Jaden Smith became one of the most well-known actors due to the character he portrayed in the remake of the movie Karate Kid, where he played as the main character, named Dre Parker.
For people who are also a fan of his father, Will Smith, you would know that the very first appearance of Jaden Smith was when he was still a child in the movie The Pursuit of Happiness, with his father as the main protagonist.
However, he quickly went out and got into his own brand of being a solo artist and due to his knack in music, he reached superstardom in no time. He also has this way of posting extremely unusual topics in the social media reaching out a lot of people making them question the post. As young as Jaden Smith, he now has a networth of $8 million.
Stage Name: Jaden Smith
Real Name: Jaden Smith
Occupation: Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Rapper
Birthday: July 8, 1998
Place of Origin: Malibu, California
Age: 22 years old
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Total Net Worth: $8 million
Jaden Smith is the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinket Smith. Jaden was anticipated to be the son who will follow the steps of his father, Will.
However, like any other good father, Will is giving his children the freedom of choosing what makes them happy and let them enjoy their own life. Jaden was born in Malibu, California on 8th of July in 1998.
Jaden has a younger sister, named Willow Smith, and another half-sibling named Trey Smith. Before jade was switched to homeschooling, he attended the New Village Leadership Academy in Calabasas, an upbringing he believed to be the reason why he kept making conventional friends. In some interviews, Jaden has this isolation with his entry in every interview skateboarding — a hobby he pursues without being tagged as a celebrity.
Originally, when we talk about debut, Jaden made his first ever major feature in a film called The Pursuit of Happiness in the year 2006. In the film, Jaden played the role of the son of Will Smith’s character, which is great for the film, as in real life, this is also true. So the director did not have to worry about the chemistry of the actors. Jaden portrayed the character so well that he was awarded Breakthrough Performance at the MTV Movie Awards in 2007 for the acting skills he provided.
A few years later, Jaden got his first starring role, in a remake of the movie The Karate Kid in 2010. He starred together with the martial arts superstar Jackie Chan. The movie was a big hit and earned Jaden a lot of money.
A couple of years later, he then again got to play his father’s son in the 2014 film, titled After Earth. A science-fiction film with a knack of action and adventure from the director M. Night Shyamalan. However, the movie did not get that much appreciation and instead got a lot of negative reviews on how Jaden acted on the movie.
This might be the reason why Jaden took a break from acting and pursued music instead. 2017 when Jaden returned from acting in the Netflix original series, The Get Down. 2018 when he got the role which is closely related to his skateboarding life when he was younger in the teen drama Skate Kitchen. 2019 when he also starred in the movie, titled Life in a Year, together with Cara Delevigne and Cuba Gooding Jr.
Alongside Justin Bieber, Jaden rapped in the song Never Say Never, which was also used in his movie Karate Kid in 2010. Which also became one of the stepping stones of Jaden in his music career. 2012 when Jaden released his mixtape titled The Cool Cafe.
In 2014, he followed up in releasing his own mixtape called CTV2 and also began working on his first studio album, however it took 3 long years to be completed. 2017 when the album Syre was released. A year after, he released Syre: The Electric Album which is a reworked of his debut album in an electric guitar style which is influenced by The Beatles and also Jimi Hendrix. Summer of 2019 when Jaden also released Erys which is his second studio album.
Jaden Smith’s fame was not just because of his talent and skills, but also because of his idiosyncratic style, which eventually resulted into a clothing line which is called MSFTSrep. He was previously linked with Vanessa Hudgens’ younger sister, Stella. Later on, reports came in that he was dating Kylie Jenner. Between 2012 and 2015, Jaden dated Sarah Snyder, who was believed to be the main inspiration of the many songs on the album Syre.
Along with his two siblings, Jaden has been working as a youth ambassador for the Zambia Project, which is associated with Hasbro with the goal to provide assistance to the children of Zambia who were orphaned because of AIDS.
His starring role in The Karate Kid let him earn the BET Young Stars Award along with nominations for the Kids Choice, Teen Choice, NAACP Image Awards, and MTV Movie Awards.
Jaden Smith became controversial when he filed for emancipation from his parents at the young age of 15. His parents were supportive of this and got their approval.
Jaden filed the papers with the hope of getting his own house apart from the family home. However, in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, with Will Smith and Jaden Smith, Jaden seems to have second thought about the idea of moving out on his own, with his exact words as:
“The thing that people don’t get is everything at his house is free. So I can get anything and everything at his house, so I’m going to be there for 20, 30 more years. He [Will Smith] says that as soon as I have a movie that’s bigger than one of his movies I can get my own house.”
However, year 2017 when both Jaden and Willow moved out of their parents’ house, and lived on their own into a $4 million home located in the Hollywood Hills.
Jaden Smith Total Net Worth
Jaden at a young age was very successful due to his acting career and skills, and then later shifted to music. At a young age of 22, Jaden has already an $8 million net worth and believes to rise up even more with the upcoming years with the anticipated creation of the sequel of The Karate Kid.