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Donnie Yen is a Hongkong actor, martial artist, and film director with a net worth of $40 Million. After playing roles in the blockbuster film series “Ip Man”, he shot to fame. He had the role of Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man in the film and the movie became a big commercial success at the box office.

Additionally, Donnie promoted Wing Chun which is a concept-based fighting art. After the film “Ip Man” was released, hundreds of new Wing Chun schools opened in China and other parts of Asia.

Since then Donnie has become a lead actor in the Chinses film industry and has appeared in several significant projects. He came to the spotlight once again after appearing in the 2016 super hit movie “Rogue One”. He followed that up by starring in “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” a year later.

What is Donnie Yen’s Net Worth?

Net Worth$40 Million
BornJuly 27, 1963
ProfessionActor, Film Director
Salary (Annual)$10 Million +
Last Updated2023

Early Life

Donnie Yen Ji-dan was born on July 27th, 1963, in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. He has quite a few nicknames including Yen Chi-tan, Zhen Zi Dan, and Yen Zi Dan. His father Klyster Yen was a Newspaper Editor and his mother Bow-sim Mark was a tai chi grandmaster as well as Fu Style Wudangquan grandmaster.

At the age of two, his family relocated to Hong Kong. Following that, they migrated to Boston, United States when Donnie was just 11 years old. He has a sister Chris Yen who is also an actress and martial artist.

Donnie has introduced to the field of martial arts at a very young age all thanks to his mom’s dedication to the field. He started off his martial arts journey with some traditional Chinese martial arts and Tai Chi. This was then followed by Kung Fu and Wushu.


Donnie wished to focus more on martial arts due to which he left school at the age of 14. A couple of years later his parents were worried about his social circle and his activities. Due to this reason, they enrolled him in a 4-year training program in Beijing where he entered the Beijing Wushu Team.

Apart from this, he also was training in Taekwondo from the age of 16. Another fact about his life is, Donnie came from a family of musicians, his father was a violinist and his mother was a talented soprano.

From a very young age, his parents started teaching him how to play the piano. He later went on to learn some dance forms such as breakdance as well as hip hop. Yen made his film debut in 1984’s “Drunken Tai Chi”. This was then followed by his acting in Drunken Tai Chi and Tiger Cage in 1988.


After making a few appearances on the big screen, Donnie got his breakthrough role in “Once Upon a Time in China II” in 1992. From that point on he began appearing in some hit movies including Iron Monkey, Hero, and Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen.

During that time he also appeared in the TV series “Fist of Fury.” After having decades of experience in the showbiz industry, he made his return to the US. Yen was asked to choreograph action scenes for a handful of blockbusters such as “Blade II” and “Highlander: Endgame.”

Some other films he appeared in during the 2000s were Hero, Stormbreaker, IP Man, and Seven Swords. He also had starring roles in “The Expendables 2” and “Mulan.” Yen got roles in two major Hollywood movies “Aquaman” and “Justice League” which he refused due to his having a tight schedule.

Other Ventures

Donnie’s choreography in “The Twins Effect” scored him two awards for Best Action Choreography at 2003’s Golden Horse Awards and 2004’s Hond Kong Film Awards. Some other films for Yen won accolades including “Dragon Tiger”, “Gate”, “Flash Point”, “Ip Man”, “The Lost Bladesman”, “The Monkey King”, and “Kung Fu Jungle”.

On top of that, Donnie is known for his impressive body transformations that he has to keep doing depending on his role in the film. The actor has been known for his fitness in the industry for quite some time.

He reportedly had to lose weight for his roles in “Rogue One” and “Ip Man 3”. Following this, he had to rebuild his muscular form for his character in “xXx: Return of Xander Cage”. Not to mention, he is the ambassador for the “Save the Children Campaign”. Donnie donated $1 Hong Kong dollars to the frontlines workers of Wuhan.

Donnie Yen as seen with his wife Cissy in a post (Donnie Yen/Instagram)
Donnie Yen as seen with his wife Cissy in a post (Donnie Yen/Instagram)

Personal Life

Donnie Yen is currently married and living a luxurious life with his wife and two children. He married Cissy Wang in 2003, Jasmine and James are the names of their kids.

Yen was previously married to Leung Zing Ci. The couple dated for three to four months following which they got married secretly. The two of them married between 1993 and 2004 following which they separated. In 1995 the couple had a child together named Jeff.

Despite his success in the world of cinema as well as martial arts, he has been involved in several philanthropic events. Yen teamed up with his wife Cissy to launch a website known as “Go. Asia” which is a forum where donations can be made for charity ambitions.


  • BMW I8
  • Lamborghini Veneno Roadster
  • Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

Real Estate

Donnie Yen has a net worth of $40 million and he made a huge purchase of real estate in Singapore that is worth $17.6 million. He bought this mansion in 2013 which features a home gym, BBQ area, a swimming pool, a jacuzzi, and a playground for the kids.

Apart from this, Donnie owns six other properties within the vicinity of a city. His other 4-bedroom house is located in Singapore which spans over 90 square meters of space.

Career Highlights

  • Ip Man (Film, 2010)
  • Rogue One (Film, 2016)
  • xXx: Return of Xander Cage (Film, 2017)
  • Drunken Tai Chi (1984)
  • Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (Film, 2010)
  • Fist of Fury (TV series, 1995)
  • Shanghai Knights (Film, 2003)
  • 2003-2007-2011 Golden Horse Awards, Best Action Choreography _ Won
  • 2004-2006-2008-2015 Hong Kong Film Awards, Best Action Choreography _ Won

Donnie Yen Net Worth

Donnie is one of the top actors in the entertainment industry and starred in numerous movies and TV series. Acting has not been the only stream of income making Donnie’s pockets fat. His directing, choreography, and production have contributed heavily to his fortune.

His Korean Martial arts have scored him multiple championships through which he earned a steady income. Some of the companies he has signed endorsement deals with include Jacob & Co, Spirit of Hong Kong Awards, and Resorts World Sentosa. As of 2023, Donnie Yen’s net worth is estimated to be $40 million.

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