Jaden Smith gets ready to catch a flight out of LAX on Wednesday afternoon (February 11) in Los Angeles.
The 16-year-old actor’s dad Will recently revealed to Esquire that Jaden only owns one pair of shoes, three pairs of pants, and five shirts.
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“He has refused to be a slave to money,” Will told the magazine. “I so respect that. The younger generation is less of an ownership generation, anyway. And it’s such an interesting thing to watch, because I came from a middle-class background, but, you know, our lights and gas would be cut off from not paying the bill. I grew up in a house where you would need the kerosene heaters in the winter in case the bills didn’t get paid.”
He continued, saying: “And he’s from the complete other end of the spectrum. And it’s so interesting to me that from growing up in that space, he could see the need for things in a way that he’s rejecting. He’s like, ‘I’m not gonna let myself need things in that way’ — but I would like him to get another pair of shoes.”