How Much Is Jaden Smith Worth?

Jaden Smith and Will Smith look at each other as their strapped into seats in After Earth.

Jaden Smith and Will Smith in After Earth | Columbia Pictures

Jaden Smith is the son of famed actors, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. Will is best known for his blockbuster movies and his role in the 1990’s hit television series, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Jada is best known for her roles in the Madagascar movie trilogy and Gotham. Both have singing careers, also.

Besides being successful double-threat Hollywood elites, the Smith family is also well known for their phenomenal co-parenting skills with Will’s ex-wife, Sheree Fletcher, and their freestyle views on parenting which have sometimes come under fire. The two home-schooled both their children.

Jaden was born on July 8, 1998, in Malibu, California. He began acting early in his childhood, sometimes with his superstar father. Smith is also a dancer, rapper, and songwriter. After a lengthy home-school career, Smith and his sister, Willow, attended the New Village Leadership Academy.

How much is Jaden Smith worth?

At the age of twenty, Jaden Smith is worth approximately $8 million in his own right. That may not seem like much when you consider the fact that Tom Cruise was paid an incredible $75 million for the second, third, and fourth Mission Impossible movies – but for someone who can’t even legally drink yet, we think $8 million is a pretty hefty sum.

With several different pursuits already in the works besides acting (see below), Jaden Smith has the potential to eventually possess a net worth as much as his father, who is reportedly worth $300 million.

When did Jaden Smith begin acting?

Pursuit of Happyness

Jaden Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness | Sony

His first acting credit was as a baby when he joined his father in a video short called Just the Two of US. For his first named credit in his own right, Jaden Smith appeared as Reggie in the television series All of Us. He played the recurring role between the years 2003 (when he was five) until 2006 (when he was eight).

What was Jaden Smith’s most successful movie?

The 2010 remake of The Karate Kid was probably Jaden Smith’s most successful movie. He played the main character of Dre Parker for a salary of $3 million. The Pursuit of Happyness, which he played in as a child with his father, was also a big success for Jaden Smith.

What else has he played in?

Jaden Smith has played in several other movies and television shows. These include After Earth, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Get Down, and Neo Yokio.

Smith has appeared as an actor or dancer in a few music videos. For his father, Will Smith, he appeared in the video shorts for Just the Two of Us and Nod Ya Head (Black Suits Coming). He made appearances in The Black Eyed Pea’s Where is the Love and Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never. In fact, Smith wrote Bieber’s hit song.

Jaden Smith’s music career

After several mixtapes which date back to the 1990s, Jaden Smith released his debut full-length music album, Syre, in 2017. His top music hits include Fallen, Icon, Welcome to the Get Down, and Losing Your Mind.

He’s a humanitarian

Many times, when a child is born into a rich family with celebrity parents, they tend towards being spoiled. Smith, however, is well-known for his charitable humanitarian pursuits starting at a young age. His most notable was his work done with Project Zambia,  where he assisted in caring for children who had lost their parents to aids.

Jaden Smith has his own clothing line

In 2013, Jaden Smith launched his own clothing line called MSFTSrep. The line includes a diverse offering, from casual hoodies and T-shirts to more formal trouser and vest ensembles. This is in line with Smith’s own unique style, which has become his signature.