|Net Worth:||$250 Million|
|Date of Birth:||April 26, 1963 (60 years old)|
|Profession:||Actor, Martial Artist, Film Producer|
What is Jet Li’s net worth? How does Jet Li make his money? Below is the current net worth of Jet Li and how Jet Li makes his money.
What is Jet Li’s Net Worth?
Jet Li is a Chinese action actor, producer, martial artist, and Wushu champion who has a net worth of $250 million. He is extremely popular and has accomplished a successful career in Eastern films and Western films.
Li Lianjie was born on April 26, 1963, in Beijing, China. He is the last child in the family and has three older siblings. Being born into a poor home, growing up was extremely challenging he was faced with lots of hardship. Jet Li and his family had limited resources at their disposal and they scrimp and saved to make a living.
When he was eight years old, his talent for Wushu was unraveled. He later joined the Beijing Wushu Team, where he was trained by two famous coaches Li Junfeng and Wu Bin. Wu Bin one of his coaches sometimes bought food for Jet Li’s family because they could not afford the money. He contested in the Chinese Wushu Championships as an adult, his extraordinary talent made him the winner of fifteen gold medals and one silver medal.
Jet Li’s started out his career as a martial arts film star in China. In 1982, he made his film debut in the Hong Kong-Chinese film “Shaolin Temple.” Before the production of this movie, previous martial arts films were produced in Hong Kong, so when Shaolin Temple was produced it breaks records by being the first martial film to be produced in mainland China. “Shaolin Temple” got lots of positive reviews and was commercially successful, this movie made an approximate overall total of US$85 million excluding deductions, taxes, and expenses, it also has a guesstimated number of about 300 million tickets at the Chinese box office. This movie bring-to-light his outstanding talent.
Jet Li since his debut in show business has done innumerable divergent and exceptional projects in China such as the “Once Upon a Time in China” series, which depicted the legendary Chinese folk hero Master Wong Fei Hung. He also appeared in “Fist of Legend” in 1994, a movie adaptation of Bruce Lee’s 1972 film “Fist of Fury,” as well as “Fong Sai-yuk” and “Fong Sai-yuk II and many others.”
Jet Li’s first movie role in Hollywood was in 1998 in the movie titled”Lethal Weapon 4.” This was also the first time in his career that he played an antagonist; prior to this, Jet Li has been acting as the leading character in Chinese films. Initially, Jet Li was not fluent in English, but his performances were commendable, and over time, he became proficient in the language after going through some lessons and coaching.
In 2002, Li reverted to the Chinese market as a martial arts epic where he acted in the movie titled “Hero,” this movie was commercially successful and got lots of positive reviews. It earned a total of $177.4 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film in Chinese film history at the time.
Ever since he attained this great feat, he has worked on both Chinese and American productions such as “Unleashed”, “Fearless”, “War”, “The Warlords”, “and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor”, Jet Li also acted in The Expendables”, this movie (The Expendables) featured a lot of actions superstar in it such as Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, D Rock, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Van Damme, and many others.
In 1987, Jet Li married a Beijing Wushu Team member they later divorced in 1990. They have two daughters, Si and Taimi, from their marriage. In 1999, he married actress Nina Li Chi, with whom he has two daughters, Jane and Jada. At, first he had Chinese citizenship, and after years of residing and working in the US, he obtained US citizenship. Jet Li repudiate his US citizenship upon becoming a Singaporean citizen in 2009.
Since January 2006, Jet Li has served as a “philanthropic ambassador” for the Red Cross Society of China. The International Red Cross then delegated him as their first Good Will Ambassador in September 2010
Jet Li was propelled to create his own charitable agency called The One Foundation, after a horrifying ordeal in the Maldives during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. In partnership with the Red Cross, this organization gives international support to catastrophe relief and has assisted in some rescue missions during catastrophic outbreaks such as the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and Typhoon Morakot in Taiwan in 2009.
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