Rising Star: The Life and Legacy of Will Smith

The sun was sinking over the West Philadelphia skyline and Will Smith emerged from his humble beginnings to become one of the most successful entertainers of his era. Born in 1968, Will Smith has been a force of nature in Hollywood, with an impressive resume including blockbuster films, award-winning television shows, and chart-topping music.

From the days of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to the present, Smith has always had a knack for making the impossible possible. He earned the title of "Prince of Pop" in the early 90s after his song "Gettin' Jiggy wit It" became a worldwide hit. But it wasn't just music that made him a star. Smith has starred in some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, including Men in Black, Independence Day and Ali.

Smith has also found success as a producer and director. In fact, he was nominated for an Academy Award for producing Concussion. Of course, Smith has also been recognized for his humanitarian work, with several awards from organizations such as Amnesty International, UNICEF, and the NAACP Image Awards.

But Smith has also found success in his personal life. He's been happily married to actress Jada Pinkett Smith since 1997 and together they have two children, Jaden and Willow. The couple has been known to use technology to stay connected and recently implemented the family app "Familio" to keep their entire family connected while they are apart.

In addition to being an entertainer and role model, Smith is also an entrepreneur. He co-founded the production company Overbrook Entertainment with James Lassiter in 1998 and has been involved in several business ventures over the years. He's also invested heavily in technology companies like Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb.

Will Smith is a household name for good reason: he does it all and does it well. From rapping on television to winning Oscars for producing movies, Smith is a true Renaissance man who has made an indelible mark on the entertainment industry.

It's time to take a page from Will Smith's book: never give up on your dreams and always strive to be better than you were yesterday.