Andy Lau Net Worth

Andy Lau Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Yandy Laurens net worth is
$70 Million

Yandy Laurens Wiki Biography

Andy Lau Tak-wah was born on 27 September 1961, in Tai Po, (then British) Hong Kong, and is an actor, film producer, and singer, best known for being one of Hong Kong’s most successful actors. He’s starred in over 160 films, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Andy Lau? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $70 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. He has also handled a successful singing career while acting, and is the Guinness World Record holder for “Most Awards Won by a Cantopop Male Artist”. As he continues his career it is expected that his wealth will increase.

Andy Lau Net Worth $70 million

After matriculating from Ho Lap College, he signed on to an artist training program offered by TVB during 1981. He started to gain attention while being part of the series “The Emissary” and became even more popular after appearing in “The Return of Condor Heroes”. From then, he appeared in more shows, and was called one of TVB’s “Five Tigers” alongside Michael Miu, Felix Wong, Kent Tong, and Tony Leung. During the late 1980s, he would leave TVB due to contractual problems which led to him being blacklisted – TVB reportedly wanted to put him on an exclusive contract, which he declined.

Lau’s film debut came with a small role in “Once Upon a Rainbow” during 1981. He would then appear in “Boat People” before getting his first lead role in “On the Wrong Track” during 1983. Lau was known for his good looks, but he also wanted people to appreciate his acting prowess. After starring in “A Fighter’s Blues” he would get his first Golden Bauhinia Award, and would continue winning awards for his next films, including “Running Out of Time”, and “Internal Affairs III”. He also began appearing in wuxia films catering to Western audiences, such as “House of Flying Daggers” which was nominated for an Academy Award. In 2005, Lau was named as the “No. 1 Box Office Actor of Hong Kong” from 1985 to 2005, having shot 108 films during this period, and beating Stephen Chow and Jackie Chan in terms of box office success. His net worth was rising substantially.

In 1991, Andy started his own film production company entitled Teamwork Motion Pictures Limited; in 2002, it was renamed to Focus Group Holdings Limited. The company is responsible for the award winning “Made in Hong Kong” and “Crazy Stone”. He became responsible for helping many new talents in the industry.

For his music career, Lau released his first album during 1985 entitled “Only Know That I Still Love You”; the album was not a big hit, but he persevered and would eventually become one of Cantopop’s most popular artists, in 1991 – he released the album “Would it Be Possible”, and many songs would become hits. He also received numerous awards throughout the years, having numerous chart-topping songs including “The Tide”, “Secret Admiration” and “Chinese people”. He also sang songs in other languages such as Malay, Taiwanese, and English.

Aside from his numerous personal endeavors, Lau was also featured in the video game “Prototype” as a non-player character or NPC.

For his personal life, it is known that Lau is a Buddhist and practices Chinese calligraphy. He married Carol Chu in 2008, with their relationship being a source of speculation for the previous 24 years; they have a daughter. Andy also does numerous charity works. He established the Andy Lau Charity Foundation which aims to provide education services. He also put together the Artistes 512 Fund Raising Campaign which raised funds for the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake. In 2010, he received the “World Outstanding Chinese” award from the University of New Brunswick, Canada.

