Who is Jaden Smith? Where is he now?
Jaden Christopher Syre Smith was born on the 8th July 1998, in Malibu, California USA, of part-African and Caribbean descent, and is an actor, probably best recognized from starring in the role of Dre Parker in the film “The Karate Kid” (2010), playing Kitai Raige in the film “After Earth” (2013), and as Marcus ‘Dizzee’ Kipling in the TV series “The Get Down” (2016-2017). He is also known as a rapper, who has released two studio albums to date – “Syre” (2017) and “Syre: The Electric Album” (2018) – and is currently pursuing a career in the music industry.
Early Life, Family, Education and Charity Work
Jaden Smith was raised in a well known family in Malibu, California, the son of one of the most famous Hollywood actors, Will Smith, and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who is also an actress. He spent his childhood with an older half-brother from his father’s previous marriage, Trey Smith, and a younger sister, Willow Smith, who is well-known as an actress, singer and dancer. Jaden went to New Village Leadership Academy (NVLA), a private elementary school co-founded by his parents, after which he was homeschooled due to his career.
Before he became famous, Jaden worked alongside his sister as a youth ambassador for Project Zambi and Hasbro, organizations which take care of children in Zambia whose parents have passed away from AIDS.
Rise to Fame
Regarding Jaden’s acting career, it began in 2002 when he had a cameo role in the film “Men In Black II”, after which he portrayed Reggie in the TV series “All Of Us”, created by his father, between 2003 and 2006. When the filming of the TV series was ended, his breakthrough came as he was pushed by his parents to make his debut film appearance in the role of Christopher in the 2006 film entitled “The Pursuit Of Happyness”, starring alongside his father. This role brought him the MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Performance in the following year, potentially helping to add a considerable amount to his net worth.
“The Karate Kid”
Jaden also starred in the role of Jacob Benson in the remake of the classic film from 1951 entitled “The Day The Earth Stood Still” (2008), directed by Scott Derrickson, and his next major role came in 2010, when he featured as Dre Parker in the film “The Karate Kid”, starring along with Jackie Chan and increasing enormously his popularity. This role led him to win the BET Award for YoungStars Award as well as the Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film, both in 2010.
To speak further about Jaden’s acting career, he appeared once again with his father on the big screen in the film “After Earth” in 2013, portraying Kitai Raige. Three years later, he landed the role of Curtis in the TV film “Brothers In Atlanta”, after which he was selected to play Marcus ‘Dizzee’ Kipling in the TV series “The Get Down” between 2016 and 2017, then provided the voice to the character Kaz Kaan in the animated TV series “Neo Yokio” later in 2017. Most recently, Jaden starred in the film “Skate Kitchen” (2018) and it’s been announced that he will feature in the film “Life In A Year”, so his net worth will certainly continue to increase in the forthcoming years.
Apart from his involvement in the entertainment industry as an actor, Jaden started pursuing his career as a rapper in 2010, alongside Justin Bieber in the single “Never Say Never”, which reached No. 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Two years later, Jaden released his debut mixtape entitled “The Cool Cafe”, and its sequel “Cool Tape Vol. 2” in 2014. After that, he started working on his debut album “Syre”, which out came in 2017 and debuted at No. 24 on the US Billboard 200 chart with such singles as “Fallen”, “Watch Me” and “Batman”, while the single “Icon” peaked at No. 3 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. In July of 2018 his debut EP entitled “Syre: The Electric Album” was released, which is increasing further his fortune.
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— Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) June 22, 2018
Jaden Smith Net Worth and Assets
His career started in 2002, and since then he has been an active member of the entertainment industry, primarily known as a professional actor, but he’s now also become known through his successful career in the music industry. So, if you ever wondered how rich Jaden Smith is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of his net worth is over $8 million. Another source of his fortune is coming from his owning a clothing line named ‘MSFTSrep’, and from appearing as a model for Louis Vuitton. His assets include a house located in Hidden Hills, which is worth $4 million, where he lives alone, and a Tesla Model X car.
When it comes to speak about his personal life, Jaden Smith asked emancipation from his parents so he could live alone, which he got in 2013 as a 15th birthday present.
Regarding his love life, Jaden is currently in a relationship with actress Odessa Adlon. He previously dated reality TV star Kylie Jenner (2013-2015), and social media personality Sarah Snyder (2015-2017). Speaking about his appearance, he has an athletic body with height of 5ft 8ins (174 cms) and an average weight of 143 lbs (65 kgs).
Social Media Presence
In addition to his involvement not only in the film industry, but also in the music industry, Jaden is an active member across many of the most popular social media sites. He has more than 7.7 million followers on his official Twitter account, and more than 9.7 million fans on his official Instagram account. He is also active on his own Facebook page, moreover, Jaden has launched a website, where you can find more information about his upcoming projects.