These Asian celebrity mums married billionaires

PHOTO: Weibo/Barbie Hsu


Photo: Weibo/Barbie Hsu

The actress tied the knot with mainland entrepreneur husband Wang Xiaofei in 2010 in a lavish wedding in Hainan Island. The pair got engaged after a whirlwind romance of only twenty days. In 2017, Barbie’s husband opened a boutique hotel, which he dedicated to and named after his wife’s nickname “Big S”. While it is not exactly the Taj Mahal, S Hotel may well be a monument of love for the Instagram set.

Converted from a rented building located near Mandarin Oriental that has more than 100 rooms in designer Philippe Starck’s signature white modern style, with bathrobes, bed linen and other amenities that were handpicked by Barbie herself. It also features a Nordic restaurant helmed by Michelin-starred chef Mikkel Maarbjerg. In the hotel lobby, there are photos of Barbie and her sister, host, Dee Hsu decorating the walls decorating the walls.


Photo: Instagram/Vivian Hsu

Of course, the Taiwanese singer-actress has amassed a fortune of her own, but in 2014, she married Sean Lee, CEO of Singapore-listed logistics company, Marco Polo Marine which was founded by his father. Vivian and Sean started dating after meeting on the set of the romantic comedy “Sex Agogo” which he had invested in. Things were not always smooth sailing for Vivian. Two years ago, Marco Polo Marine encountered financial difficulties due to a slump in oil prices and an ongoing legal case with Sembcorp Marine. Sean revealed that he had occasional mood swings at home when he encountered setbacks in his business.

Despite that, Vivian stood by her husband and was previously reported to take on more jobs to alleviate her family’s financial situation. When rumours that her hubby is on the verge of bankruptcy surfaced, Vivian responded to the rumours saying, “It’s okay even if we’re broke. It’s not a big deal and we’ll be penniless at worst – we were born into this world with nothing anyway”.


Photo: Facebook/Patty Hou

After calling it quits with Mandopop sensation Jay Chou in 2006, the Taiwanese host and presenter started seeing Citibank’s executive vice president Ken Huang who has a net worth of $400 million.

In 2011, Patty and Ken sealed the deal in a romantic Bali island wedding ceremony with a six-carat diamond wedding ring. Three years later, the couple became proud parents to a baby boy.


Photo: Facebook/Gigi Lai

The Cantopop singer and actress – who is known for her roles in productions like “War and Beauty” and “Young and Dangerous” – has been married to Hong Kong billionaire Patrick Ma (pictured left, next to Gigi) since 2009.

Patrick is the heir of a publishing empire, The Oriental Press Group, one of the largest newspaper groups in the Far East. The couple now has three daughters, twin girls, Pricia and Gianna, eight, and a third daughter, Pegella, six.

This article was first published in Her World Online