Fact check: Will Smith has been recently boasting that he sold 1 million copies of his book, “Will.” See his Insta post below.
Indeed even last February Will posted a video to Instagram jubilantly announcing 1 million copies. And that was a month before he snapped and slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars.
So here’s the real story: according to NPD Book Scan, “Will” has sold 379,700 copies in hardcover in the US. It’s also sold around 50,000 copies in e-books. Worldwide sales, even if excellent, are unlikely to have to 600,000 more copies.
It’s possible, of course, that someone who works for Will told him he sold a million copies. He may really believe it.