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Chow Yun-Fat net worth:
$100 million

Chow Yun-Fat information

Chow Yun-Fat information

Birth date: May 18, 1955
Birth place: Lamma Island, Hong Kong
Height:1.83 m
Profession:Actor, Screenwriter
Nationality:American, Hong Kong
Spouse:Jasmine Tan (m. 1987), Candice Yu (m. 1983–1983)
Parents:Rongyun Zhou, Lifang Chen
TV shows:The Bund, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, more

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Chow Yun-Fat is an actor born on 8th May 1955, in Lamma Island, (then British) Hong Kong. Throughout Asia, he is mostly known for his co-operation with director John Woo and his heroic bloodshed films such as “A Better Tomorrow”, “Hard Boiled” and “The Killer”, and in the west he is recognized for his roles in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”. Among other achievements, he has won two Taiwanese Golden Horse Awards for Best Actor, and three Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actor too.

Have you ever wondered how rich Chow Yun-Fat is? According to sources it has been estimated that Yun-Fat’s overall net worth is obver $100 million, accumulated thanks to a lucrative acting career, which he started back in the mid-‘70s. He has appeared in numerous films and TV series, and since he is still active in the entertainment industry, his net worth continues to grow.

Chow Yun- Fat Net Worth $100 Million

Chow was born into a poor family, and lived with his parents in a farming community in a house with no electricity, helpingd his mother with farming and selling on the streets. When he was seventeen, he had to leave school so he could support his family by doing various jobs, including working as a bellboy, postman and taxi driver. However, some years later, Yun-Fat replied to a newspaper advertisement and started his actor-trainee work at the local television station, then signing a three-year contract with the studio, and soon making his acting debut, appearing in soap operas which were exported world wide. One of his first appearances was in the 1980 TV series “The Bund” which dealt with the rise and fall of a 1930s Shanghai gangster, and it didn’t take long before he was recognized as a household name in Hong Kong. Despite continuing his acting success on television, Chow wanted to become a big-screen actor. Finally, his dream came true when he teamed up with filmmaker John Woo and appeared in the action-melodrama film “A Better Tomorrow”(1986); the film turned out to be a great success and established both Chow and Woo as superstars, as it brought him his first Best Actor award. His net worth was certainly well established.

After this, many more heroic films followed, next in “A Better Tomorrow 2”(1987), then successively “Prisons on Fire”, the sequel “Prisons on Fire 2”, “The Killer”(1989), “Hard Boiled”(1992) and many others. Yun-Fat also starred in comedies such as “Diary of a Big Man”(1988) and “Now You See Love, Now You Don’t”(1992), but also in romantic blockbusters like “Love in a Fallen City”(1984) and “An Autumn’s Tale”(1987), which earned him a Best Actor Award at the Golden Horse Awards. His net worth was rising steadily.

In the mid-‘90s, Chow decided to move to Hollywood in pursuit of international fame. Although his first two films weren’t successful, Chow eventually got the role of Li Mu-Bai in the “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”(2000) which became a winner at both the Oscars and the international box office. This established Chow’s career in the West and brought him other roles, including in “Bulletproof Monk”(2003), “Curse of the Golden Flower”(2006), “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”(2007) among many others. Some of his most recent ventures include acting in “From Vegas to Macau” in 2014, and reprising his role in its sequel a year later. Chow is considered to be the second-highest earning actor in Hong Kong.

