VIDEO: Watch the Highlights From Will Smith's 50th Birthday Bungee Jump Over the Grand Canyon
On September 25, for his 50th birthday, global superstar Will Smith bungee jumped out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon as part of the Youtube Original special Will Smith: The Jump. Top YouTubers Yes Theory (2.4 M subscribers) who challenged Will to the jump this past March, were also on-site to take part in this experience with Will.
Lifelong friend Alfonso Ribeiro hosted the event, and family, friends and special guests dropped in throughout the livestream in to wish Will a happy birthday as he conquered his fears.
In March of 2018, Youtube creators (and lifelong fans of Will) Yes Theory challenged Will to bungee jump from a helicopter. Yes Theory is a group of friends traveling the world to seek discomfort and conquer fears. Will boldly decided to face his fears and accepted the challenge, under the condition the jump is done to raise awareness and donations for international advocacy organization Global Citizen's education campaigns.
Will believes that every child should have access to the transformative power of an education, which provides the chance to thrive, live and succeed. Through the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation he has chosen to partner with Global Citizen to support their ongoing advocacy work on education that allows them to support Education Cannot Wait, a global initiative that provides 75 million children in crisis-affected areas access to education.
Will Smith launched his Youtube channel in December 2017 and has accumulated more than 2.5M subscribers and almost 60M channel views. Will is giving viewers a behind-the-scenes view of his global adventures and sharing the stories that have shaped his career and perspective.