After all, when it comes to living the high life, no one does it better than Hollywood’s elite. Jaden Christopher Syre Smith, also known by the mononym Jaden, was thrust into the spotlight at a young age, and experienced fame and glamour from birth itself. Given that his parents are reportedly worth a combined $320 million, according to media reports, it’s no surprise Jaden has experienced all the finer things in life at a very young age and enjoyed it.
Born in Malibu, California, to actors Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, Jaden attended New Village Leadership Academy before being home-schooled by his parents. Jaden has an older half-brother, Trey Smith and a younger sister, Willow Smith. Growing up, he was fascinated by his parents’ film career and showed interest at a very young age to pursue it. But soon he realized that this took a toll on him when he was left all by himself when his actor parents were on work. He has spoken about this loneliness widely in the media.
Before fame could catch up with the Smith siblings, Jaden, his brother and sister were youth ambassadors for Project Zambi, which provides assistance in conjunction with Hasbro for Zambian children orphaned by the life-threatening disease AIDS.
Smitten by the film bug, Jaden made his major role debut in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness for which he won an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance in 2007. The same time along with Abigail Breslin, he presented two awards at the 2007 Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. In 2008, he appeared in the remake of the 1951 classic science fiction film The Day the Earth Stood Still alongside Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly. In 2010, he starred in The Karate Kid opposite the legendary Jackie Chan.
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