Crazy Rich Asians was unleashed on the world in 2018 and, as Time correctly predicted on the eve of its release, the film was “destined to become a hit”, marking a watershed moment for representation in Hollywood. Pegged as the first mainstream Hollywood productions with both an all-Asian cast and an Asian-American lead since 1993, the feelgood smash raked in US$237 million worldwide at the box office, making it the highest-grossing romcom of the decade, according to Vox. Stars shone – some new, some familiar faces – with many going on to spread their wings in even bigger budget productions for Marvel and Netflix. Now, much to fans’ delight after a long wait, it’s just been announced that Gemma Chan and Harry Shum Jr are getting their own CRA spin-off, and it’s speculated that many of the OG cast will also reprise their roles for the upcoming sequel. As the anticipation for Crazy Rich Asians ’ second film continues, let’s take a look at how their fortunes have fared when it comes to finances, according to Celebrity Net Worth and the collective number crunchers of the internet. 16 of Gemma Chan’s best red carpet looks, from Valentino to LV 1. Michelle Yeoh (aka Eleanor Young) – US$40 million It doesn’t come as too much of a surprise that Michelle Yeoh, an icon of Asian film who turns 60 later this year , comes in with the highest net worth thanks to her wealth of experience. The Malaysian actress plays a stern mother in the film but is best known for her work with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon , which earned the title “female Jackie Chan”. She was also the first Bond girl of Chinese descent, appearing alongside Pierce Brosnan’s 007 in Tomorrow Never Dies, and starred in Memoirs of a Geisha . According to VimBuzz, Yeoh can thank her incredible acting resume, which includes a roster of Hong Kong classics, for a big chunk of her earnings. However, according to Car Knowledge, the veteran actress’ net worth has also accumulated from her impressive property portfolio and motor collection which includes a Maserati Levante and Ferrari. She’ll soon be back on the big screen with James Cameron’s Avatar 3 and features in A24’s new release Everything Everywhere All At Once . How the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah spends his billions 2. Ken Jeong (aka Goh Wye Mun) – US$14 million Another scene-stealing face with a penchant for comedy, Ken Jeong’s net worth began streaming into the millions after he landed his role as Leslie Chow in The Hangover trilogy. The 52-year-old Korean-American actor continues to star in many films that contributes to his fortune, landing gigs with Murderville , Tom & Jerry: The Movie and previously, NBC sitcom Community . He’s also a host for Fox’s I Can See Your Voice and The Masked Singer , which according to The Richest, are all reasons enough why he gave up his career as a medical doctor to pursue acting full time. 3. Harry Shum Jr (aka Charlie Wu) – US$14 million The Costa Rican-born actor, who rose to fame from his roles in Glee and Shadowhunters , was actually barely in Crazy Rich Asians , despite his big-name status. That’s about to change though, since he and Gemma Chan were just announced to lead the first sequel, which will showcase their on-screen romance, according to Deadline . It’ll be based on author Kevin Kwan’s second book in the series, China Rich Girlfriend . Shum has also stars alongside CRA co-star Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All At Once , and J.Lo in All My Life . According to Celebrity Net Worth, the actor has a hefty net worth of US$14 million. Yet despite that, he remains humble, apparently splashing out in celebration with two new skateboards, per CNBC. How to get Gemma Chan’s dazzling Eternals red carpet look 4. Kris Aquino (aka Princess Intan) – US$10 million Often dubbed as the Philippine’s “Queen of all Media” , Aquino is a celebrated television host and actress. Born into a political family, including the former president and senator of the Philippines, she’s lived comfortably, and her US$10 million fortune, per Celebrity Net Worth, certainly helps. 5. Awkwafina (aka Peik Lin) – US$8 million Despite potentially being “cancelled” earlier this year , Awkwafina has done well for herself since she portrayed Peik Lin in CRA . The American rapper and actress was part of the all-female crew in Ocean’s Eight alongside Sandra Bullock and Anne Hathaway, played a key role in Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings , and earned a Golden Globe for her role in The Farewell . She’s also got two albums under her belt, and real estate in West Hollywood and Bel Air which contribute to her US$8 million net worth, per Celebrity Net Worth. Who was 19th-century merchant Howqua, the ‘Chinese Bill Gates of his day’? 6. Gemma Chan (aka Astrid Leong) – US$8 million The British beauty has made her mark in showbiz since starring as Astrid in the film. She’d previously had minor feats in Sherlock , Jack Ryan: Shadow Hunter and Transformers: The Last Knight , but really hit the jackpot after entering the Marvel cinematic universe, starring in both Captain Marvel and Eternals . Plus, according to Inside Retail, she was named brand ambassador of L’Oréal Paris in 2020, which makes for some lucrative endorsements. 7. Constance Wu (aka Rachel Chu) – US$6 million As a main character of the franchise’s first film, Wu’s acting career has expanded outwards with roles in Fresh Off the Boat , Hustlers with J.Lo , and Solos . Oh, and she also appeared in Jay-Z’s music video for Family Feud , also featuring with Beyoncé, back in 2017. 5 things to know about Thai billionaire Nualphan Lamsam 8. Jimmy O. Yang (aka Bernard Tai) – US$4 million Hong Kong-born actor Jimmy O Yang made his acting debut as the underwhelmingly titled “person in line” in 2 Broke Girls back in 2012, and has come a long way since, with gigs including a Netflix romcom alongside Nina Dobrev, and in Space Force with Steve Carell. The stand-up comedian makes money through his shows, acting jobs and YouTube series Jimmy’s Kitchen. 9. Lisa Lu (aka Ah Ma) – US$4 million The 95-year-old Lisa Lu is a Beijing-born actress who may be among the earliest Chinese acting talents to carve her name into Hollywood. She began her career performing traditional Chinese opera and Kunqu drama, before transitioning to film during her move to the US. With an incredible resume to date, Lu was an appropriate choice for an Asian-American film of such significance. Her wealth adds up from, well, 64 years of acting gigs. 5 things to know about Sid Mallya, son of fugitive billionaire Vijay 10. Ronny Chieng (aka Eddy Cheng) – US$3.5 million Thanks to his success as a comedian, actor and screenwriter, Ronny Chieng’s net worth actually equals the same amount as the leading male character of the film. That’s partially credited to his endless gigs after the film, including working as a senior correspondent on The Daily Show , acting in Godzilla vs Kong and being another cast member in Shang-Chi . 11. Henry Golding (aka Nick Young) – US$3 million Golding had only played two minor acting roles before landing the lead in CRA . Soon after his heartthrob debut, he shone in A Simple Favour with Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick, Netflix’s Last Christmas with Emilia Clarke and Guy Ritchie’s anticipated The Gentleman alongside Hugh Grant, Colin Farrell and Matthew McConaughey, all adding to a steady salary. Not bad, considering he only started four years ago. Inside Indian billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s new Mumbai mega mansion 12. Sonoya Mizuno (aka Araminta Lee) – US$3 million Sonoya Mizuno plays the charismatic Araminta Lee in the film, which is a stark contrast to some of the other sci-fi roles she seems to prioritise. She made her acting debut in Venus in Eros in 2012, which followed with Alex Garland’s critically acclaimed Ex Machina , Annihilation , the miniseries Devs , and Maniac , a Netflix series starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill – all of which contribute to a pretty US$3 million in the bank, according to Television Show Stars. Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .