Jackie Chan Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career.
Jackie Chan Net Worth 2020- Chan Kong-sang, famously known to us as Jackie Chan is the world-renowned martial arts icon. He has been a successful actor, director, producer, action choreographer, stuntman, etc.
He is well known in Asia as well as in the West for his perfect comic timing and his impeccable fighting style.
Biography – Early Life/Education/Personal Life
Jackie Chan was born as Chan Kong-sang to Charles and Lee-Lee Chan in British Hong Kong. His parents were the refugees from the Chinese Civil War and worked for the French ambassador in Hong Kong.
In 1960, Chan’s father was sent to Canberra, Australia to work for the American Embassy. Around this time Chan was sent to the Chinese Opera Research Institute in Hong Kong to be trained in music, dance and Traditional martial arts. He joined a performance group called the Seven Little Fortunes there.
In 1962, at the age of eight, along with the fellow mates from the performance group, Chan appeared in the movie called ‘Big and Little Wong Tin Bar’. This lead to his appearance in another movie next year called ‘The Love Eterne’.
Subsequently, he kept making small appearances in movies like ‘Come Drink with Me’ (1966) and ‘A Touch of Zen’ (1971).
He also had a brief stint as a stuntman in Bruce Lee films ‘Fist of Fury’ and ‘Enter the Dragon’.
At the age of 19, in 1973, Chan got his first major role in the movie ‘Little Tiger of Canton’ and then he starred in a comedy movie called ‘All in the Family’ (1975).
This movie had Chan’s first nude sex scene. He made the shift from action movies to comedy because his action movies have been a failure until now.
In 1976, he joined his family in Australia and started working as a construction worker there. He got the name ‘Jackie’ in Australia because a fellow construction worker called Jack took him under his watch.
In 1982, Chan married the Taiwanese actress Lin Feng-jiao, also known as Joan Lin. In the same year, they had a son, Jaycee Chan who is a singer and actor
Chan is a follower of the Buddhist religion. He can speak many languages like Cantonese, Mandarin, English, German, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Thai, etc.
In 1976, Chan got an opportunity from a film producer in Hong Kong called Willie Chan to work in his movie as a stuntman. The film was called ‘New Fist of Fury’ and it had Chan in the main lead.
The movie did not do very well as Chan could not exhibit Bruce Lee’s martial arts style and the whole movie was supposed to be modeled on his style.
In 1978, Chan worked in the movie called ‘Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow’ which proved to be a major success in his film career. Chan had full freedom to stage his stunts as he liked. This film was responsible for establishing the comedic kung fu genre, which became very popular with the Hong Kong audience.
After the death of martial arts prodigy Bruce Lee, it came upon Chan to follow him. But Chan decided to come up with his own style of filmmaking. In the year 1978, he was declared to be the most popular martial arts superstar in all of Asia.
In 1980, he directed his first movie ‘The Young Master. This movie became a super hit and was considered the first innovation combination of slapstick comedy and martial arts.
In 1982, he directed and starred in another venture called the ‘Dragon Lord’. In this movie, he extensively experimented with intricate stunts.
In 1983, Chan starred in the movie ‘Project A’ which included the dangerous stunt-driven style of martial arts. This movie was declared as the winner of the Best Action Design Award at the 3rd annual Hong Kong Film Awards.
In 1985, Chan produced and directed as well as starred in ‘Police Story’, which was a Hollywood influenced action-comedy. The movie bagged the Best Film award at the Hong Kong Film Awards.
Chan formulated the ‘Jackie Chan Stuntmen Association’ in the year of 1985 because many stuntmen were hurt during the filming of the movie ‘Police Story’ and no one was ready to work with Chan again. This association was formed to keep the safety and benefits of stuntmen in mind.
In 1987, he acted and directed the movie ‘Armour of God’ which became his biggest domestic success at the box office. It was said to have grossed around 35 million Hong Kong dollars.
After this, he made ‘Miracles – Mr. Canton and Lady Rose’ which also did great business. Due to the success of these two movies, Chan formed the production company called the ‘Golden Way’.
From 1988-1998, huge number of offers started coming his way all the way from the Hollywood, like: ‘Rumble in the Box’, ‘Police Story 2’, ‘Armour of God II: Operation Condor’, ‘Police Story 3: Super Cop’, ‘Drunken Master II’ and ‘Police Story 4: First Strike’.
Initially, Chan was offered to play the villain in Hollywood movies but he did not want to the typical roles or play a stereotypical character.
He declined the Role offered to him in the movie ‘Demolition Man’ by Sylvester Stallone. He was offered more and more roles despite his limited knowledge of English Language.
In 1998, Chan starred in the Hollywood movie ‘Rush Hour’ which was a huge hit at the box office. He worked in the movie with the comic actor Chris Tucker. With the huge success of this movie, both the stars reteamed again for the sequel ‘Rush Hour 2’ in 2001.
Subsequently, he worked in big-budget movies like ‘The Tuxedo’ , ‘Shanghai Knights’, ‘Shanghai Noon’ (opposite Owen Wilson).
Chan voiced the character ‘Shang’ in the movie ‘Mulan’ and sang its original soundtrack. Also, from the years 2000-2005, he lent his voice to the cartoon ‘Jackie Chan Adventures’, to the character based on him.
In 2003, he teamed up with the British comedian Lee Evans and Claire Forlani in the movie ‘The Medallion’. This movie did not do very well at the box office.
In 2004, he worked in the movie called ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ which was a decent success at the box office.
The year 2005 saw his releases like ‘The Huadu Chronicles: Blade of the Rose’, ‘New Police Story’, ‘The Myth’ and ‘Robin-B-Hood’. I
In 2007, ‘Rush Hour 3’ grossed over 258 million US dollars, in which Chan starred with Roman Polanski.
In 2011 ‘The Karate Kid’ was remade starring Chan and Will Smith’s son Jaden Smith in it. The movie was a big success at the box office, earning over 358 million US dollars. It was the much talked about film of the year, which showcased a combination of Chinese-American martial arts.
The 100th movie of his career ‘1911’ was released in 2011. This movie is his first directorial venture after ‘Who Am I?’, released in 1998.
Jackie Chan has a net worth of $370 million.