Jackie Chan’s Biggest Regret Has Nothing to Do With His Action Movies and Led Him to Spend Major Chunk of His $400 Million Net Worth For Charity

Jackie Chan's Biggest Regret Has Nothing to Do With His Action Movies and Led Him to Spend Major Chunk of His $400 Million Net Worth For Charity

Jackie Chan is a legendary actor, who has too many legendary action and comedy films under his name. Despite starting his early career in the Hong Kong film industry, he transitioned himself into one of the greatest martial arts and action stars of this generation. He was a stuntman, but he got his big breaks through Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow and Drunken Master. After he became a big name in the East, he came to Hollywood, he had the same goal of being the biggest name in the industry.

Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan

The ultimate dream became a reality, as Jackie Chan amassed an estimated fortune worth $400 million, with the help of his action and comedy movies. However, his greatest regret is not receiving a proper education, something that has made him donate his earnings to the charity for a reasonable cause.

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Jackie Chan Vows To Donate His Earnings To Charity

Coming from very humble beginnings, Jackie Chan has built his fortune entirely on hard work and talent. While the actor does not indulge in jaw-dropping action sequences anymore, he has not stopped earning huge paychecks. Apart from entertaining the viewers, the actor loves to help people in need, and he will donate all his earnings to a charitable cause in the near future. 

A still from Police Story
A still from Police Story

Upon asking why his son will not inherit his fortune, the actor elaborated on his displeasure with his son Jaycee Chan, and how he has “no discipline” in addition to not knowing how to hold a respectful conversation. Chan told News Asia (via Vulture) that his son should make his future on his own. 

“If he is capable, he can make his own money. If he is not, then he will just be wasting mine.”

Jackie Chan and Jaycee Chan
Jackie Chan with his son, Jaycee Chan

The 69-year-old actor told Forbes about his tough childhood, and how his childhood was spent in poverty, he could afford everything, but he would be giving away his fortune to the people in need so that he could see the bright smiles on their faces.

“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.”

This is not the first time that the actor has expressed his desire to donate his fortune to people in need, as he acknowledged that making money has always been easy for him, and he would keep giving it away to the ones who need it.

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Jackie Chan Was Ashamed At His Son For The Possession of Drugs

In 2014, Jackie Chan was a part of the political advisory board for the Chinese government, as he was serving as the anti-drug ambassador for the country. His son, Jaycee Chan was arrested and jailed for the possession of marijuana. Following the arrest, The Spy Next Door actor wrote a message on his website, expressing his disappointment towards his son.

Jaycee Chan
Jaycee Chan

As reported via TMZ, Chan stated that he is “absolutely enraged,” and he feels so ashamed to be his father, and his mother has been heartbroken over the shameful news. He also said he would take full responsibility for his son’s bad deed.

“When I first heard the news, I was absolutely enraged. As a public figure, I feel very ashamed; as his dad, I’m very sad and disappointed. But the person who feels heartbroken the most is his mom. I would like to take this opportunity and say to Jaycee: you’ve done something wrong and you have to be responsible for the consequences. I’m your dad and I’ll always be with you. We will face the road ahead of us together.”

While Jackie Chan is a global icon when comes down to parenting, he has a strong stance, and he does not hold back, owing to the negative statements that his two children have made about their father over the years.

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Source: News Asia via Vulture

Written by Tushar Auddy

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