Full NameAndy Lau
Net Worth$70 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 27, 1961
Place Of BirthTai Po, Hong Kong
Height1.75 m
EducationHo Lap College
NationalityHong Kong
SpouseCarol Chu
ChildrenHanna Lau
ParentsLau Lai
SiblingsLau Takshing
AwardsHong Kong Film Award for Best Actor, Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor, Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film, Hong Kong Film Award for Best Original Film Song, Asian Films People's Choice Award for Favorite Actor, Asian Film Awards - Nielsen Box Office Star of Asia Award
NominationsHong Kong Film Award for Best New Performer, Golden Rooster Award for Best Actor, Asian Film Award for Best Actor, International Viewer's Choice Award for MTV China
MoviesThe Great Wall, A Simple Life, Shaolin, Firestorm, God of Gamblers, Running Out of Time, House of Flying Daggers, The Duel, A World Without Thieves, The Warlords, Lost and Love, Infernal Affairs, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame, As Tears Go By, Love on a Diet, Infernal Affairs III...
TV ShowsThe Legend of Master So, The Emissary, The Old Miao Myth, The Return of the Condor Heroes, The Duke of Mount Deer, The Other Side of the Horizon, The Return of Wong Fei Hung, The Yang's Saga, Take Care Your Highness, Heir to the Throne Is..., The Last Performance, The Shell Game II
1Frequently cast in films directed by Jing Wong
2Frequently uses his Chinese name, "Wah," in his films
3Frequently cast in films directed by Ka-Fai Wai
4Frequently cast in films directed by Johnnie To
1"The first time I met him, he just showed me his Rolex. He says 'Look at it' then I look at it. Then he told me 'Work hard, and you are going to have it!" (on meeting his idol, 'Chow Yun-Fat', for the first time)
2"In any movie you showed your handsome face, maybe stood there in a smart pose, and that's it, that was enough. The hard part was already done." (on his previous acting roles)
3Sing more and you get better, Fight more and you get better ... But acting is hard.
4In Hong Kong the camera is always moving. Yimou Zhang will put the camera on you and leave it there. And if you're good, you're good. And if you're not, well ... [on the difference between working on Hong Kong productions and a Zhang Yimou production]
5"I want to have a form that fits the times, so I just keep on changing
  • and that makes people feel I'm a hardworking guy trying to do my
best." (on his new approach to acting)
6"Wong Kar Wai is a very intense character, very personable, and I believe in general he does not like and he would not want his actors to show their true looks and their true personality on screen." (on working with Kar-Wai Wong).
7"I think Fruit Chan is an interesting director because he could offer a purely commercial attraction with artistic subjects and personalities." (on director, Fruit Chan).
1Lau was awarded the Asian Filmmaker of the Year in the 2006 Pusan International Film Festival in Busan (formerly Pusan), Korea. He received the award after initiating a project Focus First Cuts to finance films from fledging Asian directors. One of the 6 films, the black comedy Feng kuang de shi tou (2006) (aka Crazy Stone), has gone on to become to date the second top-grossing film in China this year.
2Is skilled in the Chinese calligraphy.
3Awarded honorary fellow member by the Hongkong Academy of Performing Arts (HKAPA). Past recipients of the honor include Yun-Fat Chow, John Woo and 'Anthony Wong (IX)'.
4Awarded "No. 1 Box-office Actor 1985-2005" of Hong Kong, yielding a total box office of HKD 1,733,275,816 for shooting 108 films in the past 20 years.
5(As of 2003) Since 1992 he has appeared in concert 179 times.
6Has the most awards won by a male Cantonese pop artist, as of April 2000 he had 292 awards.
7He was one of the "5 Tigers" in TVB with Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Felix Wong, Kiu Wai Miu, and Ken Tong in the 1980s.
8Named as "Four Kings" of Hong Kong pop-music industry with Jacky Cheung, Leon Lai and Aaron Kwok in the early 90s.
9Once a side kick of Yun-Fat Chow. They made 4 movies together: Ying hung ho hon (1987), Gong woo ching (1987), Dou san (1989) and Dou hap (1991). They also made two TV series together: Yang ka cheung (1986) and Sou hat yi (1982).
10Started career as a TV actor.


