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Will Smith

Will Smith is an American actor-singer and producer. Will Smith who started as a rapper is famous for his personality versatility and acting in movies. He has featured his incredible talent in movies like Bad Boys for Life I Am Legend The Pursuit of Happiness Men on Black Independence Day and many more.

Early life

Will Smith’s full name is Willard Caroll  Smith Jr. He was born on September 25, 1968, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is a well-known Hollywood face and his age is 55 years old.

Likewise, he was born to Caroline a Philadelphia School Board administrator, and Willard Caroll Smith Sr. us Air Force veteran who grew up in West Philadelphia’s Wynnefield.

He has an elder sister named Pamela and two younger siblings, twins Harry and Ellen. Smith’s parents divorced In the year 2000.

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A childhood picture of Will Smith (source: Daily Mail)

Education

Will attended Overbrook High School. Later, he never went to college although there were some rumors that Smith had turned down a scholarship to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

However, he had previously attended a pre-engineering program at MIT for high school students. Likewise, his mother who worked for the school board of Philadelphia had a friend at MIT who could have helped Smith to get into MIT but  Smith had other plans.

Awards

Smith has won many awards during his two-decade-long music and acting career. In the year 1989, he won the Grammy Award for Parents Who Just Don’t Understand.

He won American music awards in the years 1999,2000 and 2005 for Big Willie Style, and Wild Wild West respectively. In the year 2000, Will Smith won the World Music Award in four different categories.

Talking about his acting career, he got nominations for the Academy Awards in the year 2002 and 2007 for the movies Ali and The Pursuit of Happyness. He also got nominations for the Golden Globe awards several times.

In the years 1993 and 1994, he was nominated in the category of Best Actor Musical or Comedy Series for the movie The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

In the year 2015, he won the Hollywood Film Award for his work in the movie Concussion and he has also won a couple of MTV movie awards.

He was awarded the MTV Movie Award for the movie Ali in the year 2002, I Am a Legend in the year 2008, and 2016 for the movie himself.

Will Smith – Net worth 2024

Will currently has a net worth of $350 million. Moreover, he has an annual income of about $40 million from various sources.

At the peak of his career, he had earned $20-$30 million per movie Will Smith also owns a large number of real estate which contributes to his wealth.

Career and professional life

Will, who initially served as the MC of the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince with his childhood friend, eventually transitioned to acting, making it his full-time career.

The duo, along with Clearance Holmes, released their first single, “Girls Ain’t Nothing but Trouble,” which became a hit less than a month before Smith graduated from high school. Subsequently, they released their first album, ‘Rock the House,’ in 1986, which debuted on Jive in 1987. The duo went on to win Grammy Awards for Best Rap Performance in 1989 for ‘Parents Just Don’t Understand.’

Smith then ventured into acting, securing major roles in films such as Six Degrees of Separation (1993) and Bad Boys (1995), achieving instant success. In the summer of 1997, he starred in the movie Men in Black alongside Tommy Lee Jones, which grossed over 589.3 million US dollars worldwide.

In 1998, he declined the role of Neo in the movie The Matrix. Smith portrayed boxer Muhammad Ali in a biopic and earned nominations for both Academy and Golden Globe awards for Best Actor.

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Behind the scene picture of Will Smith from the set of Aladin (source: Worldnation.com)

Will Smith – Relationship status

Will had married Shree Zampino in the year 1992 they both had a son together named Willard Caroll Trey Smith(b. On November 11, 1992, The couple divorced in the year 1995.

Smith then married actress Jada Koren Pinket. The couple had previously met on the audition sets of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

Likewise, Smith married Jada in a private ceremony on December 31, 1997. The couple is happier than ever and Smith has immense love for his partner Jada Smith.

The couple has two children a son and a daughter. Jaden Smith was born on July 8 1998 and willow smith was born on October 31, 2000.

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Will poses with wife and children (source: people.com)

Social media

Will is fairly active on social media as his Instagram @willsmith has 51.4 million followers and his Facebook page has around 105 million followers.

Body measurements

Will stands tall at 6 feet 2 inches and weighs around 82 kg. The actor has dark brown eyes.