Jaden Smith is the 17-year-old son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, and as such, he’s been Hollywood royalty for his entire life. He rose to fame by starring alongside his dad in The Pursuit of Happyness in 2006, but Jaden has become a star in his own right in the last few years, and now he has a successful career that includes acting, singing, dancing, and modeling. Jaden has also thrust himself into the public eye with his unapologetic gender fluidity, and he looks as comfortable in a skirt as he does in a tux.
Because he’s managed to build a prolific career for himself in his own name, looks, talent, and personality, it’s not surprising that Jaden Smith has accumulated quite a net worth for himself in his short life.
So how much is Jaden Smith worth all on his own? According to GonetWorth, Jaden Smith’s net worth now tops $8 million. Not too shabby for a 17-year-old kid.
Check out a recent photo session that has taken the internet by storm and shows off just how Jaden Smith earns his impressive paychecks.
As Jobs & Hire reports, Jaden Smith has created a new niche for himself in the modeling world, effectively redefining men’s clothing and what attire is gender appropriate. Because of his gender fluidity, Jaden Smith has become the first male face of Louis Vuitton’s women’s clothing line, and he shows no signs of retreating into a more “traditional” style anytime soon. Jaden is completely at home in his own skin and has been quoted as saying that he doesn’t think that there is such a thing as “men’s clothes” and “women’s clothes.” He’s said that he feels like people are kind of confused about “gender norms.”
According to Jaden Smith, there are two kinds of people. Not male and female per se, but rather “scared and comfortable.”
“I feel like people don’t really get it. I’m not saying that I get it; I’m just saying that I’ve never seen any distinction. I don’t see man clothes and woman clothes; I just see scared people and comfortable people.”
Whatever Jaden believes about gender-bending fashion, his style and the fearless way he presents it to the world has made him one of the most popular celebrities on social media, and he’s almost always trending on one site or another. He shares sneak peeks into his personal and fashion lives on both Instagram and Twitter, and people who follow Jaden Smith are quick to learn that his personal and fashion lives are virtually one in the same.
In addition to scoring a historic and coveted Louis Vuitton modeling contract, Jaden has also signed with Nicholas Ghesquiere, another lucrative label.
In addition to his modeling career, which is both just taking off and doing incredibly well, Jaden Smith is working on acting projects, too. The 17-year-old is set to star in the new Netflix show, The Get Down, which was created by Baz Luhrmann.
Jaden Smith also recently donned the cover of GQ magazine. He flaunted his celebrity status and gender-fluid style on the March issue, and during an interview with the magazine, he talked about his sister Willow and spoke of his lofty plans for the future. Plans that, for Jaden Smith, go way beyond fashion and gender-bending, high-end clothes. According to the young Smith, he wants to work toward creating a better world for everyone. A world where people aren’t defined by their jobs, their gender or their clothes.
“I’m really working towards just fixing the whole planet Earth. I really just want to create a utopia on this planet. I really want to make it so that people don’t have to die to pay bills and just work to survive. So that they can work to actually live and do the things that they love to do”
To top it all off, Jaden Smith was also named the Best Dressed of the Week last week for rocking a Louis Vuitton suit during the brand’s recent cruise show in South America.
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