Ma deng ru lai shen zhang1990Charles
Tin joek jau ching1990Wah Dee
Zhi zun ji zhuang yuan cai1990Big Dee
Choi saan gong woo1990Wah
Fu gui bing tuan1990Wah
Huo shao dao1990Lau / Boss Lee
Ai ren tong zhi1989
San lang zhi yi zu1989Lau Bei
Dou san1989Michael Chan Little Knife Dagger
Fa nei qing 21989Raymond Lau
Gwang tin lung fu wui1989Adoptive Father (Hong Kong version only)
Juen diu daai ngok1989Senior Inspector Happy Chiu
Zhi zun wu shang1989Crab Chan
Ren hai gu hong1989Sas
Xiao xiao xiao jing cha1989
Zui jie nan peng you1989Lok Ka-Sing
Di yi jian1989Yung
Shen xing tai bao1989
Ao qi xiong ying1989Wah
Saang gong kei bing 31989Li Cheung-Kong
Tong gen sheng1989Cheung Ka-Wah
Biao cheng1988Lam Kwong
Zui jia sun you chuang qing guan1988Tsui Ting-kwai
Long zhi jia zu1988Lung Wah
Qun long duo bao1988Chan Charlie
Shen tan fu zi bing1988
Lie ying ji hua1988Lau Kwok-Wah
Wang Jiao ka men1988Wah
Zui jia sun you1988Tsui Tung Kwai
Fa nei qing1988Raymond Lau
Jing zhuong zhui nu zi zhi er1988Lau-Bei
Zhong Guo zui hou yi ge tai jian1987Han-Ming
Gong woo ching1987Lam Ting Kwok
Gan dan xiang zhao1987
Ying hung ho hon1987Lam Ting Kwok
Mo fei cui1986Andy Lo
Zui jia fu xing1986Lambo
Yang ka cheung1986TV SeriesYang Luk-long
Fat ngoi ching1985
Xia ri fu xing1985Associate of Muscles
Gu mou1985TV Series
Ting bu liao de ai1984Eric
Luk ding gei1984TV SeriesEmperor Honhei
Shang Hai tan: Shi san tai bao1984The Student
Sun diu hap lui1983TV SeriesYo Ko
Ga joi Heung Gong1983
Lao dong1983TV Series
Hui mie hao di che1983Paul Chen
Sou hat yi1982TV Series
Boat People1982To Minh
Choi wan kuk1982
The Adventurers2017post-production
Chui Lung2017filmingLui Lok
Shock Wave2017filming
The Great Wall2016/IStrategist Wang
Tou tian te wu2016Sir Sampan Hung
Wo de te gong ye ye2016Li Zheng Jiu
From Vegas to Macau III2016Michael Chan Dagger
Jie jiu Wu xian sheng2015Mr. Wu
Shi gu2015Lei Zekuan
Du cheng feng yun II2015Dagger Little Knife
Firestorm2013Police Inspector Lui
Tian ji: Fu chun shan ju tu2013Xiao Jinhan
Man tam2013Chong Si-teun / Johnston
Hon zin2012Philip Luk
Tou ze2011Roger
Jian dang wei ye2011Cai E
Wo zhi nv ren xin2011Sun Zigang
San siu lam zi2011Hou Chieh / Chinochueh
Di Renjie: Tong tian di guo2010Detective Dee
Mei loi ging chat2010Kidd
Jian guo da ye2009Yu Jishi
Look for a Star2009Sam Ching
San guo zhi jian long xie jia2008Zhao Zilong
The Warlords2007Zhao Erhu (as Dehua Liu)
Hing dai2007Chief Inspector Lau
Moon to2007Lin Quin
Battle of the Warriors2006Ge Li - the Mohist
Seelai ng yi cho2006Adili
Duk haan yum cha2006Muscle Guy / Warden 333
Tsoi suet yuk chi ngo oi nei2005Ko / Derek
Ren yu duo duo2005Narrator (voice)
Tung mung kei yun2005Kwong
Tian xia wu zei2004Wang Bo
Lung fung dau2004Mr. To
Mak Dau: Bo lo yau wong ji2004McBing, McDull's father (voice)
Gong woo2004Hung Yan-jau
House of Flying Daggers2004Leo
Magic Kitchen2004Chuen Yao
Making of House of Flying Daggers2004Short
Mou gaan dou III: Jung gik mou gaan2003Inspector Lau Kin Ming
Daai zek lou2003Big
Kap sze moon yat goh gei kooi2003
Cat and Mouse2003Zhan Zhao
1:99 Shorts2003TV Movie
Ngoi zoi joeng gwong haa2003Short
Infernal Affairs2002Inspector Lau Kin Ming
The Wesley's Mysterious File2002Wesley
Lik goo lik goo san nin choi2002Andy
Oi gwan yue mung2001Namson Lau
Chuen jik sat sau2001Lok Tok-Wah
Sau sun nam nui2001Fatso
Ah Foo2000Mong Fu
Goo naam gwa neui2000Andy Cheung / The Cupid Express
The Duel2000Cool-Son Yeh
Yan joi bin yuen1999Fai-lone
Am zin1999Cheung
Du xia da zhan La Si Wei Jia Si1999King
Hei ma wang zi1999Wah Dee
Ai qing meng huan hao1999Albert Lai
Long zai jiang hu1998Wai Cheung-Dee
Du xia 19991998King
Armageddon1997Dr. Tak Ken
Kau luen kei1997
Hak gam1997Capt. Fong Kuo-Fai, Bureau of Investigation Artillery Team
Qi yi lu cheng zhi: Zhen xin ai sheng ming1996Sun Chung Wah
½ Chi tung chong1996Wah
Xin Shang Hai tan1996Ding Lik (as Andy T.W. Lau)
Tin joek jau ching 3: Fung fo gai yan1996Lau Tin-Wai
Lie huo zhan che1995Joe
The Adventurers1995Wai Lok-yan / Mandy Chan
Dao jian xiao1994Smiling Sam
Sha shou de tong hua1994Ko Sau (The Judge)
Drunken Master Killer1994Yeung Kwan
Tian yu di1994Cheung Ye-Pang
The Legend of Drunken Master1994Counter Intelligence Officer
Ji jun sam sap lok gai ji Tau tin wun yat1993Mandy Chin
Tian chang di jiu1993Fong Tak-Shing
Chao ji xue xiao ba wang1993Ti Man / Balrog LaCerda
Do sing daai hang II ji ji juen mo dik1992Benny 'Hsin' Ho
Do sing dai hang san goh chuen kei1992Benny Ho Hsin
Wu yi tan zhang Lei Luo zhuan zhi san1992Lee Rock
Xia sheng1992Simon Tam
Zhan shen chuan shuo1992Fei
Jue dai shuang jiao1992Fishy (as Tak-wah Lau)
Jiu er shen diao zhi: Chi xin qing chang jian1992Ching-Yan
Miu kai sup yi siu1992Twelve Tong / Triad Branch Leader
Ji Boy xiao zi: Zhen jia wai long1992Wong Kau-Tai
Long teng si hai1992Andy
Hua! ying xiong1992Yuen Ta Wah
Hei yi bu zhi Shou du qing shen1992Chou Chun-Chieh
Jing jyu tai1992TV MovieYo Ko
Dou hap1991Michael Chan Dagger Little Knife ...
Gau yat: San diu hap lui1991Ching
Yu long gong wu1991Lone Ka-Chun - Aaron (as Tak-wah Lau)
Hao men ye yan1991Presenter
Ng yi tam jeung: Lui Lok juen - Part II1991Lui Lok (as Tak-wah Lau)
Ng yi taam jeung: Lui Lok juen1991Lui Lok (as Tak-wah Lau)
Godfathers of Hong Kong1991York Koo
Ji dao zhui zong1991Ben Li
Ng foo cheung: Kuet lit1991Lt. Lau Chi-Ming
Zi zeon mou soeng II - Wing baa tin haa1991Chicken Feet
Zhong Huan ying xiong1991Hero Hwa
Jing gu jyun ga1991Chi Man-Kit
Jia dao gong li de nan ren1990singing voice
Jing tian shi er xiao shi1990Brother Bee
Days of Being Wild1990Tide
Yu zhong long1990Henry Tse
Yee dam hung sum1990
Yi yu1990Tu
The Last Princess of Manchuria1990Fook


