Willard Carroll Smith II (born September 25, 1968), also known by his stage name the Fresh Prince, is an American actor, rapper, and producer, WIll Smith began his stardom starring as a fictionalized version of himself on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996), Noted for his work in music, television, and film Smith has achieved and held several US and international box office records, As of 2021, his films have grossed over $9.3 billion globally, making him one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars.
Will Smith Biography, Career
|Full Name:||Willard Carroll Smith II|
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|Net Worth:||USD$350 million (₦145,344,500,000)|
|Origin:||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US|
|Profession:||Actor, Rapper, Producer|
Will Smith first gained recognition as part of a hip hop duo with DJ Jazzy Jeff, with whom he released five studio albums and the US Billboard Hot 100 top 20 singles “Parents Just Don’t Understand”, “A Nightmare on My Street”, “Summertime”, “Ring My Bell”, and “Boom! Shake the Room” from 1984 to 1994, Will Smith released the solo albums Big Willie Style (1997), Willennium (1999), Born to Reign (2002), and Lost and Found (2005), which contained the US number one singles “Gettin’ Jiggy wit It” and “Wild Wild West”, Will Smith has received four Grammy Awards for his rap performances.
Smith achieved wider fame acting as a leading man in films such as the action film Bad Boys (1995), its sequels Bad Boys II (2003) and Bad Boys for Life (2020), and the sci-fi comedies Men in Black (1997), Men in Black II (2002), and Men in Black 3 (2012). After starring in the thrillers Independence Day (1996) and Enemy of the State (1998), he received Academy Award for Best Actor nominations for his portrayal as Muhammad Ali in Ali (2001), and as Chris Gardner The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Will Smith then starred in a range of commercially successful films, including I, Robot (2004), Shark Tale (2004), Hitch (2005), I Am Legend (2007), Hancock (2008), Seven Pounds (2008), Suicide Squad (2016) and Aladdin (2019).
For his portrayal of Richard Williams in the biographical sports drama King Richard (2021), Will Smith won various accolades including the Academy Award for Best Actor, as well as a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. At the 2022 Academy Awards ceremony, Will Smith faced public backlash for slapping and shouting at Oscar presenter Chris Rock after Rock made a joke referencing Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Smith subsequently resigned from the Academy and was banned from attending all Academy functions, including the Oscars, for ten years.
Will Smith Net Worth
Will Smith is one of the highest paid movie actor in whole history with an estimate net worth of USD $350 million, These came as a result of his hard work in more than three decades of show business and his real estate investments, Will Smith has an estimated net worth of $350 million as of year 2022.