Jackie Chan has said that he blew a lot of his fortune on prostitutes, gambling and “generous gifts”.
The 64-year-old actor also blamed “insecurity and immaturity” on his behavior in his younger years, which also saw him drive when drunk, even crashing two luxury cars in one day.
Explaining that the above drained his money, the ‘Rush Hour’ star added that he started spending his money on gambling and prostitutes, in particular, one woman who he new only as “number nine”.
In excerpts NEWSCASTARS.COM obtained from DailyMail.com, he revealed that: “We all knew that if something went wrong, we wouldn’t live to see the sun rise the next day. We had a short-term mentality which means recklessly spending our money.”
And when his career as an actor took off, the ‘Drunken Master’ couldn’t resist splashing the cash.
He wrote: “I started to carry large amounts of cash at all times. After you live in poverty, cash gives you a sense of security. I like having lots of people around me and every meal was with a big gang. Around 10 years ago, I spent $2m paying for other people’s meals. I gave out extravagant gifts too; watches, cars, custom-made leather jackets, cases of expensive wine”.
He admitted that: “I’ve not been a good father or a good husband but I did my duty to my son and his mother… I behaved so badly because of my deep insecurities. Ever since I was a little boy I’d been looked down on by rich kids.”