Tou tian te wu2016executive producer
Wo de te gong ye ye2016executive producer / producer
Our Times2015executive producer
Tou ze2011executive producer
Wo zhi nv ren xin2011executive producer
Da lui toi2010executive producer
Seelai ng yi cho2006producer
Tai yang yue2006executive producer
Feng kuang de shi tou2006producer
Duk haan yum cha2006producer
Invisible Waves2006executive producer
Tsoi suet yuk chi ngo oi nei2005executive producer
Ren yu duo duo2005executive producer
Gong woo2004executive producer
Zouhou qiang2002executive producer - uncredited
Oi gwan yue mung2001producer
Chuen jik sat sau2001producer
Ah Foo2000producer
Hui nin yin fa dak bit doh1998producer
Heung Gong jai jo1997executive producer


Snooker: Welsh Open2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Man tam2013performer: "Love Is Blind"
Wo zhi nv ren xin2011performer: "Slip Away"
San siu lam zi2011lyrics: "Wu Enlightenment" / performer: "Wu Enlightenment"
Hing dai2007lyrics: "Brothers" / performer: "Brothers"
Tung mung kei yun2005performer: "Xia Ci Bu Gan"
Lung fung dau2004"Yu Gor Nei Yau Si" lit.: "If Something Happens to You"
Mou gaan dou III: Jung gik mou gaan2003lyrics: "Road To Inferno" / producer: "Road To Inferno" / writer: "Road To Inferno"
Cat and Mouse2003performer: "Judge Bao"
Infernal Affairs2002performer: "Infernal Affairs"
Oi gwan yue mung2001performer: "Ai Jun Ru Meng"
Shaolin Soccer2001lyrics: "Ti chu ge wei lai", "Nan er zhi" / performer: "Ti chu ge wei lai", "Nan er zhi"
Sau sun nam nui2001performer: "Wei Ai Shou Yi Ci"
Ah Foo2000performer: "When I Met You", "Smile"
Long zai jiang hu1998performer: "You're My Woman"
Xin Shang Hai tan1996performer: "Shanghai Grand", "Sleeping Alone" - as Andy Lau Tak Wah
Yu zhong long1990performer: "Hong Chen Tian Shi"


Hing dai2007presenter
Gong woo2004presenter
Tian yu di1994presenter


Ngoi zoi joeng gwong haa2003Short


Top Squad1988

Music Department

Ah Foo2000theme vocals


The Grandmaster2013the producers wish to thank
Gwai ma kwong seung kuk2004special thanks


