Will Smith’s empire: a fortune of US$350 million and US$40 million per year
Although he earned between $20 million and $30 million in the 2000s, for the performance in ‘King’ Richard Williams earned $40 million
Will Smith, winner of best actor in the last version of the Oscar Awards, resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after slapping Chris Rock. The fact occurred after the latter joked about the alopecia suffered by his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
In a statement, the actor who played the father of the sisters, Serena and Venus Williams, in King Richard stated that his actions were “painful and inexcusable” and that they ended up betraying the Academy.
“Violence in all its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at the Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me and I reacted emotionally,” the actor said via Instagram.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, a website that reports estimates of the total assets and financial activities of celebrities, the fortune of the American actor amounts to US$350 million thanks to the fact that each year, the Prince of Rap earns about US$40 million. In total, it is estimated that in recent years he has earned the US $ 80 million. The portal estimates that between 2019 and 2020, Smith received $45 million.
Although the 53-year-old actor earned between $20 million and $30 million in the 2000s, for his performance in “King” Richard Williams, the film for which he received recognition, he earned $40 million. For the Netflix film, Bright earned US$35 million between the two parts of said film.
His career took off in 1995 when he co-starred in the hit action-comedy “Bad Boys,” for which he earned $2 million. She later earned US$20 million for appearing in the sequel to the hit movie. In fact, in 2013 she received one of the biggest checks from her for US$20 million, plus US$80 million for the box office of ‘Men In Black 3’.
Smith family estates
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith own about ten properties in the United States? In 1999, they spent $7.5 million to acquire a 100-acre property in the hills between Malibu and Calabasas, California. Over the next year, they bought several nearby parcels to join 607,028 square meters of adjoining land.
This property features a 20,000 square foot main house, several guest houses, a private lake, a riding arena, equestrian trails, stables, tennis courts, and much more. They also designed the property in a Santa Fe style after falling in love with actor Gene Hackman’s Santa Fe home. They hired Hackman’s Santa Fe architect for the project, which took years to get started due to environmental concerns and permitting restrictions.
In 2017, they sold their 300,000-square-foot oceanfront resort on Kauai for $12 million. They bought the multi-home property in 2015 for $10 million. In 2011, they left a different 8,000,000-square-foot Hawaiian beachfront estate for $20 million to Ekaterina Rybolovlev, the daughter of billionaire Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
They also own a 9,000-square-foot home located in a gated community in Hidden Hills, California, and a 9,200-square-foot ski chalet in Park City, Utah. In September 2021, they paid more than $11 million for a 10,400-square-foot house in Hidden Hills, California.