How 'Vietnamese Kim Kardashian' Ly Nha Ky spends her multi-million-dollar fortune

By Linh Le   February 26, 2024 | 04:28 am PT
Ly Nha Ky, referred to as the “Vietnamese Kim Kardashian” by the SCMP, flaunts an extensive collection of Hermès handbags, rides in a luxurious Rolls-Royce Ghost, and stands as one of Vietnam’s initial yacht owners.

Recognized as an actress and businesswoman, Ly Nha Ky disclosed on a TV show that she possesses over 400 handbags from prestigious international brands, highlighting her Hermès collection in a variety of hues, with prices ranging from several hundred million to over a billion Vietnamese dong (VND100 million equals US$4,048).

Actress-businesswoman Ly Nha Ky. Photo from Ly Nha Kys Facebook

Actress-businesswoman Ly Nha Ky. Photo from Ly Nha Ky's Facebook

She explained that she tends to purchase multiple bags of the same style but in various colors, citing a concern over not having a matching bag to complete her outfits if she were to buy only one or two, which she finds "very frustrating." She applies the same principle to her footwear, often buying multiple hues of the same design.

"I bought so many bags that it’s hard for me to manage and I sometimes lost some of them without knowing," she said. "If I particularly like a bag, I'll commission the brand to create a bespoke version for me."

The actress noted that her extensive bag collection was primarily acquired during her international travels, constantly adding new pieces upon encountering them on shopping excursions.

"My home currently dedicates two rooms solely for the storage of apparel and fashion accessories," she revealed.

Actress-businesswoman Ly Nha Ky poses with her bags. Photo from Ly Nha Kys Facebook

Actress-businesswoman Ly Nha Ky poses with her bags. Photo from Ly Nha Ky's Facebook

According to a 2022 South China Morning Post article, in addition to her apparel collection, Ly Nha Ky owns a 25-story mansion in Ho Chi Minh City and a villa in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province in Southeastern Vietnam. She became one of Vietnam’s pioneers in yacht ownership by purchasing a 360 Ferretti yacht for US$4.4 million in 2016.

Her automobile collection includes a US$1.8 million Rolls-Royce Ghost, which she uses for local travel, and a Jaguar F-Type R Convertible valued at US$500,000.

Beyond her vehicles and fashion collections, the actress is known for her exquisite diamond jewelry, notably wearing pieces valued at US$600,000 at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

In response to many’s questions about her wealth, she explained that apart from her acting career in the entertainment sector, she has found success in business ventures spanning real estate, diamonds, and in trade and tourism.

Ly Nha Ky, 42, is celebrated for her acting in TV series and movies such as "Kieu Nu Va Dai Gia" (Beauty Women and Rich Men), "Mua He Lanh" (Cold Summer), and "Gio Nghich Mua" (Unseasonal Winds).

She was recognized as Vietnam’s first Tourism Ambassador in 2011, and is currently serving in the same role for Ba Ria - Vung Tau province in Southeastern Vietnam.

She has also held the position of Honorary Consul of Romania in Ho Chi Minh City since 2018.

Ly Nha Ky recently faced allegations regarding a freezing of her assets, which she has openly refuted.

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