Compiled by JUNAID IBRAHIM, CHOW HOW BAN and R. ARAVINTHAN
KUNGFU actor Jet Li and his family spent six days in Kathmandu, Nepal, at the end of last month to visit his old friends, including renowned Tibetan Buddhist monk and meditation guru Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche.
China Press reported that the Chinese star, who migrated to Singapore, was accompanied by his ex-actress wife Nina Li Chi, 62, and their two daughters Jada, 21, and Jane, 23.
Nina has rarely appeared in public after marrying Li in 1999. She has been taking care of their children and managing her husband’s assets, reportedly worth RM1.3bil.
Regarding his old friend Nubpa Rinpoche, Li said he was happy to meet the respected elder again during the visit.
“I last saw Nubpa Rinpoche 11 years ago at my home in Singapore.
“Recently, I brought my daughters to meet him in Nepal.
“He always has such a radiant smile that reminds me of the sun. The warmth from his presence will stay with me for a long time,” the 60-year-old said in his Instagram post.
> Oriental Daily reported that retired Taiwanese actress Joey Wong had amassed a fortune of RM4.4bil that she once said she could not finish spending in her lifetime.
During her heyday, the 55-year-old acted in more than 60 films within 10 years.
She reportedly invested her money in properties and accumulated the wealth over the years.
After completing her last movie, Shanghai Story, in 2004, Wong left the entertainment industry and settled down in Vancouver, Canada.
When she retired, she had said: “I would not be able to finish spending the money that I have.”
It was reported that she received up to US$25,000 (RM109,350) for each movie she made when she was just 19.
After shooting to fame following the success of Hong Kong blockbuster A Chinese Ghost Story in 1987, Wong’s value skyrocketed to US$64,000 (RM279,940) per film.
The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.