Chow Yun-Fat Net Worth

Chow Yun-fat is a Hong Kong actor who has a net worth of $200 million. He is best known in Asia for working with John Woo in genre films like “A Better Tomorrow” (1986), “Hard Boiled” (1992), and “The Killer” (1989), and he is known in the West for his roles in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (2000) and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” (2007). Chow became a household name in Hong Kong following his role in the hit 1980 series “The Bund.”

Chow Yun-Fat Wealth Stats: Salary, Net Worth, and More

Chow Yun-Fat's net worth, salary and other interesting facts:

Chow Yun-Fat Wealth Info
Net Worth$200 Million
Date of BirthMay 18, 1955 (age 68 years)
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
ProfessionActor, Screenwriter
NationalityHong Kong


Chow signed an exclusive acting contract with Goldig Films and made his movie debut in 1976, appearing in “The Hunter, the Butterfly and the Crocodile,” “Reincarnation,” and “Massage Girls.” In 1980, he starred as Hui Man-Keung on the TVB series “The Bund,” which became a hit all over Asia. Though Yun-fat had become a successful television actor, his goal was to find success in films, and it came when he starred in 1986’s “A Better Tomorrow,” which was directed by John Woo. The movie was ranked #2 on the Hong Kong Film Awards’ “Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures” list, and Chow reprised the role of Mark ‘Gor’ Lee in 1987’s “A Better Tomorrow II” and 1989’s “A Better Tomorrow 3.” In the late ’80s, he also appeared in the films “City on Fire” (1987), “Scared Stiff” (1987), “An Autumn’s Tale” (1987), “Prison on Fire” (1987), “The Eighth Happiness” (1988), and “Wild Search” (1989). In 1989, Yun-fat played Ko Chun in “God of Gamblers,” which broke Hong Kong’s box office record with a gross of HK$37,058,686.

Personal Life

Yun-fat married actress Candice Yu in 1983, and they split up nine months later. He then wed Jasmine Tan on May 6, 1987, and sadly, they had a stillborn daughter in the early ’90s. Chow is the godfather of former child model Celine Ng. Though Yun-fat is extremely wealthy, he lives modestly and often uses public transportation. He owned the same Nokia phone for 17 years and didn’t upgrade to a smartphone until his Nokia phone stopped working. The Hong Kong website Jayne Stars reported that Chow only spends $800 HKD ($102 USD) each month, and he has said that he will leave his entire fortune to charity. Yun-fat told Jayne Stars in 2018, “My dream is to be a happy and normal person. The hardest thing in life is not about how much money you earn, but how to keep a peaceful mindset and live the rest of your life in a simple and carefree manner.” Chow received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from City University of Hong Kong in 2001 and a Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa from Hong Kong Baptist University in 2021.

Inspirational Quotes by Chow Yun-Fat

Some of the substance of English words, I just don't understand at all because the culture's so strange to me.

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As an actor we're just like workers in a factory, we provide our services to directors.

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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.

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This is still a big barrier for me and it is for a lot of foreign actors.

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That's so different in Hong Kong when I'm using my own mother language, I can treat the line in one thousand different ways, with many different reactions.

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