Leslie Cheung Net Worth

Leslie Cheung Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Cheung Kwok Wing net worth is
$30 Million

Cheung Kwok Wing Wiki Biography

Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing (12 September 1956 – 1 April 2003) was a Hong Kong singer-songwriter, actor, film director, record producer, and screenwriter. Cheung is considered as "one of the founding fathers of Cantopop" by "combining a hugely successful film and music career." He rose to prominence as a teen heartthrob and pop icon of Hong Kong in the 1980s, receiving numerous music awards including both Most Popular Male Artist Awards at the 1988 and 1989 Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards. In 1989, Cheung announced his retirement from the music industry as a pop singer. Returning to the music scene after a five-year hiatus, Cheung released his chart-topping comeback album (寵愛) which achieved a huge market success. In 1999, he won the Golden Needle Award for his outstanding achievement as a musician at the RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards, and his 1984 hit song Monica was voted as Hong Kong's "Song of the Century". He was honoured as "Asia's Biggest Superstar" at the 2000 CCTV-MTV Music Honours.Cheung won the 1991 Hong Kong Film Award (Days of Being Wild) and the 1994 Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award (Ashes of Time) for best actor. He had also won the 1994 Japan Film Critics Society Award for best actor for his performance in Farewell My Concubine and ten other best actor nominations, five Golden Horse Awards, three Cannes Film Festival Awards, a Asia Pacific Film Festival Award, and a Venice Film Festival Award.Cheung's music and movies not only captured fans in Hong Kong but also other Asian areas including Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Japan and South Korea. He is the first foreign artist to hold 16 concerts in Japan that has yet to be broken and the record holder as the best-selling C-pop artist in Korea.Cheung was ranked as the favourite actor in the 100 years of Chinese cinema. In 2010, he was voted the third "Most Iconic Musicians of All Time" (after Michael Jackson and The Beatles). CNN considered Cheung as the "Most Beautiful Man from Hong Kong Cinema" and one of "Asia's 25 Greatest Actors of All Time."

Full NameLeslie Cheung
Net Worth$30 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 12, 1956
Place Of BirthBritish Hong Kong
Height5' 9" (1.75 m)
ProfessionActor, Music Department, Writer
EducationUniversity of Leeds, Rosaryhill School
ParentsPan Yuyao, Cheung Wut Hoi
AwardsHong Kong Film Award for Best Actor, Hong Kong Film Award for Best Original Film Song, Hong Kong Film Award for Timeless Artistic Achievement Award
MoviesFarewell My Concubine, Days of Being Wild, Happy Together, A Chinese Ghost Story, A Better Tomorrow, Ashes of Time, Inner Senses, He's a Woman, She's a Man, The Bride with White Hair, Once a Thief, The Phantom Lover, A Better Tomorrow II, Who's the Woman, Who's the Man?, Temptress Moon, The Eagle Sh...
1Leslie came out with the album "Salute" in 1989 and all the proceeds were donated to the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Conservatory of music as a scholarship. After 2004, this scholarship changed to the "Leslie Cheung Memorial Scholarship".
2In 1977, Cheung won first runner up by singing Don McLean's "American Pie" at the Asian Music Contest.
3Worked as a bartender at his relatives' restaurant and sang during the weekends.
4In his early career chose his name "Leslie" after the British actor Leslie Howard and because of his love for the American film Gone with the Wind (1939). He liked the fact that the name Leslie could be either a male or female name.
5Stated that he had a fairly unhappy childhood and was brought up by his grandmother.
6Attended the University of Leeds in northern England where he studied textile management. He dropped out of university at the end of his first year when his father fell ill. After his father's recovery, however, he did not return to England to complete his studies.
7Cheung was bisexual and claimed so in an interview with Time magazine. He had denied it during the earlier portion of his career but "came out" in the 1990s after emigrating to Vancouver, Canada. In a 1997 concert Cheung openly revealed his relationship with Daffy Tong Hok-Tak. He became the co-executor of Cheung's estate. A full-page obituary on Cheung in a Hong Kong newspaper listed Tong as his surviving spouse.
8In the early 1990s he became one of the few Hong Kong actors who dared to play gay characters on-screen. Cheung's first gay role was Cheng Dieyi in Farewell My Concubine (1993). In Happy Together (1997), Cheung played another gay role which involved him in graphic sex scenes and for which he was nominated for the Best Actor Award at both the Golden Horse Awards and the Hong Kong Film Awards.
9On April 1, 2003, he jumped to his death from the 24th floor of the famed Mandarin Oriental Hotel, located in the Central district of Hong Kong Island. He left a suicide note saying that he had been suffering from depression. The day after Leslie's death, his long time partner, Tong, confirmed that Cheung suffered from (clinical) depression and had been seeing psychiatrists for treatment for almost a year. He also revealed that Cheung had attempted suicide in 2002.
10One of the first generation of PEPSI stars in Asia.
11Most Favorite Chinese Actor in 100 years of Chinese Cinema in the poll held by Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd, Hong Kong Ferry Co. Ltd, HKFAA and UA Cinemas for the Centennial of Chinese Film History (2005)
12He was named "Asian Biggest Superstar" by CCTV-MTV in Beijing China (2000)
13His song "Monica" was crowned as "Song of the Century" (1999)
14The first singer to hold 100 concerts at Hong Kong Coliseum in 1997
15Member of the jury at Tokyo International Film Festival in 1993
16The first Hong Kong actor who acted in a mainland China film (Farewell My Concubine, 1992)
17Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1998
18He was one of the most popular singers in the 80s. He bade farewell to his professional singing career in December 1989 when he held 33 continuous nights of "Final Encounter of the Legend" concert.


