Donnie Yen Ji-Dan is a famous person who has worked as a martial artist, actor, choreographer and film director. He is ranked amongst the top action stars of Hong Kong. He is famous for his martial arts and even in Asia, he was known as one of the famous stars. He has advertised in six commercials and has been able to earn huge amount of money with it. If you want to know about life, career, biography and net worth of Donnie Yen in 2018, then you can read this article ahead.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 27th July in the year 1963 in Guangzhou in China. He is the son of Bow sim mark and Klyster Yen. His father was also involved in the martial arts, and his mother was involved in the internal martial arts. From his parents, he got influenced to work as a martial artist. He belongs to the musicians’ family, and his mother is a soprano along with being a martial artist.
His father was a violinist. His parents taught him about various musical instruments. He is also interested in hip-hop dance along with playing music. He started Kung Fu when he was just nine years old, and he got serious in the field after dropping out of school. His parents didn’t want to spend extra time in Boston, and that’s why he was sent to Beijing for learning Wushu.
In the year 1990, he met his wife for the first time, and both of them started dating each other in the year 1993. In the same, they got married to each other, but their marriage only lasted for one year. Their son, Jeff took birth in the year 1995, and at that time their divorce was filed. Later on, Yen got married to Cissy Wang who was a beauty queen. Just after three months of dating, they got married to each other. Both of them have two children named Jasmine and James.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In the year 1984, he got an entry in the film industry, and he gave his role for the movie, Drunken tai chi. He has back to back hit roles, and one of his films was also nominated for the foreign language movie in the year 2003. In the year 1995, he has also worked in the TV series and then he started his production company, Bullet films. He directed the movie, Legend of the wolf in the year 1997.
In the year 1998, he directed the movie, Ballistic Kiss. When he was 34 years old, he got bankrupt because most of his movies were acclaimed by the public with a positive response. He always remains interested in bodybuilding and kept playing martial arts as it was his passion.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Donnie Yen is around $45 million and he has accumulated by working as a director, actor, film producer and screenwriter. He can be an all-rounder in the entertainment world; he started learning martial arts and dropped out of his school. When he was just fourteen years old, he began to concentrate on Wushu.
He remains involved in the philanthropic work as has founded a charity platform with his wife. His platform serves different types of charities and local communities. In the year 2015, he visited refugee camps and also donated gifts to them. He has married two times, and at present, he is married to Cissy. He is living happily with her, and he is a person who has won a lot of things in his life and is going to be remembered by his fans always.