When it comes to his private life, Yun-Fat has married twice, firstly to Candice Yu, an Asian actress, but the two split after nine months. In 1986 he remarried, this time to Jasmine Tan; the couple doesn’t have any children, although Chow has a goddaughter, Celine Ng, a former child model for various companies.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Triads: The Inside Story 1989 Li Man-Ho (as Chow Yun Fat)
Ban wo chuang tian ya 1989 Lau Chung Pong / 'Mew-Mew' (as Chow Yun Fat)
The Killer 1989 Ah Jong (as Chow Yun Fat)
Ah Long dik goo si 1989 Ah-Long Yeung (as Chow Yun Fatt)
Yu Ta-fu chuan ji 1988 Yu Da Fa as adult (as Chow Yun Fat)
City War 1988 Officer Dick Lee Chiu (as Chow Yun Fatt)
Zai jian ying xiong 1988 Hung (as Chow Yun Fat)
Gong zi duo qing 1988 Locomotive (as Chow Yun Fat)
The Diary of a Big Man 1988 Chow Chen-fat (as Chow Yun Fat)
Fractured Follies 1988 Joe (as Chow Yun Fat)
Tiger on Beat 1988 Sgt. Francis Li (as Chow Yun Fat)
Baat seng bou hei 1988 'Handsome' Long (as Chow Yun Fat)
Jing zhuong zhui nu zi zhi er 1988 Wong Yat Fat
Gam yuk fung wan 1987 41671 / Chung Tin Ching (as Chow Yun Fat)
Spiritual Love 1987 Double Circle Pu (as Chow Yun Fat)
Flaming Brothers 1987 Chang Ho-Tien (as Chow Yun Fat)
Chou tin dik tong wah 1987 Samuel Pang (as Chow Yun Fat)
The Romancing Star 1987 Wong Yat Fat (as Chow Yun Fat)
Gong woo ching 1987 Li Ah Chai (as Chow Yun Fat)
Xiao sheng meng jing hun 1987 Inspector Chow (as Chow Yun Fat)
City on Fire 1987 Ko Chow (as Chow Yun Fat)
Ying hung ho hon 1987 Li Ah Chai (as Chow Yun Fat)
Yi ben wu yan 1987 Hui (as Chow Yun Fat)
Ni qing wo yuan 1986 as Chow Yun Fat
Yi gai yun tian 1986 Ho Ting-Bon (as Chow Yun Fat)
The Seventh Curse 1986 Wei (as Chow Yun Fat)
Dei ha ching 1986 Detective Lan (as Chow Yun Fat)
A Better Tomorrow 1986 Mark (as Chow Yun Fat)
100 Ways to Murder Your Wife 1986 Football Fat (as Chow Yun Fat)
Din lo jing juen 1986 Chung (as Chow Yun Fat)
Chu yi shi wu 1986 Peter (as Chow Yun Fat)
Dream Lovers 1986 Song Yu (as Chow Yun Fat)
Witch from Nepal 1986 Joe (as Chow Yun Fat)
Yang ka cheung 1986 TV Series Lui Dong-bun
Mei gui di gu shi 1985 Charles Wong / Ga-Ming (as Chow Yun Fat)
San jaat si hing - juk jaap 1985 TV Series Ging Shing (as Chow Yun Fat)
Why Me? 1985 Mr. Chow (as Chow Yun Fat)
Nu ren xin 1985 Derek Sun (as Chow Yun Fat)
Dai heung kong 1985 TV Series Lok Ching Hing (as Chow Yun Fat)
The Occupant 1984 Valentino Chow (as Chow Yun Fat)
Dang doi lai ming 1984 Yip Kim Fay (as Chow Yun Fat)
Qing cheng zhi lian 1984 Fan Liu-Yuan (as Chow Yun Fat)
Siu mo kong wu 1984 TV Series Lingwu Chung
Shang Hai tan 1983 TV Series Hui Man-keung (as Chow Yun Fat)
Last Affair 1983 Kwong-Ping (as Chow Yun Fat)
But dou san hung 1983 TV Series
Xue han jin qian 1983 Bullet (as Chow Yun-Fat)
Shang Hai tan xu ji 1983 TV Movie as Chow Yun Fat
Bo yum yan 1983 TV Series Wai Yip-Cheung
Fo fung wong 1982 TV Series Ngai Chun (as Chow Yun Fat)
Sou hat yi 1982 TV Series Beggar So (as Chow Yun Fat)
Xun cheng ma 1982 Fu Jun (as Chow Yun Fat)
Lie tou 1982 Nguyen Dich (as Chow Yun Fat)
Ai yu kuang chao 1982 Ko Ming-Chung (as Chow Yun Fat)
God of Killers 1981 Wu Yuet (as Chow Yun-Fat)
Chin wong kwun ying wui 1981 TV Series Lung
Zhi fa zhe 1981 as Chow Yun Fat
Shi ba 1980 Git (as Chow Yun Fat)
Hard Boiled Killers 1980 Chu Ka-Wah (as Chow Yun-Fat)
Meng nu da zei sha zhen tan 1980
Ban ye 1980 Jen Lung (as Chow Yun Fat)
Mong chung yan 1979 TV Series Ching Wai
Jing wang shuang xiong 1978 Ng To (as Chow Yun Fat)
Keung yan 1978 TV Series as Chow Yun Fat
'O' nu 1978 Kuan Yen-Ping (as Chow Yun Fat)
Ru ce 1977 as Chow Yun Fat
Ga bin 1977 TV Series
Chuang shang de gu shi 1977
Saat sau qi shi er siu si 1976 TV Series Leui Gong (as Chow Yun Fat)
Lao jia xie pai gu ye zi 1976 as Chow Yun Fat
Chi nu 1976 as Chow Yun Fat
Xin Su xiao mei san nan xin lang 1976 as Chow Yun Fat
Tou tai ren 1976 as Chow Yun Fat
The Monkey King: The Legend Begins 2016 Jade Emperor
Cold War II 2016 Oswald Kan
From Vegas to Macau III 2016 Ken Shek / Ko Chun
Office 2015 Ho Chung Ping
Du cheng feng yun II 2015 Ken / Ko Chun
The Man from Macau 2014 Ken / Ko Chun
Xi you ji: Da nao tian gong 2014 Jade Emperor
Da Shang Hai 2012 Cheng Daiqi
Tong que tai 2012 Cao Cao
Jian dang wei ye 2011 Yuan Shikai
Rang zi dan fei 2010 Master Huang
Shanghai 2010 Anthony Lan-Ting (as Chow Yun-Fat)
Kong Zi 2010 Confucius
Dragonball: Evolution 2009 Roshi
The Children of Huang Shi 2008 Jack (Chen Hansheng)
Bloopers of the Caribbean 2007 Video short Captain Sao Feng (uncredited)
Stranglehold 2007 Video Game Inspector 'Tequila' Yuen (voice)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007 Captain Sao Feng (as Chow Yun-Fat)
Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia 2006 Emperor Ping
Yi ma de hou xian dai sheng huo 2006 Pan Zhichang
Waiting Alone 2004 Chow Yun-Fat
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2003 Video Game Li Mu Bai
Bulletproof Monk 2003 Monk With No Name (as Chow Yun-Fat)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000 Master Li Mu Bai (as Chow Yun Fat)
Anna and the King 1999 King Mongkut (as Chow Yun-Fat)
The Corruptor 1999 Nick Chen (as Chow Yun-Fat)
The Replacement Killers 1998 John Lee (as Chow Yun-Fat)
He ping fan dian 1995 The Killer (as Chow Yun Fat)
Treasure Hunt 1994 Chang Ching (as Chow Yun Fat)
Full Contact 1992 Gou Fei (as Chow Yun Fat)
Hard Boiled 1992 Insp. 'Tequila' Yuen
Now You See It, Now You Don't 1992 Ng Shan-shui (as Chow Yun Fat)
Prison on Fire II 1991 Chung Tin Ching (as Chow Yun Fat)
Zong heng si hai 1991 Red Bean Puddin - Joe (as Chow Yun Fat)
Gat seng gung ziu 1990 Lam Bo Sun / Mr. Stink (as Chow Yun Fat)
A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon 1989 Mark Gor (as Chow Yun Fat)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
He ping fan dian 1995 story
Ah Long dik goo si 1989 story - as Chow Yun Fatt

