|Real Name/Full Name
|Jay Lun Chou
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|Linkou, Taipei County, Taiwan
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|18 January 1979
|45 years old
|In Centimetres – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
|In Kilograms – 60 Kg
In Pounds – 133 lbs
|Father –Chou Yao-Chung
Mother –Yeh Hui-Mei
|Tamkang Senior High School
|Republic of China
|Hathaway and Romeo
|Musician, actor, magician, businessman, television personality
Jay Chou is a Taiwanese popularly known for being a musician, rapper, and songwriter. He is a man of many talents as he is a businessman and a magician as well. He has been active in his music career since 2000 and is still active. He is nicknamed as king of Mandopop and is one of the best-selling artists in China.
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Biography and Early Life
Jay Chou was born on 18 January 1979 in Taipei in Taiwan. He is the son of Yeh Hui-Mei, a secondary school music teacher teaching fine arts. His father, Chou Yao-Chung, is also a secondary school teacher, doing biomedical research. He is the only child of his parents.
As he was growing up, his mother noticed his love for music and was taken for piano lessons at the age of four. He started cello lessons while in grade three, after showing interest in music theory. His parents later divorced when he was 14 and was teased by his classmates. This made him have no friends and mostly listened to music
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Jay Chou in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jay Chou’s age is 45 years old as of today’s date 24th February 2024 having been born on 18 January 1979. Though, he is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 173 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 133 lbs in Pound and 60 kg in Kilograms.
Not much is known concerning Chou’s educational background. He attended Tamkang Senior High School. Here, he majored in piano and minored in cello. Having inadequate grades to take him to University, it was a must for him to join military service. He was exempted after having severe back pain got from sports. He later got a job as a waiter.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Chou is a married man. Before he got married, he had been in a relationship with Jolin Tsai, a Taiwanese singer. At first, they did not admit they were in a relationship, but they were spotted severally. Tsai says she broke up with him after he cheated her with Patty Hou, but later they made amends though they never got into a relationship.
Chou began dating Hannah Quinlivanin in 2010 but confirmed their relationship in 2014. The couple got married in 2014 and have two children, Hathaway and Romeo. Chou was baptized in 2012 becoming an Evangelical protestant just like his wife.
Is Jay Chou Gay?
Jay Chou is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. He is neither gay nor bisexual or has any such rumors. He has been married and has two children. They are happily living together and are not fighting or having plans to divorce.
Jay Chou began his music career back in 2000. Before he could reach there, he was not sure of what he wanted to do, but his mother wanted him to become a music teacher. A friend of his had already registered him to a talent show, Super New Talent King.
Chou was to play the piano while his friend sang and though they did not win, the host was impressed by them. The song was written by Chou, and thus she hired him as a composer in her record company. This gave Chou an opportunity to learn music producing, sound mixing, recording, and songwriting.
With the help of Jacky Wu, who gave him the contract, he was able to release his first album, Jay. The offer was that he should write 50 songs for her and then choose ten from those for himself to record. After the release of the album, he started becoming popular in all Chinese-speaking regions.
Chou did his second album in 2001 called Fantasy. Since then, he has a total of twelve studio albums together with an uncountable number of singles. Due to his fame, he has made more than six tours in different parts of the world for performance.
Chou set up his record and management company in 2007 known as JVR Music. As an actor, he has appeared in several films including, Initial D, Curse of the Golden Flower, The Green Hornet, Now You See Me two and many others.
Jay Chou has received several awards from his career. The best award he has received is the Golden Melody Awards. In 2004, the World Music Awards awarded him the best-selling Chinese artist. He has been named the best Asian Artist by CCTV/MTV music Awards. During the 20th Golden Melody Awards, he was awarded Favourite Male Artist.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jay Chou in 2024
As of 2024, Jay Chou has an estimated net worth of $110 million. The main source of his income is his music career. Apart from that, he is also an actor. He also owns a fashion brand which helps to supplement his earnings.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Chou owns his fashion brand, PHANTACI, and has been the president since 2006
- He dislikes paparazzi
Jay Chou is a young man who so far has done well for himself. His popularity is growing day by day all over the world. The sky is not the limit for him. His determination and hard work will take him far. His mother played a big role by encouraging him.