When Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars for a Jada Pinkett Smith joke, it became one of the most shocking moments the Oscars have ever seen. Now some viewers are wondering if Will Smith is banned from the Oscars after what happened. The slap is already beginning to affect his career, as it has earned him negative press. So, what is Will Smith’s net worth in 2022, what is Chris Rock’s net worth, and which is the highest?
What is Will Smith’s net worth in 2022?
Will Smith’s net worth has piled up impressively over the years as he has become a household name in comedies and thrillers. With great movies and TV shows under his belt like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Men In Black, Independence Day, I Am Legend, The Pursuit of Happyness, Hitch, and many more, it’s no wonder his net worth stands at $350 million in 2022, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
The site notes that Smith brings in between $40 million and $80 million a year from his career and various endeavours. And his Netflix movies continue to pay off. Celebrity Net Worth Notes He Earned $20 Million for Netflix Hit Bright, and it earned $35 million for the film’s sequel. At the height of his career in the 2000s, he earned between $20 and $30 million per film. And his strong social media presence on Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube also brings in millions of dollars a year.
Chris Rock’s net worth in 2022 is significantly lower
While Will Smith’s net worth is hard to beat, what is Chris Rock’s net worth in 2022?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Chris Rock has a net worth of $60 million as of 2022. This means that Will Smith’s net worth is $290 million higher than that of Chris Rock.
Rock rose to fame via Saturday Night Live in the 90s, and he also has a long line of films behind him. He is famous for The longest construction site, Madagascar, and The adults. As for television, he created the hit sitcom Everybody Hates Chris, which lasted from 2005 to 2009. And he earns a lot of money on tour. From June 2016 to June 2017, he earned $60 million from his tours.
As a highly successful comedian, Rock certainly had his high points — but it appears his divorce from Malaak Compton was a financial low point. The two were married from 1996 to 2016 and Rock reportedly lost up to $40 million in the divorce.
Will Smith’s slap at the 2022 Oscars could cost him movie contracts – and Chris Rock’s ticket sales have doubled
Will Smith’s net worth is definitely higher than that of Chris Rock. But the slap will probably cost him money. His Apple TV+ project Emancipation was supposed to be released in 2022, but Apple is waiting for the release date. According to The Hollywood Reporter, projects including bad boys 4 and the Netflix movie Fast and loose would also be pending.
As for the Rock, the slap had the opposite effect on his career. TickPick tweeted that Rock’s ticket sales for his Ego Death World Tour doubled overnight after the 2022 Oscars. “We sold more tickets to see Chris Rock overnight than we did at the last month combined,” the company tweeted. In Boston, Massachusetts, ticket prices reached $1,000 each.
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