Our Times2015Himself
Gam gai SSS2014Himself
Mo ngai: To Kei Fung dik din ying sai gaai2013DocumentaryHimself
Waratte iitomo!2006TV SeriesHimself
Lu Yu You Yue2005TV SeriesHimself
Electric Shadows2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Gam gai 22003Himself
Gam gai2002Himself

Archive Footage

Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious2002Video documentaryHimself
Top Fighter1995Video documentary

Won Awards

2013MariaSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalBest ActorMan tam (2013)
2012People's Choice AwardAsian Film AwardsFavorite ActorTou ze (2011)
2012Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ActorTou ze (2011)
2011Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Leading ActorTou ze (2011)
2008Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Supporting ActorMoon to (2007)
2008Iron Elephant AwardIron Elephant Film AwardsBest Supporting ActorMoon to (2007)
2007Nielsen Box Office Star of Asia AwardAsian Film Awards
2006Asian Filmmaker of the YearPusan International Film Festival
2004Audience AwardChinese Film Media AwardsFavorite Actor - Hong Kong/TaiwanDaai zek lou (2003)
2004Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Leading ActorMou gaan dou III: Jung gik mou gaan (2003)
2004Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ActorDaai zek lou (2003)
2004HKFCS AwardHong Kong Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorDaai zek lou (2003)
2001Golden BauhiniaGolden Bauhinia AwardsBest ActorAh Foo (2000)
2000Asian Media AwardAsian American International Film Festival
2000Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ActorAm zin (1999)
1998Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest PictureHeung Gong jai jo (1997)
1997Swissair/Crossair Special PrizeLocarno International Film FestivalHeung Gong jai jo (1997)

Nominated Awards

2016Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ActorShi gu (2015)
2016Huabiao Film AwardHuabiao Film AwardsOutstanding ActorShi gu (2015)
2015Golden RoosterGolden Rooster AwardsBest ActorShi gu (2015)
2014Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Original Film SongMan tam (2013)
2012Asian Film AwardAsian Film AwardsBest ActorTou ze (2011)
2012China Film Media AwardChinese Film Media AwardsBest ActorTou ze (2011)
2012Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Original Film SongSan siu lam zi (2011)
2008Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ActorTau ming chong (2007)
2008Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Original Film SongHing dai (2007)
2007Asian Film AwardAsian Film AwardsBest ActorMo gong (2006)
2007Golden BauhiniaGolden Bauhinia AwardsBest ActorMo gong (2006)
2006Golden BauhiniaGolden Bauhinia AwardsBest ActorTung mung kei yun (2005)
2006Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ActorTung mung kei yun (2005)
2006Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Original Film SongTung mung kei yun (2005)
2006Hundred Flowers AwardHundred Flowers AwardsBest Supporting ActorShi mian mai fu (2004)
2005Golden BauhiniaGolden Bauhinia AwardsBest ActorTian xia wu zei (2004)
2005Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Original Film SongLung fung dau (2004)
2004Golden BauhiniaGolden Bauhinia AwardsBest ActorMou gaan dou III: Jung gik mou gaan (2003)
2004Golden BauhiniaGolden Bauhinia AwardsBest ActorDaai zek lou (2003)
2003Golden BauhiniaGolden Bauhinia AwardsBest ActorMou gaan dou (2002)
2003Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Leading ActorMou gaan dou (2002)
2003Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ActorMou gaan dou (2002)
2002Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ActorSau sun nam nui (2001)
2002Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Original Film SongSiu Lam juk kau (2001)
2002Regional AwardsMTV Asia AwardsFavorite Artist Hong Kong
2001Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Leading ActorSau sun nam nui (2001)
2001Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ActorAh Foo (2000)
2000Golden BauhiniaGolden Bauhinia AwardsBest ActorAm zin (1999)
1999Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Original Film SongHui nin yin fa dak bit doh (1998)
1999Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest PictureHui nin yin fa dak bit doh (1998)
1999Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Original Film SongLong zai jiang hu (1998)
1999Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Original Film SongHui nin yin fa dak bit doh (1998)
1998Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Original Film SongHak gam (1997)
1996Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ActorLie huo zhan che (1995)
1996Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Original Film SongLie huo zhan che (1995)
1995Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Original Film SongTian yu di (1994)
1992Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ActorNg yi taam jeung: Lui Lok juen (1991)
1992Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Original Film SongZi zeon mou soeng II - Wing baa tin haa (1991)
1989Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ActorWang Jiao ka men (1988)
1983Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest New PerformerTau ban no hoi (1982)

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