Jackie Chan’s Earning in the Best Year of His Career Would Make Many Hollywood A-Listers Jealous

Despite not being in the Hollywood limelight in recent years, Jackie Chan's riches have kept on witnessing substantial additions

Jackie Chan's Earning in the Best Year of His Career Would Make Many Hollywood A-Listers Jealous


  • Jackie Chan has cemented himself as one of the biggest names in showbiz over the last 4 decades
  • Following his dominance in China's box-office, Jackie Chan made a record earning back in 2016
  • Despite having a net worth of $400M, Jackie Chan has no plans of leaving it behind for his son
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In a career that spans over 6-decades, Jackie Chan has cemented himself as one of the biggest names in showbiz, becoming an icon in the action landscape. While the actor has no intentions of leaving his riches behind for his family and is adamant about donating it all to charity, this hasn’t stopped the actor from racking in huge numbers year after year.


Although the Rush Hour Star peaked in the ’90s and ’00s in Hollywood, it was the mid-2010s, which witnessed a substantial spike in his gargantuan net worth, especially in the year 2016.

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Jackie Chan
Hong Kong Icon Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan Surpassed Major A-Listers in Terms of Annual Earnings in 2016

While Jackie Chan has been notably absent from the realm of Hollywood apart from a few exceptions, his riches haven’t stopped skyrocketing following his stardom in Asia. And the mid-2010s witnessed the actor racking in millions, which has resulted in the actor’s net worth currently standing at an estimated $400 million. But in 2016 alone, the Hong Kong icon made a record $61M, thanks to China’s burgeoning box office per Forbes, leaving behind the likes of Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Matt Damon, and Jennifer Lawrence.

Although there isn’t an exact breakdown of his 2016 earnings, following his theatre chains along with his dominance in China’s box office, the astounding numbers aren’t surprising.

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Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan

None of Jackie Chan’s $400M Riches Is Going to His Children

With a possible Rush Hour 4 in the talks and Kung Fu Panda 4 set to make its debut next year, Chan’s riches would likely witness another major upsurge in the coming years. However, the Hidden Strike Star has no intentions of leaving any of it behind for his children and he has been pretty vocal over this matter. Reflecting on his son Jaycee, who was reportedly arrested back in 2014 following drug possession, Chan expressed that his son could make his own money if he is capable. He told NewsAsia (via CelebrityNetWorth),

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

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Jackie Chan and Jaycee Chan
Jackie Chan and Jaycee Chan

While it won’t be the Hong Kong Legend’s son who will be enjoying his father’s wealth, the actor assured fans that it’ll be going to the right cause. Although the actor reportedly stated that he’ll be donating half of his wealth to charity, leaving the rest for his family, he eventually changed his verdict, stating he’ll be giving away 100% of the money.




Written by Santanu Roy

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Santanu Roy is a film enthusiast with a deep love for the medium of animation while also being obsessed with The Everly Brothers, Billy Joel, and The Platters. Having expertise in everything related to Batman, Santanu spends most of his time watching and learning films, with Martin Scorsese and Park Chan-wook being his personal favorites. Apart from pursuing a degree in animation, he also possesses a deep fondness for narrative-driven games and is currently a writer at Fandomwire with over 1000 articles.