Will Smith is easily one of the most powerful and influential men in all of Hollywood, and as close to a legitimate Hollywood blockbuster A-list actor as it gets.
One of only a handful of actors that have the ability to guarantee box office success in today’s modern age (up there with Tom Cruise) almost every single movie that will Smith has been in since Independence Day has brought home hundreds of millions of dollars – billions all together – and he keeps on pumping out hit after hit.
Will Smith’s Net Worth
It’s impossible to know exactly how much money Will Smith is worth without getting a look at the books (good luck in that department), but it’s not at all inconceivable for Smith to be worth close to $250 million.
Ever since Independence Day cemented him on the world stage as one of Hollywood’s leading men he’s been able to command at least $20 million a picture, and sometimes a considerable amount more than that.
According to information published about the finances behind Ali (a film in which Smith played Mohammed Ali, the world’s greatest boxer) Smith made close to $30 million up front – and who knows how much money on the backend.
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air continues to produce revenue close to 25 years later
Will Smith really cemented himself on the world acting stage with the title role in the hit TV comedy Fresh Prince of Bel Air, a comedy that has gone on to be one of the most influential sitcoms in television history and a fan favorite even close to 25 years later.
Thanks to reruns, Smith has been able to earn a little bit of residual income off of those shows and the work that he did a quarter of a century previously – and there’s no way that it has been an unsubstantial amount of money, just because of how long those shows have been on the air.
He hasn’t had a flop in forever
- Independence Day – $300 million
- Men in Black – $250 million
- Hitch – $180 million
- The Pursuit of Happyness – $180 million
… And the list goes on and on!
Even though some of his latest films haven’t grossed quite as much as his older films have (Focus, released in 2015, “only” made $130 million worldwide), Smith is still a major box office draw, and one of the few leading men in Hollywood that can carry almost any film all on his own.
It certainly helps that he owns the production company responsible for producing almost all of his films, either. You had better believe he’s getting a big chunk of the backend profits on his acting efforts.