The estimated net worth of Taiwanese entertainer Jay Chou is nearly $35 million. He has accumulated his grand wealth through his musical career.
Highly influenced by Chopin, he was deeply interested in music from an early age. His inclination towards the instruments was duly noticed by his mother who got him enrolled for piano lessons when he was of four years old. His fascination for the captured sound and compositions made him strongly keen towards music theory and he joined for cello lessons. He used to play fine piano and used to mimic TV artist profoundly. After his parents split, he became quite introvert listening music and eventually writing songs. He even finished his college with a major in piano and minor in cello. His first public appearance was through a talent hunt show hosted by Jacky Wu. Though he and his friend didn’t win the show but Wu noticed the complexity of the composition and offered him a job as a contract composer and hired him as a partner for Vincent Fang in Alfa Records. While working with Fang, he learnt all the techniques of mixing sound, recording, music production and song writing. He blended most of the Chinese and western songs and created a different trend of music in the pop and R&B genre. After writing nearly 100 music composition for other artist, his breakthrough album was released in the year of 2000. The album was a sensational hit selling millions of copies worldwide. It also had raised much net worth of him. His first album ‘Jay’ launched under the Alfa had established him as one of the gifted artist of the industry making him widely known across Southeast Asia. After this he released his next album Fantasy, which was an international hit of 2001. The album earned him five Golden Melody awards out of 10 nominations. Few of his songs are still buzzed in his every concert. His music became one of the hot topics in the Chinese music as he was quite different from the mainstream genre. He has regularly released one album each year except 2009. His entire albums have topped the charts earning him several allocate and honors. His world tour also has been one of the successful tours of artists. Also known for his acting skill, his performance in 2005 released Initial D was highly praised. He has already modeled in more than 15 music videos and is also one of the accomplished directors.
Jay Chou was born in Linkou, a Chinese Republican state of Taiwan. He was the only child of his parents; mother Ye Hui Mei and father Chou Yao-Chung. Both of his parents used to teach in a secondary school. His mother was a fine arts teacher and his father used to serve as a biomedical researcher.
Also known for his book Grandeur de D Major, Jay Chou is one of the highest endorsing celebrities. Generally termed as shy and quiet guy, he is one of the ruling entertainers of Asia.