Article: Kris Wu To Jackie Chan: Top 10 Highest Paid Actors In The Chinese Film Industry

The showbiz world is known for its glamour, money and fame and its  entertainers get paid a lot but it doesn’t come for free. An actor works hard for every single role they play. The same goes for Chinese actors. They put all their hard work, time and efforts into the project they are currently working and in return, they charge money accordingly. But some actors are paid more than others and that depends on the role they are playing, their popularity, their status, and many other factors. So below we are listing the top 10 highest-paid Chinese actors.

1. Jackie Chan

Number 1 on our list is none other than Jackie Chan. He is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, filmmaker, comedian, director, screenwriter and stuntman. He is undoubtedly the most popular Hong Kong- Chinese star in the world and one of the most popular action stars of all time. He is one of the most influential and powerful movie personalities in the world. He’s starred in many popular movies since the ’60s. Some of his most famous and notable works include Rush Hour, The Foreigner, Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow, Shanghai Noon, etc. He has a total estimated net worth of 330 million yuan.


2. Jay Chou

Jay Chou is a Taiwanese – Chinese actor, singer, songwriter, record producer, rapper and television personality. He was born on 18th January 1979 in Linkou District, Taipei, Taiwan. He has starred in many popular movies such as Initial D, The Green Hornet and Secret. He is dubbed the “King of Mandopop”. He has a net worth of around 260 million yuan.


3. Yang Yang

Yang Yang is one of the most famous and talented actors in china. He was born in Shanghai in the year 1991. He made his acting debut in the drama The Dream of Red Mansions and since then has starred in many popular dramas like Who Rules the World, You Are My Glory, Love O2O, etc. In January 2016, he became the first-ever artist to be featured on the China Post Postage Stamp.


4. Lu Han

Lu Han is a Chinese actor, singer and former member of the worldwide famous Korean – Chinese boy band EXO. In the year 2017 Han was listed as the 2nd highest paid Chinese celebrity on the Forbes China celebrity 100 lists. He made his film debut in 2015 with the movie 20 Once Again. Lu Han has a net worth of approximately 240 million yuan.


5. Chen Kun

Chen Kun also known as alloys Chen is a talented Chinese actor and singer. He gained fame from the dramas Love Story in Shanghai and The Story of a Noble Family and rose to international fame with the movies The Knot and Painted Skin. He has a total net worth of 180 million yuan.


6. Huang Xiao Ming

Mark Huang or Huang Xiao ming is a popular Chinese actor, model and singer. He first rose to fame for playing the role of Emperor Wu of Han in the television drama The Prince of Han Dynasty. He is best known for his works in shows like The Return of the Condor Heroes, Shanghai Bund and Summer’s Desire. He has a net worth of approximately 170 million yuan.


7. Kris Wu

Wu Yi Fan also known as Kris Wu is a singer, rapper, model and actor. He is a former member of the Korean Chinese boy group EXO. He has worked in many movies and TV shows like Never Gone, The Rap of China and XXX: Return of Xander Cage. He is one of the most famous Chinese celebrities worldwide. He has a total net worth of 150 million yuan.


8. Deng Chao

Deng Chao is a popular Chinese actor, singer, director and comedian. This 43-year-old star was crowned best actor at the Golden Rooster Awards for his performance in The Dead End. He has a total net worth of 150 million yuan. Some of his most famous works are The Breakup Guru, The Mermaid and Duckweed.


9. Wallace Chung

Best known for his work in Chinese television dramas Wallace Chung Hon-Leung is a popular Hong Kong actor of the Hakka dynasty. Wallace has been a part of the Forbes China celebrity 100 lists four times. He’s a total net worth of 150  million yuan. Some of his most popular works are You Are My Sunshine and My Sunshine.


10. Jia Nailiang

This 1984-born talented actor hails from Harbin, China and is a graduate of Beijing Film Academy. He has worked in both feature films and television. Jia has been a part of the Forbes China celebrity 100 lists in the year 2015, 2017 and 2019 where he was ranked 50th , 33rd and 96th respectively. He is one of the richest and highest-paid actors in the Chinese entertainment industry with a net worth of 140 million yuan. His notable works include The Faces of My Gene, Once Upon a Time in the Northeast and Destined to Love You.