Faye Wong's Net Worth Is $150 Million
Native to Beijing, China, Faye Wong is famous throughout China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In addition, she has a large fan base in Japan. While she was just in elementary school, Faye Wong began to sing. Although she loved music, her mother did not approve. During her school years, she hid her performances and six cover albums. After her graduation, she moved to Hong Kong and released an album. Her first album was only marginally successful and her next two albums performed poorly. She tried to move to the United States for a different perspective, but ultimately moved back to Hong Kong.
Once she was home, she started to retool her image and consider new songs. Faye Wong found a new agent and released a new album. This latest release was a moderate commercial success and led to 15 more albums. As her notoriety increased, the demand of her fans led to acting roles in movies like Chinese Odyssey 2002 and Chungking Express. Despite her success abroad, she has made very few sales in English-language markets. Some of her only English-language songs are “Eyes on Me” and collaborations.
In college, she worked as a model and took part in a singing contest. In 1995, she became romantically involved with Dou Wei and married him a year later. Together, the couple had a daughter. Unfortunately, the marriage ended in a divorce by 1999. Following this, she started dating the actor, Li Yapeng in 2004 and married him in 2005. She had her second daughter with Yapeng, but this marriage also ended in a divorce. Since one of her daughters was born with a cleft lip, Faye Wong has been active in the Smile Angel Foundation. This group seeks to raise funds to help children who suffer from a cleft lip but are unable to pay for surgery.