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Cung Le Net Worth

Cung Le Net Worth is
$4 Million

Cung Le Biography

Cung Le was born on the 25th May 1972 in (then) Saigon, South Vietnam, and is a retired mixed martial artist and Sanshou kickboxer, now actor, producer and director, but best known to the world for being the International Kickboxing Federation Light Heavyweight World Champion in Sanshou, and also Strikeforce Mddlewight Champion.

Have you ever wondered how rich Cung Le is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Le’s net worth is as high as $4 million, an amount earned through his successful careers.

Cung Le Net Worth $4 Million

When Cung was three years old, he and his mother fled Vietnam via helicopter under gunfire, while his father was caught and made prisoner. The two spent several months as refugees in a Philippines camp, before they settled in San Jose, California. Unfortunately, Cung’s troubles continued; he was bullied and discriminated against at school, but he found solace in martial arts. Also, he was enrolled in Tae Kwon Do classes by his mother once he turned ten years.

As he got older, Cung turned to wrestling, and in his junior year of high school received All-American honors. After matriculation, he enrolled at West Valley College in Saratoga, California, where he continued to wrestle and won the California Junior College State Championship in the 158 lb weight class in 1990, while also receiving junior college All-American honors. When he was 19 years old, Cung Le started taking lessons in Sanshou kickboxing, and in his subsequent professional kickboxing career, compiled a record of 17 wins without a defeat. He won the Shidokan Team US Championship in 1998, then ISKA Light-Cruiserweight Sanshou Championship the same year, and ISKA US Light Heavyweight Sanshou Championship the following year. In 2000 he became the ISKA North American Light Heavyweight Champions, while in 2001 he was crowned IKF World Light- Heavyweight Sanshou Champion. His net worth was rising steadily.

His MMA career wasn’t as successful as his career in Sanshou kickboxing, however, he had nine wins and recorded only three loses. He became the Strikeforce Middleweight Champion in 2008, defeating Frank Shamrock, which increased his net worth. He retired from MMA in 2015, mostly due to lack of desire to fight in UFC.

During his fighting career, Cung Le also tried himself as an actor, and made his debut in 1997 as Victor in the film “Sleight of Hand”. In the mid- 2000s he returned to acting with the role of the Assassin in the film “Dark Assassin” (2005), and then two years later featured in the film “Blizhniy Boy: The Ultimate Fighter”. In 2009 he had the role of Manh in the horror mystery “Pandorum”, starring Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster and Cam Gigandet, and then in 2010 starred in the live-action “Tekken” film, based on the video game, and starring also Jon Foo, Kelly Overton and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. In 2012 he appeared in the action film “The Man with the Iron Fists”, starring Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu, only to appear in 2013 in the Academy Award- nominated biopic about Ip Man, entitled “The Grandmaster”, starring Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Ziyi Zhang and Jin Zhang, which only increased his net worth to a large degree.

Most recently, Cung Le will appear in the films “Savage Dog”, for release late in 2017, and “Infected”, which has a release date set for the next year.

Regarding his personal life, Cung Le has been married with Suzanne since 2009; the couple has one child together. He also has one marriage behind him, however, the name of his ex-wife is unknown, although they have two sons.

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Quick Facts

Full NameCung Le
Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthMay 25, 1972
Place Of BirthHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Height1.8 m
Weight84 kg
ProfessionMixed martial artist
EducationWest Valley College
NationalityAmerican, Vietnamese
SpouseSuzanne Le
ChildrenRobert Eric Le
ParentsAnne Le
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/cungle185
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/cungle185
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/cungle185/
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cung_Le
MoviesPuncture Wounds, The Grandmaster, The Man with the Iron Fists, Dragon Eyes, True Legend, Bodyguards and Assassins, Pandorum, Tekken, Fighting, Dark Assassin, Strikeforce MMA: Vol. 2, Elite XC: Shamrock vs. Baroni


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Redeemed his only Mixed Martial loss in a rematch with 'Scott Smith'(XXVII) at _'Strikeforce M-1 Global'(2010) (TV)_, by knocking out Smith in the 2nd round. [June 2010]
2Second winner of the Strikeforce (2009) Middleweight World Title.
3Became the Strikeforce Middleweight Champion after defeating 'Frank Shamrock' by TKO (broken arm) in the 3rd round on March 29th, 2008. On September 17, 2009, Le relinquished his belt after securing another major motion picture deal.
4Fought Jason Yee on the first ever Sanshou Pay-Per-View event.
5World Champion Kick-Boxer.


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Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Infected2018announcedRay
Security2017completedDead Eyes
Savage Dog2017post-productionBoon
Hawaii Five-02016TV SeriesPhillipe Te'o
Into the Badlands2015TV SeriesAbbott 1
Codename: The Dragon2015TV MovieLogan Le / The Dragon
Puncture Wounds2014John Nguyen
The Grandmaster2013Iron Shoes
The Man with the Iron Fists2012Bronze Lion
Dragon Eyes2012Hong
Tekken2010Marshall Law (as Cung Lee)
Su Qi-er2010Militia Leader
Shi yue wei cheng2009Yan Xiao-Guo's henchman #1
Pandorum2009Manh
Fighting2009Dragon Le
Blizhniy Boy: The Ultimate Fighter2007Erik
Dark Assassin2005The Assassin
Kwoon2004VideoMort Ission
Sleight of Hand1997Victor

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Infected2018producer announced
Codename: The Dragon2015TV Movie producer
Puncture Wounds2014producer
Dragon Eyes2012associate producer

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Codename: The Dragon2015TV Movie action coordinator
Puncture Wounds2014assistant stunt coordinator
Dragon Eyes2012fight choreographer / fight coordinator

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Infected2018announced
Codename: The Dragon2015TV Movie

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Codename: The Dragon2015TV Movie

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine2012TV MovieHimself - Audience Member
Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov2011TV MovieHimself - Audience Member
Jean Claude Van Damme: Behind Closed Doors2011TV Series documentaryHimself
The Jace Hall Show2008-2011TV SeriesHimself
MMA H.E.A.T.2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
EA Sports MMA2010Video GameHimself
Strikeforce: Houston2010TV MovieHimself - Audience Member
Strikeforce M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Werdum2010TV MovieHimself
NCIS: Los Angeles2010TV SeriesHimself: Strikeforce Fighter
Strikeforce Challengers2010TV SeriesHimself - James Terry's Corner
Strikeforce: Evolution2009TV MovieHimself
CBS Strikeforce M-1 Global Saturday Night Fights2009TV MovieHimself - Audience Member
Sidewalks Entertainment2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
MMA Worldwide2009TV Series documentary
Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Diaz2009TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The Hot List2008TV SeriesHimself
Elite XC2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
Inside MMA2008TV SeriesHimself
Warrior Nation on MSNBC2007TV SeriesHimself
Human Weapon2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Walker, Texas Ranger2001TV SeriesHimself
UFC Ultimate Insider2012-2014TV SeriesHimself
Puncture Wounds: Behind the Scenes2014Video documentary shortHimself
Hello! Hollywood2013TV SeriesHimself
The Morning After2012TV Series shortHimself - Guest
UFC on Fox2012TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2012TV SeriesHimself
Tweet Out2012TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood and Hyland2012TV SeriesHimself
I Am Bruce Lee2012TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Human Weapon2007TV Series documentaryHimself
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