Are you curious about martial-artist-turned-actor Jet Li? Read on to learn all about his height, career and why we don’t see him much anymore.
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Who Is Jet Li?
Li is a Chinese actor, producer, martial artist, and Wushu champion. He was born Li Lianjie in Beijing, China and is a Singaporean national. He’s known for his action-packed roles in films like The Expendables (2010), Romeo Must Die (2000) and Lethal Weapon 4 (1998).
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Most recently, Li plays The Emperor in Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan (2020). Prior to Mulan, his last major film role was as Jiang in Feng Shen Chuan Qi (2016). The English name of the film is League of Gods.
Other popular Jet Li films include Kiss of the Dragon (2001), Hero (2002) and Badges of Fury (2013).
Jet Li’s mastery of martial arts allowed him to become a huge box-office draw for both western and Asian audiences. He remains very popular in his native China as well as Hollywood. In fact, he’s well-loved worldwide in many different countries.
Prior to becoming an action star, Jet Li was a real-life Wushu champion. He retired from competitive Wushu at the age of 19. After that, he turned his talents and ambition to the silver screen.
How Tall Is Jet Li?
Jet Li is 5’6″ or 170cm tall. At five-foot-six, he’s three inches shorter than the average American male.
However, 5’6″ is the average height for Asian men like him.
What Is Jet Li’s Net Worth?
In 2020, Jet Li is worth an estimated $220 million. That makes him one of the wealthiest modest men we’ve ever featured here at TMM.
With crossover success in both Hollywood and Asia, the bankable actor has earned his spot as one of the wealthiest entertainers of his generation.
In addition to the salaries he’s pulled as an in-demand action star, Jet Li has made smart investments over the years. He earned a lot of money as an investor in Hong Kong-based Far East Holdings International Ltd.
On top of his salary and stock earnings, Jet Li also has a lifestyle company, Taiji Zen, with retired Alibaba chairman Jack Ma.
Being a well-connected man with an established track record in the industries of film, finance and eCommerce has undoubtedly helped Jet Li became the wealthy man he is today.
Who Is Jet Li’s Wife?
Іn 1987, Јеt Lі mаrrіеd a woman named Нuаng Qіuуаn. Together thеу hаvе twо dаughtеrѕ, nаmеd Таіmі аnd Dі. Li and Huang Qiuyan dіvоrсеd іn 1990.
Then in 1999, Lі mаrrіеd Nіnа Lі Сhі. Between 1982 and 1992, Nina was a Hong Kong-based actor. She also attended the University of San Francisco. In 1986, she was crowned Miss Asia Pacific Hong Kong.
Wіth Nina, Li also hаѕ twо dаughtеrѕ, Јаdа аnd Јаnе. They were born in 2000 and 2002, respectively. Jet Li is still married to Nina Li Chi. Nina and Jet have been husband and wife for over twenty years.
Why Isn’t Jet Li in Movies Anymore? Did He Retire?
Since 2013, Li is rarely working. Since 2010, he has been battling spinal problems and hyperthyroidism. His hyperthyroidism in particular causes fatigue and weight loss.
And, let’s be honest, with that nine-figure fortune and decades of career success behind him? The guy can afford to take some time off and focus on his health.
However, grateful fans will relish the chance to see him in a film again soon. Jet Li will make a rare on-film appearance with his new role as The Emperor in the live-action Mulan remake.
They’ll need to stay patient though, because Disney has pushed back the film’s release until July 2020.
Whenever we see Jet Li on screen, we’re grateful for his amazing contributions to the worlds of film, finance and martial arts.
He’s another guy that proves being short isn’t any limitation on the size of your success. We salute you Jet Li!