JET LI is a world-renowned martial artist, movie star,
philanthropist, and entrepreneur.
Born in Beijing in 1963, Li began practicing Chinese Wushu at the age of 8,
and became the five-time consecutive All-Around National Wushu Champion of China
1979). As a child, he was selected by the Chinese government to perform at
various diplomatic functions in over 45 countries, including for President
Richard Nixon of the United States.
At 17, Li kicked off his 30+ year film career with the timeless classic
Shaolin Temple. Since then, he has starred in countless Chinese martial arts
epics, such as Once Upon a Time in China, Fist of Legend, Hero, and Fearless.
His film credits also include numerous Hollywood hits such as Leathal Weaon 4,
Romeo Must Die, The Mummy 3, and The Expendables series.
As a philanthropist, Li has made tremendous social impact in China with his
foundation, the One Foundation. With its innovative model of broad-based
participation and micro-philanthropy as a way of life, the One Foundation has
become a major force in the development of China's nascent philanthropy sector.
Today, Li is focused on his new start-up, Taiji Zen. Rooted in ancient
Chinese wisdom, Taiji Zen seeks to inspire and enable a modern, balanced
lifestyle through a suite of unique mind-body training programs and products -
the Taiji Zen lifestyle. Visit www.taijizen.com for more information.