Jada Pinkett Smith is an American actress, producer, director, singer, author, and businesswoman who has a net worth of $50 million. She was born Jada Pinkett Smith in Los Angeles, California. The fact that Jada is married to Will Smith, who has been one of the highest-paid performers of the last two decades, contributes significantly to her net worth. Jada Pinkett Smith has amassed a substantial net worth through a variety of endeavours, including work in film, television, music, fashion, and as a children’s book author.
Jada Pinkett Smith Early Life
She was born on September 18, 1971, in Baltimore, Maryland, to Adrienne Bandfield-Jones, a nurse, and Rosbol Pinkett Jr, a businessman who owned and operated a construction firm. Having Jada while still in high school, Adrienne and her husband married immediately after, leaving Adrienne to raise Jada alone with the assistance of Adrienne’s mother, Marion Martin Banfield.
Immediately upon noticing Jada’s natural ability for performance, Jada’s grandmother enrolled her in piano and dancing training. She studied dance and drama at the Baltimore School for the Arts, where she received her bachelor’s degree. Jada received her bachelor’s degree in 1989. Tupac Shakur, the future rap artist, was one of Jada’s classmates while she was attending this school. His terrible death would lead to the two of them becoming lifelong friends.
Jada Pinkett Smith Career
Once Jada relocated to Los Angeles in the early ’90s, she landed tiny roles on television shows such as “True Colors,” “Doogie Howser MD,” and “21 Jump Street.” She continued to work in the entertainment industry until her death in 2011. She was shortly cast in a more recurring role on the sitcom “A Different World,” which she appeared in for 36 episodes. Her breakthrough performance came in the 1993 film “Menace II Society.”
In 1994, she co-starred with Keenen Ivory Wayans in the film “A Low Down Dirty Shame,” which garnered a lot of attention and excellent reviews for her work on the film. In the same year, she appeared in the love drama “Jason’s Lyrics,” and in 1995, she played as a convict in the action film Demon Knight. Ebert commended the chemistry between Pinkett Smith and her co-star Allen Payne, who also appeared in the film.
She made her big break in 1996 when she co-starred with Eddie Murphy in the remake of “The Nutty Professor,” in which she played the love interest to Eddie’s character. The picture grossed $25 million in its first weekend and went on to gross more than $274 million worldwide, making it a resounding commercial success in every sense of the word.
‘The Nutty Professor’ marked the beginning of what would eventually become a highly successful and rich career for Jada, which included roles in films like as ‘Kingdom Come,’ a cameo appearance in ‘Scream 2,’ and two episodes of the extremely successful and popular ‘The Matrix’ series.
In 2010, she received an Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Christina Hawthorne in the television series “Hawthorne,” which she appeared in from 2009 to 2011. She began appearing in the television series “Gotham” in 2014, playing the role of Fish Mooney. When it came to the animated “Madagascar” film series, Jada Pinkett Smith provided the voice of Gloria. Since 2018, Jada has appeared as a guest star in the Facebook Watch series “Red Table Talk.”
Jada Pinkett Smith Other Ventures
As Jada Koren, Pinkett Smith has also worked as a singer and songwriter for the metal band Wicked Wisdom, which she founded with her husband Will Smith. In 2006, they released a self-titled debut studio album. Wicked Wisdom was chosen to open for Britney Spears’ Onyx Hotel, which was released in 2004.
It was during the European leg of Spears’ tour in the spring of 2004 that they served as opening act for eight gigs. In 2005, the band performed at the Ozzfest festival. Aside from that, she has a music production firm called 100 percent Women as well as a clothing line called Maja. Girls Hold Up This World, written by Jada in 2004, was released as a children’s book. Pinkett Smith is also a spokesperson for the beauty company Carol’s Daughter, which she founded.
Jada Pinkett Smith Personal Life
While visiting the set of Will Smith’s 1990s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” Jada met the man who would become her husband, renowned actor Will Smith. Jada went on an audition for the role of Lisa Wilkes, the girlfriend of his character.
Nia Long was cast in the role instead of Jada because she was deemed “too short” to perform it. Will and Jada began dating in 1995 (after his divorce from Sheree Fletcher–Will had reportedly developed feelings for Jada before to this but had never expressed them to her) and were married the following year.
As of today, Will and Jada Smith are the parents of two children: Jaden Smith and Willow Smith, both of whom have achieved notable success in the entertainment business. Jada is also the stepmother to Trey Smith, who is Will’s kid from a previous marriage and is raised by Jada and Will.
Jada admits to being in a romantic connection with singer August Alsina while she and Will were separated in 2016. The revelation came in July of this year.
Jada Pinkett Smith Philanthropy
In 2005, the Pinkett Smiths established the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, which is dedicated to assisting youngsters and their families living in metropolitan areas of the United States. In 2006, the David Angell Humanitarian Award was presented to the organisation.
Over the previous several years, the family and the Foundation have donated to a variety of charitable organisations and causes. Despite not being affiliated with the Church, the Smiths made a donation of $2,000 to the Hollywood Education and Literacy Program, which serves as the foundation for Scientology’s home schooling programme.
Jada Pinkett Smith Real Estate
Will and Jada are the owners of around ten properties in the United States. A quick rundown of some of their most notable current and former properties is provided below:
During the summer of 1999, Will and Jada invested $7.5 million to purchase a breathtaking 100-acre estate in the hills between Malibu and Calabasas, California. Over the course of the following year, they purchased many adjacent parcels of land, resulting in a total of 150 acres of continuous land. An impressive 20,000-square-foot main home, multiple guest houses, an in-ground pool, a private lake, an arena for horseback riding, equestrian trails, stables, tennis courts, and other amenities are all available on the property.
After falling in love with actor Gene Hackman’s Santa Fe home, they decided to create their property in the same manner as him. As a result of environmental concerns and permission difficulties, they actually hired Hackman’s Santa Fe architect for the project, which took years to get underway. They privately advertised the property for $42 million in 2013, but were unsuccessful in finding a buyer. Today, the value of this land alone is estimated to be between $50 and $70 million.
Will and Jada sold their 7-acre beachside compound on the Hawaiian island of Kauai for $12 million in 2017. It cost them $10 million to purchase the multi-family building in 2015. The couple sold a different coastal Hawaiian property on 7 acres for $20 million in 2011 to Ekaterina Rybolovlev, the daughter of rich Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev.
Their other properties include a 9,000-square-foot mansion in the gated community of Hidden Hills, California, and a 9,200-square-foot ski lodge in the ski resort of Park City, Utah.
Will and Jada purchased a 10,400-square-foot mansion in Hidden Hills, California, for a little more than $11 million in September of that year.
The Smiths are believed to be the owners of at least $100 million worth of real estate in various locations across the world.
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