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.
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.
Jackie Chan Plans to Donate Every Penny of His Wealth to Charity and Those in Need
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,
“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.
Jackie Chan is Regretful of Not Having Been A Good father to His Kids
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.