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Newcomer Dorothy has joined the second season of Bling Empire, but it’s not her first foray into reality television.
The 34-year-old, who is the daughter of billionaire property mogul Roger Wang, was propelled into the spotlight after starring on the now-canceled E! reality series, Rich Kids of Beverly Hills.
Much like Bling Empire, the popular reality show followed the lives of wealthy young adults in Los Angeles.
Dorothy appeared on the show for all four seasons, from 2014 until 2016, but it wasn’t until after cameras stopped rolling that she was able to relax.
‘Before, between filming scenes, I had to fit my regular life in — doctors appointments, getting my nails done, going to a birthday party,’ she told the South China Morning Post in 2019. ‘For four years, I held my breath and just ran. Now, I feel like I’m really liking life.’
Heiress Dorothy Wang, 34, has joined the second season of Bling Empire. She is the daughter of billionaire property mogul Roger Wang
Dorothy was propelled into the spotlight after starring on the now-canceled E! reality series, Rich Kids of Beverly Hills
Dorothy was born and raised in Beverly Hills after her Chinese-born mother and father moved from Taiwan to the U.S. for graduate school, according to Netflix.
Her father, who built a successful real estate business, ‘always instilled in Dorothy and her sister the importance of hard work, family values, and giving back to the community.’
Dorothy is a celebrity in her own right and has more than one million Instagram followers. She sparked rumors that she was joining Bling Empire in May 2021 after she was seen shooting scenes with cast member Christine Chiu.
With her lavish lifestyle and penchant for bringing the drama, she is the perfect addition to the reality series.
Dorothy is a celebrity in her own right and has more than one million Instagram followers
Dorothy’s father taught her and her sister ‘the importance of hard work, family values, and giving back to the community,’ Netflix said
The 32-year-old heir grew up in Singapore where his family made their money in oil, shipping, tanking, and real estate, but his true passion is for fashion.
Kane’s Instagram page is filled with photos of him modeling designer clothes and accessories. His eye for fashion and his appearance on Bling Empire have helped him earn more than 679,000 followers.
On the first season of the show, it was revealed that he has an entire wall of shelves dedicated to showcasing his collection of Christian Louboutins in his living room. His over-the-top shoe collection is reportedly worth more than $365,000.
Kane Lim, the son of a Singaporean billionaire, has a collection of Christian Louboutins in his living room that is reportedly worth more than $365,000
The 32-year-old heir grew up in Singapore where his family made their money in oil, shipping, tanking, and real estate. He moved to Los Angeles over a decade ago
While he grew up with incredible wealth, he insisted in a 2019 interview with VoyageLA that his father refused to spoil him and would even have him take a public bus to school.
‘He never provided chauffeurs for us or the luxuries in life but just the necessities such as the best education, food, and travel,’ he explained.
When Kane moved to LA from Singapore over a decade ago, he was focused on increasing his family’s investments after taking an interest in it as a teen.
He told VoyageLA that he was just 17 years old when he took a ‘small loan’ from his father and started investing. Not only did he pay his dad back in just a few months, but he made his first million by the time he was 20. His net worth is now a reported $20 million.
Kane started investing with a ‘small loan’ from his father when he was 17 and made his first million by the time he was 20, but his true passion is fashion
‘There’s only so many crazy, rich Asians in Los Angeles,’ Kane said on the show’s first season. ‘I basically know everyone’
The show’s matriarch, who is half Japanese and half Russian, is the only daughter of the late billionaire businessman Edward Shay and Japanese-American Ai-San.
The 61-year-old’s father founded Pacific Architects and Engineers (PAE), a defense and government services contractor that worked with the U.S. government and the United Nations.
She and her younger brother Allen sold PAE to Lockheed Martin in an all-cash, $1.2 billion deal in 2006. While she is well-known in LA, the socialite has kept herself out of the public eye.
Anna Shay, 61, is the daughter of the late billionaire businessman Edward Shay and Japanese-American Ai-San
The half Japanese, half Russian heiress is worth an estimated $600 million
‘Anna Shay is a really reclusive person,’ Kane explained in the first season of Bling Empire. ‘Sometimes you see a glimpse of her, sometimes you don’t.’
Anna’s life is filled with designer clothes, private jets, and lavish getaways as money is no concern for the heiress. With a reported net worth of $600 million, she is by far the richest cast member.
The heiress is so rich that she admitted to OprahMag.com that she didn’t know what to do with the payments she received for starring on the Netflix series.
‘It was so confusing when I got the checks. I didn’t know what to do with them,’ she said. ‘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.’
Anna’s life is filled with designer clothes, private jets, and lavish getaways as money is no concern for her
Anna is so rich that she admitted last year she had no idea what to do with the checks she received from Netflix for the show, saying she got in trouble for not cashing them
Christine Alexandra Chiu
The 38-year-old, who is a self-described ‘philanthropist, investor, and couture collector,’ was born in Taiwan, but now the heiress lives in ritzy Bel-Air with her family.
