Zhao Wei’s Net Worth, Biography, Career, Awards, Fact and Life Story

Net Worth: $1 Billion
Date of Birth: Mar 12, 1976 (45 years old)
Gender: Female
Height: 5 ft 5 in (1.66 m)
Profession: Actor, Musician, Film director, Singer, Spokesperson
Nationality: China

What is Zhao Wei’s Net Worth?

Zhao Wei is a Chinese actress, film director, and pop singer who has a net worth of $1 billion. She is considered to be one of the Four Dan Actresses in China. She went on to earn a massive fortune thanks to an early investment in several media and tech companies, notably Alibaba Pictures.

Early Life

Zhao Wei was born in Wuhu, Anhui, China in March 1976. When she was still in high school she scored a cameo role in a movie called “A Soul Haunted by Painting” that was being filmed in Wuhu. She fell in love with acting after this experience and decided to apply for the Beijing Film Academy.


In 1998 Wei starred as Xiao Yan Zi in the TV series Huan zhu ge ge and she reprised the role in 1999 in Huan zhu ge ge 2. The same year she starred as Ji Xiang in the series My Cousin Ji Xiang. In 2000 Zhao starred as Lu Jianping in the television series Treasure Venture. In 2001 she starred in the TV series Profound Love in Heavy Rain as Lu Yiping.

In 2005 Zhao starred as Yao Mulan in the TV series Moment in Peking. In 2006 she starred as Chen Xiaoxiao in the series Fast Track Love. She starred as Tan Yuwei in the 2007 TV series Thanks for Having Loved Me. In 2009 she starred as Tian Sufei in the series An Epic of a Woman. Wei has also starred in the films Penitentiary Angel, East Palace, West Palace, Déjà vu 2000, The Duel, Shaolin Soccer, So Close, Chinese Odyssey 2002, Warriors of Heaven and Earth, My Dream Girl, Green Tea, Jade Goddess of Mercy, A Time To Love, The Postmodern Life of My Aunt, The Longest Night in Shanghai, Red Cliff I, Painted Skin, Red Cliff II, Mulan, The Founding of a Republic, 14 Blades, LOVE, Painted Skin: The Resurrection, and Dearest.

Awards Music Careeer

She has won awards from the Beijing Student Film Festival, Changchum Film Festival, Chinese American Film Festival, Chinese Film Media Awards, Golden Eagle Awards, Golden Phoenix Awards, Golden Rooster Awards, Hundred Flowers Awards, MTV Asia Awards, Shanghai Film Critics Awards, and Shanghai International Film Festival. Wei has also released seven studio albums containing multiple #1 hit songs. She has also won numerous awards for her singing.

Alibaba Pictures Investment

In 2014 tech mogul Jack Ma bought 60% of a failing Chinese production company. Jack then told his good friend Zhao and her husband Huang that they should become investors as well. So Zhao and Huang bought a 10% stake for a reported $400 million. That’s how rich she was already. Today that stake has made Zhao one of the richest actors in the world. That equity stake alone is reportedly worth over $1 billion.