Updated May 31, 2023
Willard Carroll Smith II
Hollywood is a vast industry, and the stars are loved globally. There are so many acclaimed artists, and one of them is, of course, Will Smith. This celebrity is one of the entertainment industry’s strong forces and is dynamic in every way. Today we want to discuss this global force and how he has changed the face of the industry.
Will Smith’s Personal Life
Will Smith (Willard Carroll Smith II) was born on 25th September 1968 in Philadelphia. He is a famous American rapper and actor who found fame in his childhood days. The star began working in “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” as his own fictionalized version and was well-liked worldwide. The show aired from 1990 to 1996.
Along with acting, Smith also showcased his talent in studio albums. He collaborated with DJ Jazzy Jeff and was a part of the hip-hop duo. Once Smith realized his rapping talent, Will Smith released his first solo – Big Willie Style. After that, he also did Lost and Found, Born to Reign, and Willennium. Everyone loved the actor’s rap performances, and he received four Grammy awards for them.
When Will was 12, he first found his love for rapping and used to keep a notebook with lyrics. One day, his grandmother saw it and realized that Smith uses many cuss words for rapping. She used the same notebook to leave a message and say that intelligent humans don’t require cuss words for expression. That was an influential part of his journey, as the actor never used profanity in his raps.
Will Smith married his sweetheart (Sheree Zampino) in 1992 and had a son the following year (Willard Carroll Trey Smith). The duo got separated in 1995.
In 1997, Smith got married to Jada Koren Pinkett. He met the actress while the two were auditioning for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Earlier, both confessed to their involvement in extramarital affairs and believed in the idea of freedom. Earlier, Smith admitted that he wanted an open relationship with Misty Copeland and Halle Berry. Later, Will Smith went into therapy and dropped the idea.
Will Smith was well aware of his acting skills, and that’s why he never refrained from showing his art on the big screen. The actor began doing movies in 1992, and since then, he has delivered some major blockbusters. This list includes Made in America, Six Degrees of Separation, Bad Boys, Men in Black (whole series), Ride or Die, I. Robot, The The Pursuit of Happyness; I Am Legend, Hancock, The Karate Kid, After Earth; focus, Suicide Squad, Aladdin, and Bad Boys for Life.
Recently, Will Smith was in King Richard, a movie based on the life of Richard Williams (father of Serena Williams and Venus). The actor received a lot of love and appreciation for his role. He won the Academy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Guild Awards for the portrayal of King Richard.
He has received an Academy Award along with a Grammy. Throughout the journey, his movies have collected more than $9.3 billion. Will Smith is now one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars.
At 54, Will Smith has a net worth of $350 million and is one of the wealthiest actors (globally). He has earned his distinction through movies and brand endorsements. His income is approximately $80 million per year. People around the world love his acting, songs, and rap. The king is here to stay!
Will The Book
Will Smith released his memoir in 2021. It is an audiobook where you can listen to every music ever sung by him.
The memoir is about self-knowledge that he wrote with the assistance of Mark Manson (author). He also talked about how he has never promoted any movie and has always used the movie’s $150,000,000 to promote the actor. If you are someone who admires the actor for his raw talent, this memoir would be a great way of taking him on the journey. Listen to the audiobook, learn about his music, and understand the actor’s life journey in a way you didn’t think was possible.