Jackie Chan

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Overview: Biography, Net Worth and Movies of Jackie Chan

Known for death-defying stunts and whimsical humor, Jackie Chan is regarded as one of the most captivating martial arts movie stars of Hong Kong and Hollywood. Born Chan Kong-sang in 1954 to poor parents in British-ruled Hong Kong, Chan trained rigorously in performance arts for a decade at the strict Chinese Opera Research Institute after his parents felt unable to care for him. Enduring intense training in acrobatics and martial arts, Chan attempted to launch an acting career, finally gaining attention for physical comedy and willingness to perform breathtaking stunts himself in early hits like 1978’s Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow.

Though achieving lead roles in Hong Kong over time, his big Hollywood break came relatively late when he was already in his early 40s with 1995’s Rumble in the Bronx. His subsequent American action-buddy movies cemented his U.S. fame. Charting a path for Asian representation in Western films, Chan crafted a vibrant style reliant on choreography, jaw-dropping sequences and whimsical humor that became his trademark.

With over 150 films, ten Grammy nominated albums and countless business successes under his (black) belt, the pioneering “Big Brother” of action comedy continues to command respect worldwide six decades into his unconventional career. Blending comedy and dazzling skill, Jackie Chan remains a captivating star.

BornApril 7, 1954
BirthplaceVictoria Peak, British Hong Kong
BirthNameChan Kong-sang
NicknameBig Brother, Yóuyǒng, Frequent Fliers Club, Pao Pao, Jackie
Height5′ 8
SpouseJoan Lin (m. 1982)
ChildrenJaycee Chan
Lee-Lee Chan(Mother)

Net Worth and Earnings of Jackie Chan

As one of Hong Kong’s most famous actors who later successfully crossed over to Hollywood, Jackie Chan has amassed sizable wealth from his 150+ films spanning nearly 6 decades. Though his early martial arts films were modest earners for Chan, breakout hits like the Police Story franchise soon let Chan command 7-figure salaries in the Hong Kong market by the 1990s. With iconic movies grossing over $5 billion total worldwide, a share of profits from his production company, and diverse business ventures, Chan boasts an impressive net worth estimated conservatively around $370 million.

Jackie Chan’s Earnings from Movies:

The Big Brawl 1980$75,000
The Cannonball Run 1981$300,000
Project A 1983$300,000
Police Story 1985$300,000
Rumble in the Bronx 1995$7 million
Rush Hour 1998$9 million
Shanghai Noon 2000$12 million
The Tuxedo 2002$15 million
Around the World in 80 Days 2004$20 million

Awards won by Jackie Chan

Golden Horse Award for Best Actor1983Project A
Golden Rooster Awards for Best Actor & Director1985Police Story
MTV Movie Award for Lifetime Achievement1995Lifetime Work
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star1996Motion Pictures
People’s Choice Award for Favorite Action Star2008N/A