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Li Na Net Worth

Li Na Net Worth is
$50 Million

Li Na Biography

Li Na is a former professional tennis player, born on 26 February 1982 in Wuhan, Hubei, China. During her career she was ranked world No.2 on the WTA Tour, won nine WTA singles titles and two Grand Slam singles. She was the first Chinese player to reach a Grand Slam singles quarterfinal at the 2006 Wimbledon championships, win a WTA tour title at the Guangzhou International Women’s Open in 2004, and the first to break into the world’s top 10.

Have you ever wondered how rich Li Na is? According to sources, it has been estimated that Li Na’s overall net worth is $50 million, acquired by becoming one of the most successful Asian female tennis players. The numerous accolades and awards she received have only helped add to her net worth.

Li Na Net Worth $50 Million

Li’s father, who was a professional badminton player, died when she was fourteen and she continued living with her mother. She followed her father’s footsteps and began playing badminton when she was only six, but soon switched to tennis. By 1997 she had entered China’s National Tennis Team and the following year she was sponsored by Nike to go the to John Newcombe Academy in Texas where she continued developing her tennis. Li started her professional career at the age of sixteen, but a couple of years later she left the national tennis team to study at Huazhong University of Science and Technology part-time, eventually graduating with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2009.

Upon re-starting her professional tennis career in 2004, Li entered the ITF Circuit, and won all of her first seven ITF doubles tournaments. In year 2000 she won four WTA singles titles and therefore brought her ITF singles titles to 11. It was in October 2004 that she broke into the WTA top 100 for the first time and reached no.30 two years later which made her the holder of the highest ranking ever achieved by a Chinese woman. After a career break of a year caused by an injury, Li took part in the 2008 Mondial Australian Women’s Hardcourts in Australia where she defeated Victoria Azarenka and scored her second WTA singles title. Following this event, she rose back to world No.24. She also defeated no.1 ranked Serena Williams at Porsche Grand Prix, the same year, becoming the second Chinese player to defeat a world No.1 player. Having played against Alize Cornet, Vera Dushevina, Victoria Azarenka and Jelena Jankovic, Li finished her 2009 season as world no.15.

In 2010 she was seeded first at the Aegon Classic and defeated Sharapova in the final, in that way returning to the top 10 in the WTA rankings. Once again, Li managed to defeat world No.1, at the Australian Open in 2011, this time Caroline Wozniacki, and in June the same year she won her first major title at the French Open becoming the first tennis player from an Asian country to win a Grand Slam singles event. Her second Grand Slam title didn’t come until three years later, at the Australian 2014 Open.

After winning 184 singles matches, 34 doubles matches, nine titles including two Grand Slam singles, and two doubles titles and competing in 33 Grand Slams, Li announced her retirement in September 2014, due to a serious knee injury, ending her career ranked world No.6 by the Women’s Tennis Association. She was listed No.85 in the “Forbes Celebrity List” and listed among “100 Most Influential People in the World” by “Time” magazine. In April 2015, Laureus World Sports presented Li with the “Laureus Academy Exceptional Achievement” award.

When it comes to her private life, Li married Jiang Shan in 2006, and the couple welcomed their first child in June 2015.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameLi Na
Net Worth$50 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 26, 1982
Place Of BirthWuhan, China
Height1.72 m
Weight65 kg
ProfessionTennis player
EducationHuazhong University of Science and Technology
NationalityChinese
SpouseJiang Shan
ChildrenAlisa Jiang
ParentsLi Shengpeng, Li Yanping
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/lina
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Na
AwardsLaureus World Sports Award for Exceptional Achievement
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Golden Lion, Grand Jury Prize, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film, Best Screenplay Award, Silver Lion


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Giancarlo Giannini in Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975)_.
2Lina and her husband Enrico have a daughter Maria Zulima Job, born in 1991.
3Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1988.
4The first woman ever to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Direction.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1White glasses and short hair
2Often gives long, verbose titles to her works
3Often casts Giancarlo Giannini


Quotes

#Quote
1A truly creative new director? Well, the whole world is waiting. And here (the U.S.), the directors with real genius seem to have become so enamored of success that they've become seduced by the chance to make big money by turning out a flashy product for young people. When I was young, I ran to see Astaire and Rogers, Huston, Lubitsch - they were formative for me. I also read Flash Gordon when I was 6, but if I were still reading it when I was 16, I'd have been an imbecile. So what I'm saying is that these directors who are so in love with success, no matter how great their talent, are ultimately disappointing. This is all part of the crisis. Now, when it comes to the better exponents of this kind of film, I admit I run to see them too. I adore the work of Lucas and Spielberg. I'm certainly not trying to minimize their talents, but I'd love to see what they could do when they aren't leading us from reality.


Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Career DavidDavid di Donatello Awards
2009Career Golden GlobeGolden Globes, Italy
2008Career AwardFlaiano International PrizesCinema
1986Interfilm Award - Otto Dibelius Film AwardBerlin International Film FestivalCompetitionUn complicato intrigo di donne, vicoli e delitti (1985)
1986Reader Jury of the "Berliner Morgenpost"Berlin International Film FestivalUn complicato intrigo di donne, vicoli e delitti (1985)
1985Crystal AwardWomen in Film Crystal Awards
1975Alitalia AwardGolden Globes, Italy
1975Golden IbexTehran International Film FestivalTravolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto (1974)
1964PlateGolden Goblets, ItalyI basilischi (1963)
1963Silver SailLocarno International Film FestivalFeature FilmI basilischi (1963)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999Best FilmMar del Plata Film FestivalInternational CompetitionFerdinando e Carolina (1999)
1990Gold HugoChicago International Film FestivalBest FeatureSabato, domenica e lunedì (1990)
1989Golden LionVenice Film FestivalIn una notte di chiaro di luna (1989)
1986Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalUn complicato intrigo di donne, vicoli e delitti (1985)
1986Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Director (Regista del Miglior Film)Un complicato intrigo di donne, vicoli e delitti (1985)
1986Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura)Un complicato intrigo di donne, vicoli e delitti (1985)Elvio Porta
1985Golden PrizeMoscow International Film FestivalScherzo del destino in agguato dietro l'angolo come un brigante da strada (1983)
1978Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalLa fine del mondo nel nostro solito letto in una notte piena di pioggia (1978)
1977OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorPasqualino Settebellezze (1975)
1977OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenPasqualino Settebellezze (1975)
1977DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesPasqualino Settebellezze (1975)
1974Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Original Story (Migliore Soggetto)Film d'amore e d'anarchia, ovvero 'stamattina alle 10 in via dei Fiori nella nota casa di tolleranza...' (1973)
1973Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalFilm d'amore e d'anarchia, ovvero 'stamattina alle 10 in via dei Fiori nella nota casa di tolleranza...' (1973)
1972Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalMimì metallurgico ferito nell'onore (1972)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1975NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ScreenplayTravolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto (1974)

3rd Place Awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1977NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorPasqualino Settebellezze (1975)
1977NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ScreenplayPasqualino Settebellezze (1975)
1975NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorTravolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto (1974)


Filmography

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roma, Napoli, Venezia... in un crescendo rossiniano2014Documentary short written by
Mannaggia alla miseria!2009TV Movie screenplay - as Lina Job Wertmuller / story - as Lina Job Wertmuller
Too Much Romance... It's Time for Stuffed Peppers2004
Swept Away20021974 screenplay Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto, uncredited
Francesca e Nunziata2001TV Movie
Ferdinando e Carolina1999writer
The Blue Collar Worker and the Hairdresser in a Whirl of Sex and Politics1996screenplay / story
The Nymph1996
Ciao, Professore!1992
Sabato, domenica e lunedì1990screenplay
Up to Date1989writer
Il decimo clandestino1989TV Movie screenplay
Notte d'estate con profilo greco, occhi a mandorla e odore di basilico1986
Camorra (A Story of Streets, Women and Crime)1985
Sotto... sotto1984
A Joke of Destiny, Lying in Wait Around the Corner Like a Bandit1983
Fatto di sangue fra due uomini per causa di una vedova. Si sospettano moventi politici1978writer
A Night Full of Rain1978writer
Which Way Is Up?1977as Lina Wertmuller, 1972 screenplay Mimì metallurgico ferito nell'onore
Seven Beauties1975written by
Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto1974
All Screwed Up1974
Film d'amore e d'anarchia, ovvero 'stamattina alle 10 in via dei Fiori nella nota casa di tolleranza...'1973writer
Cari genitori1973writer
Nessuno deve sapere1972TV Mini-Series story - 1971
Brother Sun, Sister Moon1972
When Women Lost Their Tails1972idea
The Seduction of Mimi1972screenplay / story
When Women Had Tails1970screenplay - as Lina Wertmüller Job
The Family1970screenplay - as Lina Wertmuller
Il mio corpo per un poker1968as George Brown
Non stuzzicate la zanzara1967
Rita la zanzara1966
Let's Talk About Men1965screenplay / story
I basilischi1963screenplay / story
Studio Uno1961TV Series 1966

