Chan Kong-sang, the most loveable and best known actor in film industry who is also named Jackie Chan. Although it’s not its real name but was given later according to the situation of profession. His qualities are not limited only at acting stage but he has also shown his proficiency in singing and also worked as a film producer, stunt director and stunt performer too.
He is widely popular star due to his dozen action films. His acrobatic fighting style has made his fans very excited. He is also the best comedian and martial artist such as Karate, Taekwondo and Judo. It will be definitely not a wrong saying that he contains multi-performing personality.
While talking about Jackie Chan, Grady Hendrix who is the cofounder of the New York Asian Film Festival say:
“Jackie Chan is basically the Mickey Mouse of Chinese culture, a celebrity who is so omnipresent that his name has become shorthand”.
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Jackie Chan was born on April 7, 1954 in Hong Kong’s city Victoria Peak. His father name is Charles Chan and mother is Lee-Lee Chan. He married with Joan Lin in 1982. She was also an actor and belongs to the Taiwan. She gave birth to a baby boy, Jaycee Chan Joming, on 3 December 1982. After the birth of Jaycee Chan, Joan Lin took retirement from the film industry. His son, after he reached his puberty, also became a famous and most popular singer and actor of film industry.
In 1998, Jackie Chan got affair with Elaine Ng Yi Lei. She was also an actress and she announced her pregnancy in 1999 and gave birth to a baby girl on 18 January 1999. Soon after, Jackie also committed about his affair and said it was his fault. His daughter’s name is Etta Ng Chok Lam. Elaine has taken care of her daughter without Jackie Chan.
Early, Jackie Chan was taken admission in Nah-Hwa Primary School where he could not study well and became failed. Thus his parents withdrew him from school. Later, in the 1960s when his father was immigrated to Australia, he was sent to China Drama Academy where he got training in martial arts and acrobatics. It was a boarding school also known as The Peking Opera School.
He performed very well and became one of the members of Seven Little Fortunes, which was the group of school’s best students that were aged 7 or 8 and travelled to show their skills in theaters and venues in front of domestic and Western audience. Eventually he gained the stage name, Yuen Lo and started appearing in small roles.
In 1976, he received his Chinese stage name, Sing Lung, when he started performing at the Hong Kong film industry. After his marvelous acting in the film ‘Hand of Death’ that was directed by john Woo, he was offered to work in the film ‘New Fist of Fury’, directed by Lo Wei. In the year 1978, he signed two films, Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow and Drunken Master. These both films were action comedy martial arts films that were successful at the box office of Hong Kong and finally pushed him to the mainstream famous.
After it, he continuously performed in several films and reached to the high level of fame and success. He was titled by several awards during his career. He is currently performing in his field. Since 2016, his action-comedy film ‘Railroad Tigers’ was released and in 2017, there is an action-thriller film ‘The Foreigner’ that was an Anglo-Chinese production. Still his performance is very living and fighting style impresses millions of viewers.
Education and Music Career
In the year of 1996, Chan received his Social Science degree from a Christian education heritage institute, named as Hong Kong Baptist University. He received honorary doctorate in 2009 from the University of Cambodia. During 2015, The Wuhan Institute of Design and Sciences runs ‘Televion Academy’ and ‘Jackie Chan Film’ and they appointed him at the position of Dean for both. According to Wikipedia.org, Chan is currently teaches the subject of tourism management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as a faculty member of School of Hotel.
He is also a well known singer in Hong Kong and begun to professionally record his voice in 1980s. He has released 20 albums since 1984. He has performed vocals in Taiwanese, Cantonese, Japanese, Mandarin and English. In fact, he was the one who voiced the character of Shang for the Chinese animated feature for Disney’s Mulan in 1998, which meant the singing as well.
In 2007 he recorded “We are Ready” in an international multi sport event that was held in 2008 in Beijing, China. Later he also released two official Olympics albums and featured them in front of special guests.
Jackie Chan’s award list is very big. Totally he won 41 awards during his career and 82 nominations from different awards associations. His awards include:
- American Choregraphy Awards
- Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
- World Stunt Award
- MTV Movie Awards
- Hong Kong Film Awards
- Golden Rooster Awards
- Golden Phoenix Awards
- Academic Awards and many more.
Jackie Chan Net Worth
According to Celebritynetworth.com, Jackie Chan has a net worth of $370 million. With the earning of $50 million alone, Jackie Chan has climbed to the second number in the list of highest paid actors. Jackie’s film the “Rush Hour” has collectively accumulated $845 million globally. He is still active in film industry thus Jackie Chan Net Worth seems to be increased in coming years.
Jackie also has some other source of income also. Since 2004, he also served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and in 2015 he was named as a first anti-drug Ambassador in Singapore. He did a successful entrepreneurship. He made Stunt Training Academy and ‘Jackie’s Angels’, which is the casting and modeling agency. Now he is 60 years old and enjoys a good health but it is also said that he may require physical potential to further precede his career in future.
Social Media Activist
Jackie Chan is an active participant at social media. His posts entertain the people all around the world. Currently he has 1.4 M followers on Twitter.
His Facebook page is liked by 62,539,429 people while Instagram followers are 851k. You can also check him at his blog. Although his subscribers at YouTube channel are not at enormous number but his fans like to share his videos on their individual channels.