Jackie Chan on Keeping Promises, Fans as Teachers, Copycats, Hard Work, and More

Nǐ hǎo, to the wonderful person about to listen to this podcast. Need I introduce today’s guest? Not really. Nevertheless, he is one of the most recognisable people on the screen—in the world, actually. He is a global superstar, a hero, a true icon; a lively, inspiring, charming and very funny man; he is not just an actor, but a writer, producer, director, stuntman, choreographer, singer, martial artist and philanthropist. He is, of course, the most one and only of one and only’s, Jackie Chan.

You’ll know him for films like Shanghai Noon, Rush Hour, The Karate Kid, and The Spy Next Door; we could go on, but there are quite a few more—over 150, to be precise. In 2015, Forbes magazine estimated his net worth to be in the region of 350 million dollars; and in 2016, he was the second highest paid actor in the world. Second to whom? Dwayne ’The Rock’ Johnson, who has almost been the subject one of our earlier podcasts. You should be able to find that in the same place you found this one.

Back to this episode, let’s now here 8 snippets of worldly wisdom from the man himself.


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