It is not an exaggeration to call Jay Chou the King of Mandopop – a title the Taiwanese sensation has earned the hard way over a two-decade career, all the while making it look easy. Ever-relevant, ever-evolving, in May, Chou released his own Netflix travel show J-Style Trip, while June saw the surprise left-turn of his new of Cuban-flavoured Latin-pop smash Mojito, a viral smash across the globe. Here’s the full picture. 4 reasons why BTS is still K-pop’s biggest brand Making music Many believe that Chou’s connection with music began with his mother who was a secondary school music teacher. After clocking her son’s early musical interest, Chou received piano lessons from the age of four. He later received cello lessons and also developed a passion for music theory. Why Taiwanese actor Greg Hsu’s Calvin Klein ad is a game changer Pop music managed to find a spot in his heart and Chou began to compose his own songs, combining both Chinese and Western music styles. By inventively fusing pop, rock and R&B he was credited with popularising zhongguofeng (meaning Chinese style). Big bucks View this post on Instagram 少了杯Mojito 第二張明明說好擺個pose 為什麼你像要偷車的感覺 @klmagic #ootd A post shared by Jay Chou 周杰倫 (@jaychou) on Jun 15, 2020 at 2:19am PDT Over 20 years, Chou, now aged 41, has sold more than 30 million albums, mounted several lucrative world tours and even crossed over to act in Hollywood movies – including his role as Kato in 2011’s The Green Hornet r eboot and appeared alongside Daniel Radcliffe in Now You See Me 2 (2016). So it was no surprise when it was reported this year that he has a net worth of 1 billion yuan (US$143 million) as of 2020. His wealth mostly came from his music but product endorsements and branding also helped. House and home View this post on Instagram #peterdoig A post shared by Jay Chou 周杰倫 (@jaychou) on Jul 16, 2020 at 7:59am PDT With his affluence, Chou knows how to pamper himself as well as his family. He currently lives in a mansion at the highest floor of a building in the Daan district of Taipei. Aside from the prime location, it is estimated that his house was priced at US$28 million. Motoring fast View this post on Instagram 有發現亮點嗎 J Do you see the J lights? A post shared by Jay Chou 周杰倫 (@jaychou) on Jun 28, 2020 at 8:18am PDT Chou is also a man who enjoys automobiles and he owes about 20 different cars. His collection ranges from classic motors to modern luxurious sports cars. His most recent purchase is a McLaren Senna, one of only 500 made, which cost a staggering 15 million yuan (US$2 million). Who are Taiwan’s top social media influencers? His love for professional gaming and magic View this post on Instagram 跟哥富士山下喝茶變魔術魔術配美景Most people would have some amazing food to go with this amazing scenery, but I prefer creating magic for this beautiful backdrop. It’s been such a wonderful experience performing magic at the base of Mount Fuji! Check it out on J-Style Trip’s latest episode on Netflix! @willtsai @klmagic #magic #magician #magical #mountfuji #富士山 A post shared by Jay Chou 周杰倫 (@jaychou) on Jun 7, 2020 at 1:15am PDT Many had to take a second glance when, in 2016, Chou was reported to have purchased a professional League of Legends (LOL) Taiwanese gaming team, Taipei Assassins. His love for the game is known by many but some also guessed that there is more than just this simple reason for his purchase. Why Netflix’s Twogether, with Jasper Liu and Lee Seung-gi, is such a hit After renaming the team to J Gaming, insiders noted the branding and business opportunities for Chou to promote his music and gaming products to the international LOL player base. Another talent of his is performing magic tricks. Interestingly, he has a song that is titled Mr Magic. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .