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Birth date: April 26, 1963 age 52
Birth place: Beijing, China
Height:5 ft 5 in (1.676 m)
Weight:146 lbs (66 kg)
Profession:Actor, Martial Artist, Film Producer
Nationality:Singapore
Spouse:Nina Li (m. 1999), Huang Qiuyan (m. 1987–1990)

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Jet Li, also known as Li Yang Chung, Jet Lee Lin-Kit, Jet Li Lianjie and Lei Lin-Git, is an actor, martial artist and film producer who works with Hollywood movies and who has been able to earn estimate net worth valued at $55 million dollars. He is best known for his numerous roles in martial arts films  released in United States, such as “Black Mask” where he played Tsui Chik, “Dr. Wai in The Scripture with No Words” and also in movies such as “Dragon Fight”, Fearless”, “Craddle 2 the Grave”, “Born to Defence” and many others. Today Jet Li is considered to be one of the most successful martial arts actors in the world.

Jet Li Net Worth $55 Million

Li Lianjie was born on April 26, 1963, in Beijing, China. He was raised only by his mother, as his father died when Jet Li was 2 years old. Jet Li came from a really poor background, but he was able to overcome all the circumstances and become successful in Wushu at a young age. Later he even had an opportunity to visit the United States together with his Wushu team, and that’s how the Jet Li began his career as an actor, coming here from a martial arts background. He was offered the work of a bodyguard, but refused and arrived back to his home country. The next time he visited United States was several years later, but then no one could even imagine how rich Jet Li was going to be in a short period of time.

Jet Li was a pupil of a famous Chinese coach and thanks to his hard work finally won the national championship of Wushu which was held in Beijing. He made a great career as a fighter, but after leaving Wushu Jet Li had to think about how to increase his net worth. Then he began to appear in Chinese action films which showed his great abilities in martial arts. These first movies didn’t reach American audiences, and so didn’t increase Jet Li’s net worth much at all, however, this experience later became very useful when Yang Chung decided to try his luck in the United States as an actor.

In Hollywood Jet Li first took the  role of Wah Sing Ku in the movie “Lethal Weapon 4” directed by Richard Donner. Li was able not only to increase his net worth a little, but also show himself to other film producers and directors. That’s why in 2000 he was already starring as the main character Han Sing in the movie “Romeo Must Die”. Later Jet Li’s net worth was built up even bigger thanks to his abilities as a talented businessman, who provided girlish cosmetics, owned several restaurants called “Fat Li Burger” and even managed to launch a new brand of Vodka, “Pure Wonderli” in China.

During his career Jet Li starred together with many other Hollywood notabilities, such as Jackie Chan, Sylvester Stallone and even Brendan Fraser. That’s why Let Li’s net worth is this large now.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Feng shen bang2016Jiang
The Expendables 32014Yin Yang
Badges of Fury2013Huang Feihong
The Expendables 22012Yin Yang
Long men fei jia2011Zhao Huai'an
The Sorcerer and the White Snake2011Abott Fahai
The Expendables2010Yin Yang
Ocean Heaven2010Wang Xingchang
Jian guo da ye2009Chen Shaokuan
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor2008Emperor
The Forbidden Kingdom2008The Monkey King The Silent Monk
The Warlords2007General Pang Qingyun (as Lianjie Li)
War2007Rogue
Fearless2006Huo Yuanjia
Unleashed2005Danny
Rise to Honor2003Video GameKit Yun (voice)
Cradle 2 the Grave2003Su
Ying xiong2002Nameless
The One2001Gabe Law Gabriel Yulaw Lawless
Kiss of the Dragon2001Liu Jian
Romeo Must Die2000Han Sing
Lethal Weapon 41998Wah Sing Ku
Hitman1998Fu
Once Upon a Time in China and America1997Wong Fei-Hung
Hak hap1996Tsui Chik Black Mask
Mao xian wang1996Chow Si Kit
High Risk1995Kit Li
My Father is a Hero1995Kung Wei
Jing wu ying xiong1994Chen Zhen
The Defender1994Allan Hui Ching Yeung / John Chang
The New Legend of Shaolin1994Hung Hei Kwun
Kung Fu Cult Master1993Chang Mo Kei (as Lin-kit Lee)
Tai-Chi Master1993Junbao
The Legend II1993Fong Sai Yuk
Last Hero in China1993Wong Fei-Hung (as Lin-kit Lee)
The Legend1993Fong Sai Yuk
Once Upon a Time in China III1993Wong Fei-Hung
Long hang tian xia1992Jet
Wong Fei Hung II: Nam yee tung chi keung1992Wong Fei-Hung
Swordsman II1992Ling Wu Chung
Wong Fei Hung1991Wong Fei Hung
Long zai tian ya1989Jimmy Lee (as Jet Lee)
Born to Defense1986Jet
Martial Arts of Shaolin1986Zhi Ming
Shao Lin xiao zi1984San Lung
Shao Lin si1982Chieh Yuan (as Jet Lee)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fearless2006producer
Unleashed2005producer
Invincible2001TV Movie executive producer
Kiss of the Dragon2001associate producer
Jing wu ying xiong1994producer - as Yangzhong Li
The Defender1994producer - as Li Yang Chung
The New Legend of Shaolin1994producer
Kung Fu Cult Master1993producer
Tai-Chi Master1993producer - as Yangzhong Li
The Legend II1993executive producer - as Li Yang Chung
Last Hero in China1993producer
The Legend1993producer - as Li Yang-Chung

