Will Smith Supports Buffett Rule

by Angela Nazworth | May 8, 2012 11:28 am

willsmith 204x300 Will Smith Supports Buffett Rule[1]The Buffett Rule[2] — President Obama’s proposed tax plan that would require millionaires to pay at least 30% of their income in taxes — is fine by actor Will Smith.

Smith, one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors, told the Associated Press[3] that he’s “very supportive” of the tax plan.

“America has been fantastic to me. I have no problem paying whatever I need to pay to keep my country growing,” Smith told the AP.

Forbes[4] has reported that Smith brought home $36 million in 2011. That number is sure to go up after this year after the release of Men In Black III. The actor was paid about about $20 million for his performance in the third installment of the comedy series, Vanity Fair reported.

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Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/willsmith.jpg
  2. Buffett Rule: http://investorplace.com/investorpolitics/the-buffett-rule-a-basic-principle-of-tax-fairness/
  3. Associated Press: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_PEOPLE_WILL_SMITH?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-05-07-20-50-13
  4. Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mfl45giih/will-smith/#gallerycontent

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