Simu Liu’s meteoric rise to global stardom has been truly inspirational, with his recent induction into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Shang-Chi proving to be a game-changer. Before this, he was known for appearing on the sitcom Kim’s Convenience. As of 2023, Simu Liu has a net worth of $19 million.
Born on April 19, 1989, in Harbin, China, Simu Liu grew up with a unique blend of Chinese heritage and western influence. Raised by his grandparents in his early years, Liu moved to Ontario, at the age of five when his parents pursued their studies in aerospace engineering.
His upbringing was underscored by an emphasis on mathematics, shaping his academic journey. Liu studied at the University of Toronto Schools before moving on to the University of Western Ontario, graduating in 2011 with a degree in Business Administration.
Yet, his life took an unexpected turn when he embarked on an acting career after a brief stint as an accountant at Deloitte, where he worked for nine months before being fired.
Despite the negative experience of getting fired, it spurred him on to try acting. Simu’s first foray into acting saw him performing stunts and playing extras in films and music videos.
By 2013, Simu began creating his own films, with his debut short film project “Open Gym” featured at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. The following year, he modeled for FatCamera’s stock photos, which has become a meme,
The Chinese-born actor got his first recurring role with the Omni Television drama “Blood and Water” in 2015. In the same year, Simu was cast as one of the main characters in Kim’s Convenience. His subsequent appearances on shows such as “Taken,” “Bad Blood,” and “Orphan Black,” further solidified his reputation.
However, his true breakthrough came in 2019 as the lead in Marvel Studios “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” The first mainstream Marvel production led by an Asian cast, the movie marked a significant milestone in superhero cinema and skyrocketed Simu’s fame.
Net Worth and Earnings
Despite the popularity of “Kim’s Convenience,” Simu has openly expressed his dissatisfaction with the low pay he received. Nonetheless, his entry into the MCU, with the movie’s box-office success and the anticipation of future Marvel projects, has considerably boosted his wealth.
Liu’s House in the Hills
Away from the limelight, Simu leads a comfortable life. In 2022, he publicized his relationship with Jade Bender. Furthermore, he made a notable appearance on the Netflix series “Selling Sunset,” eventually purchasing a supervillain-worthy lair in Hollywood Hills for $5 million.
Taste in Cars
On the road, Simu takes pride in a remarkable car collection, including a Range Rover Evoque worth $46,400, a Jaguar F Pace costing $71,300, a Cadillac Escalade valued at $76,295, and a Toyota Camry. These vehicles not only reflect Simu’s success but also his taste and style.