After he cut his hair in 2011, he auctioned it for $12,000 on eBay. It sold for about $40,000.
He had trouble with the law. Shortly before he landed The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, changing his life forever, Smith ran into trouble with the law for—you guessed it—assault. An alleged attack on his record producer led to a whole bevy of charges against the Fresh Prince. The producer eventually dropped the charges—and just in time! Will Smith was about to become a household name.