Known as a martial artist, a movie director, an actor, a stunt performer, a producer, an entrepreneur and as a singer, too, Jackie Chan is one of the most recognizable and also one of the most recognized personalities of popular culture. His success can be measured not only in financial assets – Jackie Chan net worth estimates are somewhere around $230 million - but also in terms his impressive filmography, his numerous awards and his extraordinary, large fan base all over the world.
Jackie Chan Net Worth - $230 Million
Birth Name - Chan Kong-Sang
Date of birth - 7 April 1954
Zodiac Sign - Aries
Birth Place - Victoria Peak, British Hong Kong
Nationality - Hong Kong
Height - 5′ 9″
Profession - Screenwriter, Martial Artist, Television producer, Entrepreneur, Comedian, Film producer, Voice Actor, Film director, Spokesperson, SingerStunt Performer
Jackie Chan was born in Hong Kong in 1954 as Chan Kong. The family moved to Australia when Chan was seven, but the boy stayed in Hong Kong and was enrolled into the China Drama Academy, a strict boarding school where the boy became familiar with martial arts, acrobatics and stage crafts. He undertook small roles during his school years and he became a recognized stunt artist by the time he graduated.
He continued working in the film industry, but later on he had to move to his parents where he worked on construction sites. He returned to Hong Kong in 1976 to continue his film career, but the films he played in enjoyed limited success only.
His career started to take off when he introduced the comic element into his roles and that is the feature he is most known for today, too. He makes the Drunken Master in 1978 – a movie that becomes an instant hit in Asia and makes it possible for Chan to try his luck in America.
His first two films made in the U.S. were not very successful, so he returned to Hong Kong where he took part in a number of award-winning productions – movies that finally made it possible for Chan to break into the Hollywood market where he became immensely successful.
After 2008, the audience had the chance to see a very different Jackie Chan, too. He continued to make action films with spectacular stunt action scenes, but he also started making dramatic movies without any action scenes such as Shinjuku Incident. In 2012 he announced his retirement from major roles, but he continues to play smaller roles to date.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame artist is also known as a musician, having released numerous albums as well as having composed and performed the soundtrack of many of his films. He has business interests other than film, too: he runs his own film production company; in 2004 he launched a line of clothing; he owns a sushi restaurant chain with outlets in South Korea and in Hong Kong, a gym and many other business enterprises. He is also a philanthropist and a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.