Jay Chou is Taiwan’s most well-known personality in popular music. He has also had a successful career in the movies. His music is acclaimed all over the continent of Asia. All the countries like China, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Korea, Japan etc. i.e. to say the South East Asian countries are especially the biggest consumer of his music. Keep reading to know more about Jay Chou’s net worth in 2018.
Jay Chou was born on 18th January 1979 in the city of Linkou in Taipei Country, Taiwan. Jay Chou’s mother, Yeh Hui-Mei was a music teacher in a secondary school, while his father was a biologist. It was his mother that first noticed his aptitude for music and took him for piano lessons. This was his initiation into music. He went to Tamkang Senior High School, which is where he got a major in piano. He was from the beginning an introvert. However, he had a knack for music in which he eventually pursued his education.
Apart from that, he also had an interest in performing arts like acting and even performing magic tricks. A significant event in his life, which eventually led up to his inactive social life was the divorce of his parents. He was also sent into compulsory military service, but due to a particular injury, he was dismissed, after which he took the job of a waiter. Ever since his school days, Jay Chou used to write songs in his free time. This talent was soon to be found out in the coming years.
Jay Chou first came into the limelight when he appeared on a music talent show. The judge of this show offered to give him a job at his company “Alfa Music.” He accepted the job and while at it, spent time composing and learning to produce and mix music. In spite of his training in western classical, he was able to flawlessly combine Chinese and R&B styles along with western.
He was given an offer to release his first album under the same label he worked for. His album was released with ten songs out of his huge collection of numerous self-written songs. The album was titled “Jay” and came out in the year 2000. This album was enough to earn him the reputation of an international star. It is after this that he released his second album in 2001 titled “Fantasy.”
This particular album was much acclaimed critically, and it also helped set his reputation apart from the other mainstream musicians in the Chinese region. Finally his third album, “The Eight Dimensions” marked his shot to absolute glory in terms of commercial success and popularity. He has done several large-scale concerts and world tours.
His acting career properly started with a film based on the Japanese play, “Initial D” which is also the name of the movie. He has since then done several roles in the movies, and one of his appreciated roles is that of Kato in the movie, “Green Hornet.” Jay Chou had even co-starred with Daniel Radcliffe in the movie “Now You See Me 2”. He is also into writing and directing movies.
Awards and Achievements
In 2003, Jay Chou was the topic of the cover story of Time Magazine, Asia which was titled “New King of Asian Pop.” His albums have been nominated under several categories in the Golden Melody Awards over the years.
Net worth of Jay Chou
Jay Chou has sold millions of his albums and has done more than 5 major world tours. The present net worth of Jay Chou is estimated to be $85 million.
Jay Chou is known around the world and is the perfect proponent of a person who has risen from the ashes, for during his early years he was teased, bullied and considered a failure. It is in the light of these facts that his success becomes such an inspiring thing.