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Jacky Wu is a Taiwan Chinese television show host, singer, and actor. He hosts numerous variety shows, such as long-running popular Taiwan (Republic of China) variety show Guess.
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Jacky Wu was born on September 26, 1962 (age 59 years) in Tainan City, Taiwan. His father is Chou Li-Ching.
Jacky Wu started out by taking cameo roles in variety shows in 1987. He is known for his quick-witted humour and open-fire talks, which have attracted both followers and critics.
In 1998, Wu provided the voice of the dragon Mushu in the Mandarin dub of the Disney animated film Mulan. Maureen Tcakik of Time Asia described him as the sole Taiwanese entertainer to become a “phenomenon” and “the most popular guy on local television.” In 2000, Channel V gave him the award “Favorite Chinese Person of the Year”. In 2001, he had six variety talk shows in Taiwan.
Jacky Wu currently ranks one of the most popular and richest entertainers in Taiwan. Known for his quick-witted humour and open fire talks, Wu has for the most part been a showboat of river joy and sensationalism. His love life has also been a centre of tabloids under the public eye. Contemplating whether to retire after he has earned more than enough money, Wu plans to spend more time with his family in the near future.
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Jacky Wu discovered Jay Chou’s music score at a singing competition and was impressed with its complexity. Jacky hired him as a contract composer and paired him with the novice lyricist Vincent Fang. Jay Chou then rose up to become a superstar celebrity in the Chinese arena.
He currently ranks as one of the richest entertainers in Taiwan. He had received an honorary (non-academic) bachelor’s degree from his alma mater – the National Taiwan University of Arts for services in the Taiwanese entertainment industry because he never completed his studies in Performance Arts.
Jacky Wu has been the host of a number of popular shows, including the long-running “Guess” which won him honour in 2008’s Golden Bell Awards.
Wu has mentioned in an interview with the mainland website Sina.com.cn that the deadline for his retirement is 30 June 2010. He had hinted at his intention to retire many times, after which he will cease working as an entertainer. “I want to lead an easier life,”
Jacky Wu told Sina. “I’ve been in the show business for so long, I just need a change now,” said Wu, whose 27-year-long career has included his stint as a host, singer and actor. The star says he will focus on his new company which makes environmentally-friendly LED lamps.
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Wu has returned to television hosting along with several new shows including “Guess” with co-host Patty Hou since 12 March 2011. He also continued hosting other variety shows such as Power Sunday until 2012.
Jacky Wu has won the Golden Bell Award a total of 4 times throughout his career. He won his first Golden Bell Award in 2008 with Aya Liu for the variety show Guess. He continued with a three-year streak from 2016 to 2018 for best host in a variety or reality game show. In 2016, he won the best host award for Variety Show with his eldest daughter Sandy Wu for Super Followers, and in 2017 and 2018, he won with KID (Lin Bo-Sheng) for Mr Player for Best Outdoor Reality Game Shows.
Jacky Wu is married to his longtime girlfriend Chang Wei-Wei, they had their secret wedding in 1990 in a “simple ceremony” attended by their parents, Jacky Wu and his wife Chang Wei-wei have three daughters, Sandy Wu, Vivian Wu and Olivia Wu, and one son, Rick Wu. He admitted to lying about his marital status and apologized publicly in a newspaper interview on 16 August 2000. Jacky Wu had no intention to conceal his marital status to protect his career in the show business, but rather to protect his children from possible harm. Wu and Chang had since registered their marriage in 2001.
Jacky Wu net worth
What is Jacky Wu worth? Jacky Wu net worth is estimated at around $30 million. His main source of income is from his career as an actor, TV host and producer. Jacky Wu’s successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. He is one of the richest Television personalities in Taiwan.