Pour yourself a glass of wine and toss the popcorn in the microwave because that’s new bling empire Spinoff is officially here. Bling Empire: New York came out on Netflix on January 20th, and if you were a fan of the OG show, with the real-life versions of Crazy rich Asians thriving in LA, something tells me you’ll like the East Coast version.
The new spin-off centers on you meeting Hong Kong power couple Stephen Hung and Deborah Valdez-Hung. These two have now been married for around 10 years and they are the very definition of extravagant wealth – from their designer clothes to their Rolls-Royces and private jets.
Learn about the Hungs in advance, including their origins, age, money, and wealth.
Stephen is from Hong Kong.
Stephen is a multimillionaire businessman who has primarily worked in investment banking and real estate, per Tatler Asia. Born in Hong Kong to wealthy real estate parents, he moved to New York in 1977. Tatler Asia and bustle wrote.
Stephen was educated at Columbia University and the University of Southern California, where he received his MBA, according to LinkedIn.
He works in finance.
Stephen began his career as vice president of real estate at Citi before becoming head of investment banking, Asia at Merrill Lynch, according to LinkedIn.
Stephen founded and is currently Chairman of SH Capital Group, a private investment firm involved in real estate, hospitality and other luxury industries, according to LinkedIn. He is also apparently the founder of The 13, a hotel chain in Macau, Tatler Asia reported.
Stephen was co-chairman of The 13 Holdings Limited, a holding company, chairman of Taipan Investment Group and he is now vice chairman of Rio Entertainment Group, which operates a casino in Macau, as of page six.
Deborah used to be a model.
Originally from Mexico, Deborah is a former model and current celebrity who is owned by Dreammodels, an Asian-European modeling agency Tatler Asia.
But that’s not all. Deborah is also a lawyer and a businesswoman, according to the outlet. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and fashion, just like Stephen. She’s also friends with celebs like David Beckham and designers like Christian Louboutin. bustle reported.
How old are Stephen and Deborah Hung?
Stephen is 64 while Deborah is 39, per Tatler Asia.
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The couple met in Hong Kong.
The couple met when Deborah was on vacation in Hong Kong shortly after completing her law degree in Mexico. The Wall Street Journal reported.
“I come from a very conservative family. When I met him, I didn’t want him to impress me with anything other than his brains,” Deborah told the outlet in 2013. “He has that magnetism. Designers, investors, everyone wants to talk to him.”
After hitchhiking at the Hong Kong Ritz-Carlton’s Diamond Ballroom in 2012, the Hungs continued to attend a slew of Hong Kong high society events together. Tatler reported. Speaking of charity galas and balls, Paris Fashion Week, Cannes Film Festival and more, per Tatler Asia. The couple even rang in the new year at the Bulgari resort in Dubai, and they frequently travel around in private jets and fancy cars.
The couple have two children.
Deborah and Stephen’s sons are named Ivan and Sean, per news week.
What is her net worth?
Stephen’s net worth is reportedly a solid $400 million a year celebrity net worth. Most outlets report that this is the couple’s combined net worth, so, you know — give or take a million.
Fun fact: Stephen once bought 30 customized Rolls-Royce Phantoms for $20 million, The Washington Post wrote. (My wallet hurts.)
Tune in Bling Empire: New Yorkstreaming now on Netflix for a glimpse into the lives of Deborah and Stephen Hung.
Addison Aloian (she/she) is an editorial assistant at women health. When she’s not writing about pop culture, health, beauty and fashion, her favorite things to do are hit the gym, shop at Trader Joe’s and watch any hockey game on TV. Her work has also appeared in Beckon, StyleCaster, L’Officiel USA, V Magazineand Modern luxury media.