January 2021 brought us a surprising new favourite TV show. No, not ABC's Wheel Of Fortune (although...) but Bling Empire. The Netflix reality TV show surprised us all, when we became absolutely obsessed with the wealthy American Asians living a life of luxury in LA. But what actually are their net worths?
The extravagant cast are about to get their second season (Blind Empire s2 drops on 13 May, people!) and features a ridiculously glam cast, obscene amounts of wealth and drama that makes Selling Sunset's Christine Quinn look like an angel.
After the show first aired on the streaming platform, you might have seen this downright incredible quote from cast member Anna Shay floating about: "It was so confusing when I got the checks. I didn't know what to do with them," she told Oprahmag. "I didn't cash them, then I got in trouble for not cashing them. I have them in a savings account. I'd like to have a party some time. I don't think the money belongs to me. I think it belongs to the crew that had to put up with me."
Yep, she's *that* rich. But exactly how much is Anna and the rest of the cast worth? Here's a run down of the eye-watering figures:
Dorothy Wang - $10 million
Joining Blind Empire for the first time in season two is Dorothy Wang, who you might recognise from E! reality TV show Rich Kids of Beverly Hills from 2014 - 2016. According to reports, she's an "American socialite" and daughter of Roger Wang, a billionaire former Chief Executive Officer of Golden Eagle International Group, which specialises in vehicle repair, real estate development, and clothing. Interestingly, she does also have a real estate license, so maybe we could see her on Selling Sunset sometime soon?
Mimi Morris, net worth unknown
Also joining the cast for season two is Mimi Morris, the wife of Donald Morris, CEO of Morris Group International, who is reportedly worth $800 million. Not that much is known about Mimi, although her Instagram feed appears to be full of private jets, a lavish lifestyle and their three children.
According to Netflix, she “has never lost her work ethic nor her strong survival skills in the face of adversity. At first blush, Mimi comes off light-hearted, witty, and joyful — but don't let her delightful demeanor fool you. Nothing gets past her.”
Anna Shay - $600 million
Anna is reported to be worth $600 million, which makes her the wealthiest Bling Empire cast member. “Her money comes from weapons. Her father sells bombs, guns…” Kane revealed on the show, prompting lots of raised eyebrows in the process. In 2006, Anna and her brother reportedly sold their father’s company for $1.3 billion.
Kane Lim - $20 million
One of the main stars of the show and friend to everyone, Kane made a lot of his money through smart investments. He made his first million by 20 and his net worth today is a reported $20 million.
Christine Alexandra Chiu and Dr. Gabriel Chiu - $80 million
Christine, who describes herself as a 'philanthropist, investor, and couture collector', has been married to husband, celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Gabriel Chiu, for almost 15 years. Christine works as the managing director at Dr. Gabriel's clinic and together they're worth an estimated $80 million.
Jaime Xie - $50 million
Fashion blogger and influencer Jamie, 23, is the daughter of billionaire Ken Xie, whose wealth comes from working in cybersecurity technology in Silicon Valley. Her father is said to be worth $3.9 billion, while she has a reported net worth of $50 million, which comes from her trust fund and influencer fees.
Kelly Mi Li - $5 million
In the first episode Kelly reveals she was previously married to a millionaire and the pair would spend up to "$400k a month" on their American Express card. However, in 2015 her husband was arrested for a being part of a huge cyber scam and all their assets were frozen. After divorcing him, she's since become an entrepreneur and producer and is believed to be worth $5 million.
Cherie Chan and Jessey Lee - $200 million
A former singer, Cherie revealed she eventually quit the music industry because of her mum's disapproval. An heiress to a denim empire, the mum-of-two lives with her boyfriend Jessey Lee, whose family own a furniture empire. Together, they're thought to be worth around $200 million.
Kim Lee - $10 million
Kim Lee started off modelling before becoming a DJ and has since toured with some huge names, commanding tens of thousands for a show. Kane called her "Asia's answer to Calvin Harris" and she's believed to be worth up to $10 million.
Kevin Taejin Kreider
The model, 33, is the only cast member who isn't a millionaire and is just as shocked as the rest of us when it comes to seeing what the wealthier cast members splash their cash on.
Guy Tang - $2million
According to Racked, the hair colourist, musician and YouTuber is worth an impressive $2m thanks to his hairstyling reputation. He can charge up to $1k for his rainbow highlights, while he now also gives tutorials on his hair skills and also has a hair product range. Impressive.
Bling Empire season two drops on Netflix on 13 May
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