Willard Carroll Smith Jr. is an American actor and rapper. He has been “the most powerful actor in Hollywood”. Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards. Will Smith net worth is estimated at $350 million
Will Smith Profile
Smith was born on September 25, 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.His parents separated when he was 13,but did not actually divorce until around 2000.
Smith attended Overbrook High School. While it has been widely reported that Smith turned down a scholarship to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he never applied to college because he “wanted to rap.
Smith says he was admitted to a “pre-engineering [summer] program” at MIT for high school students, but he did not attend.
According to Smith, “My mother, who worked for the School Board of Philadelphia, had a friend who was the admissions officer at MIT.
I had pretty high SAT scores and they needed black kids, so I probably could have gotten in. But I had no intention of going to college.
Smith started as the MC of the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, with his childhood friend Jeffrey “DJ Jazzy Jeff” Townes as turntablist and producer.
They produced several singles and had a lot of successes but later separated.
Smith spent money freely around 1988 and 1989 and underpaid his income taxes.
The Internal Revenue Service eventually assessed a $2.8 million tax debt against Smith, took many of his possessions, and garnished his income.
Smith was struggling financially in 1990, when the NBC television network signed him to a contract and built a sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, around him.
The show was successful and began his acting career. Smith set for himself the goal of becoming “the biggest movie star in the world”, studying box office successes’ common characteristics
Will Smith Net Worth
Will Smith Net Worth is estimated at $350 million. He is one of highest paid actors in the world.
Smith gave $1.3 million to charities in 2007, of which $450,000 went to two Christian ministries, and $122,500 went to three Scientology organizations; the remaining beneficiaries included “a Los Angeles mosque, other Christian-based schools and churches, and … the Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Center in Israel.
Smith and his wife have also founded a private elementary school in Calabasas, California, the New Village Leadership Academy.Federal tax filing showed that Smith donated $1.2 million to the school in 2010