Chang Kong-sang popularly known as Jackie Chan is a Chinese actor, philanthropist, singer, movie maker, songwriter, stunt man, investor, screenwriter, martial artist, film producer, author, entrepreneur movie director and, a television personality who was born in Hong Kong on 7th April 1954, he was raised in his birthplace.
He started his acting career at a very young age, now with his career, he has not only made a name for himself in the industry, but he has also made a fortune with an estimated net worth of $400 million.
Personal Details of Jackie Chan
- Full Name: Chan Kong-Sang
- Birth Date: April 7th, 1954
- Birth Place: Honk Kong
- Age: 64 Years
- Nationality: Chinese
- Religion: Buddhism
- Net Worth: $400 million
- Spouse: Joan Lin (Wife)
- Elaine (Ex-mistress)
- Children: Jaycee Chan(Son) and Etta (Daughter)
- Parents: Charles Chan (Father) and Lee-Lee Chan (Mother)
Biography of Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan was born as Chan Kong Sang on 7th April 1954 to his parents, Charles Chan and lee-lee Chan, who were living as refugees in Hong Kong. Born in Victoria’s peak district of Hong Kong, Jackie spent his infancy and childhood right there in his birthplace.
Growing up in Hong Kong, Jackie Chan schooled at Nah- Hwa primary school but was withdrawn from the school after he failed his First exam.
When Jackie was six years old, his father relocated to Australia to work in the American embassy, assuming the role of head cook in the embassy. At the same time, Jackie got enrolled in a china drama academy operated by master Yu Jim-yuen.
Jackie was trained thoroughly for about ten years while doing excellent well in acrobatics, martial art, and singing, mime, and with these acquired skills, he ventured into the world of filming.
Although he was very young, Jackie started his acting career when he was just five years old, in 1959.
At that time, he only made minor roles appearance as a child actor until he was eight years when he started making small-role appearances which were better than the characters he had played, in a handful of movies alongside the film star Lili Hua and other films as well dating from 1962 – 1971.
In 1971, Jackie got signed to Chu Mu’s Great Earth Film Company after he handled his role as an extra in a film titled “A Touch of Zen,” and he started taking up relevant parts. He worked with many popular actors and actresses, including Bruce Lee and Chris Tucker (American).
Later on, he progressed to film making, music and charity; founding and co-founding a handful of companies and organizations to achieve his film, music, and charity goals.
The net worth of Jackie Chan
As a producer, owning and co-owning a handful of producing companies such as Jackie and Willie production, JC group china and JCE movies limited; as an investor investing in many companies, as an actor in 2019 and with many endorsements, Jackie Chan’s net worth is believed to be estimated by Forbes as $400 million.
Personal Life of Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan married the love of his life, an actress from Taiwan, Joan Lin, in 1982, and in that same year, they had a son, Jaycee Chan, who is currently 36 years old and is working as an actor and singer. Jackie also had another child outside his marriage with another woman named Elaine Ng Yi-lei.
On 18th January 1999, a beautiful daughter named Etta was born to him but because Jackie could not marry Elaine as a neglected his fatherly by providing financial support and others to Elaine and his child Etta. He paid them 350,000 monthly for their upkeep while he tried moving on with his lawfully wedded wife, Joan Lin.
However, Elaine was unhappy and made some public appearances that sparked a lot of controversy about Jackie’s past lifestyle and out of anger, Jackie had to cut all ties with her as well as stopping the financial support, he has been paying, from getting to them.
But then, Elaine mentioned, during an interview, that she was capable of taking care of their daughter without Jackie’s support, and that was the last anyone heard of Elaine and Jackie chan.
More to his personal life, with a lot of awards to his name, Jackie has not only made a lot of money from the industry, but he has made a name for himself.
If we were to describe Jackie, with his physical rib-cracking comedy and his martial arts skills, he is a man successful in his film career; with his heart as big as the sea, he is a philanthropist with so many charitable deeds; with knowledge in music, he is a singer.
More to this, he is a lover, a father, and a family man. Are there suggestions you would like to share with us? Kindly use the comment box below.
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