Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan, Image Source: Mentalfloss
Full Name/Real Name: Chan Kong-sang
Celebrated Name: Jackie Chan
Parents: Charles Chan (18 December 1914 – 26 February 2008) and Lee-Lee Chan (1916 – 28 February 2002)
How Old?/Age: 65 years
Birth Date: 7 April 1954
Birth Place: Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
Dead or Alive: He is alive and kicking, not dead.
Education: Chinese Opera Research Institute
How Tall?/Height: In centimeters- 170 cm
In meters- 1.70 m
In Feet Inches- 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms- 65 kg
In Pounds- 143 lbs
Nationality: Chinese, American
Religion: Chinese Buddhist
Famous for: His own style of martial arts blended with screwball physical comedy.
Profession: Martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer
Net Worth in 2019: $520 Million
Last Updated: 11th December 2019

Jackie Chan’s net worth is something of interest considering he is one of the most bankable top Hollywood action stars of our time. Jackie is a world-renowned Hong Kong-based actor, a martial artist, a stuntman, and singer, a film producer, and director.

He is one of the few actors who has been able to bridge the gap between western and eastern film emerging as a cinematic force in the entertainment industry. As of today Jackie has appeared in more than 150 films and named the fifth highest-paid actor. Today we are to explore Jackie Chan’s biography, his net worth fortune, how he has made his fortune, his family, a little gossip on a few things you probably don’t know about Jackie Chan such as his estranged daughter.

Bio-Wiki, Real Name, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity & Religion

Chan Kong-Sang was the name given to Jackie Chan by his parents Charles and Lee-Lee Chan when he was born in 1954 on Hong Kong’s famous Victoria Peak. Jackie Chan holds Chinese and American citizenship/nationality, but his ethnicity is Asian. He follows the Buddhism religion. Chan is a Chinese Buddhist but does not talk about his faith. He grew up in Hong Kong for six years before being sent to China at Peking Opera School which was run by Master Yu Jim-Yuen.

At the school, he excelled in acrobatics singing, and martial arts. He earned his black belt under grand master Jin Pal Kim who also trained his in Taekwondo, Karate, Judo and Jeet Kune Do. Chan commenced his acting career at the age of five where he appeared in small roles in films such as Big and Little Wong Tin Bar 1962, The Love Eterne 1963 and Come Drink with Me 1966.

At the age of 17, Chan started gaining some recognition, and he was signed as a stuntman for Bruce Lee in the films Enter the Dragon and Fist of Fury. Later that year he received his first starring role on Little Tiger of Canton but things didn’t work out so well for him, and he had to leave for Canberra Australia where he briefly attended Dickson College and did some construction work. This is where his stage name ‘Jackie Chan” came from.

Age, Height, Weight, Body Measurements, Dead or Alive

As of 11th December 2019, Jackie Chan is 65 years old, and he is alive and kicking, not dead. He is in centimeters- 170 cm, in meters- 1.70 m, in Feet Inches- 5′ 7″ tall and has a weight of in Kilograms- 65 kg, in Pounds- 143 lbs.

Is Jackie Chan Married? Wife, Kids & Son

Jackie Chan Family Photo
Jackie Chan Family Photo, Source: Youtube.com

Jackie Chan married Joan Lin in 1982, and they were blessed a son actor Jaycee Chan. He is also a father of Elaine Ng Yi-Lei, a daughter who she had as a result of an extra-marital affair. It’s been said that Jackie has neglected his fatherly roles and abandoned the family.

Jackie Chan Relationship Statistics

What is Jackie Chan’s marital status? Is he married? Married
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Who is his Spouse? (name): Joan Lin (m. 1982)
Does he Have Any Kids? Yes (Jaycee Chan, Etta Ng Chok Lam)

Professional Career

Chan’s film career took off again after leaving the construction job and heading back to Hong Kong after film producer Willie Chan called him due to his impressive stunt work. He appeared in many low budget martial arts films in the 1970s such as Yi Zhao ban shi Chuang Jiang hu (1978), Magnificent Bodyguards (1978), among others and they all fared well at the cinemas.

