Who is Jackie Chan and what is his net worth 2018? Jackie Chan is an actor, director, martial artists, producer, stuntman, and singer. His full name is Chan Kong-sang, but he uses the name Jackie Chan professionally. Chan is a Hong Kong based actor known for his comic timings and acrobatic fighting styles. Chan usually performs his innovative stunts himself. He started acting from the 1960s and has been part of over 150 movies. He has become a symbol of kung-fu movies.
Jackie has stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars. He has been a part of various cartoons and pop songs. Chan also runs many charitable organizations to help children. Chan is an operatically trained vocalist. He released a number of albums and sung songs on various films. He was considered a successor to Bruce Lee in Hong Kong. But, he created a name for himself and is quite different than Lee. Chan became one of the biggest stars in Asia and in the U.S.
Chan was born on 7 th April 1954. He was born to Charles and Lee-Lee Chan. His father was a refugee from the Chinese Civil War. Jackie was called Pao-Pao by his parents as he was an active child growing up. Both his parents use to work for the French ambassador in Hong Kong. He spent his early years in the grounds of the consul’s residence located in the Victoria Peak district.
Jackie attended the Nah-Hwa Primary School in Hong Kong. Chan failed the first year in school. His parents removed him from the school. His father moved to Canberra, in Australia. He worked there as the head cook at the American embassy. Chan went to the China Drama Academy which was the Peking Opera School run by Master Yu Jim-yuen. After joining the school, Chan started training rigorously in martial arts and acrobatics. Jackie was less successful scholastically, that is why he was sent back to Hong Kong. Eventually, he became the part of the “Seven Little Fortunes.” The group was made up of the school’s best students. He gained the stage name, Yuen Lo.
Chan became a close friend of Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao. They became known as the Three Brothers or the Three Dragons. Chan attained the black belt. He also trained in other styles of martial arts like Taekwondo, Karate, Jeet Kune Do, and Judo. Chan began his career by appearing in roles as a child actor. At eight he appeared in Big and Little Wong Tin Bar and The Love Eterne. Chan was also part of a small role in King Hu’s 1966 film called Come Drink with Me. He was also an extra in A Touch of Zen.
When Jackie was seventeen, he started working as a stuntman for Bruce Lee’s movies like Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon. His stage name was Chan Yuen Lung. Jackie’s first starring role was in Little Tiger of Canton in the year 1973. He appeared in the adult comedy All in the Family. It was Jackie’s first movie with no fight scene. He did a nude scene for the first time. Chan went to Australia and joined his parents in 1976. He attended the Dickson College and worked as a construction worker when in Canberra. Fellow workers started calling him Little Jack. His name Jackie Chan came from here. In late 1990, Chang changed his name to Fong Si-lung.
After Brue Lee’s unexpected death Chan was singled out as a likely successor. He signed for many kung fu movies with Lo Wei. Lo Wei was a producer and director for Bruce Lee. Most of their collaborations were unsuccessful and ended in the late 1970s. Chan wanted to get out of Lee’s shadow and do his own thing. He insisted on performing all of his own stunts. His comedy timing perfectly blended with his martial arts abilities. Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow was his first hit. Chan’s “kung Fu comedy,” changed the Hong Kong film world forever. Movies like Drunken Master, Half a Loaf of Kung Fu, The Fearless Hyena, and The Young Master are now classics. These films launched Chan’s career. Chan became a huge international star along with the highest-paid actor in Hong Kong.
Chan is known to have full control of his movies. He totally took control of most of his films, like directing, production, and theme songs. In early 1980s Chan tried his luck in Hollywood. He had little success. Chan had a flop movie and a few small roles in Hollywood. In Hong Kong, his popularity reached its zenith. His action comedies like Project A, Police Story, and Armor of God were pretty successful. Mr. Canton and Lady Rose was a huge success.
In 1986, Jackie Chan launched his production company called Golden Way. Chan also has a modeling and casting agency called Jackie’s Angels. There were many stuntmen injured during the filming of the movie Police Story. He then personally trained and provided medical coverage for all its members. While filming Armor of God, Chan fractured his skull by falling from 40 feet building to a tree branch. He had success in the Crime Story and Police Story. In the year 1995 Chan created his own comic book called Jackie Chan’s Spartan X. He appeared in movies like Gorgeous, The Accidental Spy, New Police Story, The Myth, Rush Hour 3, and Rob-B-Hood. Chan had a PlayStation game in 2000 called Jackie Chan Stuntmaster.
In 2003 Chan started his own film production company, called the JCE Movies Limited. Chan appeared in The Forbidden Kingdom which was his first collaboration with Jet Li. Jackie Chan also voiced the Master Monkey in the Kung Fu Panda. He was starred next to Jaden Smith in The Karate Kid which was a huge hit. His 100th movie was 1911. In 2013, Chan starred in the Police Story 2013.
Chan married Joan Lin in 1982. She is a Taiwanese actress, and they have a son Jaycee Chan, who is an actor. He was in controversy recently for going to jail. Elaine Ng Yi-Lei and Chan had an extra-marital affair. Their daughter was born out of the union. Chan has also released two Olympics albums called the Official Album for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Chan is also a fan of Manchester City, Hong Kong national football team, and England National Football Team.
Education: Jackie Chan received a Doctor of Social Science degree from the Hong Kong Baptist University in 1996. In 2009, he also received an honorary doctorate from the University of Cambodia. He was awarded an honorary professorship by Savannah College of Art and Design located in Hong Kong. Chan is also a faculty member of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management. Jackie also serves as the Dean of the Jackie Chan Film and Television Academy which is under the institution Wuhan Institute of Design and Sciences.
Jackie Chan Net Worth
Jackie’s net worth is around $415 million. He has the annual earnings of $50 million.
Jackie has many houses in the U.S. and China. He owns a $3 million Beverly Hills Mansion. Chan owns a majestic luxury jet called the “LEGACY 650.” It costs around $30 million. He owns two luxury cars Bentley Mulsanne and Sabru Impreza Evo. Chan has been part of many charitable foundations.
Jackie Chan as Business Model
Chan’s production companies, endorsement deals, loyalty, and movies earn him most of his annual income. He is a phenomenon businessman and actor. Chan is one of the richest movie stars on earth. He has launched around 20 albums.
Chan is one of the biggest movie stars of our generation. He is one of the most respected actors from Asia. His style of acting and movies has made him a legendary icon.