Leslie Cheung Net Worth

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  • Full Name: Leslie Cheung
  • Net Worth: $30 Million
  • Date Of Birth: September 12, 1956
  • Died: 2003-04-01
  • Place Of Birth: British Hong Kong
  • Height: 5′ 9″ (1.75 m)
  • Profession: Actor, Music Department, Writer
  • Education: University of Leeds, Rosaryhill School
  • Parents: Pan Yuyao, Cheung Wut Hoi
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002000
  • Awards: Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor, Hong Kong Film Award for Best Original Film Song, Hong Kong Film Award for Timeless Artistic Achievement Award
  • Movies: Farewell 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…


  • Leslie 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”.
  • In 1977, Cheung won first runner up by singing Don McLean’s “American Pie” at the Asian Music Contest.
  • Worked as a bartender at his relatives’ restaurant and sang during the weekends.
  • In 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.
  • Stated that he had a fairly unhappy childhood and was brought up by his grandmother.
  • Attended 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.
  • Cheung 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.
  • In 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.
  • On 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.
  • One of the first generation of PEPSI stars in Asia.
  • Most 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)
  • He was named “Asian Biggest Superstar” by CCTV-MTV in Beijing China (2000)
  • His song “Monica” was crowned as “Song of the Century” (1999)
  • The first singer to hold 100 concerts at Hong Kong Coliseum in 1997
  • Member of the jury at Tokyo International Film Festival in 1993
  • The first Hong Kong actor who acted in a mainland China film (Farewell My Concubine, 1992)
  • Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1998
  • He 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.


Title Year Status Character
Yee do hung gaan 2002 Jim Law
Lian zhan Chong Cheng 2000 Jimmy Tong
Siu chan chan 2000 C.H. Yuen
Cheong wong 2000 Rick Pang
Yan fei yan mie 2000 Short
Lau sing yue 1999 Wing
Sing yuet tung wa 1999 Tatsuya Misawa / Shek Karbo
Ngon na ma dak lin na 1998 Editor
Knock Off 1998 Young Worker (Skinny Freight)
Gau sing biu choi 1998 Ma Lun Cheung / Tok Choi
Hong se lian ren 1998 Jin
Who’s the Man, Who’s the Woman 1997 Sam Koo Gai Ming
Happy Together 1997 Ho Po-wing
Se qing nan nu 1996 Sing
Xin Shang Hai tan 1996 Hui Man Keung (as Lesile K.W. Cheung)
Feng yue 1996 Yu Zhongliang
Tri-Star 1996 Father Zhong Guoqiang
Ye ban ge sheng 1995 Song Danping
Jin yu man tang 1995 Chiu
Ji de… xiang jiao cheng shu shi II: Chu lian qing ren 1994 Cameo appearance (uncredited)
Jin xiu qian cheng 1994 Lam Chiu-Wing
Dung che sai duk 1994 Ou-yang Feng
Gam chi yuk yip 1994 Sam Koo Gai Ming
Daai foo ji ga 1994 Francis
Bai fa mo nu zhuan II 1993 Cho Yi-Hang
The Bride with White Hair 1993 Zhuo Yi-Hang
Se diu ying hung ji dung sing sai jau 1993 HuangYao-shih
Fa tin hei si 1993 David Copper Feel
Farewell My Concubine 1993 Cheng Dieyi (segment “Douzi”)
Lam Gong juen ji fan fei jo fung wan 1992 Teddy
All’s Well, Ends Well 1992 Shang So
Zong heng si hai 1991 James – Jim
Days of Being Wild 1990 Yuddy
A Chinese Ghost Story II 1990 Ling Choi San
Miss Asia Pagaent 1989 1989 TV Movie Guest performer / singer
Mad Mission V: The Terracotta Hit 1989 Brother Thief
Sha zhi lian 1988 Chi Ken-Wing
A Better Tomorrow II 1987 Sung Tse-Kit
Yan zhi kou 1987 Chan Chen-Pang
Sien nui yau wan 1987 Ling Choi San
Ou ran 1986 Louie
A Better Tomorrow 1986 Sung Tse-Kit
Wei ni zhong qing 1985 Piggy Chan
Qiu ai fan dou xing 1985
San wen zhi 1984
Sheng dan kuai le 1984
Yuen fan 1984 Paul
Nong boon do ching 1984 TV Mini-Series Chim Siyu
Long feng zhi duo xing 1984 Chan
Yang guo yu xiao long nu 1983
Di yi ci 1983
Gu shou 1983
Lie huo qing chun 1982 Louis
Chong ji 21 1982
Ning meng ke le 1982 Chen, Jackson
Shi ye sheng 1981
Shi ye sheng 1980
Hot choi 1980 Gigo
Fau sun luk gip 1980 TV Series Che Sui-sung
Gou yao gou gu 1978
Hong lou chun shang chun 1978
Music Department
Title Year Status Character
Ye ban ge sheng 1995 composer: theme music / theme vocals
Sha zhi lian 1988 theme vocals
A Better Tomorrow II 1987 playback singer
Lie huo qing chun 1982 theme vocals
Ning meng ke le 1982 vocals
Title Year Status Character
Who’s the Man, Who’s the Woman 1997 music: “Love with all my heart” / performer: “Love with all my heart”
Ye ban ge sheng 1995 music: “Song at Midnight”, “Hug in Deep Love”, “Lose You Always” / performer: “Song at Midnight”, “Hug in Deep Love”, “Lose You Always”
Gam chi yuk yip 1994 performer: “Chase”
Title Year Status Character
Yan fei yan mie 2000 Short story & screenplay
Gam chi yuk yip 1994
Title Year Status Character
Yan fei yan mie 2000 Short
Title Year Status Character
Ye ban ge sheng 1995 executive producer
Title Year Status Character
World Film Report 2008 TV Series Himself
Naamsaang-neuiseung 1998 Documentary
97 ga yau hei si 1997 Himself
Hao men ye yan 1991 Himself / Little B-head
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Sip si ling dou – cheun gwong tsa sit 1999 Documentary Himself / Ho Po-wing


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