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rise to Honor2003Video Game motion capture performer
Born to Defense1986martial arts choreographer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Born to Defense1986

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kiss of the Dragon2001story

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of 'The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor'2008Video short special thanks
El Morao del Dragon Gordo2007Short dedicatee
Wages of Sin2007special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Before the Battle: The Making of' 'The Expendables'2010Video documentary shortHimself
Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables'2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 2009 Whitney Museum Gala2009TV MovieHimself
Making of...2009TV Series documentary
The Movie Loft2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Making of 'The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor'2008Video shortHimself
The Kung Fu Dream Team2008Video shortHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
HBO First Look2000-2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Lu Yu You Yue2007TV SeriesHimself
A Fearless Journey: A Look at Jet Li's 'Fearless'2006Video shortHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The View2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
La méthode Cauet2005TV SeriesHimself
On ne peut pas plaire2005TV SeriesHimself
'Hero' Defined: A Look at the Epic Masterpiece2004Video shortHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Pacific Fusion2004TV SeriesHimself
Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
About Face2002Video documentary shortHimself
Multiverses Create 'The One'2002Video documentary shortHimself
Ying xiong: Cause - The Birth of Hero2002Video documentaryHimself
Jet Li Is 'The One'2002Video documentary shortHimself
Modern Warriors2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1998-2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Yi shu ren sheng2001TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Making of 'Romeo Must Die'2000Video documentaryHimself
31st NAACP Image Awards2000TV SpecialHimself
Lethal Weapon 4: Cast and Crew Interviews1998Video documentary shortHimself
Pure Lethal!: New Angles, New Scenes, and Explosive Outtakes1998Video documentary shortHimself
Eastern Heroes: The Video Magazine - Volume 21996VideoHimself
Shao Lin zhen gong fu1994DocumentaryHimself
Da ba gua1992Documentary
Dragons of the Orient1988Documentary
This Is Kung Fu1987Video documentary
Shao Lin Hai Deng da shi1985DocumentaryHimself
Zhong hua wu shu1983DocumentaryHimself (as Jet Lee)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Masters2009TV Series documentary
Ultimate Fights from the Movies2002Video documentaryChen Zhen / Taul (Fists of Legend & Black Mask)
Top Fighter1995Video documentary

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ActorTau ming chong (2007)
2008Shanghai Film Critics AwardShanghai Film Critics AwardsBest ActorTau ming chong (2007)
2007HKFCS AwardHong Kong Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorHuo yuanjia (2006)
1995Special AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalFor a main land person.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Jury AwardBeijing Student Film FestivalBest ActorHai yang tian tang (2010)
2008Asian Film AwardAsian Film AwardsBest ActorTau ming chong (2007)
2008Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Leading ActorTau ming chong (2007)
2008HKFCS AwardHong Kong Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorTau ming chong (2007)
2008Hundred Flowers AwardHundred Flowers AwardsBest ActorTau ming chong (2007)
2007China Film Media AwardChinese Film Media AwardsBest ActorHuo yuanjia (2006)
2007Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest PictureHuo yuanjia (2006)· William Kong
· Ronny Yu
· Buting Yang
2007Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ActorHuo yuanjia (2006)
2007People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Action Star
2006Hundred Flowers AwardHundred Flowers AwardsBest ActorHuo yuanjia (2006)
2003MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightCradle 2 the Grave (2003)
2002MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightThe One (2001)
2001MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightRomeo Must Die (2000)
1999MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest VillainLethal Weapon 4 (1998)
1992Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Leading ActorWong Fei Hung II: Nam yee tung chi keung (1992)

TitleSalary
Tau ming chong (2007)$13,000,000
The One (2001)$7,500,000
Kiss of the Dragon (2001)$5,000,000
Romeo Must Die (2000)$2,400,000
Shao Lin si (1982)$700

