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Shaolin Kung Fu Made Jet Li Penetrated Hollywood and Became Rich

Shaolin Kung Fu Made Jet Li Penetrated Hollywood and Became Rich

Name Li Lianjie
Age, Born 50 years old, Beijing, China, 26 April 1963
Net Worth $50 million
Source of Wealth Actor
Endorsements Adidas
Achievement Golden Horse Special Award, Hong Kong Film Award, HKFCS Award, Shanghai Film Critics Award
Family Married to  Nina Li Chi, have four children Si, Taimi, Jane and Jada


Jet Li probably isn’t richest Asian actor in Hollywood with $50 million amount of net worth. But we sure this man is still has many chances to raise the amount of money he currently has. It’s because Jet Li is still very potent to gain more amount of net worth. And since his name was stated by Forbes as one of the highest paid Asian actors, we can say that he still has a wide way to increase that amount of net worth.

At the age of 8, his talent in Wushu was discovered and he then practiced along his study in elementary school. Jet Li began his Wushu skill by joining Beijing Wushu Team. In 1982, Jet Li started his debut by appearing in the film Shaolin Temple. His talent in Kungfu, Wushu and other martial arts can be seen in several famous Chinese films like The Shaolin Temple series, The Once Upon a Time in China series and Fist of Legend. His talented martial arts skill was also heard in Hollywood. That’s why In 1998 Jet Li made his debut in Hollywood by portraying a villain in 1998 American buddy cop martial arts action thriller film, Leathal Weapon. Li leading role can be seen in 2000 American action film Romeo Must Die alongside singer Aaliyah and  Russell Wong. Since then the Jet Li name was widely heard both in America and Asia, he also appeared in other Hollywood movies such as The One, Cradle 2 the Grave, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Ocean Heaven and The Expendables series.

To the media Li revealed that his salary for appeared in Romeo Must Die was about $2,400,000. He then paid about $5,000,000 for 2001 Kiss of the Dragon. And Jet Li then received salary more than $13,000,000 for 2007 film, the Warlords .