“I was very poor and wanted everything”: Jackie Chan’s Painful Past Pushed Him to Give Away His Hard Earned $400 Million Net Worth to People in Need

Jackie Chan's Painful Past Pushed Him to Give Away His Hard Earned $400 Million Net Worth to People in Need
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Jackie Chan is among one of the most beloved and iconic on-screen legends of cinema. His contribution to action cinema by infusing his signature martial arts skills along with brilliant comedic moments has redefined the structure of action filmmaking. He has ensured that action films can be brutally raw as well as entertaining to watch. He has helped bring a significant change in the way action is done and shot in Hollywood. With over 200 films to his credit, he is one of the most hardworking and dedicated actors of all time.

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Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan

He has amassed a significant income through his acting career and has made several donations to many charitable causes. He seems to be happy to be able to help people in need by providing them with financial help and ensuring their safety and happiness. In doing so, he is loved by fans and audiences for his kind-hearted and generous nature in addition to being a big movie star.

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Also read: “You don’t have time to take off the shoes”: Jackie Chan Faced Horrible Years of “Very Tough” Training That He Was Forced To Endure As a Child

Jackie Chan Plans to Donate Every Penny of His Wealth to Charity and Those in Need

Jackie Chan is a proud UNICEF member
Jackie Chan is a proud UNICEF member

Jackie Chan has earned a huge income throughout his long acting career of around 50 years. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he has a whopping net worth of $400 million. He has proclaimed that he wants to donate all of his earnings to charity and those who need it more than him. He told Forbes,

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“When I was a child, I was very poor and wanted everything. So when I got money I began buying things. Now I want to give away everything. When I give somebody something and see their face, it just makes me so happy.”

Chan’s humility and large-heartedness are evident from these comments. Despite being a big movie star, he understands that some people are struggling to make ends meet (similar to when he was young and broke) and wants to provide for them in any way possible. He wants to utilize his hard-earned money for something good for the world and make people happy and content.

Also read: “I can not see the movie because of dirty words..dirty action”: Jackie Chan Faced His Worst Nightmare After He Received Upsetting Letters From His Fans

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Jackie Chan is Regretful of Not Having Been A Good father to His Kids

Jackie Chan with his son Jaycee Chan
Jackie Chan with his son Jaycee Chan

Jackie Chan has been a strict disciplinarian concerning how he handles himself and his idea of how to live a good life. However, his children especially his son Jaycee did not share his ideology and this created some friction between him and Chan. Chan expressed his regret for being hard on his son in his book/memoir Never Grow Up saying, (via Variety)

“When [my son Jaycee] was still young, I hit him once, and was very heavy-handed – directly lifting him and throwing him onto the sofa. That time I really scared him and his mother to death, and I myself was very regretful.”

Chan had also said that he would not give any of his earnings to his son (according to Celebrity Net Worth). While all these seem to paint a bad picture of Chan as a father, he seems to be making amends for his past mistakes while at the same time making his son responsible for his own life. On the work front, he had three releases in 2023 including Ride On, Hidden Strike, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.

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Also read: Martial Arts Legend Jackie Chan’s Iconic Line in Rush Hour Was Ad-Libbed By Co-star Chris Tucker Due To Their Hilarious First Meeting

Sources: Forbes, Variety, Celebrity Net Worth

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Written by Rahul Thokchom

Rahul Thokchom is a content writer at Fandomwire who is passionate about covering the world of pop culture and entertainment. He has a Masters Degree in English that contributes to the richness and creativity in his works.