A native of Hong Kong, Jackie Chan was born on 7 April 1954, to Lee-Lee and Charles Chan who were refugees from the Chinese Civil war. As a student, he first joined the Nah-Hwa Primary School on Hong Kong Island. Later he enrolled at China Drama Academy, a Peaking Opera School which was run by Master Yu Jim-yuen.
After being trained in martial arts and acrobatics, he became part of Seven Little Fortunes, which is a group made up of the school’s students with the stage name “Yuen Lo."
Chan began his acting career with a small role at the tender age of five as a child actor. Further, he made his appearance in the movie, Big and Little Wong Tin Bar. During the 1960s, Chan made his appearance in almost five movies and then subsequently signed to Chu Mu’s Great Earth Film Company.
When Chan turned 17, he began to work as a stuntman in Bruce Lee's movies Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon with the stage name Chan Yuen Lung. Jackie Chan got his first starring role in Little Tiger of Canton.
Further, he starred in the nude sex scene in the comedic adult film All in the Family, the only movie he has started without a single fight scene or stunt. Another movie with scenes is Shinjuku Incident.
At the age of 22, he moved to Canberra and joined his parents, where he attended Dickson College and also worked as a construction worker. As his friend Jack took Chan under his wing, he earned the nickname Jackie which wedged with him ever since.
Going deep into his professional life, he has been active in the acting industry since the 1960s and has starred in over 150 movies. Through movies like Snake in the Eagle's Shadow, Rumble in the Bronx, Jackie Chan Adventures, The Karate Kid, and 1911.
In 2000, Jackie Chan starred in a movie titled, Shanghai Noon alongside Kate Luyben and Owen Wilson, who welcomed his third child with wife Varunie Vongsvireates.
In 2012, it was announced that Chan is retiring from action as he was growing older. But he later explained that he would not be entirely retiring from the action movies and he would perform stunts taking care of his body.
Chan’s latest movie is The Foreigner and Namiya. His other movies are still in the post-production phase. His movies, such as Beijing: Wan Jiu Zhao Wu, Viy 2: Journey to China, Ip Man 4, The Diary, and the Rush Hour 4.
Recently, Chan made his appearance in the movie Kung Fu Yoga, where he portrayed the character of Jack, a world-renowned archaeology professor.
Apart from the acting industry, Chan is a professional singer, who started producing records in the early 80s. To date, he has produced more than 20 different albums, sang more than 100 songs in more than five languages, as well as has teamed up with popular singers including the late Anita Mui and Emil Chau.
Chan’s hard work has paid him well with several prestigious awards and nominations. He first took home Golden Horse Film Festival award in the category of best actor. In the following year, he was honored Asian-Pacific Film Lifetime Achievement Award and Golden Horse Film Festival for best actor for his work in Crime Story.
In 2016, Chan was awarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science with an honorary Oscar for his extraordinary achievement in movies, at the 8th Annual Governors Award Ceremony.
Looking forward to his personal life, Jackie Chan is a married man. He tied the knot with his girlfriend Lin Feng-jiao, a Taiwanese actress. The husband and wife together are blessed with a son Jaycee Chan, who is now an actor and singer.
Once Chan came into controversy due to his extra-marital affair with Elaine Ng Yi-Lei, she bore a daughter. Later, Elaine decided to care for her daughter alone.
Currently, Chan has a blissful life with his spouse Joan Lin. To date, there are no news and rumors regarding their separation, conflict, or divorce.
As of now, the renowned actor and martial art expert Chan has an estimated net worth of $350 million. He makes huge money through the entertainment industry. With a tremendous net worth, Chan is living a luxurious life.
In 2012, Jackie Chan bought a private jet, an Embraer Legacy 650, and in 2016, he purchased an Embraer Legacy 500 business jet for a whopping $20 million.
In 2015, Jackie was ranked second on the Forbes Highest-Paid Actors List after the magazine made provision to include those working outside of the US movie industry. With an annual income of $50 million (£32,000,000) in 2014, Jackie Chan was only second to Robert Downey Jr. who topped the list with an annual income of $80 million (£51,000,000).
In 2017, Jackie Chan made it to the 5th spot on Forbes's Highest-Paid Actors List with an annual income of $49 million from movies and TV shows in the year 2016.
He is also a founder of the Jakie Chan Charitable Foundation and The Dragon’s Heart Foundation. And as per our record, he is the highest-paid actor in Asia, charging around $50 million per movie.
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