Given the COVID-19 pandemic, 49-year-old Chilam Cheung (張智霖) did not go out for his birthday and celebrated at home with his wife, Anita Yuen (袁詠儀), instead. The birthday boy shared a photo of himself with a beautiful ocean view as the backdrop, drawing attention to his extravagant abode.
In his birthday post, he wrote, “There are only a few more hours before I turn 49. Because of the virus, I apologize for being unable to go to different places and see everyone. I saw online that a lot of my fans are using their own ways to help me celebrate, and it is very heart-warming. When I look back at my acting career, there hasn’t been a lot of outstanding moments or amazing achievements, but my biggest reward is having met so many people who love me and whom I love. What more can I ask for!”
Though Chilam claims his acting career is lacking, his success in the industry is apparent. For one, he can afford to rent a 2,000-square-foot oceanview flat in the Manhattan Tower at the heart of Repulse Bay, overlooking a theme park. Though the neighborhood is quiet, many celebrities choose to live in this area because a lot of popular Hong Kong destinations are nearby. The estimated monthly lease for Chilam’s home is around 140,000 Hong Kong dollars, while the selling price is around HK$160 million.
Given that both Chilam and Anita have been working in China lately, they are now able to live luxuriously. However, they have an agreement that they would only rent and never buy a property. The only exception is when they purchased a home in Sydney for Chilam’s mom. He explained, “I can rent until I am 130 if I use the money for buying property to rent instead.”
This article is written by Hailey for JayneStars.com