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After almost five decades in showbiz, Hongkong screen icon Chow Yun Fat has built up quite the impressive résumé, bagged loads of prestigious awards, and even been conferred several academic honours.

Thus, it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that the 66-year-old has a staggering HK$5.6bil (S$982mil) net worth... not that you’d be able to tell from his lifestyle.

Fat Gor, as he’s affectionately called, is famously frugal and down-to-earth — just check out all the stories about him taking public transportstopping to chat and take selfies with his fellow hikers, and ordering instant noodles ‘cos he didn’t want to trouble the flight attendant.

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