Will Smith & Family Become a Hollywood Powerhouse
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Will Smith & Family Decoded: They Are Legend

Will Smith + Family celebrate another great year
WORDS BY AMBER MCKYNZIE

Initially meeting on the set of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1995, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith soon married two years later at the “Cloisters, a medieval-style mansion near [Jada’s] hometown of Baltimore,” in December of 1997. Seven months later, the newlywed couple gave birth to their first child—not to be confused with Smith’s first child—Jaden Smith. Two years later the couple had their second child, Willow Smith. Unforeseeably Will and Jada were creating a family that would soon become a Hollywood powerhouse.

From the Fresh Prince’s multimillion-dollar films to the role-playing doctor’s top television shows, Black Hollywood’s “it” couple brought in millions over the years, and that doesn’t include their Broadway partnerships with shows such as Fela and Annie; their stake in Carol’s Daughter; or the Will And Jada Smith Family Foundation. From TV to charity, these two have done it all, and in the process made sure that their heirs are there to carry out the family legacy. With music singles already topping the Billboard charts, and movies already home MTV and Image Award titles, Jaden and Willow, respectively, have proved their more than just the children of Hollywood’s stars.

As a whole, the family is currently worth an estimated $232 million—Will Smith, $200 million; Jada Pinkett-Smith, $20 million; Jaden Smith, $ 8 million; and Will Smith $4 million—but with several films and businesses ventures in the works, that number is sure to grow. So Black Enterprise is taking a look into one of Tinsel Town’s most wealthy families, as each member is a star in their own right. After all, they are legend.

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