Jay Chou Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Jay Chou was born on 18 January 1979, in Linkou District, Taipei County, Taiwan. He is an actor, director, producer, singer, musician, and songwriter, probably best known for his successful music career, but also seen in films such as “The Green Hornet”, “Curse of the Golden Flower” and “Initial D”. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Jay Chou? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $75 million, mostly earned through success in several endeavors. He’s sold over 30 million albums worldwide and has also won numerous awards. He owns his own record company, and as he continues his career his wealth will likely increase.

Jay Chou Net Worth $75 million

At a young age, Jay showed musical inclinations which prompted his mother to take him to piano lessons. In the third grade, he took cello lessons and then started to learn about music theory, favoring the music of Chopin. He attended Tam Kang High School, majoring in piano and minoring in cello. He also started to write songs at this age, and showed skills in improvisation. After graduating from high school, he was put to mandatory military service because of inadequate grades, but due to an injury, he was exempted, and soon found work as a waiter.

Not knowing what to do, Chou and his friend decided to join the talent show “Super New Talent King” in 1998. He played the piano while his friend sang, and while they did not impress with their overall performance, the host Jacky Wu noticed Chou’s composing skills. He was then hired as a contract composer, initially working with Vincent Fang. In the next few years, Jay would start learning production, sound mixing, writing, and recording songs. Eventually, he was given a chance to release his own album, choosing 10 of his songs to comprise the album “Jay” which was released in 2000. The fusion of classical music with modern genres became a hit, and would soon become popular around Asia, assisitng his growing net worth.

After promoting his debut album, Chou then started to work on his second album, “Fantasy” which was released the following year, and became a big hit and sold two million copies in Taiwan alone; he also won five of the 13th Golden Melody Awards out of the 10 total nominations. Following the same formula, he worked on his third album “The Eight Dimensions” which was another success, and led to Chou having his first concert tour entitled “The One”. In 2003, he released his fourth album entitled “Ye Hui Mei” which is the name of his mother. While “The Eight Dimensions” didn’t win any awards, “Ye Hui Mei” won as the Best Album of the Year. The album also marked the first time that Jay ventured into other genres, which earned praise from both fans and critics. In 2004, after releasing the album “Common Jasmin Orange”, he was called the most popular Chinese singer, achieving sales in Asia that no other artist had done before. The following year, “Chopin of November” proved to be another success, selling 2.5 million albums in China alone.

Chou’s acting career would start in 2005, when he was cast to be the lead in the film “Initial D”; the film was based on the Japanese comic of the same name, and it would lead him to win several awards. He also gained a bit of popularity in Japan, especially because he closely resembled the comic character. Afterwards, he became part of the “Curse of the Golden Flower” which earned multiple nominations.

In 2008, he was cast in the film “Kung Fu Dunk” and then three years later Jay would have his Hollywood debut in “The Green Hornet” starring alongside Seth Rogen. He has continued making films, his latest being “Now You See Me 2”.

