This movie earned a whopping $360 million worldwide gross. He also earned huge amounts from endorsing a number of products from different brands.
Full Name: Willard Carroll Smith Jr.
Born: 25th September, 1968
Marital Status: He got married to Sheree Zampino in the year 1992, but they got divorced way back in the year 1995. Currently, he has a strong and happy married life with an American actress, businesswoman, and singer-songwriter Jada Koren Pinkett. They got married in 1997.
Height/Weight: He stands 6 feet and 2 inches, and weighs 82 kilograms.
Will Smith was born and raised in the US state of Pennsylvania, particularly in the West Philadelphia region. His father is none other than Willard Carroll Smith, Sr. and his mother is Caroline Bright. The profession of his father is Refrigeration Engineer, and his mother is a school board administrator in Philadelphia. He grew up with a Baptist family, as far as religion is concerned. They are 4 siblings in the family. Pamela is the name of his older sister, and he has twin siblings whom are Ellen and Harry. During his elementary days, he went to a private Catholic school known as Our Lady of Lourdes. Since he was 13 years old, his parents got separated and got divorced in the year 2000. He spent his memorable high school days in Overbrook High School. While rumors say that he spent his college days in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Will Smith is proud to admit that he never went to college.
It was during the late 80’s when Will Smith grabbed the international spotlight because of his exemplary rapping prowess. He was known in the world of rap as “The Fresh Prince”. In the year 1990, he received an offer for a television series show titled “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. That’s the start of his flourishing career in acting. The show was aired in NBC network, and it finally ended in the year 1996 having 6 seasons all in all. After the conclusion of this television series, he then entered into the filming industry. Will is commended by a lot of acting awarding bodies due to his numerous blockbuster movies. Basing on the domestic box office, his 8 consecutive movies have grossed more than $100 million. Not only that, eleven of his movies has worldwide gross of more than $150 million. His excellent movie acting prowess has brought him for nominations in the Oscars.