Jackie Chan Net Worth: $350 million
Forbes has named Jackie Chan as this year’s second highest paid and eighth richest actor in the world. Although the 61-year-old Chinese actor has not been in the US scene lately, he has been snugly making all this money in his home country. Jackie Chan’s current net worth amounts to $350 million. Jackie Chan, or Chan Kong-sang, was born in Hongkong. His family transferred to Australia because of his father’s job. There, Chan attended China Drama Academy, specifically excelling in acrobatics and martial arts. Later on, he became a member of a performance group named Seven Little Fortunes. He started his acting career when he was just 5 years old. When he was 17, he became a stuntman in Bruce Lee’s films. Finally, he had his debut film, “Little Tiger of Canton.”
How did Jackie Chan make his money?
Grady Hendrix, the cofounder of the New York Asian Film Festival, has described Jackie Chan as the Mickey Mouse of Chinese culture and a celebrity who is so omnipresent that his name has become established. His latest film “Dragon Blade,” which reportedly grossed $120 million in China alone, earned him $10 million. His films mostly contribute to his net worth. However, he also has branded merchandise, a cinema chain, and Segway dealership.
Interestingly, back in 2012, Jackie Chan publicly expressed his intention to donate 100% of his fortune to charity, which means not a single dollar will go to his family members including his only son, Jaycee Chan (also an actor and singer), who has just been recently released from a six-month sentence in prison after being involved in illegal use of marijuana. “If he (Jaycee) is capable, he can make his own money. If he is not, then he will just be wasting my money,” reasoned Jackie Chan for this decision.
Being known as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and founder of Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation, he clearly has sympathy for the underprivileged and understands the value of hard-earned money. Indeed, no one in the “Richest People in the World” List can top Mr. Chan for that.