Kris Wu is clearly a man of many talents. He is a Chinese-Canadian singer, songwriter and actor. For many, he is able to do all of this simultaneously with the utmost perfection. Despite coming from a very humble background and having faced many trials and hard times since birth, he was able to pull it all together and pursue his dreams.
He has made his mark on the entertainment scene, starring in several films and receiving multiple awards and recognitions for his influence in the film and music industries.
Kris Wu’s biography
It was on November 6th and in 1990 Kris Wu was born and his birthplace was in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. At some point in his life, he decided to change his official Chinese name, Li Jiaheng, to Wu Yifan for the reasons he knows best.
According to various reports, this entertainer, when he was 10 years old, emigrated to Vancouver, Canada with his mother and a few years later returned to China, where he continued his education. Kris Wu was a good basketball player in school, the captain of his team and was able to make the team emerge as champions of the South China Region China Junior NBA Tournament.
Because of his talent and skill at the game, he received an NCAA scholarship. Everyone envisioned accepting the offer and dedicating themselves to building a career in professional basketball. This did not happen as Kris Wu ignored the scholarship and followed his mother to Canada where he continued his education playing basketball for both the Point Gray Secondary School and Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School teams.
There was little doubt about the future for him as it was believed he would become a professional basketball player, however by the time he turned 18 his attention shifted from sports to entertainment. Coincidentally, Kris Wu auditioned for SM Entertainment’s Canadian Global Auditions, excelled, became a trainee with the company and relocated to South Korea, where he deepened his career in the entertainment industry.
Kris Wu wasted no time in breaking into the industry. A few years after moving to South Korea, he joined the South Korean-Chinese boy band. Exo and has since been involved in so many other aspects of entertainment. In 2014, he collaborated with Exo on the album Overdose, which was South Korea’s best-selling album of the year. He would leave the band to pursue a solo career and also try his hand at acting. His film debut – Somewhere Only We Know – came in 2015 and was a smash hit at the Chinese box office.
He starred in numerous successful films which made him even more famous and he stormed the international scene by playing a role in the 2017 American action film. xXx: Return of Xander Cage That same year, Kris Wu attracted more attention after representing China at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. His fame has continued to grow, earning him the approval of well-known brands such as Mercedez-Benz.
Kris’ career had its own woes The entertainer was embroiled in legal battles with SM Entertainment between 2014 and 2015. Despite this, he has received numerous nominations and has won most of them, including a Sohu Fashion Award, Asian Influence Award, Fresh Asia Award, Sina Weibo Award, etc.
Wealth (income and earnings)
At the time of this writing, the total net worth of this entertainer is $9 million. Considering the various aspects of the entertainment this guy has been involved in, it’s pretty obvious that crowds will be touching heaven in the near future.
Notwithstanding the massive financial fortune he Kris Wu has amassed through his musical and acting endeavors. He has one at Mercedes-Benz and one at Burberry.
Kris Wu’s family life
Little is known about Wu’s family life. He lives the life of an undercover agent better than his films portray. It is known that Wu values his privacy very highly and keeps almost everything in his personal life safe from the prying eyes of the press.
He is currently single, has no children and is not closely associated with anyone. However, it is known that he loves his mother so much and whenever he is not on the street or stage he is at home trying to create fond memories with his mother.