|Net Worth:||$250 Million|
|Born:||September 25, 1968|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||Actor/Rapper|
Will Smith is an American actor, rapper and song-writer. Millions love him, and he’s unarguably been one of the most lovable actors throughout his career.
Now 48 years old, Will Smith has amounted an estimated net worth of $250 million within his life, making him one of the richest actors in the world.
Will Smith was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the 15th September, 1968. Smith’s mother was a school board administrator, and his father a refrigerator engineer.
He has three siblings; his older sister Pamela, and younger twins Harry and Ellen.
Smith went to Overbrook High School, and did get offered a scholarship at MIT, which he turned down because he had no intentions of going to college. His dream was to become a rapper, and that’s what he set out to do.
Smith’s career started out by forming the rap group ‘DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’ with his friend Jeffrey Townes in the 80’s. They had several famous hits, including ‘Summertime’ and ‘Parents Just Don’t Understand’.
The problem came when Will started spending a lot of money; and ended racking up a tax debt of $2.8 million. The IRS took various possessions of Smith’s, and it was at that time he was approached about the making of the sitcom ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’.
Needing money, and open to trying new things, Smith accepted the opportunity, and the show was a huge success. For a short while, 25% of his pay-cheque from the show was going straight to the IRS.
After appearing in the show, he starred in several films in the 90’s, including Six Degrees of Separation, Bad Boys, Men in Black and Enemy of the State.
Since then, Will Smith has broken acting records, appeared in some of the most successful films worldwide, and has become one of the highest paid actors in the world.
Here’s a list of some of the best work Will Smith has starred in:
• The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
• Bad Boys I & II (1995 & 2002)
• Independence Day (1996)
• Men in Black I, II & III (1997, 2002 & 2012)
• Enemy of the State (1998)
• Ali (2001)
• Hitch (2005)
• The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
• I Am Legend (2007)
• Seven Pounds (2008)
• Focus (2015)
Favorite Quotes from Will Smith
“In my mind, I’ve always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Y’all just didn’t know yet.” – Will Smith
“Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.” – Will Smith
“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” – Will Smith
“Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.” – Will Smith
“I don’t know what my calling is, but I want to be here for a bigger reason. I strive to be like the greatest people who have ever lived.” – Will Smith
“You can cry, ain’t no shame in it.” – Will Smith
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3 Keys to Success from Will Smith
Here are 3 success lessons we can all learn from Will Smith:
1. Forget Plan B
Smith says that when you create a “Plan B”, it distracts you from “Plan A”, and he’s right. If you have a backup plan for your life, and you’ve spent energy creating it, you’ll have already lost focus on your main plan. Not only that, but you won’t be too upset if it fails, because you have a backup.
Forget about creating a backup plan, stay on course towards your dream life.
2. Broaden Your Horizons
He could have just stuck with rap; a lot of people do. Instead, Smith moved into Television. From there, he starred in movie roles, and it was then that he started to become a major success.
Broaden your horizons, and don’t be afraid to continuously try new things. You see this repeatedly with successful individuals. They start out doing one thing, and towards the end of the career they’re doing other things which are closely related.
3. Work Harder than Everybody Else
Smith said he works incredibly hard, and we believe him. In fact, when he was on the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, whilst others went home or took breaks, he would be studying his lines. It’s that kind of work ethic which has catapulted him to the top of the ladder.
Will Smith’s definitely an incredible actor, and loved by almost everyone. Probably because we’ve witnessed his journey from being The Fresh Prince in the 90’s to being a world-famous actor today.
Will Smith’s net worth is an estimated $250 million, and you can see how he got there.