Andy Lau is a famous Hong Kong-based actor, singer, presenter and movie producer. Andy Lau was listed in the Guinness World Records as ‘Most Awards Won By A Cantopop Male Artist.’ Continue reading to find the net worth of Andy Lau as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Andy Lau was born as Andy Lau Tak-wah on 27th September 1961 in Tai Po, Hong Kong Andy’s father was a fireman. Andy’s family was well-to-do since his grandfather was a landowner. However, when Andy was six years old, his father took him to live in the slums of Diamond Hill. This area was full of wooden houses that got burned down when Andy was 11. Since there was no plumping in the house, Andy fetched water eight times for his family. Although Andy Lau was raised in a nominal Buddhist household, he converted to Buddhism (the 1980s). Currently, he is a follower of Lingyan Mountain Temple in Taiwan.
Andy Lau was educated from Band One Secondary School and Ho Lap College in San Po Kong in Kowloon. Andy Lau also practices Chinese calligraphy. During his academic years, Andy Lau was renamed as Lau Fook-wing.
In 2008, Andy Lau and Carol Chu, Malaysian Chinese, got married in Las Vegas. They have a daughter named Hanna (b. 2012).
Career, Awards & Nominations:
In the early 1980s, Andy Lau trained as an actor with TVB (major television station) in Hong Kong. Andy Lau appeared in television series ‘The Emissary’ (1982), ‘The Return of the Condor Heroes’, and ‘The TVB All-Star Challenge.’
Andy Lau enacted in the following movies: ‘Boat People,’ ‘As Tears Go By,’ ‘A Moment of Romance,’ ‘Fighter’s Blues,’ ‘The House of Flying Daggers’ and others. Andy Lau was top box-office draw in Hong Kong (1985-2005). Andy Lau has his own Production Company called ‘Teamwork Motion Pictures Limited’ that was renamed to ‘Focus Group Holdings Limited ‘(2002). Andy Lau released his first recorded album in 1985 and continued till 1990.
During the Pusan International Film Festival, Andy Lau won the Asian Filmmaker of the Year award (2006). Andy Lau was named the ‘Nielsen Box Office Star of Asia’ (2007). Andy Lau won the Most Popular Hong Kong Male Artist award seven times. Andy Lau won 15 times the Jade Solid Gold Top 10 Awards Asia Pacific for the Most Popular Hong Kong Male Artist. Andy Lau was listed in the Guinness World Records as ‘Most Awards Won By A Cantopop Male Artist.’ By April 2010, Andy Lau received 292 awards.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Andy Lau is $75 million. Most of his wealth comes from his profession as an actor, singer, presenter and movie producer.
As of 2015, the estimated earnings of Andy Lau were $13 Million, and he was listed in the Forbes China Celebrity List. As of 2014, Andy Lau’s earnings from concerts, endorsements, and movies amounted to $13,800,000.
Since mid-1980’s, Andy Lau has actively contributed to the entertainment industry. Till date, Andy has enacted in over 160 movies that have been commercially successful in Hong Kong. Andy Lau is one of the four Heavenly Kings of Cantopop. Others include Aaron Kwok, Jacky Cheung, and Leon Lai.