|Name:||Willard Carroll Smith Jr.|
|Net Worth:||$500 million|
|Actors Rich List Ranking:||4|
What is Will Smith’s net worth?
Will Smith is an American actor, film producer and rapper.
Now 51 and born in Philadelphia, Smith is one of the most influential people to walk the red carpet. Known for films such as The Pursuit of Happyness, Suicide Squad and Prince of Bel-Air, he can be assigned as one of the wealthiest actors in the world.
According to a Forbes list of richest celebrities, Smith earned $42 million in 2018 alone and a whopping $100 million for the 2012 hit movie, Men in Black 3.
There are many rumours that circulate as to what Smith’s net worth is, with many sources citing it being close to $300 million. However, according to our sources and research, Smith’s net worth was closer to $500 million in 2019, giving him a place on our top 20 richest actors in Hollywood list.
How is Will Smith worth so much?
If you’re wondering how Will Smith is worth so much money, we’ve done a summary which include earnings from movies, other investments and endorsements.
As well as being a high demand actor, Smith takes on average no less than $20 million a movie, some of which will include a back-end payment such as 10% of gross earnings (quite a tidy sum when you consider Smith’s $100 million earnings from Men in Black 3).
Here is a look at how much Will Smith earns per movie:
- Men in Black 3 $100 million of a $624 million movie gross
- Bright $20 million
- i,Robot $28 million
- Hancock $20 million
- Wild Wild West $7 million
- The Pursuit of Happyness $20 million
- Bad Boy $2 million
- The Legend of Bagger Vance $10 million
- Ali $20 million
- Enemy of the State $14 million
Overbrook Entertainment receives, on average, between 10% to 20% of gross movie earnings. This includes Men in Black 3 (grossed $624 million world wide) and $128 million for Hancock alone. The Pursuit of Happyness, which grossed $307 million, would have meant a 20% share of over $60 million.
It’s worth noting that Overbrook Entertainment has grossed over $3.9 billion dollars worldwide at the box office.
Smith’s earnings do not just come from acting. He’s also created his own production company, Overbrook Entertainment, which has generously boosted his earnings.
Wills Smith’s career portfolio:
Smith took up a career in music as a hip-hop rapper. By 1985, Smith had brand himself The Fresh Prince and has joined forces with Jeffrey Townes, also known as DJ Jazzy Jeff. They released their first song in 1986
In 1990, Smith changed career when approached by NBC to do a sitcom based on his stage name, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. This was hugely successful and ran 3 years. By 1995, Smith managed to bag a role in a full feature film, Six Degrees of Separation. He later starred in movies Bad Boys and Independence Day which was one of the highest grossing movies at that time. It was this film that truly skyrocketed Smith’s acting career, putting him at high demand with other movie producers.
Smith has starred in 51 movies that have grossed over $6.5 billion at the box office worldwide, for which he has received 2 Academy Award nominations and 5 Golden Globe nominations.
In 1998, Smith and James Lassit commenced their own film and music production company, Overbrook Entertainment.
For Will Smiths full bio see Wikipedia
Will Smith. Summary:
Will Smith is an outstanding actor who performs well, no matter what’s thrown his way, whether it be a comedy or full action film. With such incredible stage presence, Smith is one of the world’s wealthiest actors with a net worth of $500 million, we’re sure he’ll have no problem reaching the $700 million mark by the time he’s finished his career.