In Hollywood, net worth often becomes a topic of fascination, and fans are no strangers to comparing the wealth of their favorite stars. Let’s see the financial standings of two renowned actors who teamed up for the ‘Men in Black’ series: Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith.
Jones embarked on his journey of acting during the 1960s, starting on Broadway before stepping into the cinema screen in 1970 with ‘Love Story.’ His breakthrough came in 1980 with the critically acclaimed film ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter,’ and with his 1993 film ‘The Fugitive,’ the actor won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
His fame soared in the 1990s thanks to roles in movies like ‘The Client,’ ‘Natural Born Killers,’ ‘Batman Forever,’ ‘Men in Black,’ and ‘U.S. Marshals.’ He also had numerous TV roles from 1971 to 2011, including his appearance on ‘The Executioner’s Song,’ which earned him an Emmy award.
Beyond his acting career, Jones also ventured into directing. He starred in and directed the 2005 film ‘The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada,’ a project that earned him the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival.
The actor’s net worth is estimated to be around $100 million. Besides his acting career, Jones has generated income through his roles as a producer and screenwriter. Additionally, he’s made appearances in several television commercials.
Will Smith, on the other hand, started his career with the rap group DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince in the ’80s, known for hits like ‘Summertime’ and ‘Parents Just Don’t Understand.’ However, financial troubles arose as he amassed a $2.8 million tax debt, leading to possessions being seized by the IRS.
To alleviate this, he accepted the role in ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,’ which turned into a massive success, with 25% of his earnings going to the IRS. Following the show, he starred in ’90s films like ‘Six Degrees of Separation,’ ‘Bad Boys,’ ‘Men in Black,’ and ‘Enemy of the State.’
From there, Smith broke acting records, featured in blockbuster films like ‘Aladdin,’ ‘Suicide Squad,’ ‘Hancock,’ and ‘I Am Legend’ and secured his position as one of the world’s highest-paid actors. He has an estimated net worth of $350 million, making him richer than Jones.
Roughly 80% of his income comes from his work in the film industry, with the remaining portion from his investments in diverse ventures. Smith maintains a real estate portfolio valued at approximately $125 million, which includes a $45 million residence and a car collection totaling roughly $10 million.