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.
|April 7, 1954
|Victoria Peak, British Hong Kong
|Big Brother, Yóuyǒng, Frequent Fliers Club, Pao Pao, Jackie
|Joan Lin (m. 1982)
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
|The Cannonball Run
|Rumble in the Bronx
|Around the World in 80 Days
Awards won by Jackie Chan
|Golden Horse Award for Best Actor
|Golden Rooster Awards for Best Actor & Director
|MTV Movie Award for Lifetime Achievement
|Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
|People’s Choice Award for Favorite Action Star