Donnie Yen is a well known Chinese actor, who is popular for his martial arts, who has an estimated net worth of $45 million US dollars. He is considered as the best Hong Kong action movie actor. He is also a popular action choreographer who is behind some of the best Hollywood action hits.
Donnie Yen Biography
Donnie Yen aka Yen Chi Tan was born in 1963 on 27 July to Bow-sim Mark and Klyster Yen. He was born in and raised in Guangzhou, China. But later his family shifted to Boston when he turned 11. He also has a young sister named Chris Yen, who is also an actress and a martial artist. She appeared in ‘Adventure of Johnny Tao: Rock Around the Dragon’ in 2007.
He learned martial arts from his mother who was a Tai Chi and Fu Style Wudangquan grandmaster.
He married his first wife Zing-Ci Leung in 1993. However, the couple divorced after two years. He married his second wife Cissy Wang in 2003. He has two sons named James Yen and Man-Zeok or Jeff Yen and a daughter named Jasmine Yen. Donnie had Jeff with his first wife.
He is a big fan of Ultimate Fighting Championship and can be seen at almost every major UFC event.
He is greatly influenced by Bruce Lee.
He started off his career in 1984 with ‘Drunken Tai Chi’. Some of his popular movies include ‘Legend of the Wolf’, ‘Kill Zone – S.P.L.’, ‘Kung Fu Jungle’, ‘Iron Monkey’, ‘Ip Man Series’, ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’, ‘Flash Point’, ‘Dragon Tiger Gate’, ‘The Monkey King’, ‘Blade II’, ‘XXX: Return of Xander Cage’, ‘Special ID’, ‘Painted Skin’, ‘Seven Swords’, and ‘Iceman’.
He has also appeared in TV shows like ‘The Kung Fu Master’, ‘Mo Min Kap Sin Fung’, ‘The Crime File’, ‘The New Life’, ‘A New Life’, ‘Fei Fu Kwan Ying’, and ‘Fist of Fury’.
Donnie Yen is also an active philanthropist, who is donning is bit every now and then to make earth a better place.
He has also won gold medals for various Wushu competitions in the United States of America. He has also expressed his desire of fighting in Ultimate Fighting Championship, if he didn’t have has a shoulder injury.
He is a trained boxer and knows all fighting art forms like Karate, Tai Chi, Hung Ga, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Jeet Kune Do, Wing Chun, Wrestling, Wushu, Kickboxing and Muay Thai.
Donnie has also choreographed actions sequences for Hollywood movies like ‘Highlander: Endgame’, ‘Shanghai Knights’, and ‘Blade II’. ‘SPL: Sha Po Lang’ and ‘Flash Point’ are considered one of his best works. He has also won 2 Hong Kong Film Award as the Best Action Choreography.
In 2016, Yen and his wife Cissy were elected the brand ambassadors by Resorts World Sentosa. In 2011 he was drafted as the brand ambassador Jacob & Co.
Donnie Yen has won four Hong Kong Film Awards, 3 Golden Horse Awards, 15th Huading Award, Youku Night Award, 8th Asian Film Award, the 3rd Macau International Movie Festival, Huabiao Film Award, Beijing College Student Film Festival, and Golden Bauhinia Award. He has also been nominated for several of these and other prestigious awards.
Donnie Yen Net Worth & Income Profile in 2017
Donnie Yen has an estimated net worth of $45 million US dollars as of 2017. He has done over two dozen of movies in the Chinese Film Industry. He also earns extra dollars, by endorsing big brands and also appearing on the covers of hundreds of magazines in Chinese.
Donnie Yen is one of the best Chinese action movie actors, who is known for doing all his stunts on his own. He is a trained martial artist, who trains and likes to fight every now and then to test his skills. He is loved worldwide and has had success in Hollywood as well.