Jada Pinkett Smith’s Net worth and Salary
Jada Pinkett Smith has a net worth of $50 million. She is an American actress, producer, director, singer, author, and businesswoman.
Though it should be remembered that Jada’s net worth is largely derived from her marriage to Will Smith, who is one of the highest-paid performers of the last two decades.
Jada Pinkett Smith has amassed a substantial net worth from her work in movies, television, music, fashion, and as a children’s book author.
Jada Pinkett Smith Early Life
She was raised by Adrienne Bandfield-Jones and Rosbol Pinkett Jr., both of Baltimore, Maryland. On September 18, 1971, she was born. Adrienne gave birth to Jada while still in high school, and the couple married soon after, leaving Adrienne to raise Jada alone.
As soon as her grandmother noticed her granddaughter’s potential for performance, she enrolled her in piano and dancing lessons. At the Baltimore School for the Arts, she studied dance and drama. Jada obtained her diploma in 1989. Tupac Shakur was a classmate of Jada’s at this school. They were inseparable friends before his tragic death.
Jada Pinkett Smith Career
After moving to Los Angeles in the early 1990s, Jada found work on shows including True Colors, Doogie Howser, and 21 Jump Street. She had a 36-episode recurring role in the sitcom “A Different World.” Her big break came in 1993 with the film “Menace II Society,” in which she appeared.
When “A Low Down Dirty Shame,” starring Keenen Ivory Wayans, was released in 1994, it drew a lot of attention and received rave reviews. She was cast in the love drama “Jason’s Lyrics” later that year as a result of her appearance as a convict in Demon Knight. The connection between Pinkett Smith and her co-star Allen Payne was praised by Roger Ebert.
Jada’s big break came in 1996, when she starred as Eddie Murphy’s love interest in the remake of “The Nutty Professor.” The film was a great success, with first-weekend ticket sales of $25 million leading to a worldwide total of $274 million.
“The Nutty Professor” was one of Jada Pinkett Smith’s earliest appearances, and it launched a successful and lucrative career that includes roles in “Kingdom Come,” “Scream 2,” and “The Matrix.”
She was nominated for an Image Award in 2010 for her portrayal of Christina Hawthorne on the drama series “Hawthorne,” which she starred in from 2009 to 2011. Beginning April 2014, she played Fish Mooney in the television series “Gotham.”
Jada Pinkett Smith provided the voice of Gloria in the animated “Madagascar” films. Since 2018, Jada has starred in the Facebook Watch series “Red Table Talk.”
Jada Pinkett Smith Personal Life
Jada met her future husband, Will Smith, on the set of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Will Smith went on to become a famous actor. Jada auditioned for the role of Lisa Wilkes, his character’s girlfriend. Because Jada Pinkett Smith was deemed “too short” for the role, Nia Long was cast instead.
Will and Jada met after he divorced Sheree Fletcher in 1995, and they married in 1997. Will had previously expressed an interest in Jada, but he had never pursued it.
Because to their parents’ efforts, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have two children, Jaden Smith and Willow Smith, who are both well-known performers in the entertainment industry today. Will’s son from a previous relationship, Trey Smith, is also Jada’s stepson.
Jada admitted to having a relationship with August Alsina, a singer, after months of speculations about her and Will’s separation in 2016.
Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, which focuses on aiding adolescents and their families in urban areas, was founded by the Pinkett Smiths in 2005. In 2006, the charity received the David Angell Humanitarian Award. Over the years, the family and the Foundation have donated to a variety of charities and causes. The Smiths gave $2,000 to the Hollywood Education and Literacy Program, which is Scientology’s basis for homeschooling, despite not being members of the Church.
Will and Jada own 10 U.S. properties. Here’s a rundown of their most notable properties:
Will and Jada spent $7.5 million on a 100-acre property between Malibu and Calabasas. Next year, they bought nearby parcels to create 150 acres of contiguous land.
The property has a 20,000-square-foot main house, guest houses, a private lake, a horse riding ring, equestrian trails, stables, and tennis courts. They modeled the home after Gene Hackman’s Santa Fe home. Due to environmental concerns and permit restrictions, the project took years to start. In 2013, they listed the property for $42 million but couldn’t sell it. This property is worth $50-$70 million.
Will and Jada sold their 7-acre Kauai oceanfront compound for $12 million. The multi-home property cost $10 million in 2015. In 2011, they sold a 7-acre oceanfront Hawaiian property for $20 million to Dmitry Rybolovlev’s daughter, Ekaterina.
They own a 9,000-square-foot home in Hidden Hills, California, and a 9,200-square-foot ski chalet in Park City, Utah.
Will and Jada paid $11 million for a 10,400-square-foot Hidden Hills home in 2021. We know the Smiths own $100 million in real estate worldwide.