Jackie Chan Pledged To Charity Upon His Death-Paying 1 Million Yuan To Cure Coronavirus
Chan Kong-sang, who is professionally known as Jackie Chan, is not only an actor, singer, martial artist, film director, and stuntman but is also a man of a generous heart. Chan made his film debut at the age of five as a child actor with minor roles in films.
He came to the mainstream success with his work in the 1978 film Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow and Drunken Master. Chan made his Hollywood debut from the 1995 film Rumble in the Bronx alongside Anita Mui and Francoise Yip.
He made his blockbuster success with the 1998 action-comedy film Rush Hour starring him and Chris Tucker. Throughout his career, he has appeared in numerous films and TV shows to date.
The 66-year-old Chinese actor not only wowed the whole wide world with his martial art skills and dangerous yet thrilling actions but with his charitable works as well.
Let Us Learn More About Jackie Chan’s Charity Works
The multi-millionaire actor founded the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation in 1988 to help young people and provide aid to victims of natural calamities. His organization focuses on young people to offer them a scholarship, youth activities, and a variety of worthy causes.
Since the founding, the organization has donated a massive amount of money for improving sports for underprivileged kids.
The organization also donated RMB$1 million (USD$160,000), and Jackie personally donated SGD$100,000 (USD$74,400) for the aid reliefs when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal in April 2015.
In a similar way, Chan founded the Dragon’s Heart Foundation, which aims to meet the needs of underprivileged children and the elderly in the remote areas of the immense country. With his foundation, Chan has visited several remote places to provide warm clothes, wheelchairs, school supplies, and building schools.
Chan is currently the Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF and UNAIDS. In 2004, he reportedly donated HK$500,000 to UNICEF tsunami relief, 300 coats and 1,000 sweaters to The Salvation Army to aid seniors, and 2 million Yuan to the China Children and Teenagers Fund.
He and Albert Yueng donated 12 million Yuan with to establish the China Social Work Association, Jackie Chan, and Albert Yeung Community Charity Fund.
In 2010, Chan managed to raise $36 million in the first eight months 2010 to help people across the globe. He reportedly donated 5 million RMB (USD $732,000) to help Haiti earthquake victims.
Some Of His Notable Charitable Works Are:
- Worked with WildAid to support the preservation of endangered tigers
- Helped raise USD $29 million for drought relief in China
- Raised USD $5.2 million in donations for the Singapore Thong Chai Medical Institution
- Donated numerous school supplies to Charming Schools in China
- Sang at charity concerts to benefit local children’s charities
- Hosted a series of concerts to raise money for disabled children and the elderly
- Visited several facilities for the elderly people and an Operation Smile hospital
- Donated to the Civil Aviation Institute in Guanghan, China to fund programs for pilots, students, and airline staff
- Donated to benefit Asian Moon Bears
- Crossing Borders Fund Rising Show and check presentation
- Forces of Nature Benefit Concert, Malaysia
Did You Know? Actor Jackie Chan donated his entire wealth to charity, and his only son Jaycee Chan will not inherit a single penny from his fortune upon his death.
Furthermore, during the promotion of his film Kung Fu Yoga on the Indian talk show The Kapil Sharma Show, Chan auctioned a bicycle for IC 20 Lakh Rupees and donated to charity.
Some Of The Foundations Which Chan Supports Are:
- Action In Mental Health
- Camp Quality
- NBA Cares
- Red Cross
- Save China’s Tigers
- World Smile Foundation
- Save the Elephants
- Kids Wish Network
- Rotary International
What Is The Net Worth Of Rush Hour Star?
According to Forbes, Chan was estimated at around $58 million as of 10th July 2019, whereas, Celebrity Net Worth estimated his fortune at around $400 million by the end of 2019.
He amassed his multi-millionaire fortune from his successful career as an actor and a singer. Apart from Chinese movies, he has also appeared in numerous Hollywood films including Rush Hour sequel, The Tuxedo, Shanghai Knights, The Spy Next Door, The Foreigner, and more.
As a singer, Chan has produced over 20 different albums singing over 100 songs in over five languages. Some of his album titles are Love Me, Thank You, Shangrila, Jackie Chan, First Time, and I Am Me.
Chan Is Reportedly Paying 1 Million Yuan To Those Who Can Cure Coronavirus
The first Covid-19 case was traced back to December 2019 in Wuhan, China. As per sources, 266 people were tested positive with the virus and came under medical surveillance last year.
The Chinese government reportedly hide the outbreak in the early weeks, including crackdowns on doctors who tried to warn their colleagues about the new virus.
As per data obtained by The Post, the first person to contract Covid-19 was said to be a 55-year-old from Hubei province. As of March 2020, China has the most cases of 80,844 with 20+ every day, with total death of 3,199.
As of 15th March 2020, over 156,785 people have been tested positive to the virus globally, and total deaths count 5,839, and 75,937 cases have reportedly recovered.
Countries like the United States and France are closing all restaurants, cinemas, cafes, gym, and clubs to avoid the spread of the virus.
Amidst the hiatus, actor Jackie Chan was rumored to be infected by the virus. However, Chan revealed that he was tested negative for the virus, and the rumors were false.
Following the outrage, the legendary Chinese actor has pledged to give 1 million Yuan as a reward to whoever is able to find the antidote to the infectious disease COVID 19.
He wrote, “Science and technology is key to overcoming the virus, and I believe many people have the same thought like me, and I hope that an antidote can be developed as soon as possible.”