Christine has been married to celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Gabriel Chiu for 15 years, but she isn’t a stay-at-home wife. When the couple said ‘I do’ in 2008, they also opened Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Inc.
While her husband performs the surgeries, the Pepperdine University grad serves as the medispa’s managing director. The couple is worth a reported $80 million, and they also have royal ties.
Dr. Chiu is a direct descendant of the Song dynasty in China, something she brags about on the show.
Christine Alexandra Chiu, 38, is a self-described ‘philanthropist, investor, and couture collector’
Christine has been married to celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Gabriel Chiu for 15 years. They have a three-year-old son, Gabriel Chiu III, whom she calls ‘Baby G’
‘In China, my husband’s father would be an emperor, and Baby G would be a little prince,’ she explained on the show’s first season.
As one of the few LA residents who is invited to do so, Christine has a passion for attending haute couture fashion shows and buying at least one gown at each event.
‘It’s safe to say that $100,000 is the average price of a dress,’ she told The Hollywood Reporter in 2016, ‘but no one ever asks about price.’
During the interview, she griped about celebrities being loaned the same couture gowns that she purchased to wear on the red carpet, saying: ‘I don’t want the sloppy seconds.’
Christine is also a philanthropist who loves to throw parties. She and her husband collaborated with Prince Charles in opening a health and wellness center in Scotland.
And when the Chius’ son Gabriel Chiu III a.k.a. ‘Baby G’ turned one in 2019, they threw him a party at Cayton Children’s Museum in Santa Monica and donated $1 million to the museum on his behalf.
Christine is passionate about buying haute couture, but she once griped about designers loaning the one-of-a-kind pieces to actresses
The wealthy mom spent a whopping $1 million on her son’s first birthday party in 2019. She donated the money to a children’s museum where she threw the bash
The 33-year-old was raised by her Vietnamese mother and French stepfather in California and is now an international DJ and renowned producer.
Kim started touring around the US and Asia after graduation and has worked with the likes of Steve Aoki, Diplo, and Cardi B. On the show, she was dubbed ‘Asia’s Calvin Harris.’
She’s also a model, appearing in a number of international publications, including GQ Italia and Esquire Singapore.
Kim brought the drama on the show last season after she and former cast member Guy Tong found a penis pump in Anna’s shower while snooping. To add insult to injury, she convinced Guy to toss the sex toy out the window.
‘I think I really did misjudge what I thought of her, that I made a mistake,’ Anna said after the incident. ‘Kim doesn’t belong in my world.’
Kevin Taejin Kreider
The 38-year-old model is the only one on the show who isn’t actually wealthy.
Kevin was adopted from Korea by a German-Irish family when he was three years old and grew up in middle-class Philadelphia.
He moved to Los Angeles to become a model and became best friends with Kane, who introduced him to his pals, who are worth millions at the very least.
Kevin has posed for Men’s Health, Peloton, Gillette, among other companies, and he flashes his chiseled abs whenever he can. He’s also an activist who is passionate about changing the perception of Asian men in the US.
Kevin Taejin Kreider, 38, is the only one on the show who isn’t incredibly rich
Kevin was adopted from Korea by a German-Irish family when he was three years old and grew up in middle-class Philadelphia
Kevin, who loves flashing his abs, is passionate about changing the perception of Asian men in the U.S.
Unlike his rich friends, he paid just $1,000 in rent for his room while filming the first season of the show.
However, his friendship with some of Los Angeles’ wealthiest residents has come with its fair share of perks.
Not only does he get invitations to some of the most exclusive and lavish parties in the city, but he also receives expensive gifts from his wealthy friends, including a pair of Dior sneakers that Anna purchased for him as a token of her affection.
The 45-year-old denim empire heiress grew up in Los Angeles with ‘hardcore Chinese values.’
Cherie was once signed with Sony Music Japan and was on her way to becoming a pop star, but she gave up her dreams because of her mother’s disapproval.
Despite her strict upbringing, she broke traditional Chinese norms by starting a family with her boyfriend Jessey Lee without being married.
Cherie Chan, a 45-year-old denim empire heiress, grew up in Los Angeles with ‘hardcore Chinese values’
She broke traditional Chinese norms by starting a family with her pert Jessey Lee before they were married. The couple has an estimated net worth of $200 million
Cherie was once signed with Sony Music Japan and was on her way to becoming a pop star, but she gave up her dreams because of her mother’s disapproval
Jessey is being groomed to run his family’s furniture empire and together they have an estimated net worth of $200 million.
The Chinese-American couple welcomed their daughter, Jadore, in 2017, while their son, Jevon, was born in 2019.
Cherie’s pregnancy and postpartum struggles were chronicled on the first season of the show.
In February, the couple revealed on E! News’ Daily Pop that they secretly tied the knot on September 8, 2021, at the Château de Saran castle in Champagne, France.