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roma, Napoli, Venezia... in un crescendo rossiniano2014Documentary short
Mannaggia alla miseria!2009TV Movie as Lina Job Wertmuller
Too Much Romance... It's Time for Stuffed Peppers2004
Francesca e Nunziata2001TV Movie
Ferdinando e Carolina1999
The Blue Collar Worker and the Hairdresser in a Whirl of Sex and Politics1996
The Nymph1996
L'encyclopédie audio-visuelle1993TV Series documentary 1 episode
Ciao, Professore!1992
Sabato, domenica e lunedì1990
12 registi per 12 città1989Documentary segment "Bari"
Up to Date1989
Il decimo clandestino1989TV Movie
Imago urbis1987Documentary
Notte d'estate con profilo greco, occhi a mandorla e odore di basilico1986
Camorra (A Story of Streets, Women and Crime)1985
Sotto... sotto1984
A Joke of Destiny, Lying in Wait Around the Corner Like a Bandit1983
E una domenica sera di novembre1981TV Movie documentary
Fatto di sangue fra due uomini per causa di una vedova. Si sospettano moventi politici1978
A Night Full of Rain1978
Seven Beauties1975
Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto1974
All Screwed Up1974
Film d'amore e d'anarchia, ovvero 'stamattina alle 10 in via dei Fiori nella nota casa di tolleranza...'1973
The Seduction of Mimi1972
Il mio corpo per un poker1968as Nathan Wich
Non stuzzicate la zanzara1967
Rita la zanzara1966as George H. Brown
Let's Talk About Men1965
Il giornalino di Gian Burrasca1964-1965TV Series 8 episodes
I basilischi1963

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Curb Your Enthusiasm2005-2007TV Series music - 3 episodes
Film d'amore e d'anarchia, ovvero 'stamattina alle 10 in via dei Fiori nella nota casa di tolleranza...'1973writer: "Canzone arrabbiata", "Antoni Soffiantini detto Tunin"
Rita, la figlia americana1965writer: "Solo tu", "Stasera con te" - as Wertmuller
Il giornalino di Gian Burrasca1964TV Series writer: "Viva la pappa col pomodoro"

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
1963third assistant director - uncredited
...e Napoli canta!1953assistant director

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Benvenuto Presidente!2013Potere Forte

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Seven Beauties1975producer

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Documenti su Giuseppe Pinelli1970Documentary short support

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Noch' Naprolyot2011Short acknowledgment
Round the Moons Between Earth and Sea1997acknowledgment

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lo sguardo della musicaDocumentary filmingHerself
Roma Kaputt MundiDocumentary filmingHerself
Così parlò De Crescenzo2016DocumentaryHerself
Behind the White Glasses2015DocumentaryHerself
Registe2014DocumentaryHerself
Tutte le storie di Piera2013DocumentaryHerself
Giuliano Gemma: Un italiano nel mondo2013DocumentaryHerself
Becoming Sophia2012DocumentaryHerself
Case chiuse2011Documentary
Noi c'eravamo2011DocumentaryHerself
L'ultimo gattopardo: Ritratto di Goffredo Lombardo2010DocumentaryHerself
L'uomo dalla bocca storta2009DocumentaryHerself
Vittorio D.2009DocumentaryHerself
Venezia '682008Documentary shortHerself
Come diventai Alida Valli2008DocumentaryHerself
Sophia: Ieri, oggi, domani2007DocumentaryHerself
Marcello, una vita dolce2006DocumentaryHerself
Come inguaiammo il cinema italiano - La vera storia di Franco e Ciccio2004DocumentaryHerself
L'ultima sequenza2003DocumentaryHerself (as Lina Wertmuller)
Isa 90002001Documentary shortHerself
Un amico magico: il maestro Nino Rota1999DocumentaryHerself
Gianni Di Venanzo, un grande autore della fotografia1996Documentary shortHerself
A Film és... I.-XIV1995TV Series documentaryHerself (1995)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHerself
Zwischen Kino und Konzert - Der Komponist Nino Rota1993DocumentaryHerself
The 49th Annual Academy Awards1977TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Director & Best Original Screenplay
Lina Wertmuller1977Documentary shortHerself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs2017Documentary post-production
Dai nostri inviati: La Rai racconta la Mostra del cinema di Venezia 1980-19892013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Dai nostri inviati: La Rai racconta la Mostra del cinema 1968-19792011TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Magic of Fellini2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Luchino Visconti1999DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
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