Martial artist, actor, director, producer, as well as a screenwriter, any guesses whom we are talking about? Cast a glance across the globe, search through the internet, yet all your search engines will come up with just one name – Jackie Chan!
Welcome to our Channel Celebrity Rewind. Today we’ll be talking about this legendary figure of the world film industry who ever since his debut has been a popular name all across the globe.
Age and Career
Born as Chan Kong-sang on the 7th of april 1954, he became popular in the industry under the nicknames of Fong Si-lung, Y’uen Lo, big brother and Pao Pao and not to mention, Jackie Chan. Born in Victoria Peak, British Hong Kong, Jackie Chan is actually a Chinese national. This 67-year-old actor started his career as a child artist in early 1962 where he took on small roles in movies. When he was 8, he starred in a movie called Big and Little Wong Tin Bar and in a 1966 film called Come Drink with Me. The chinese artist, with an ambition of reaching the top, never looked back after this.
Best Roles and Awards
Jackie Chan has given the industry several box office hits. His famous roles are however seen in 3 very significant movies of the time; Armor of God, Rumble in the Bronx and Rush Hour. The academy award-winning actor, Jackie Chan, throughout his career, has been awarded numerous times, from early 1989 for the movie Rouge until 2013 for movies like Who Am I?, Rumble in the Bronx and others. Apart from being an actor, director and producer, Jackie Chan has also worked as an action choreographer. He was awarded the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Action Choreography 5 times. Chan has received several other awards as well. He received the Hong Kong Film Award for the Best Film in the year 1989 for the movie Rouge, the MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo was presented to him in 1999 for the movie Rush Hour. In 2002, he received yet another award for Rush Hour 2. This time, he was presented with the MTV Movie Award for Best Fight. He has other awards in his name such as Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program, Kid’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Butt Kicker, People’s Choice Award for Favorite Action Movie Actor for the movie The Karate Kid.
Here’s a fun fact- he has been reported telling Yahoo that although he did not require a stuntman for the sensitives movie, he often hires them for walking scenes. He uses them as a proxy when his character needs to perform certain activities so that during that time he can take some rest. From Jury Choice to Popular Choice, Jackie Chan remains a name beloved by all.
His father Charles Chan and mother Lee-Lee Chan, both worked for the French ambassador in Hong Kong. They were both refugees who fled from Chinese Civil War. Sadly, they were quite poor and often had to borrow money from friends for medical needs. When Jackie was 7, his parents moved to Australia while he was put into a boarding school. Jackie has two half-brothers Fang Shide and Fang Shisheng, and two half-sisters Yulan and Guilan from both his parents’ first marriages. In an interview, Jackie once stated that he believed his father was a spy. His mother worked really hard while in Australia and learned English to take up a job as a maid.
Here’s a fun fact – Chan’s father made cameos in some of his son’s films including Police Story 2. How adorable!
The connection with acting developed from infancy as young Jackie was sent to China Drama Academy, a Peking Opera School. The school must have left a prominent mark on him and thus, as he grew up, he chose acting to be his profession. While in school, he proved his excellency in acrobatics and martial arts. In no time, he became a member of the Seven Little Fortunes, a performance group composed of his school’s best students. He completed his higher studies at Dickson College Canberra.
Jackie Chan has been married to Taiwanese actress, Joan Lin, since 1982. They have a son named Jaycee Chan.
It is known from certain sources that Jackie Chan had an affair with Elaine Ng and has a daughter, Etta Ng Chok Lam, from this relationship. Elaine, Jackie and Etta have a strained relationship.
Net Worth and Income
Forbes declared Jackie Chan as the second-highest-paying actor in the world in 2016. Around 2019, his net worth was approximately $350 million. Between the course of 2019 and 2020, it has increased by another $40 million. However, it is said that this wealth is not going to be taken by a son after him. In an interview with the Channel News Asia, Jackie revealed that everything would be given to charity. Isn’t that noble?
To speak of Jackie Chan’s houses would be speaking of an entire empire. He has luxurious homes in different parts of the world and each one of them is an excellent piece of architecture. To begin with he has two gorgeous houses in Hong Kong. He has another house in Beverly Hills with an area of 30,000 sqft. The worth of the house would be around $10.8 million. He has other houses in Beijing, Hong Kong, Australia and Phuket. [Inaudible] Talk about living like a king!
This list is a never-ending sort of thing. It is often said that Jackie Chan and Mitsubishi have some special relations. The argument does not go wrong as one can pretty well notice a car is named after him. In a case like that, how can you say that he owns only one car? As you’ve understood by now, Jackie has a special sort of addition of Mitsubishi Lancer named after him. It is called the Evo Jackie Chan Special. It is worth nearly $77k. It is a special edition and only 50 cars exist.
The second in his car collection is another from Mitsubishi, and this is a Custom Mitsubishi Pajero Turbo. This is the same car that was seen in Chan’s film titled Armor of God 2: Operation Condor. He is such a huge car aficionado that after the shooting of the movie was done, he brought the car with him.
The list does not end here and we have another car coming out to add itself to the list. It is a Mitsubishi 300GT Prototype. This car too has been used in a little known movie by Chan back in 1993 called City Hunter. Are we done here? Not yet!
The fourth on the list is a Bentley Mulsanne. Like the other two cars, this too is a story. Jackie Chan started an advertisement playing the role of a chauffeur. The car used for the advertisement was a Bentley Mulsanne. Did he get the same car home or did the ad inspire him to buy one? His experience with the car while playing the role of a chauffeur has been fundamental in the addition of the same to his collection of cars for sure. Wait a minute! His favorite car is yet to come.
While there is much debate regarding what is the favorite car of our legend, it is generally believed that Jackie Chan’s favorite car from his collection is one electric blue colored Subaru Impreza WRX STI. The worth of the car is approximately $3,200 and is known to be one of the high performance cars that can beat any other of its kind. If you think this is the end of the list, you are making a dire mistake.
The most unbelievable record of Chan is that apart from anything else, he owns a racing team named Jackie Chan DC Racing. The racing team competes in the FIA World Endurance Championship. It should be mentioned in this regard that his Lamborghini Aventador Jackie Chan Edition was used for charitable purposes. It was auctioned off to raise money for the Jackie Chan Charity Fund. He is surely a man with a big heart.
Private Jet and Superyacht
Almost every celeb gets a hold of a car or cars and owns a house, but how many of them possess a private jet? Sounds shocking but this is the truth with our legendary Jackie Chan. Not only does he own several cars and an entire racing team, he even owns a private jet and a superyacht.
Being a former Embraer brand ambassador, the legendary Chan has had the opportunity of owning a small fleet of the company’s private jets. He has had the First Legacy 500 delivered to China by the company. The acquisition cost of Legacy 500 is approximately between $17,995,500 and $21,994,500. We can only imagine owning a jet someday.
The story of owning a superyacht goes back to 2017. Jackie Chan had collaborated with Jinlong which happens to be a Chinese shipyard. It took 2 long years for the completion of the commission project. It is said to be an uber luxury yacht that’s 46.5 m long with the name Jinlong inscribed in gold on its front.
So much can be spoken of him, yet, it would seem so little. Such is the aura of Jackie Chan. It is fair enough that he has such a huge fan base across the globe. What do you think of Jackie Chan? What movie of his is your favorite? Share your opinions in the comments below. Also, if you like this video, don’t forget to like it and share it. Subscribe to our channel and hit the bell icon for future updates. See you in the next video. Till then, stay safe stay tuned!
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