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hard Boiled 1992 performer: "Hello"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Waiting Alone 2004 special thanks
StarCraft 1998 Video Game thanks - as Chow Yun Fat
Diablo 1996 Video Game thanks
Reservoir Dogs 1992 dedicatee - as Chow Yuen Fat

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kai Jiang La 2014 TV Series Himself
The World of Chow Yun-Fan 2007 Video documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2007 TV Series Himself
2007 AZN Asian Excellence Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
Secrets Within: Inside Look at 'Curse of the Golden Flower' 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Chow Yun-Fat Goes Hollywood 2001 Video documentary short Himself (as Chow Yun-Fat)
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Visual Effects (as Chow Yun-Fat)
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000 TV Special documentary Himself (as Chow Yun-Fat)
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Sound Editing (as Chow Yun-Fat)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1998-1999 TV Series Himself
HBO First Look 1998-1999 TV Series documentary Himself
From the (Under)Ground Up: The Making of 'The Corruptor' 1999 Video documentary Himself (as Chow Yun-Fat)
Ôsama no buranchi 1998 TV Series Himself
Where the Action Is 1998 TV Movie Himself
Eastern Heroes: The Video Magazine - Volume 2 1996 Video Himself (as Chow Yun-Fat)
Cinema of Vengeance 1994 Documentary Himself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cheng feng po lang 2017
Rémy Julienne: 50 ans de cascades 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2012 TV Series Master Roshi
American Masters 2009 TV Series documentary
Planet Voice 2007 TV Series Captain Sao Feng
Who Do You Think You're Fooling? 1994 Short documentary Chow / Mr. Orange (as Chow Yun-Fat)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 People's Choice Award Asian Film Awards Favorite Actor Rang zi dan fei (2010)
2011 Huabiao Film Award Huabiao Film Awards Outstanding Abroad Actor Kong Zi (2010)
1999 Career Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards
1990 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor Ah Long dik goo si (1989)
1988 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor Lung foo fong wan (1987)
1987 Golden Horse Award Golden Horse Film Festival Best Leading Actor Chou tin dik tong wah (1987)
1987 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor Ying hung boon sik (1986)
1985 Golden Horse Award Golden Horse Film Festival Best Leading Actor Dang doi lai ming (1984)
1984 Best Actor Asia-Pacific Film Festival Dang doi lai ming (1984)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Huading Award Huading Award Best Actor in a Motion Picture Du cheng feng yun (2014)
2013 Golden Lotus Awards Macau International Movie Festival Best Actor Tong que tai (2012)
2012 China Film Directors' Guild Award China Film Director's Guild Awards Best Actor Rang zi dan fei (2010)
2011 Asian Film Award Asian Film Awards Best Actor Rang zi dan fei (2010)
2011 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor Kong Zi (2010)
2011 Huading Award Huading Award Best Actor in a Motion Picture Kong Zi (2010)
2010 Iron Elephant Award Iron Elephant Film Awards Best Actor Kong Zi (2010)
2008 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Yi ma de hou xian dai sheng huo (2006)
2008 HKFCS Award Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Yi ma de hou xian dai sheng huo (2006)
2007 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006)
2007 HKFCS Award Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006)
2001 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor Wo hu cang long (2000)
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Action Team (Internet Only) Wo hu cang long (2000) · Michelle Yeoh
2001 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor Wo hu cang long (2000)
1998 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst On-Screen Couple The Replacement Killers (1998) · Mira Sorvino
1996 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor He ping fan dian (1995)
1995 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor Hua qi Shao Lin (1994)
1992 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor Zong heng si hai (1991)
1990 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor Dou san (1989)
1990 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Original Film Song Wo zai hei she hui de ri zi (1989) · Ta-Yu Lo (music)
1989 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Original Film Song Dai jeung foo yat gei (1988)
1988 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor Chou tin dik tong wah (1987)
1988 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor Gam yuk fung wan (1987)
1987 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Dei ha ching (1986)
1986 Golden Horse Award Golden Horse Film Festival Best Leading Actor Ying hung boon sik (1986)
1986 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor Nu ren xin (1985)
1985 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor Dang doi lai ming (1984)


