Jada Pinkett Smith is a famous American actress, author, businesswoman, director, producer, and singer. She became famous after appearing as a cast member in the short-lived series “True Colors” in 1990, “Menace Society II” in 1993, and for her starring roles in “The Nutty Professor” in 1996. Jada Pinkett Smith also hosts the web television show “Red Table Talk” on Facebook Watch.
What is Jada Pinkett’s net worth?
At the time this article is written the American actress, businesswoman, producer, author, singer, and director Jada Pinkett has a net worth of $50 million. However, it is important to mention that a huge part of Jada’s net worth comes from her husband Will Smith, who has been one of the highest-paid actors in the last twenty years.
Jada Pinkett Smith was paid $150,000 for each episode of the drama series “Hawthorne”.
Jada Pinkett Smith was born on September 18, 1971, in Baltimore, Maryland to Robson Pinkett Jr. and Adrienne Banfield-Jones. Her father was an entrepreneur and her mother was a nurse. They divorced after only a few months of marriage. She majored in dance and choreography at the Baltimore School for the Arts, then spent a year at the North Carolina School of the Arts before withdrawing to pursue a career in acting.
Her debut in acting took place in 1993 with the film “Menace II Society”. She did not achieve widespread recognition until her role opposite Eddie Murphy in “Nutty Professor” (1996). In addition, she spent her time either in front of the cameras or directing music videos.
Jada Pinkett Smith won an Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for “Hawthorne” in 2010.
In 2014 she started to appear in the television series “Gotham” as Fish Mooney. Also, Jada was the voice of Gloria’s character in the animated “Madagascar” film series.
Jada Pinkett Smith began her music career in 2002 as a singer-songwriter in the metal band Wicked Wisdom under the stage name Jada Koren. The band released their self-titled album on February 21, 2006, charting on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers and reaching number 44 for the week of March 11, 2006.
Jada also owns the clothing line Maja and has a music production company, 100% Women Productions. Moreover, she is the spokesperson for the beauty line Carol’s Daughter.
In 2004 she published the children’s book “Girls Hold Up This World”.
Jada and her husband, Will, own around ten properties in the United States of America.
In 1999 they paid $7.5 million for a 100-acre property located in the hills between Calabasas and Malibu, California. In the following years, they purchased other nearby parcels to string together 150 acres of land.
In 2011 they bought an oceanfront Hawaiian 7-acre property from Ekaterina Rybolovlev, the daughter of billionaire Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovle, for $20 million.
In 2013 they listed this property for sale for $42 million, but couldn’t find a buyer. Currently, this is valued at $50 to $70 million.
In 2015 Jada and Smith bought a 7-acre oceanfront house in Kauai for $10 million and sold it in 2017 for $12 million.
In 2021 the couple purchased a 10,400-square-foot house in Hidden Hills, California for more than $11 million.
Also, they own a 9,200-square-foot ski chalet in Park City, Utah, and a 9,000-square-foot home located in a gated community in Hidden Hills, California.
In total, Jada Pinkett Smith and her husband, Will Smith, own a minimum of $100 million worth of real estate all over the world.
Married since 1997, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith form one of Hollywood’s longest-running and most publicized couples. Over time, it has been circulated that the two are on the verge of divorce, but also that they have an “open” marriage, that is, that they agree to other relationships.
The love story between Jada Pinkett Smith and her husband began many years ago. The two actors met at the casting of the series “The Prince of Bel-Air”, the one that made the actor so famous. He took the part, but she didn’t because she was too short. At the time, Will Smith was married to Sheree Zampino, the mother of his oldest son.
After five years, the actor divorced her, and in 1995 he began to get closer to Jada Pinkett, who in 1997 would become his wife. At the time, the actress was two months pregnant with their first child, Jaden, followed two years later by his sister, Willow.
In 2019, actress Jada Pinkett Smith confirmed on her Facebook Watch show that she was romantically involved with August Alsina during a temporary split from her husband in 2016.
In 2021, Will Smith admitted what had been rumored for a long time, namely that he has an open marriage with his wife and that they have consensual extramarital affairs.
Jada Pinkett Smith and her husband founded the Will and Jada Smith Foundation, which focuses on supporting social services, health, and art, as well as education.