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- Real Name: Li Lianjie
- Stage Name: Jet Li
- Place of Birth: Beijing, China
- Date of Birth: 26th April, 1963
- State of origin: Beijing
- Nationality: Chinese
- Net Worth: $210 million
- Occupation: Actor, martial artist, director, film producer and author
- Genre: Action, Comedy
Jet Li was a household name on the lips of every movie lover, especially Chinese movies in the 90s and early 2000s.
The talented actor wowed his audience with his exceptional martial arts skills which made him so loved by most of his fans. He was so good in martial arts that he drew comparisons with fellow Chinese actor, Jackie Chan.
Jet Li has however been sorely missed on the TV screen, as he makes scarce appearances in movies nowadays due to so many factors such as old age, few health issues and so on. He has however made a transition into a movie directing role.
Many fans who have tracked his career with him might wonder how much Jet Li net worth really is. Look no further as we give you a breakdown of Jet Li net worth, biography and everything else you need to know about him.
Who is Jet Li?
Li is a legendary Chinese actor who started out with a career in martial arts at the tender age of 8. He was so talented in the profession so much that by the age of 12, he had won 15 gold medals and a single silver medal.
He participated in competitions which included people older than his age group, mainly people in their late 20s and early 30s. What a talent he was. These martial arts skills had a massive input on Jet Li’s fame in China and all over the world.
He later retired from martial arts to focus on an acting career. He was a star almost immediately after he ventured into acting, which is the source of his nickname ‘Jet Li’, because his acting career took off so quickly.
Soon after, every where he went to, he was referred to as Jet Li whereas his real name is actually Li Lianjie. Jet Li made his debut in his acting career in 1982 by starring in the blockbuster movie, Shaolin temple which was a 3 part series.
According to Chinese media, the movie created an awareness and rebirth of the real Chinese temple in China. He then appeared in other Chinese movies such as Once upon a time in China, Fist of Legend, and so on.
JET Li also made several appearances in movies outside the shores of China, Some in Phillipines, France and America. The movies includes Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), Romeo must die (2000), Kiss of the Dragon (2001), Unleashed (2005), The One (2001), War (2007), Forbidden Kingdom (2008), The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) and the Expendables series.
All of these movies were total hits and successful all over the world. All through his movie career, he was nominated and won so many awards in his home country, China.
This is evidence of how much Jet Li has given to the movie industry over the years.
Jet Li Net Worth
Many of his fans have wondered how much Jet Li net worth is considering the successful career and fame he has all around the world.
Today, Jet Li net worth is over $210 million which is fair enough considering his successful portfolio. Jet Li started a fitness business named Wuji in 2009. Wuji provides fitness programs based on martial arts, yoga and Pilates.
Also, Adidas started a clothing line named after Jet Li, using his initials ‘JL’. All these and other businesses of his obviously add substantially add to Jet Li net worth.
Jet Li Biography
Li Lianjie was born in Beijing, China with three other siblings. Jet Li and his family earlier lived in poverty and as a result, his father died when he was just 2 years old.
At a young age of 8 during a summer course school, Jet Li’s talent in martial arts was noticed. He then joined the Beijing Wushu team which helped develop his skills. He then won the Chinese Wushu championship.
Jet Li is a Tibetan Buddhist and was taught by Master Lho, according to him. He married his first wife, Huang Quiyan in 1987, who he later divorced in 1990. They however had 2 daughters together before their split.
He is however currently married to Li Zhi, a fellow actress and they also have 2 daughters together. According to him, he suffers from a medical condition called hyperthyroidism which leads to increased weight loss for more than 3 years.
He however fully recovered from the disease in 2016.