For his personal life, it is known that Chou married model Hannah Quinlivan in 2014 after dating for four years. They were married in England and now have a daughter.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 15, 1976
Birth place: Linkou District, Taipei County, Taiwan
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Profession:Musician
Nationality:Taiwanese
Spouse:Hannah Quinlivan
Children:Hathaway Chou
Parents:Chou Yao-Chung, Ye Hui Mei
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Being an avid collector of cars; Jay owns Toyota AE86 (the car his character drives in the movie "Initial D"), Black Beauty Imperial '67 (another car his character drives in the movie "Green Hornet") also the Batmobile (built by the manufacturers of the car in the movie "The Dark Knight", run by a jet engine) in addition to collector super cars such as Mercedes Mclaren SLR 722 and Pagani Zonda.
2Owns his own record company "JVR Music", restaurant chains "Mr. J", "Secret Restaurant" and "Mr. Qute", clothing stores "PHANTACi (pronounced as Fantasy)". Also have his antique shop called "OMNI by JFK".
3Jay is one of the most popular pop singers in Taiwan and also in Chinese-speaking regions.
4Favorite Sports include Basketball and using nunchaku, for leisure purposes only, courtesy of his fondness of Bruce Lee.
5Favorite current actor is Jet Li, though his childhood dream was to "become Bruce Lee".
6Education: Tan Jiang High School (Music).
7Can play piano, guitar, cello, Chinese flute, Chinese zither and jazz drum.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Original Film SongSecret (2007)· Vincent Fang (lyrics)
2007Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Original Film SongMan cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006)· Vincent Fang (lyricist)
2007Shanghai Film Critics AwardShanghai Film Critics AwardsBest ActorMan cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006)
2006Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest New PerformerTau man ji D (2005)
2005Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest New PerformerTau man ji D (2005)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Best MusicAsia-Pacific Film FestivalTian tai ai qing (2013)· Jason Huang
2013Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Original Film SongXue di zi (2012)· Vincent Fang (lyrics)
· Yuchun Li (performer)
2011Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Original Film SongAbba (2011)· Vincent Fang (composer/performer)
· Chris Hung (performer)
2011Huading AwardHuading AwardBest Actor in a Motion PictureCi ling (2009)
2011MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Breakout StarThe Green Hornet (2011)
2008Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Original Film SongGong fu guan lan (2008)· Vincent Fang (lyricist)
· Funky Tu (performer)
2008Hundred Flowers AwardHundred Flowers AwardsBest Supporting ActorMan cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006)
2007Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalOutstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker of the Year
2007Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Original Film ScoreSecret (2007)· Therdsak Chanpan
2007Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Supporting ActorMan cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006)
2007Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Original Film SongHuo yuanjia (2006)· Vincent Fang (lyricist)
2006Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Original Film SongTau man ji D (2005)· Vincent Fang (lyricist)
2005Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Original Film SongTau man ji D (2005)


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Interview2014/IIperformer: "Cowboy on the Run" / writer: "Cowboy on the Run"
The Guillotines2012writer: "Daofeng pian leng"
First Time2012writer: "Dou yao weixiao hao ma?"
Abba2011Documentary music: "Abba"
The Green Hornet2011performer: "Étude No. 39 Un Sospiro", "Nunchucks" / writer: "Nunchucks"
Spring Fever2009music: "Rose Mary" / performer: "Rose Mary" / writer: "Rose Mary"
Secret2007performer: "Secret That Can Not Be Told" / writer: "Secret That Can Not Be Told"
Curse of the Golden Flower2006performer: "Juhua Tai" "Chrysanthemum Terrace" / writer: "Curse of the Golden Flower"
Fearless2006performer: "Huo Yuanjia" / writer: "Huo Yuanjia"
Initial D2005performer: "All The Way North", "Drifting" / producer: "All The Way North", "Drifting" / writer: "All The Way North", "Drifting"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Now You See Me: The Second Act2016post-productionLi
The Rooftop2013Gao
The Viral Factor2012Jon
The Green Hornet2011Kato
True Legend2010God of Wushu / Drunken God
The Treasure Hunter2009Qiao Fei
Kung Fu Dunk2008Fang Shijie (as Chieh-lun Chou)
Secret2007Ye Xiang Lun
Curse of the Golden Flower2006Prince Jai
Initial D2005Takumi Fujiwara
Shuang dao2003ShortJay

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On the Road2014/IIIShort
Rhythm of the Rain2013main title composer
The Rooftop2013
Secret2007

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rooftop2013
Secret2007

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rooftop2013
Secret2007story

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinema 32011TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2011TV SeriesHimself
Días de cine2011TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2011TV SeriesHimself
Attack of the Show!2011TV SeriesHimself
Shaolin Basket: Retour en zone2009Video documentary shortHimself
The Young Romantic2008DocumentaryHimself
Secrets Within: Inside Look at 'Curse of the Golden Flower'2007Video documentary shortHimself
Hidden Track2003Himself (as Chou Chieh Lun)

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