Throughout his film career spanning over four decades, Jackie Chan has starred in a handful of karate-oriented movies. Often doing his own stunts — and gaining a couple of laughs along the way — Chan has been at the center of some of the most well-known action-comedy franchises, including Rush Hour and Shangai Noon and Knights.
Jackie Chan’s career is not merely defined by his work in front of the camera, as the actor has always been active behind the scenes, coming to own and operate multiple production companies. Thus, he has accumulated quite a lot of money and property, leading to a massive net worth.
Jackie Chan is worth an estimated $400 million
According to CelebrityNetWorth and Men’s Health, Jackie Chan is worth an estimated $400 million, which is more than the estimated net worths of Ryan Reynolds, Ryan Gosling, and Nicole Kidman combined. In other words, Chan has quite a bit of money in the bank.
So, how did Jackie Chan acquire such a high net worth? While some of his money comes from his on-screen success, the actor has participated in a handful of ventures adding to his fortune.
Breaking down Jackie Chan’s music and film career
Chan has appeared in several big-budget blockbuster films — some more critically acclaimed than others — and all often resulting in sizable paychecks. Chan is well known for Rush Hour, Kung Fu Panda, The Karate Kid (2010), The Spy Next Door, Around the World in 80 Days (2004), The Tuxedo, The Accidental Spy, and more.
Though he has risen to stardom over the last few decades, he started appearing in films as early as 5 years old; he appeared as extras in multiple films before working with Bruce Lee as a stuntman.
Chan often stars in Martial Arts-themed movies, but the actor boasts an impressive history of dramatic arts education and experience. Chan even took vocal lessons at the Peking Opera School in his childhood, and he began producing records successfully in the 1980s. He is an established singer in Hong Kong and Asia. He’s also the voice behind “I’ll Make a Man out of You” on the Walt Disney soundtrack for Mulan.
Jackie Chan’s production companies and other off-screen ventures
After cementing an on-screen presence, Chan boasted the reputation and the credibility needed to succeed behind the scenes as well. Today, he owns and operates JCE Movies Limited. He also co-owns the production companies JC Group China, Jackie & Willie Productions, and Jackie & JJ Productions.
His name is also connected to a cinema chain in China: Jackie Chan Theater International; one of his theaters is claimed to be the largest cinema complex in all of China. Not to mention, Chan is also busy saving the world as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. In short, Chan keeps busy; when he’s not filming a movie, he’s running a production company. He’s figured out one of the primary secrets to showbiz: once one makes money on the screen, there are more ways to make money off of it.