Chow Yun Fat
Chow Yun Fat
Real Name/Full Name Chow Yun-fat
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Chow Yun Fat
Birth Place: Lamma Island, Hong Kong
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 18 May 1955
Age/How Old: 68 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
Weight: In Kilograms – 82 Kg
In Pounds – 181 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Chow Yung-wan
Mother – Chan Lai-fong
Siblings: N/A
School: N/A
College: City University of Hong Kong
Religion: N/A
Nationality: Chinese
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Jasmine Tan
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: Actor
Net Worth: $120 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

Chow Yun-fat is an Asian actor who rose to prominence after his appearance in the 1980 TV series, The Bund on TVB. His collaboration with John Woo, a director, for the films; A Better Tomorrow, The Killer and Hard-Boiled have been tremendous and have even won him a number of awards. Chow rose from a simple family where he had to do odd jobs to sustain them. But due to his charm and easy-going style, he was able to become the successful actor we all know of today.  

Well, how well do you know about Chow Yun-fat? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Chow Yun-fat’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Chow Yun-fat to date.

Biography and Early Life

Chow was born on the 18th of May, 1955 in Lamma Island, Hong Kong. His parents were Chow Yung-Wan (father) and Chan Lai-Fong (mother). His mother was a cleaning lady and vegetable farmer while his father was a Shell Oil Company tanker.

He grew up in a farming community on Lamma Island where there was no electricity. He woke up early in the morning to help his mother to sell herbal jelly and Hakka tea pudding. In the afternoons, he would go to work in the fields. The family moved to Kowloon when he was 10.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Chow Yun-fat in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Chow Yun-fat’s age is 68 years old as of today’s date 24th April 2024 having been born on 18 May 1955. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 181 lbs in Pound and 82kg in Kilograms.


Chow dropped out of school when he was 17 so that he could do odd jobs to support the family. He was a bellboy, a taxi driver, postman, camera salesman, and many others. He went on to join the City University of Hong Kong where his life changed. He responded to an advertisement about actors in need and his application was accepted by TVB. He signed a three-year contract and started doing soap operas.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Chow married Candice Yu (actress on Asian Television) in 1983 but their marriage only lasted for nine months. Later on, he married Jasmine Tan, a Singaporean actress. He has a goddaughter, Celine Ng, a former child model for Chickeeduck, McDonald’s, Toys’R’Us, and other companies.

Chow is also known for his down-to-earth lifestyle. Despite all of his wealth, he is frequently seen in food stalls and using public transport. He plans to leave his fortune to charity.

Is Chow Yun Fat Gay?

No, Chow is not gay.

Professional Career

Chow became a star in the 1980s after starring in the TVB series, The Bund. After teaming up with director, John Woo, Chow established himself again as an incredible actor. Together, they made the film, A Better Tomorrow, a gangster action-melodrama that became the highest-grossing film in Hong Kong history and set a new standard for gangster films. Chow is mostly known for playing honorable good guys or criminals. However, sometimes he was involved in comedies like Diary of a Big Man, Now You See Love and a couple of others.

In the 1989 film, God of Gamblers, Chow was able to bring out another side of his as a suave charmer, broad comedian and action hero. In the 1990s, the Los Angeles Times referred to him as the coolest actor on the planet. He moved to the USA in the mid-90s to replicate his success in in Hollywood as he did in Asia.

Unfortunately, he did not achieve the same success he did in Asia. The films that he did in Hollywood were not as successful as those he did in Asia. He returned to Hong Kong in 2014 IN From Vegas to Macau, a for which he had to lose around 13kg in 10 months.    


Chow Yun-fat is an extremely talented performer with a lot to offer. He has proved himself time and time again that he is a really good actor. For this reason, he is a nominee of very many awards and has also won many awards. Here are some of the awards:

  1. Best Actor Nomination in the Hong Kong Film Awards after being in
  2. Best Actor Nomination for being in Prison on Fire.
  3. Best Original Film Song Nomination for being in The Diary of a Big Man.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Chow Yun Fat in ’2024’

Chow Yun Fat Net Worth
Chow Yun Fat Net Worth

Chow Yun-fat is a really successful actor who has appeared in some great movies. He has made most of his living from his acting career. As of 2024, he has an estimated net worth of $120 Million.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Chow supported the Umbrella movement in 2014 and also voiced support for the 2019-2020 Hong Kong protests even though Mainland China banned him from working there.

Chow Yun-fat is an incredibly talented performer, and we should be honored to be able to see such a talented person perform. Chow is also a really nice person who cares for the well-being of the people around him and is not afraid to lend a helping hand. We look forward to any projects he may have in the future and wish all to best.


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