Chinese-American actress Liu Yifei possesses $170M asset

By Nhu Anh   May 10, 2024 | 02:00 am PT
Actress Liu Yifei’s assets, amassed through her work in the entertainment industry, are estimated to exceed 1.23 billion yuan (US$170 million).
Chinese-American actress Liu Yifei. Photo from Lius Weibo

Chinese-American actress Liu Yifei. Photo from Liu's Weibo

Reports by Yahoo Finance and St Headline stated that her assets include a villa of approximately 5,000 square meters in Beijing and another villa in the U.S.

Liu’s advertising fees are believed to be among the highest for Chinese celebrities, with each contract earning her around 25 million yuan. She currently endorses several international and domestic brands and serves as a global ambassador for Louis Vuitton, Bvlgari, Tissot, and Shiseido.

Since last year, she has also acted as the tourism ambassador for Abu Dhabi.

According to The Paper, Liu has maintained her appeal in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years due to her keen project selection. Her film projects often align with current trends. For instance, in the 2000s, she thrived in wuxia films, a genre favored at the time.

Currently, she chooses roles in projects that reflect the evolving status and mindset of modern women. Her 2023 TV series "Meet Yourself" gained significant attention and praise upon airing and boosted tourism in China’s southeastern province of Yunnan, where the series was set. Many tourists flocked to the city to visit the locations her character explored.

Also known as Crystal Liu, the 37-year-old actress made her first TV appearance in 2003 in the period romance drama "The Story of a Noble Family." The series emerged as the highest-rated show that year on the Chinese national broadcaster CCTV, catapulting her to stardom.

In 2008, she transitioned to film and has since appeared in a range of Chinese and Hollywood films, including the lead role in the 2020 live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1998 animated film "Mulan."

Her achievements earned her a place among the New Four Dan actresses of China in 2009, a term used to denote the four most bankable young actresses in the country.

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