Nicholas Tse’s Secret Identity: $100 Million Dollar CEO
This Nicholas Tse article is part of the “Handsome CEO” series at JayneStars.com, profiling the most handsome and successful Asian Celebrity CEOs!
Nicholas Tse (謝霆鋒) appeared to have gained a new maturity in recent years. Over the last 15 years, Nicholas has worked his way to become one of Hong Kong’s elite actors, winning the coveted HKFA Best Actor Award last year. Nicholas Tse was also the CEO of a $100 million company and business visionary. Only 31-years-old, Nicholas’ accomplishments were impressive by any standard.
Gone was Nicholas’ past rebellious streak, especially his resentment in being known as Patrick Tse (謝賢) and Deborah Li’s (狄波拉) son. When Nicholas was 16 years old, he was extremely resistant towards the fact that his parents were famous Hong Kong stars. Intense media scrutiny was part of his childhood. It took many years for him to embrace this aspect of his identity. Nicholas realized that his two sons, Lucas and Quintus, will face even greater pressure while growing up.
Getting married, becoming a father, and getting divorced over the last 6 years, Nicholas Tse’s love life has been put through a turbulent emotional roller coaster ride. He emerged as a stronger and less self-centered man. Despite Nicholas’ very public divorce crisis with Cecilia Cheung (張栢芝) last year, which spanned over 3 months in length, Nicholas remained cool-headed in his decision making. EEG founder, Albert Yeung (楊受成), praised Nicholas for his maturity; Nicholas never once criticized Cecilia Cheung during the divorce.
Millionaire CEO, Nicholas Tse, Takes Central Stage
Appearing as a guest speaker at HKUST Business School’s Asian Leadership Series on April 19th, Nicholas Tse shared the story of his path to success. Nicholas Tse was the Founder and CEO of Post Production Office Group, a company generating $100 million HKD in annual revenue, dominating 50% of the market share in commercial and film post-production in Hong Kong and Shanghai. In June 2012, Post Production Office Group will open a branch office in Beijing, chasing after the lucrative and rapidly expanding mainland China market.
Post Production Office Group was founded 8 years ago when Nicholas was only 23 years old. However, it was not until last year that Nicholas revealed that he was the CEO of the company. Speaking entirely in English before 350 HKUST undergraduate students and staff, Nicholas described how difficult it was to start and operate a business.
Nicholas urged passionately, “A leader has to be able to motivate and inspire others, to be dedicated, and to have self-discipline,” he said. “In order to be a leader, you have to be really honest with yourself about what you love the most and who you are, because you will only be fully devoted and ready to sacrifice when pursuing something that you are passionate for and that comes from deep in your heart.”
One student asked Nicholas what future vision he possessed for his post-production company. Nicholas said confidently. “Even [the technical effects] of Titan in 3D are not a problem! It is just that we have not come across that opportunity yet. China has many talented individuals. In the future, if we were to film in 8D, it’s not an issue either!”
Video clips of Post Production Office Group’s editing work were shown at the lecture. Nicholas also shared clips of his past dangerous stunts in movies, as well as his vacation photos with his company staff members. The handsome CEO impressed the audience with his business ideas and vision.
Nicholas Tse: “Yang Mi Did Not Knock On My Hotel Door!”
Since Nicholas Tse and Cecilia Cheung divorced last August, it was a matter of time before they became romantically linked with other people. In January, Yang Mi (楊冪) had allegedly tried to seduce Nicholas in his hotel room during the filming of Ghost Bullets <消失的子彈>. Clarifying that they were only colleagues, Nicholas put a stop to the damaging rumors.
Sexy 25-year-old mainland actress, Yang Mi’s popularity rose dramatically in mainland China and Hong Kong in recent months. Both her professional output and news headlines were staggering. At a promotional event yesterday, Yang Mi dismissed rumors that she had dumped boyfriend, Hawick Lau (劉愷威), for Ghost Bullets costar, Nicholas Tse. Yang Mi said simply, “Nicholas will always be my idol!”
Yesterday after his HKUST Business School guest speaker event, reporters confronted him about his romantic rumors with Yang Mi. Nicholas clarified that he and Yang Mi were not romantically involved. As for rumors that Yang Mi had knocked on his hotel door, wishing to seduce him in the middle of the night, Nicholas said, “Aside from work locations, I have not seen her (Yang Mi) anywhere else. She never knocked on my hotel door!”
This Nicholas Tse article is part of the “Handsome CEO” series at JayneStars.com, profiling the most handsome and successful Asian Celebrity CEOs! Other articles in this series include:
- Edison Chen’s Urban Culture Powerhouse: CLOT Media
- Stefan Wong’s Exclusive Interview With JayneStars.com
- Jay Chou Opens Tofu Shop, Adding to Business Conglomerate Operations
- Bosco Wong’s Overtime Restaurant Opens in Malaysia
- Sunny Chan Opens Restaurant to Gain Better Financial Stability
Watch Video Clip of Nicholas Tse at HKUST!
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Jayne: Which “Handsome CEO” do you like best?
1) Nicholas Tse (Post Production Office Group)
2) Daniel Wu (Diversion Pictures Co-Founder/ Owner of 3 Japanese restaurants)
3) Stephen Fung (Diversion Pictures)
4) Edison Chen (CLOT Media Division Ltd.)
5) Bosco Wong (Franchise owner of Overtime Restaurant in Ipoh, Malaysia/ Owner of optical store in Hong Kong)
6) Moses Chan (former “Coffee Prince” in Malaysia)
7) Jay Chou (Restauranter/ Owner of Karaoke bar in China)
8) Sunny Chan (Restauranter)
Inspire, innovate, and create positive change! I love what the above celebrities are doing! Let’s add more to the “Handsome CEO” line-up! Who are other actors who have successful business on the side? Does Kevin Cheng has his own business yet? It’s about time he invested the millions he earned over the last year in China!