#Fact
1He did return to the movies after his 1 year break. [2009]
2Said that he will take a one-year break from movies this year, and concentrate on his The One Foundation work. [January 2008]
3Has played both an attempted assassin of the First Emperor of China (Ying xiong (2002)), and the First Emperor of China (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)).
4Worked with Chinese Director Tsui Hark on 5 films. This was: The Master (1989), Once Upon a Time in China, Once Upon a Time in China 2, Once Upon a Time in China 3, Black Mask.
5Chinese Director Jing Wong worked with Jet on 4 films. They were: Last Hero in China (1993), Kung Fu Cult Master, (1993), The New Legend of Shaolin (1994) and High Risk (1995).
6One of 105 people invited to join AMPAS in 2008.
7Sustained bruised ribs while filming the fight stunts with Anthony Anderson for Romeo Must Die (2000).
8Has played both real life legend Huo Yuan Jia (in Fearless (2006)) and his semi-fictional student Chen Zhen (in Jing wu ying xiong (1994)).
9His Mandarin name is Li Lianjie. His Cantonese name is Lei Lin-Git (or Lee Lin-Kit).
10Has claimed his upcoming martial arts film Fearless (2006) (Fearless) will be his last period kung-fu film, and that he will concentrate on other matters in the future. One of those matters is apparently a documentary about Buddhism.
11Injured his foot while escaping the tsunami that followed a 9.0 earthquake in the Indian Ocean. Li and his four year old daughter were on vacation in the Maldives on December 26th, 2004. The two were in the lobby of their hotel when the wave came ashore. Scooping up his daughter and running for higher ground, a piece of furniture hit his foot, causing the injury.
12Other than providing voice-overs for Kit Yun in Rise to Honor (2003), he also did the motion-capture for his fight scenes.
13Was originally cast in the role of the character Li Mu Bai in Ang Lee's martial arts blockbuster Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), but turned it down. The decision was prompted by a promise to his wife Nina Chi Li that he would not work while she was pregnant. The role of Li Mu Bai went to actor Yun-Fat Chow. Li said this himself during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) promoting Kiss of the Dragon (2001).
14Jet & wife Nina Chi Li became parents to a 6 lb. 13 oz. daughter, Jane. [April 2000]
15He studies English with a tutor for 4 hours a day.
16Won Chinese national championship in the acrobatic martial art wushu when he was 11; his prize was a trip to Washington D.C. to meet President Richard Nixon.

#Quote
1[on 'Kiss of the Dragon'] We used street fighting, hardcore fighting. Very straightforward, no cable, just hand to hand to hand, or gungfu to gungfu. We found a lot of good champions in Europe.
2[on 'Kiss of the Dragon'] After 'Romeo Must Die' a lot of hardcore Jet Li fans told me on my website they don't like the action sequences. They thought it was too choppy, not clear. Not as good as my older films. So, I thought it would be the right time for me to do some hardcore fighting with a strong character.
3[on 'Kiss of the Dragon'] This story focuses on a normal man, trying to do his job. He doesn't know how to deal with the girl. He gives the promise to the girl. Later on the character develops, because he has to do something to keep his word. Even if that something is against his job, his country. But he still needs to keep his word. It's a unique story. I like it very much.
4You cannot make one film and make everybody happy. You make a PG movie and your hardcore fans say, "It's too soft".
5She's a wonderful actress and I'm glad Luc Besson decided to use her in this film. Usually, for action movies, the actress is a beautiful flower. They put the flower there, and then they fight. When they need the flower to come in, they bring her in. But this film, Bridget is the key.
6We are a global family. The religion is different, the languages are different but we are human beings and we need to help each other.
7I stepped into the martial arts movie market when I was only 16. I think I have proved my ability in this field and it won't make sense for me to continue for another five or 10 years. Fearless (2006) is a conclusion to my life as a martial arts star.
8[on Ying xiong (2002)] In the past two years, somebody tried to recut it the American way, looping English, but I'm glad right now we still keep the original way. I think the way the director shot [the movie] was not a normal action film.
9[on Ying xiong (2002)] Usually action films have a formula: good guy gets in trouble, his wife dies, friends have problems, so he goes to the mountain, learns martial arts, comes back, and kills the bad guy. But on this film, we talked about a totally different angle to see my character.
10You can beat me up, but don't touch my hair, I will kill you!
11I have met Jackie Chan about 6 times up 'til now . . . and even though many people think we are natural enemies, I personally think he is a cool bloke and would honestly love to work with him in a film one time - that would a well brilliant movie!
12I can feel very brave through all the action scenes in front of the people who are on the set, but when a girl comes close to me my face turns red because I'm so shy.


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