When Will Smith slapped Chris Rock during the Oscars 2022 over a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, it became one of the most shocking moments the Academy Awards have ever seen. Now, some viewers wonder if Will Smith is banned from the Oscars moving forward after what occurred. The slap is already starting to affect his career, too, as it brought him negative press. So, what is Will Smith’s net worth in 2022, what is Chris Rock’s net worth, and whose is higher?
What is Will Smith’s net worth in 2022?
Will Smith’s net worth has amassed impressively over the years, as he’s become a household name in comedies and thrillers. With major movies and TV shows under his belt like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Men In Black, Independence Day, I Am Legend, The Pursuit of Happyness, Hitch, and many others, it’s no wonder his net worth stands at an impressive $350 million in 2022, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
The site notes Smith brings in between $40 million and $80 million annually thanks to his career and various endeavors. And his Netflix films continue to prove fruitful. Celebrity Net Worth notes he earned $20 million for the Netflix hit Bright, and he earned $35 million for the film’s sequel. During the height of his career in the 2000s, he earned between $20 million and $30 million per film. And his hefty social media presence on Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube also brings in millions of dollars per year.
Chris Rock’s net worth in 2022 is substantially lower
While Will Smith’s net worth is tough to beat, what is Chris Rock’s net worth in 2022?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Chris Rock has a net worth of $60 million in 2022. This means Will Smith’s net worth is $290 million higher than Chris Rock’s.
Rock attained fame via Saturday Night Live in the ’90s, and he also has a long line of films behind him. He’s famous for The Longest Yard, Madagascar, and Grown Ups. As for TV, he created the hit sitcom Everybody Hates Chris, which ran from 2005 to 2009. And he earns a lot of money when touring. From June 2016 to June 2017, he earned $60 million thanks to his tours.
As a highly successful comedian, Rock has certainly had his high points — but it seems his divorce from Malaak Compton was a financial low point. The two were married from 1996 to 2016, and Rock reportedly lost as much as $40 million in the divorce.
Will Smith’s slap at the Oscars 2022 may cost him movie deals — and Chris Rock’s ticket sales doubled
Will Smith’s net worth is certainly higher than Chris Rock’s net worth. But the slap will undoubtedly cost him money. His Apple TV+ project Emancipation was supposed to release in 2022, but Apple is holding off on the release date. According to The Hollywood Reporter, projects including Bad Boys 4 and the Netflix film Fast and Loose are also allegedly on hold.
As for Rock, the slap has had the opposite effect on his career. TickPick tweeted that Rock’s ticket sales for his Ego Death World Tour doubled overnight after the Oscars 2022. “We sold more tickets to see Chris Rock overnight than we did in the past month combined,” the company tweeted. In Boston, Massachusetts, prices for tickets went as high as $1,000 each.
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