Jada Pinkett Smith Net Worth $21 million
Jada Pinkett Smith salary $125,000
Jada Pinkett Smith Net Worth: How rich is Jada Pinkett Smith? & How much money is Jada Pinkett Smith worth? Time to find out!
Jada Pinkett Smith is an American actress, dancer, singer-songwriter, and businesswoman and her current net worth is $21 million.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she is the daughter of Adrienne Banfield-Jones, a head nurse, and Robsol Pinkett, Jr., who ran a construction company.
Her mother married her father after she found out that she was pregnant, but divorced after just a few months.
Jada’s mother raised her with the help of her grandmother who noticed Jada’s talent for the performing arts. Her grandmother enrolled her in piano, tap dance, and ballet lessons.
Growing up, she kept a close relationship with her mother. She attended the Baltimore School for the Arts, where she met and became a close friend of classmate Tupac Shakur.
While there, she majored in dance and theatre and continued her education at the North Carolina School of Arts. There she became fully committed to pursuing an acting career.
To do this, she moved to Los Angeles where she stayed with LaVern Whitt, former stuntwoman, now a producer and a good friend, who got her started in the industry.
While in LA, Jada’s friend helped her find an acting agent and got her started in the industry by introducing Jada to many of her celebrity friends.
How did Jada Pinkett Smith get famous?
She started her acting career in the early 90s, with a role in an episode of True Colors. After this, she starred in a television pilot for a supernatural drama.
Then after a while, she started receiving guest roles in television shows such as Doogie Howser, M.D., and 21 Jump Street.
During the next period, she continued to appear in numerous of films such as The Nutty Professor, alongside Eddie Murphy, Set it Off, and Bamboozled.
How did Jada Pinkett Smith make money?
But her most famous role to date is the part of human rebel Niobe in the films The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, sequels to 1999’s The Metrix.
The films earned over $91 million and $48 million during opening weekends, respectively.
Apart from her career as an actress, she has also made her directorial debut with The Human Contact. She also acted and wrote the film.
In 2009 she played on the TNT medical drama Hawthorne, in which she served as executive producer and a starring cast member.
According to IMDB, she took home $100,000 per episode.
Since 2014 she stars in Fox’s crime drama Gotham as Gotham City gangster Fish Mooney. She reprised her role in many of the show’s episodes during the second and third season.
Apart from her career in the film industry, she is also a singer/songwriter and as part of a metal band called Wicked Wisdom, she released an album of which her husband, Will Smith, served as executive producer.