The man we know as Jackie Chan was originally named Jang Gongsan (Fang Shilong) and was born on April 7, 1954. Jackie Chan is known for his parody stunt fighting style, tinged with comedic moments and innovative stunts. In addition to his active fighting style, Jackie Chan is also known as an internationally acclaimed Hollywood actor, director, and martial artist.
Jackie Chan is the same movie star whose popularity is well known in both the Eastern and Western hemispheres. He has also received major stars on the Hong Kong Walk of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Jackie Chan is popular across a wide variety of media industries and has been featured in countless songs, cartoons, movies, video games, cameos, and more. Furthermore, aside from her many skills, Jackie Chan is also a trained opera singer who is well versed in many popular genres such as Cantopop and Mandopop. This gave her the opportunity to sing in many movies in which she also starred.
In addition to a distinguished acting career, Jackie Chan is widely known throughout the world as a philanthropist. He also appears on Forbes’ list of the 10 most charitable celebrities. Film scholar Andrew Willis once called Jackie Chan the most famous movie star in the world. According to Willis, during his life he received many observations and awards.
Forbes estimates Jackie Chan’s net worth to be around $350 million in 2015 and in 2016 he was named the second highest paid actor in the world.
|Full Name||Jackie Chan (Chan Kong-sang)|
|Net Worth||$350 Million|
|Date of Birth||07 April 1954|
|Birth Place||Victoria Peak, British Hong Kong|
|Profession||Actor, Director, Martial Artist, Producer, Singer, Stunt Director, Screenwriter, Comedian and Stunt Performer|
|Nationality||Chinese (Hong Kong)|
|Hometown||Victoria Peak, British Hong Kong|
|School||Nah-Hwa Primary School, Hong KongPeking Opera School (China Drama Academy) by Master Yu-Jim-Yuen|
|College / University||Dickson College, Canberra, AustraliaHong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong|
Wiki/Biography of Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan was born on April 7, 1954 to Charles Chan and LiLi Chan, refugees from the Chinese Civil War. Chan was born in Hong Kong and his name was Chan Kongsan. His parents were very poor and could barely make ends meet. It was also documented that Chan’s parents were so penniless that they had to borrow money to see doctors. Chan grew up a very energetic boy who, according to his parents and others, loved to ride, earning him the nickname “Paopao” (cannonball in Chinese).
Jackie Chan’s parents were dedicated to their work with the French ambassador in Hong Kong, so Chan spent most of his childhood on the grounds of the consul’s residence in the Victoria Peak area.
Jackie Chan went to NahHwa Elementary School, where he failed the first grade and his parents eventually pulled him out of school. Later, Chan’s father had to emigrate to Canberra, Australia, where he was appointed chef at the American embassy. This led Chan to enroll in the Peking Opera School, known as the Chinese Academy of Drama, where Chan was mentored by Master Yu Jim Yuen. Jackie Chan loved it and trained hard for the next decade, after which he became a master of stunts and martial arts. Thus, Jackie Chan was accepted into the group of the best students of the Seven Little Fortunes school, where he was also given the stage name of Yuen Luo in honor of his teacher. The group also consisted of Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao, whom Jackie Chan eventually befriended and together they became known as the Three Brothers or the Three Dragons.
Later, Jackie Chan’s career took a new turn when he appeared in movies with another dragon from his clan, Sammo Hung. Together they had the opportunity to learn Hapkido, a hybrid form of Korean martial arts, from Grandmaster Jin Pal Kim. Jackie Chan really took off and later earned a black belt in this form of martial arts.
Jackie Chan was then forced to move with her parents to Canberra, Australia in 1976. After they met, Jackie decided to go to Dixon College, which she attended briefly and then worked as a construction worker. Chan impressed a fellow construction worker while working as a construction worker and was later taken under the wing of him. It was there that Ella Chan received the nickname “Little Jack”, which was eventually shortened to “Jackie”, the name by which Chan is now represented. However, in the late 1990s, Chan decided to change her name. She chose the name Ella Fang Shilong, which was inspired by her father’s name Ella Fang. The Chan family descends from Fang Xuanlin, the chancellor of the Tang dynasty.
family, friends and relationships
Jackie Chan was born to Charles Chan and LiLi Chan, who were originally refugees from the Chinese Civil War.
His brother’s names are Fang Shide and Fang Shisheng, and his sister’s names are Guilang Chang and Yulan Chang.
The world famous actor and martial artist married Taiwanese actress Joan Lin in 1982. In the same year he gave birth to Jaycee Chan, the son of Jackie Chan and Joan Lee, who is known as a singer and actor. Jackie had an extramarital affair with Elaine Ng Yilei, a former Miss Asia who gave birth to Jackie’s daughter, Etta Ng Chok Lam, in 1999.
This extramarital affair was widely publicized and caused a scandal. However, Chan reportedly gave Elaine HK$70,000 every month to cover her living expenses and HK$600,000 after she left for Shanghai. These deals were later denied by Elaine’s attorney, saying they did not exist.
Joan Lee was one of Jackie Chan’s friends, whom he eventually married. Elaine Ng Yiley is the relationship she enjoyed after getting married.