Before becoming a reality TV star, Christine Chiu was a humble public relations worker. Now, many know her for appearing on Netflix’s Bling Empire and as a successful entrepreneur. Her entrepreneurial journey began with co-founding Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Inc. alongside her husband, Dr. Gabriel Chiu. As of 2023, Christine Chiu’s net worth is $40 million.
Christine Chiu was born on December 14, 1982, in Taiwan. At the age of seven, her family relocated to the United States, motivated by the desire to provide her with a good education. Despite being born into wealth, Christine is estranged from her family due to her struggles with fertility.
Upon settling in Beverly Hills, Christine studied at Pepperdine University, a private Christian college in Malibu. There, she excelled in her studies of international business, graduating with honors. After earning her bachelor’s degree, she worked at a public relations firm.
Becoming a Star
Christine’s leap to stardom came when she became the managing director of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Inc. (BHPS), a practice established by her husband, Dr. Gabriel Chiu. This practice, which has catered to over 35,000 patients, enjoys a strong reputation among celebrities.
The couple’s connection to the celebrity world likely paved the way for their invitation to feature in the second season of “Bling Empire.” Despite being offered a role in Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” Christine turned it down for personal reasons.
Beyond her role in BHPS and her television appearances, Christine showcased her dancing skills in season 30 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” although she was eliminated in the third week.
Outside of her dancing stint, Christine has made appearances on other shows like “Good Morning America,” “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” and “The Netflix Afterparty.” In addition, she regularly attends charity events and fashion shows, sometimes attending as many as 15 fashion shows in three days.
Christine’s philanthropic endeavors have led her to serve on the boards of several organizations, including UNICEF-Chinese Children’s Initiative, PSLA for Children’s Institute, and the Junior League of Los Angeles.
Net Worth and Earnings
Even before jumping into the limelight, Christine was already making significant money as a partner in BHPS. Now that she’s a television personality, her influence and profile have given her more ways to make money.
With her Instagram following, she earns an estimated $3,585 per sponsored post. Christine Chiu’s per-episode pay on Bling Empire is undisclosed and isn’t a factor in her $40 million fortune. The combined wealth of Christine and her husband is estimated at $80 million, placing them third on the Bling Empire rich list.
Christine and Gabriel Chiu got married in 2006. Dr. Chiu is reportedly the 24th direct descendant of the Song Dynasty, a claim viewed with skepticism by some viewers in China! Following their struggles with fertility, the couple welcomed their first child, Gabriel Chiu III, aka “Baby G”, via IVF.
The Chiu family resides in a luxurious 6,000 sq ft mansion in LA, purchased for $8.7 million in 2016. This residence boasts various amenities, including tennis courts, gyms, a swimming pool, and a marble-stoned kitchen.
As the wife of a distinguished plastic surgeon, Christine is open about her acceptance and use of plastic surgery. She has undergone various procedures, including those on her breasts, forehead, eyebrows, arms, and abs.