Jason Statham is one of the best actors of all time, mostly known for his roles in The Mechanic, Fast & Furious, The Transporter, Death Race, and The Expendables. The English actor has become the most popular actor in action films. So, let’s learn more about him, including his net worth, bio, and success lessons.
Jason Statham was born on July 26, 1967, in Shirebrook, Derbyshire. He is the son of Eileen Yates Statham, a dancer and Barry Statham, a street salesman. Jason has an older brother, Lee Statham, who is a singer and guitarist. Jason Statham grew up in Great Yarmouth where he fell in love with the mixed martial arts, as well as, diving and football. Over the years, he developed a passion for diving and he spent a lot of time on it. In fact, he was also a member of the Nation Diving Squad for Britain and practiced there for 12 years.
While Jason was in the Nation Diving Squad for Britain, he was spotted by a representative of a modeling agency and became a model for French Connection. However, besides diving and modeling, Jason also helped his father with street sales on the streets of Yarmouth.
Then, he was introduced to the British director, Guy Ritchie, who decided to cast him for ‘Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels’ in 1998. This film was a huge break for Jason and soon after, he was again cast by Guy Ritchie. So, ever since then, he has played in a number of very successful movies, including Transporter, Mean Machine, The Italian Job, Revolver, and Crank.
Jason Statham’s Net Worth
It is estimated that Jason Statham’s net worth stands at about $50 million. He has accumulated his wealth by starring in over 40 major films and playing a number of notable major roles. In fact, his films have managed to gross of $1 billion USD at the box office.
Moreover, he is known to perform his own fight scenes and stunts as he is black belt karate, and experienced fighter in kung fu and kickboxing.
Three Success Lessons from Jason Statham
Jason Statham shared his three success lessons which everyone should know. They will motivate you to seize the day and give your best in everything you do. According to Jason Statham, you should
• Get away as much as possible and live well. Leave your home for some time, either go to a gym and interact with people.
• Decorate from within, which means that your home and workplace should have style and you will feel more like yourself.
• Don’t try too hard to impress women.
Excellent Quotes from Jason Statham
“If you’ve got a good imagination, a lot of confidence and you kind of know what you are saying, then you might be able to do it. I know a lot of colorful characters at home that would make great actors.”
“Your body is like a piece of dynamite. You can tap it with a pencil all day, but you’ll never make it explode. You hit it once with a hammer: Bang! Get serious. Do 40 hard minutes, not an hour and half of nonsense. It’s so much more rewarding.”
“I’ve spent all those years learning how to do certain skills, and then that competitive spirit kicks in and you want to do the stunts. Basically, it’s the male competitive ego at work.”
“Looking good and feeling good go hand in hand. If you have a healthy lifestyle, your diet and nutrition are set, and you’re working out, you’re going to feel good.”
“I’m used to being efficient and a guy that can do more than the average guy can.”