Jackie Chan

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Jackie Chan is a popular Hong Kong actor, filmmaker, martial artist, and stuntman. Jackie Chan is well-known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, and innovative stunts, which he typically performs himself.

Early Life and Childhood

Jackie Chan was born on April 7, 1954, in the city of Victoria Peak, Hong Kong. His age is 68 years as of 2022 and he is a naturalized Chinese citizen and Buddhist by religion. Similarly, his full name is Chan Kong-Sang and his birth sign is Aries.

He was born to Charles Chan (father) and a housewife Lee-lee Chan (mother). His parents were refugees from the Chinese Civil War and they were very poor. His parents nicknamed him Pao-Pao.

Moreover, his parents worked for the French ambassador in Hong Kong. He spent his formative years within the grounds of the consul’s residence located in the Victoria Peak district. Likewise, his siblings’ names are Fang Shisheng, Yulan Chan, Fang Shide, and Guilan Chan.


In terms of his educational background, he attended the Nah-Hwa Primary School on Hong Kong Island. Later, he was sent to the China Drama Academy, a Peking Opera School run by Master Yu Jim-Yuen. He trained continuously for a long time, excelling in acrobatics and martial arts. However, he later attended Dickson College and worked as a construction worker.

Jackie Chan – Net Worth 2023

Chan is a popular actor from Hong Kong who has earned a considerable income from his work. His estimated net worth is around $520 million and his annual salary is $40 million and his source of income is mainly his acting profession. However, his monthly and weekly wages are unknown.

Career and Professional Life

Moving on to his career, he is one of the most popular and versatile film personalities in the world, with a large global following in both the Eastern and Western hemispheres. Moreover, he has received fame stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars.

He started his film career by appearing in small roles as a child actor. Also, he was featured in the movie “Big and Little Wong Tin Ba” with Li Li-Hua playing his mother at the young age of 8. The next year, he appeared in extras of The Love Eterne in 1963 and had a small role in King Hu’s 1966 film Come Drink with Me.

Additionally, in 1971, after an appearance as an extra in another kung fu movie, A Touch of Zen, he was signed to the Great Earth Film Company. Later, he appeared as an extra and as a stunt double for the Japanese villain Hiroshi Suzuki in Bruce Lee’s 1972 film Fist of Fury.

Furthermore, in 1976, he received a telegram from Willie Chan, a Hong Kong film producer who was impressed with his stunt choreography work. Willie Chan approached him about a role in a film directed by Lo Wei. Lo was inspired by his performance in John Woo’s Hand of Death and planned to model him after Bruce Lee in New Fist of Fury.

In 1980, he made his Hollywood debut with The Big Brawl. He also appeared in the film Dragons Forever with Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao for the final time in 1988. Similarly, he was the most popular action movie star in Asia and Europe by the mid-1990s.

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Caption: Jackie Chan featured in a movie. Source: Wikipedia

More about his career

In 1999, he produced and co-starred in Gorgeous, a romantic comedy about personal relationships with only a few martial arts sequences. In November 2007, he began filming Shinjuku Incident, a dramatic role with no martial arts sequences directed by Derek Yee in which he plays a Chinese immigrant in Japan.

He co-starred in The Karate Kid, a remake of 1984 original, with Jaden Smith in 2010. Also, his 100th film was released on September 26, 2011.

Additionally, he starred in Police Story 2013, a reboot of the Police Story franchise directed by Ding Sheng and released at the end of 2013 in China.

In addition, he also appeared in the action-comedy Railroad Tigers in 2016 and the action-thriller The Foreigner in 2017. He also appeared in the science fiction film Bleeding Steel and will co-star with John Cena in Project X-Traction in 2022.

Additionally, he continues to work, and some of his most recent projects include the movies “Project X-Traction,” “The Iron Mask,” and “Vanguard Agents.” In addition, he directed a number of films, including “Operation Zodiac,” “1911: The Revolution,” and “Who Am I?”

Brand Endorsements

Aside from his earnings from acting, Chan had endorsed “Little Tyrant” in China which is produced by Subor, a Nintendo Entertainment System hardware clone.

Moreover, he served as a brand ambassador for Kaspersky Lab’s antivirus software in Asia in 2010. Moreover, he appeared in several commercials which have contributed to his net worth.

Awards and Nominations

Chan was nominated and has won several awards in his career. He has won Academy Awards, Asia Pacific Film Festival, Britannia Awards, Golden Phoenix Awards, Hong Kong Film Awards, Huading Awards, and many more.

Similarly, he was nominated for Beijing Student Film Festival, Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Daytime Emmy Awards, and Golden Bauhinia Awards. Also, he was nominated for the Golden Horse Film Festival, Hamilton behind the Camera Awards, Hong Kong Film Awards, and many more.

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Caption: Jackie Chan getting an award. Source: NDTV News

Relationship Status

Chan married Joan Lin in 1982. Lin is a beautiful Taiwanese actress by profession. However, he has not revealed how they both met and dated each other. Moreover, it is seen that they both are quite happy being a couple at the moment.

They have one son and his name is Jaycee Chan. On the other hand, he had an extra-marital affair with Elaine Ng Yi-Lei and they had a daughter Etta Ng Chok Lam born on 18 January 1999.

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Caption: Jackie Chan with his family. Source: Today Online


Despite being a married man, Chan had an extra-marital affair with Elaine Ng Yi-Lei and they had a daughter Etta Ng Chok Lam born on 18 January 1999. It resulted in a scandal within the media.

However, he claimed that he gave Elaine 70,000 HK dollars every month for her living expenses as well as 600,000 HK dollars when she moved to Shanghai. But later on, her lawyer denied that the transactions were to be nonexistent.

Body Measurements

Talking about his height he is 5 Feet 8 inches tall and weighs 65kg. Moreover, his eye and hair color are black and his shoe size is 9(US). However, his accurate body measurements are unknown.

Jackie Chan -Social Media

Chan is active on Instagram. He has 4.8M followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @jackiechan. Similarly, his Twitter handle is @EyeOfJackieChan with 1.4M followers. His Facebook account is @jackie and has 72M followers.