Jay Chou donates NT$100m generated from live streaming to charity

Jay Chou (Courtesy of IG/@jaychou)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Mandopop king Jay Chou (周杰倫) donated the RMB 25 million(NT$100 million) he earned during his first 30-minute live streaming on Sunday evening to the charity, the 41-year-old’s record company, JVR Music, told local media on Tuesday.

“Before the live broadcast, Chou discussed with the company and decided that all the proceeds from the fans’ viewing of the magic show will be handed over to the partner, live-streaming platform Kuaishou, to be donated to charity,” JVR said.

Joined by his friends Jam Hsiao (蕭敬騰) and Will Liu (劉畊宏), the singer held a live streaming event for the first time on Sunday during which they did some magic tricks and chit chat for about 30 minutes.

Mandopop king Jay Chou hosted the live streaming for the first time, joined by his friends Jam Hsiao, Will Liu and did some magic tricks and chit chat during the 30 minute show on Sunday.(Courtesy of Weibo)

The superstar has collaborated with a China-based live streaming platform since last month and has created an account for the occasion. 

According to official statistics, the highest number of viewers during the live streaming session was 6.1 million; the total number of viewers exceeded 68 million. Chou obtained 20 million yuan (NT$100 million) in half an hour.

The first time live streaming was a big hit with his fans and with celebrities who stormed in and sent him gifts, including pianist Lang Lang (郎朗), Haman Hu (華少), Rosamund Kwan (關之琳), David Wang (王耀慶), and Fan Bingbing (范冰冰), Ng Man-tat (吳孟達) and more.

Among them, Hong Kong actor Wang Zulan (王祖藍) has sent Chou 200,000 yuan (NT$830,000) worth of gifts during the session.