Zhang Ziyi is Greater China's wealthiest actress

Zhang Ziyi is Greater China's wealthiest actress

12 Aug – Zhang Ziyi successfully beaten her "Hero" co-star, Maggie Cheung, and recently named the wealthiest actress in the Greater China.

As reported on Hunan TV, a ranking of the 10 wealthiest actresses from Hong Kong, mainland China, and Taiwan based on their income from advertisements, music records, films, and media appearances was published.

According to the ranks, Zhang Ziyi was named the wealthiest actress of them all. The Chinese actress, who rose to stardom through Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" in 2000, has since starred in various other hit movies that include "House Of Flying Daggers" and "Memoirs Of A Geisha", making her annual income RMB 120 million (app. USD 19.6 million).

Meanwhile, the second place goes to early '90s biggest star, Maggie Cheung (RMB 110 million), who only lost to Ziyi because she has been less active in recent years. The same goes to Ziyi's "Memoirs Of A Geisha" co-star Gong Li (RMB 90 million), who has been less prolific these past few years.

Meanwhile, "Bends" actress Carina Lau claimed the fourth spot with RMB 90 million, not only for her movie works, but also her numerous property investments that include high-end dwellings in Beijing and Chongqing.

Ziyi's "Dangerous Liaisons" co-star, Cecilia Cheung came in fifth with RMB 75 million, while first time director, Vicki Zhao placed sixth with RMB 56 million.

Other actresses in the list include actress-producer Ruby Lin in seventh (RMB 45 million), mainland actress-businesswoman Liu Xiaoqing in eighth (RMB 32 million), "Journey To The West" star Shu Qi in ninth with RMB 30 million and Zhou Xun in 10th with RMB 15 million.

What to read next

Enroll for Medicare

Medicare Doesn't Cover All Expenses. Compare from Top Carriers and Find a Plan that Does. Enroll Today!

What is an Annuity?

May be your key to guaranteed retirement income. Get your free report here.

Drivers Born Between 1953 And 1983 Must Read This

United States drivers who drive less than 50mi/day will be surprised. If you pay more than $50/month for auto insurance, you better read this...

All-New Estate Homes Coming to Chantilly

At Elk Ridge Estates, you can stay close & move up. Enjoy all the amenities of Loudoun County in a luxury home, priced from the low $700s to $1M.

"I spent 35 years as a cop and I love this."

Tech experts call it “better, smarter home security.” Cops use it in stings to catch criminals. Meet SimpliSafe.