We all agree that Jackie Chan is one of the most famous movie stars ever. He is an actor, martial artist, producer, director, singer, and even a stuntman.
Chan Kong-sang was born in Hong Kong, China on April 7, 1954.
His parents, Charles and Lee-Lee Chan, moved to Australia when their son was 7 years old and sent him to Drama Academy.
It’s safe to say that his time at school was rather difficult. The discipline was harsh; the students would get beaten if they made an error. But, since this was his only home for 10 years, the boy was persistent in going through it all. He made sure to do his best at studying acrobatics, drama, martial arts, acting, and singing. Since he was one of the best students, he was a part of the group called Seven Little Fortunes. It actually consisted of 14 members, but only seven would appear on the stage at a time. Thus, Jackie got his first role when he was only 8 years old, in the Cantonese film called Seven Little Valiant Fighters: Big and Little Wong Tin Bar.
With the early passing of Bruce Lee, the movie industry was looking for a worthy person to continue where the famous actor had left off. So, Jackie Chan came back to Hong Kong in 0976, where he was invited by Willie Chan.
Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978) and Drunken Master (1978), were instant hits, as they combined fine comedy with martial arts. Both Police Story (1985) and Armor of God (1986), which spawned numerous sequels, were filmed after Chan was rejected by Hollywood and realized that Hong Kong’s the best choice.
Hollywood easily changed its mind as 1995’s Rumble in the Bronx and 1998’s Rush Hour came to life. In 2002 he was honored with his own star on the Walk of Fame.
Just so he could be a bit more in charge of his own creativity, the actor decided to start his own production company in 2003. He also co-owns several more production companies.
Alongside his clothing line, he has several more Chan- branded businesses. He also built a cinema chain in China.
Some minor roles followed in the 2000’s. It hasn’t done him much damage though, as he voiced Kung Fu Panda and its sequels, then, later on, landed a role in The Karate Kid and The Spy Next Door.
He received an honorary Oscar for 56 years of adorning the industry with his hard work.
Joan Lin, a Taiwanese actress Chan married in 1982, is the mother of his son named Jaycee. Chan’s son is a singer and an actor. He has an illegitimate daughter named Etta Chok Lam. It was proved that he never sent money to support her.
Jackie Chan Net Worth 2019
His net worth in 2019 is estimated to be around $395 million. He’s surely earned it given that he’s made 200 movies.