Bruce Lee whose real name was Lee Jun-fan was a Hong Kong-American actor, director, and martial arts instructor. Lee starts appearing in films at a very young age as a child actor. Lee attended high school in Edison, Washington and studied philosophy from the University of Washington. He also starts teaching martial arts during his stay at the University of Washington, and after some time, Lee opened his own martial arts school in Seattle, Washington. Here is a quick summary of Bruce Lee’s net worth, career and earnings.
Iconic figure Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940, in San Francisco, California. Lee’s father Lee Hoi Chuen was a famous Hong Kong Opera singer. His mother Grace Ho was of Eurasia descent. Lee started appearing in movies at a very young and worked in almost 20 movies as a child actor. He did his first role when he was six years old.
When Bruce Lee was three months old, their parents decided to move back to Hong Kong. Bruce starts getting involved in street gangs in Hong Kong, and his father asked him to go back to the United States.
Lee opened martial arts in Seattle and was deeply loved by his students. Lee met Linda Emery in Seattle, and they married in 1964. The couple moved to California Where Bruce opened two more schools in Oakland and Los Angeles. They welcomed their first child Brandon Lee, born in 1965 and Shannon Lee, born in 1969. Bruce Lee was died at the age of 32 due to brain edema caused a reaction to the drug.
Lee learned the Kung Fu from Master Yip Man and began his career in martial arts. He participated in the Long Beach International Karate Championship in 1964 and 1967 and performed against the world Karate champion Vic Moore.
Lee was a star from childhood and did his first role in the film Golden Gate Girl. After coming back to the United States, Lee wants to make his career in martial arts instead of films. In 1964, William Dozier invited him for the audition and that lead to his comeback towards film industry. Lee appeared in TV series like Batman, The Green Hornet, and Ironside, produced by Dozier.
After that Lee playing brief roles in movies likes Marlowe, The Wrecking Crew, and A Walk in the Spring Rain. Lee was not happy with his supporting roles and decided to go back to Hong Kong. Bruce Lee played his first leading role in The Big Boss which proved to be a huge success. He later appeared in Fist of Fury which broke the record of The Big Boss. He appeared in three more films and also start direction. He died before the release of Enter the Dragon, which proved to be his last film.
Awards & Achievements:
Bruce Lee earned many awards after his tragic death, and some of them are listed below.
• Lee was named as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century by Time Magazine.
• He was awarded the prestigious Founders Award at The Asian Awards in 2013.
• In 1979, Mayor of Los Angeles officially claimed June 8 as Bruce Lee Day.
• Lee also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Net Worth of Bruce Lee
Great actor, director, and martial arts instructor died on July 20, 1973, in Hong Kong and at the time of his death, his estimated net worth was $10 million. Martial arts teaching, acting in television and films were his source of income. Bruce Lee later formed his own company Concord Production Inc. and directed the films.
Bruce Lee Whose Chinese name was Lee Jun-fan was a great martial arts instructor, actor, and film director. He is one of the most influential people of the 20th century. He became famous in a little time, and people still praise him for his work. Although he died at a very young age, but it still lives in the hearts of people.