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How rich is Jada Pinkett-Smith?

Name: Jada Koren Pinkett

Born: September 18, 1971

Occupation: Actress, singer-songwriter and entrepreneur

Jada Pinkett-Smith, fair use
Jada Pinkett-Smith, fair use

Jada Pinkett-Smith was born on September 18, 1971 in Baltimore, Maryland. She is the daughter of Robsol Pinkett, Jr., who was head of a construction company, and Adrienne Banfield-Jones, a head nurse of an inner-city health clinic in Baltimore. She has a younger brother, Caleeb, who is an actor and writer.

After her grandmother noticed her passion for the performing arts, she attended the Baltimore School for the Arts, where she majored in dance and theater and graduated in 1989. She later attended the North Carolina School of the Arts to enhance her acting career. Dedicated to her craft, she moved to Los Angeles and entered the entertainment industry.

The actress has been romantically linked to Wesley Snipes and Grant Hill. She is currently married to Hollywood blockbuster star Will Smith. The couple have two children, Jaden and Willow.

Jada started her acting career in 1990 when she starred in an episode of “True Colors.” She later appeared in such television shows as “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” “21 Jump Street” and “A Different World.”

It was in 1994 when she made her major motion picture debut by starring alongside Keenen Ivory Wayans in the action comedy movie “A Low Down Dirty Shame.” She continued the wave of momentum by starring in “Demon Knight,” “The Nutty Professor” and “Set It Off.” It wasn’t until 2001 when she gained the biggest role of her career in “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions.”

Jada decided to go behind the camera by writing and directing, as well as starring in, the film “The Human Contract.” Later, Jada returned to television by starring in “Hawthorne” and “Gotham.”

She branched off into the music world by forming the metal band Wicked Wisdom in 2002 and establishing her music company, 100% Womon Production. Jada has also launched her own fashion label, Maja. She and her husband have entered the philanthropy industry by launching The Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, while Jada has fought for animal rights and women’s issues.

Of course, her largest business venture is being part-owner of Philadelphia 76ers with her husband and other partners.

We estimate that Jada Pinkett-Smith’s personal net worth is $20 million (2016).

So how much is $20 million really?

$20 million can buy you 100,000 front-row tickets to a Philadelphia 76ers basketball game. $20 million can also buy you tuition to the North Carolina School of the Arts for 900 students.


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