Chow Yun-fat, who was also known as Donald Chow, once is one of the major Hong Kong actors who is known for his movies like A Better Tomorrow, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and Hard Boiled. He is known for his collaboration with the filmmaker John Woo and his west roles in many movies.
He is one of the most famous Hong Kong actors, and he has also won three Hong Kong Film Award for the Best Actor and even two Golden Horse Awards for the Best Actor in Taiwan. He was also the second highest-earning actor in Hong Kong in 2014.
Maybe you know about Chow Yun-fat very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2021? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Chow Yun-fat’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
Early Life & Biography
Chow was born on 18 May 1955, and he was born in Lamma Island in Hong Kong. His mother’s name is Chan Lai-Fong, and she was a cleaning lady and a vegetable farmer. His father’s name was Chow Yung-Wan, and Chow worked on a Shell Oil Company tanker. Chow grew up in a poor farming community, and his house had no electricity.
He used to wake up at dawn every morning to help his mother sell the herbal jelly and the Hakka tea-pudding on the streets. He also went to work in the fields in the afternoon. When he was just 17, he left school so that he could help his family by doing odd jobs. He did jobs, including bellboy, camera salesman, taxi driver, and postman.
His life was changed when after college, he was accepted by TVB as an actor-trainee for the local television. He signed a three-year contract with the same studio, and then he made his acting debut. He soon became a heartthrob and was a familiar face in the soap operas soon.
He has also been married twice, and his first wife’s name was Candice Yu, and they both got married in 1983. Candice Yu was an actress from Asia Television, and their marriage lasted only nine months. They also had a stillborn daughter in the year 1991. He also has goddaughter, Celine Ng, who is a former child model for McDonald’s, Toys’R’Us, Chickeeduck, and many other companies.
He doesn’t live a much lavish and life, and he is much often seen on many food stalls and public transportation. He also said that he thinks of donating most of his money to charity. He also supported the Umbrella Movement protests in 2014.
Currently, he is married to Jasmine Tan, and they got married in 1986.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on May 18 1955, Chow Yun-fat is 65 years old as of today’s date 2nd January 2021. His height is 6’0’’ tall, and his weight is 80 kg.
First, he appeared in the 1980 TV series The Bund on TVB, and he soon became a household name in Hong Kong. The series about the rise and fall of a gangster in 1930s Shanghai made him a star throughout Asia.
He also played the role of a pirate captain Sao Feng in the Pirates of Caribbean: At World’s End in 2007.
He has appeared in over 121 films and 24 TV Series.
Awards & Achievements
Yun-Fat Chow has been nominated for many awards, and he has won several awards, and below is the list of them.
- He won Asia-Pacific Film Festival in 1984 as the Best Actor for the movie Dang doi lai ming.
- He won Asian Film Award in 2011 for Rang zi dan fei as the Favourite actor.
- He won the CAFF award as a Best Actor in the movie Mou seung in 2018.
- He is also the winner of the Golden Horse Award in 1987.
- In 2012 he won the Shanghai International Film Festival award.
Net Worth & Salary of Chow Yun-fat in 2021
The net worth of Chow Yun-fat is estimated to be around $120 million as of January 2021. He has worked in over 121 films, and those have earned him a considerable amount of wealth. He has acted in 24 television series, which has earned him a lot of fame, and he is very well respected in the Asian TV industry. He doesn’t live a lavish life.
Chow Yun-Fat is one of the most renowned TV actors ever, and he has done a lot of good acting in the movies. He is respected all over the world and loved it too. He also engages in philanthropic work occasionally, and he has even sworn to donate most of his wealth after his death. He doesn’t act much now, but his movies are still watched. He is one of the wealthiest Asian actors, and he is a perfect example of rags-to-riches.