Jet Li is a popular Chinese actor who is also a popular martial artist and film producer. He has starred in many epic films based on martial arts and made his debut with the film ‘Shaolin Temple’ in 1982. Li has also appeared in many Hollywood and non-Chinese films. He is a former Wushu champion. Let’s find out how much is Jet Li’s net worth in 2018.
Jet Li Early Life
Li Lianjie popularly known as Jet Li was born on 26 April 1963 in Beijing, China. He is the youngest of four children and was eight when he started practicing Wushu.
He has participated in many non-sparring events of Wushu and started with the Beijing Wushu Team. In a very young age, Li won fifteen gold medals and a silver medal in the wushu championships of China.
He is a master of several forms of Wushu including Chángquán and Fānziquán. Other art learned by Li includes Baguazhang, Taijiquan, Xing Yi Quan, Zui Quan, Ying Zhao Quan, and Tanglangquan. He has studied weapons like Jian, Dao, Gùn, and Sanjiegun.
In 1987, Jet Li got married to Huang Qiuyan. They have two daughters named Taimi and Di. The couple divorced in 1990. In 1999, Li was married to Nina Li Choi. With her, he has two daughters, Jada and Jane.
Jet Li Career
Jet Li began his career as a martial artist. Owing to that, he went on to appear in many films based on martial arts. He made his film debut in the 1982 movie ‘Shaolin Temple.’ Following that he has appeared in ‘Once Upon a Time in China’ film series, ‘Shaolin Temple’ film series, ‘Fong Sai Yuk’ film series, and ‘Fist of Legend.’
He has also appeared in films like ‘Flying Swords of Dragon Gate,’ ‘High Risk,’ ‘The Sorcerer and the White Snake,’ and ‘Tai Chi.’ He made his directorial debut in the 19876 film ‘Born to Defense.’
In 1998, Jet Li made his debut in the American film ‘Lethal Weapon 4’. He then went on to appear in the film ‘Romeo Must Die’ in 2000. Other Hollywood films where Li has appeared include ‘The One,’ ‘Kiss of the Dragon,’ ‘Cradle 2 The Grave’, ‘Unleashed,’ ‘Fearless,’ ‘Forbidden Kingdom,’ ‘The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,’ and ‘The Expendables’ series.
Jet Li has also appeared in many documentaries in the 1980s and 1990s and was in the video game ‘Jet Li: Rise to Honor’ in 2004.
Awards & Achievements
In 2008, Jet Li won the Shanghai Film Critics Awards. He was nominated for the 2007 People’s Choice Awards. He has been nominated four times for the MTV Movie Awards and twice in the Hundred Flowers Awards. In 2007, Li won the Hong Kong Films Awards and Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards. He has won the 1995 Golden Horse Film Festival Award.
Net Worth of Jet Li
Jet Li has an estimated net worth of more than $220 million. He makes his fortune by appearing in various films in his career. As a martial artist, Li has appeared in many martial arts epic films like ‘League of Gods’ and ‘The Sorcerer and the White Snake.’ He has also launched his own fitness program “Wuji.”
Jet Li is considered one of the most popular actors in the world. He has successfully appeared in many Chinese and Hollywood films. He is a natural Singaporean citizen and is a practitioner of Buddhism. He is a philanthropist and has contributed to many organizations and causes like Red Cross Society of China. He is the founder of ‘The One Foundation.’ Due to his popularity and dedication for various causes, Li was appointed as the Good Will Ambassador of International Red Cross.