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Will Smith sidesteps question about $350M net worth after shuttering flailing charity two years after his infamous slap of Chris Rock at Academy Awards

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Will Smith, 55, detailed his future life goals after dodging a question about his net worth in an interview with Complex published Tuesday.

Will Smith detailed his future life goals after dodging a question about his net worth, which comes after the actor closed his charity nearly two years to the day he slapped Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars. .

The Oscar-winning actor, 55, speaking with Complex Correspondent Speedy Morman, in a 360 with Speedy segment published Tuesday, was asked if a $350 million net worth obtained through a Google search was accurate.

“I don’t even know,” the King Richard actor responded. “I don’t talk about those things.”

Morman asked Smith if she’s “on par” with a luxury lifestyle after more than three decades in the spotlight and questioned what her relationship with money is like.

Smith said he is in the “downsizing phase” of his life, as his mindset has shifted from gathering to giving.

Will Smith, 55, detailed his future life goals after dodging a question about his net worth in an interview with Complex published Tuesday.

Will Smith, 55, detailed his future life goals after dodging a question about his net worth in an interview with Complex published Tuesday.

Wednesday marks the second anniversary of Smith's infamous slap to Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars, which has had major professional ramifications for the actor.

Wednesday marks the second anniversary of Smith's infamous slap to Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars, which has had major professional ramifications for the actor.

Wednesday marks the second anniversary of Smith’s infamous slap to Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars, which has had major professional ramifications for the actor.

The Emancipation star said she has seen other successful celebrities change their lives around age 50, citing Jim Carrey as an example of a “drastic public transformation in that sense.”

Smith said that “what happens is you realize that none of that can make you happy.”

He added: “Once you’ve bought everything you want and there’s literally nothing else on earth you want to buy… there’s nothing the material can do to satisfy you.”

The Wild Wild West star said she’s in a “scary” phase of her life where “there’s literally nothing that can make you happy,” citing relationships, money and kids.

He added: “That being happy is an internal and frontal contact with the dark knight of the soul and you reconcile that you have to make happy in (your head) – you have to make happy in (your heart) – with none of those things.

“You have to feel happiness for the people you love; you can’t try to get it from them… I mean… it’s not for the faint of heart.”

The interview with was published on Tuesday, when Variety reported that Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, 52, are closing their charity, the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, after a massive drop in donations since the 2022 Oscars.

The outlet, citing tax records from ProP├║blicanoted that the nonprofit lost major corporate donors such as American Airlines and CAA.

The Oscar-winning actor, speaking with Complex correspondent Speedy Morman in an interview published Tuesday, was asked if a $350 million net worth obtained through a Google search was accurate.

The Oscar-winning actor, speaking with Complex correspondent Speedy Morman in an interview published Tuesday, was asked if a $350 million net worth obtained through a Google search was accurate.

The Oscar-winning actor, speaking with Complex correspondent Speedy Morman in an interview published Tuesday, was asked if a $350 million net worth obtained through a Google search was accurate.

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1711628855 528 Will Smith sidesteps question about 350M net worth after shuttering

The King Richard actor responded: “I don’t even know, man… I don’t talk about that stuff.”

1711628855 138 Will Smith sidesteps question about 350M net worth after shuttering

1711628855 138 Will Smith sidesteps question about 350M net worth after shuttering

Smith said he is in the “downsizing phase” of his life, as his mindset has shifted from gathering to giving.

The charity, which started in 1996, raised $1,760,000 in 2020 and $2,138,660 in 2021 before plummeting 83 percent to $365,870 in 2022 in the wake of the infamous incident.

The couple had been planning to close the foundation before the incident involving Rock, a source told the outlet, as they hoped to channel their main efforts on the charity front into being private donors.

Wednesday marks the second anniversary of Smith’s infamous slap to Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars on March 27, 2022, in which he slapped comedian Chris Rock after he made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith .

The joke was about her shaved head and said, ‘Jada, I love you, GI Jane 2, I can’t wait to see it!’ in a reference to the 1997 film that showed Demi Moore with a shaved head. (Pinkett Smith has diagnosed alopecia, which causes her hair to fall out.)

Smith then went on stage and punched Rock, then returned to his seat and yelled at him twice: ‘Keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth!’ before an astonished audience.

Later that night, in his acceptance speech after winning the Best Actor Oscar for his role as tennis patriarch Richard Williams in King Richard, Smith apologized to the Academy and other nominees, but made no reference to Rock.

Smith later apologized multiple times for the incident and resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences before a 10-year ban from the Oscars was imposed.

Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith are closing their charity, the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, after a massive drop in donations since the 2022 Oscars.

Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith are closing their charity, the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, after a massive drop in donations since the 2022 Oscars.

Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith are closing their charity, the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, after a massive drop in donations since the 2022 Oscars.

Smith is almost two years removed from his infamous incident at the 2022 Oscars, in which he slapped comedian Chris Rock after he made a joke about Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

Smith is almost two years removed from his infamous incident at the 2022 Oscars, in which he slapped comedian Chris Rock after he made a joke about Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

Smith is almost two years removed from his infamous incident at the 2022 Oscars, in which he slapped comedian Chris Rock after he made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

In an apology he issued in July 2022 for the incident in an online clip, Smith said his spouse “had nothing to do” with his attack on Rock.

“I made a decision on my own from my own experiences, from my history with Chris,” she said. “I want to apologize to my children and my family for the heat I have caused them all.”

He added: “I’ve reached out to Chris and the message I’ve gotten is that he’s not ready to talk, and when he is, he’ll get back to us.” So I’ll tell you, Chris, I apologize. My behavior was unacceptable and I will be here when you are ready to talk.

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