If you are a big fan of the Marvel universe and the movies that follow, chances are that you know the famous character of Shang Chi. If yes, there’s a 100% chance you know Simu Liu, the actor who plays the character of Shang Chi.
Now, with the basic introduction out of the way, Simu Liu is one of the most popular Asian-American actors, who has risen to fame with his Marvel character. However, that’s not his only source of fame. He was previously known for his role in Kim’s Convenience.
With the steady growth that Simu Liu has been gaining in Hollywood, it isn’t surprising that people are often curious about his net worth. We will explore that and more in this article.
Simu Liu was born on April 19, 1989, to Zheng and Zhenning Liu in Harbin, China. Both of his parents were engineers. During his childhood, Simu was raised by his grandparents while his parents worked hard to make ends meet.
However, later, the couple decided to immigrate to Canada with hopes to study aerospace engineering and settle down there. At the age of 5, Simu Liu immigrated to Mississauga, Ontario with his parents.
Liu completed high school at the University of Toronto Schools and later graduated from the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey Business School in 2011.
Simu Liu isn’t very public about his personal life. However, he revealed quite recently that he has been dating Jade Bender. At present, he lives at his $6.8 million home in Los Angeles, California, which he secured from the Netflix show, Selling Sunset.
Following graduating in business administration, the standard career trajectory for Simu Liu was to get into the corporate world, which is why he started working at Deloitte.
However, just after nine months of working there, he was fired by the company due to his inadequacy at the job. Finding no other option and a clear way out, Simu Liu decided to give his passion, acting, a shot.
His acting career wasn’t smooth sailing though. Initially, he worked as a background characters and stuntman in a few films. After two years of struggling, Liu started creating his films, one of which was even showcased at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival.
Liu’s first big acting break came when he was cast in Kim’s Convenience. He managed to secure roles in a variety of other television shows after that.
Following that, his movie break came when he starred in Marvel Studio’s “Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” The movie was released in 2021 and put him on the global map.
With the kind of significant television and movie appearances that Simu Liu has under his belt, it is safe to say that he is a millionaire. His current estimated net worth is $19 million, a majority of which comes from his Marvel role. He is also expected to appear in future MCU projects, which will add to his net worth significantly.
1. How much was Simu Liu paid?
Simu Liu is primarily known for his role in Shang-Chi. The movie grossed around $432 million at the box office and rumors suggest that he was paid around $6 million for his role.
2. Did Chrishell sell a house to Simu Liu?
During one of the episodes of WWHL, Chrishell revealed that she shares a very close relationship with Simu Liu because she sold her house to him.
3. Who fired Simu Liu?
Before stepping into acting, Simu was working with Deloitte and he revealed in one of his posts on Instagram that he was fired from his job.