Yee do hung gaan2002Jim Law
Lian zhan Chong Cheng2000Jimmy Tong
Siu chan chan2000C.H. Yuen
Cheong wong2000Rick Pang
Yan fei yan mie2000Short
Lau sing yue1999Wing
Sing yuet tung wa1999Tatsuya Misawa / Shek Karbo
Ngon na ma dak lin na1998Editor
Knock Off1998Young Worker (Skinny Freight)
Gau sing biu choi1998Ma Lun Cheung / Tok Choi
Hong se lian ren1998Jin
Who's the Man, Who's the Woman1997Sam Koo Gai Ming
Happy Together1997Ho Po-wing
Se qing nan nu1996Sing
Xin Shang Hai tan1996Hui Man Keung (as Lesile K.W. Cheung)
Feng yue1996Yu Zhongliang
Tri-Star1996Father Zhong Guoqiang
Ye ban ge sheng1995Song Danping
Jin yu man tang1995Chiu
Ji de... xiang jiao cheng shu shi II: Chu lian qing ren1994Cameo appearance (uncredited)
Jin xiu qian cheng1994Lam Chiu-Wing
Dung che sai duk1994Ou-yang Feng
Gam chi yuk yip1994Sam Koo Gai Ming
Daai foo ji ga1994Francis
Bai fa mo nu zhuan II1993Cho Yi-Hang
The Bride with White Hair1993Zhuo Yi-Hang
Se diu ying hung ji dung sing sai jau1993HuangYao-shih
Fa tin hei si1993David Copper Feel
Farewell My Concubine1993Cheng Dieyi (segment "Douzi")
Lam Gong juen ji fan fei jo fung wan1992Teddy
All's Well, Ends Well1992Shang So
Zong heng si hai1991James - Jim
Days of Being Wild1990Yuddy
A Chinese Ghost Story II1990Ling Choi San
Miss Asia Pagaent 19891989TV MovieGuest performer / singer
Mad Mission V: The Terracotta Hit1989Brother Thief
Sha zhi lian1988Chi Ken-Wing
A Better Tomorrow II1987Sung Tse-Kit
Yan zhi kou1987Chan Chen-Pang
Sien nui yau wan1987Ling Choi San
Ou ran1986Louie
A Better Tomorrow1986Sung Tse-Kit
Wei ni zhong qing1985Piggy Chan
Qiu ai fan dou xing1985
San wen zhi1984
Sheng dan kuai le1984
Yuen fan1984Paul
Nong boon do ching1984TV Mini-SeriesChim Siyu
Long feng zhi duo xing1984Chan
Yang guo yu xiao long nu1983
Di yi ci1983
Gu shou1983
Lie huo qing chun1982Louis
Chong ji 211982
Ning meng ke le1982Chen, Jackson
Shi ye sheng1981
Shi ye sheng1980
Hot choi1980Gigo
Fau sun luk gip1980TV SeriesChe Sui-sung
Gou yao gou gu1978
Hong lou chun shang chun1978

Music Department

Ye ban ge sheng1995composer: theme music / theme vocals
Sha zhi lian1988theme vocals
A Better Tomorrow II1987playback singer
Lie huo qing chun1982theme vocals
Ning meng ke le1982vocals


Who's the Man, Who's the Woman1997music: "Love with all my heart" / performer: "Love with all my heart"
Ye ban ge sheng1995music: "Song at Midnight", "Hug in Deep Love", "Lose You Always" / performer: "Song at Midnight", "Hug in Deep Love", "Lose You Always"
Gam chi yuk yip1994performer: "Chase"


Yan fei yan mie2000Short story & screenplay
Gam chi yuk yip1994


Yan fei yan mie2000Short


Ye ban ge sheng1995executive producer


World Film Report2008TV SeriesHimself
97 ga yau hei si1997Himself
Hao men ye yan1991Himself / Little B-head

Archive Footage

Sip si ling dou - cheun gwong tsa sit1999DocumentaryHimself / Ho Po-wing

Won Awards

1995Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Original Film SongGam chi yuk yip (1994)
1995HKFCS AwardHong Kong Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorFor his year-round performance(s).
1993Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Original Film SongBai fa mo nu zhuan (1993)
1991Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ActorAh fei zing zyun (1990)

Nominated Awards

2003Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ActorYee do hung gaan (2002)
2002Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Leading ActorYee do hung gaan (2002)
2000Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Leading ActorCheong wong (2000)
1998Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ActorChun gwong cha sit (1997)
1997Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Leading ActorChun gwong cha sit (1997)
1997Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ActorSe qing nan nu (1996)
1997Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Original Film SongGam chi yuk yip 2 (1997)
1996Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Leading ActorFeng yue (1996)
1996Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Original Film SongGam chi yuk yip 2 (1997)
1996Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Original Film SongFeng yue (1996)
1996Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Original Film SongYe ban ge sheng (1995)
1995Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Original Film SongYe ban ge sheng (1995)
1995Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ActorGam chi yuk yip (1994)
1994Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Original Film SongBai fa mo nu zhuan (1993)
1991Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Leading ActorAh fei zing zyun (1990)
1989Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ActorYan zhi kou (1987)
1988Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ActorYing hung boon sik II (1987)
1988Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Original Film SongSien nui yau wan (1987)
1983Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ActorLie huo qing chun (1982)

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