Beauty with Brains: Yang Mi’s Incredible Wealth
With Yang Mi (楊冪) and Hawick Lau‘s (劉愷威) divorce announcement last week, many speculated that their marriage fell apart because of their busy careers. Prior to getting married five years ago, Yang Mi was already a popular actress and her wealth increased steadily after establishing her own production company, which is valued at 5 billion yuan. A sharp businesswoman, Yang Mi is the epitome of “beauty with brains”.
In 2015, Yang Mi and her two managers, Zeng Jia (曾嘉) and Zhao Ruoxiao (趙若堯), founded Jaywalk Studios, which was worth 250 million yuan at the time. With the company producing 2017 mega-hit Eternal Love <三生三世十里桃花> and Yang Mi taking the lead role, the 32-year-old actress’ popularity, commercial value, and status was dramatically boosted. The success of the drama also made Dilraba Dilmurat (迪丽热巴) and Vin Zhang (张彬彬), who are both under Jaywalk Studios, into big stars. After these successes, Jaywalk’s valuation increased to 5 billion yuan.
Having a good eye for trends, Yang Mi’s next successful performance in Legend of Fu Yao <扶摇>,gave rise to being dubbed by netizens as the “Digital Traffic Queen”, valuable for driving the hottest topics online. After her divorce, Yang Mi’s news trended for days, with media outlets running stories about her being an absentee mother in her four-year-old daughter’s life.
Braving the negative gossip, Yang Mi is fiercely independent and refuses to look back into the past of her marriage. Her qualities of assertion and strong-willingness were clearly displayed through her interview at The Jin Xing Show <金星秀> in 2015. She revealed that she and then-husband Hawick were financially independent of each other, and there is no need to discuss money matters with him. When she bought a house for her parents, she didn’t consult with Hawick because “I have money to buy it!”
This article is written by Minna for JayneStars.com.