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#Fact
1 Made a surprise cameo in the hit Chinese independent film Waiting Alone (2004).
2 Enjoys photography. His elder sister also is a photographer.
3 Attempted suicide over the break-up after 5-year (1978-1983) romance with popular TV star Idy Chan.
4 After a first unsuccessful marriage with a fellow Hong Kong star actress, he fell in love and re-married the daughter of one of the richest Chinese dynastic scions from Singapore.
5 He and Andy Lau made 4 movies together: Ying hung ho hon (1987), Gong woo ching (1987), Dou san (1989), and Dou hap (1991). They also made two TV-series together: Yang ka cheung (1986) and Sou hat yi (1982).
6 He helped Andy Lau in his movie career, after it almost crashed when he refused to sign a contract with TVB, which made him blacklisted from Hong Kong Television.
7 Credited as Chow Anderson in the Philippines in his earlier films.
8 Tri-lingual, speaking Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.
9 Unusually tall by Chinese standards, he was often a head taller than his co-stars in his Hong Kong films, female or male.
10 Sponsors a lot of charity events such as "National Wildlife" and many others.
11 Before going to work on a movie each day, he goes to the nearest market and buys some fresh fruit.
12 Chosen one of 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2002.
13 Turned down the role of Morpheus in The Matrix (1999).
14 CineAsia, the Asian Theatre Owners Convention, named Chow the Star of the Decade.
15 Chow Yun-Fat was born of the Hakkha (aka Ha Ka) race, an ethnic group from China that has moved from one region to another without taking up permanent residence since the ancient times. The Hakkha dialect is now the second most popular dialect in Taiwan.
16 Won Asian Pacific Festival "Best Actor" Award for Hong Kong 1941, 1985.
17 Won Taiwan Golden Horse "Best Actor" Awards Two Times: Hong Kong 1941, 1985. An Autumn's Tale, 1987.
18 Won Hong Kong Academy "Best Actor" Awards Three Times: A Better Tomorrow, 1987. City On Fire, 1988, All About Ah Long, 1990.

#Quote
1 [on his Mandarin pronunciation in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)] It's awful. The first day I had to do 28 takes simply because of the language problem. That's never happened before in my life. It put me under a lot of pressure. There was a lot of dialogue in this film, more than I've ever had to speak before. It was like speaking Shakespeare.
2 Working in front of the camera keeps me alive. I couldn't care less about actors' trailers and food on sets and stuff like that - I just want to act.
3 As an actor we're just like workers in a factory, we provide our services to directors. But I must do my job perfectly, and I love what I do.
4 If I can associate with the people very, very gently very, very friendly every day I'm happpy. If I don't pay them respect I feel terrible inside" - From an interview with Chow Yun-Fat in the Documentary Chow Yun-Fat goes Hollywood
5 In the West audiences think I am a stereotyped action star, or that I always play hitmen or killers. But in Hong Kong, I did a lot of comedy, many dramatic films, and most of all, romantic roles, lots of love stories. I was like a romance novel hero.

#Trademark
1 The action superstar can be seen in most of his movies with twin guns (usually two Beretta 92s) and dark shades during a gunfight.
2 Chow often is seen with a trademark toothpick in his mouth, particularly in his films with John Woo.
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