Will Smith Net Worth
Will Smith Net Worth and Salary: Will Smith is an actor, film producer and rapper who has a net worth of $350 million. Every year, Will Smith earns at least $40 million from his various endeavors and has earned as much as $80 million. Will Smith was born and raised in West Philadelphia of modest beginnings as the son of a school administrator and refrigerator engineer. Today he is one of the biggest actors on the planet. He first gained recognition as a rapper alongside friend DJ Jazzy Jeff. Smith earned the first Grammy ever won for the newly formed Rap category in 1988. Smith's acting debut came in 1990 starring in the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which spanned six seasons and won several awards. Will Smith's film debut with the drama Where the Day Takes You, but kicked his career into high gear with a rapid succession of action films including Bad Boys, Independence Day, and Men in Black, the latter two earning worldwide revenues at $817.4 million and $589.3 million, respectfully. Smith never left music, and while working simultaneously on his films he released four solo albums, two which have gone platinum. Smith had numerous hit singles, among them "Men in Black," and "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It," earning Smith two consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Rap Solo Performance. Smith was twice nominated for an Academy Award, both for portraying real people, Muhammad Ali in Ali and Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness. In addition to acting in, Smith has also produced several of his films including I Am Legend, Seven Pounds and Hitch. Among his awards, Smith has two BET Awards, one Image Award, four MTV movie Awards, and two People's Choice Awards. He has two children with his wife, Jada Pinkett; Jaden Smith and Willow Smith. He also has a son named Trey with his first wife, Sheree Ampino.
Will Smith Net Worth from Real Estate: In 1999 Will and Jada spent $7.5 million to acquire a stunning 100-acre property in the hills between Malibu and Calabasas, California. Over the next year they bought several nearby parcels to string together 150-acres of contiguous land. The property features a 20,000 square-foot main house, several guest houses, a private lake, a horse riding ring, equestrian trails, stables, tennis courts and much more. They designed the property in a Santa Fe style after falling in love with actor Gene Hackman's Santa Fe home. They actually hired Hackman's Santa Fe architect for the project which took years to kick off due to environmental concerns and permit restrictions. In 2013 they quietly listed the property for $42 million but did not find a buyer. Today this property alone is likely worth $50 – $70 million.
In 2017 Will and Jada sold their 7-acre oceanfront compound in Kauai for $12 million. They bought the multi-home property in 2015 for $10 million. In 2011 they sold a different oceanfront Hawaiian property on 7-acres for $20 million to Ekaterina Rybolovlev, the daughter of billionaire Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev for $20 million.
They also own a 9,000 square foot home located in a gated community Hidden Hills, California and a 9,200 square-foot ski chalet in Park City, Utah.
In total, the Smiths own at least $100 million worth of real estate around the world that we know about.
Will Smith Biggest Paychecks: In the 20 years between 1993 and 2013, Will earned $200 million in movie salaries and bonuses. As of this writing, his movie earnings easily top $300 million, perhaps much more if some of his reported backend deals are accurate. Will's biggest confirmed payday came in 2013 when he earned $20 million in upfront salary and $80 million in backend points from Men In Black 3 thanks to his 10% cut of the gross. He reportedly also had 20% of the gross of Bad Boys 2, Hancock and Pursuit of Happyness. Though it could be possible that he actually had 20% of net profits, as opposed to gross which would be significantly different numbers. If he indeed have gross points he would have earned $355 million from those four movies alone.
His first big paycheck was the $2 million he earned for 1995's Bad Boys. He would eventually earn $20 million for the sequel. His largest upfront payday was the $28 million he earned for I, Robot. In 2018 he earned $20 million to star in Netflix's Bright. Netflix is reportedly paying Will $35 million to reprise his role in Bright 2.
|Net Worth:||$350 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Sep 25, 1968 (50 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Film Producer, Record producer, Television producer, Rapper, Screenwriter|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Will Smith Earnings
- Men in Black 3$20,000,000
- The Karate Kid$5,500,000% of backend for producing
- The Pursuit of Happyness$20,000,000
- I, Robot$28,000,000
- Bad Boys II$20,000,00020% of the gross
- Men in Black II$20,000,00010% Gross
- The Legend of Bagger Vance$10,000,000
- Wild Wild West$7,000,000
- Enemy of the State$14,000,000
- Men in Black$5,000,000
- Independence Day$5,000,000
- Bad Boys$2,000,000
- Six Degrees of Separation$500,000
- Made in America$100,000
- Where the Day Takes You$50,000