His breakthrough and what propelled him to mainstream success was with the film Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow 1978 and Drunken Master 1978.

Between 1980 and 1987 Chan made his directorial debut with the film The Young Master 1980 and Dragon Lord 1982. In 1983, he costarred in Project A 1983, Wheels on Meals 1984 and in 1985 starred wrote and directed “Police Story” a film that will be named ‘Best Film” in 1986 Hong Kong Awards.

Since then Chan has appeared in over 150 films and some of his most successful films to date where he has either starred as an actor, directed, produced or written include; project A Part II 1987, Police Story 2 1988, Drunken Master II 1994, Rumble in the Bronx 1995, Rush Hour 1998, Who Am I 1998, Shanghai Noon 2000, Rush Hour 2 2001, Rush Hour 3 2007, The Spy Next Door 2010, Karate Kid 2010, 1911, police Story 2013, Skiptrace 2016, The Foreigner 2017, Bleeding Steel 2017.

Jackie Chan has also released several studio albums and compilation albums such as Love Me 1984, Thank You 1984, A Boy’s Life 1985, Shangrila 1986, Sing Lung 1986, No Problem 1987, The Best of Jackie Chan 1999, Jackie Chan Greatest Hits 2005 among many others.

Awards & achievements

On awards & achievements, Jackie Chan has won more than 28 awards and received 34 nominations for awards. Some of the awards include an Academy Award, a Blockbuster Entertainment Award. Day Time Emmy Award, Golden Horse Film Festival, 2002 Taurus Honorary Award, 4 Hong Kong Film Awards among many others.

Jackie Chan Net Worth, Salary & Income in 2019

Jackie Chan Net Worth
Jackie Chan Net Worth

As of December 2019, Jackie Chan’s net worth is estimated to be about $520 million. Today according to the latest statistics Jackie Chan is the fifth highest-paid actor in the world having taken home around $49 million in 2017, $48 million in 2018 and another $68 million in 2019 according to Forbes. So how does Jackie Chan make his money? Jackie Chan’s net worth has been amassed through his film career and a little chunk of it through business and music career.

To date, Jackie Chan has worked on over 150 films either as an actor, screenwriter, film producer or director grossing over $3 billion. He has also released 20 albums and over 100 songs. As an entrepreneur, Jackie Chan owns JCE Movies Limited a film production and distribution company, JC Group China, Jackie Chan Theater International a chain of cinema, a clothing line, restaurants, club gyms, a line of cookies, chocolates, and many other business ventures.

10 facts you need to know about Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan has become a legend in the film entertainment business and now his twilight years are approaching fast. He has appeared in over 150 films for the past five decades and nearly everyone including your granny knows him. But how well do you know this action-comedy legend? Here is a list of a few things you probably don’t know about Jackie Chan.

1. His most dangerous stunt is his film “Who am I”. He had to slide down in a 21 storied building at an angle of a 45-degree angle, stand up and walk down quickly.

2. Over his career, he has heard several injuries such as the broken neck, pelvis, shoulder, thigh among other areas.

3. Did you know there is a double who usually does stunts when Jackie is unavailable?

4. Chan has his own stuntman association known as “Sing Kar Pan”.

5. He holds the Guinness world record on most stunts by any living stuntman and the only person who has even taken more than 15 roles in one film. That’s on ‘Zodiac”.

6. He was to go down on a real fight with Benny Urquidez during the filming of “Wheels on Meals”. This is after Benny the kickboxer gave Chan hurtful blows.

7. He fears public speaking and needles as well.

8. In his skull, there is a permanent plastic plug which is as a result of an accident that occurred while filming The Armour of God.

9. Did you know that Jackie Chan can speak fluently seven languages that are Thai, German, English, Spanish, Japanese, Cantonese, and Korean?

10. In 1976 he underwent plastic surgery to re-shape his eyelids.

Jackie Chan’s net worth in upcoming years might be higher than what we have in the current year considering there is a lineup of films set to be released in upcoming years such as, Knight of Shadows 2019 Viy 2: Journey to China, Rush Hour 4, Wish Dragon and others.

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