Korean-American Drag Queen Kim Chi-How Much Is Her Net Worth?
Sang-Young Shin, professionally known as Kim Chi, is popular for her appearance on the eighth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.
She was the first Korean-American drag queen on the show and on American national television.
Besides being a drag queen, she is also an artist, make-up mogul, and entrepreneur who owns the beauty brand Kim Chi Chic Cosmetics.
How much is the net worth of Kim Chi, who, according to New York magazine, is one of the most powerful drag queens in America?
Also, how old is she? Is the television personality dating someone? We have all the details here.
How Much Is The Net Worth Of Korean-American Drag Queen Kim Chi?
According to the sources, Kim Chi's net worth is $2 million as of July 2022.
Her primary income sources are her beauty lines, drag shows, and television appearances. She reportedly earns $200k annually.
The makeup mogul first partnered with Sugarpill Cosmetics and created makeup products like Kim Chi Electric Teal Eyeshadow and Kim Chi Liquid Lip Color.
She also released a package of Kim Chi emojis called Kimchiji, which included catchphrases like a burrito bowl and a chicken wing.
Kim Chi launched Kim Chi Chic Cosmetics in 2019 in collaboration with NYX founder Toni Ko.
They launched the cosmetic lines in over 130 CVS Stores, which is a huge achievement. The proud drag queen shared the news via Twitter.
"Crying tears of joy because @KimchiChic beauty is now in select CVS stores, and I couldn't possibly imagine we'd grow this big. "Thank you so much to everyone who believes in and loves our brand!!! It truly means a lot! Didn't ever think you'd see a POC queer brand at CVS, did ya!"
Her beauty line offers products like lipsticks, lip glosses, merchandise, makeup tools, and over 40 shades of foundation, ranging from $5 to $30.
Likewise, Kim Chi, in 2020, collaborated with fellow RuPaul's Drag Race contestant and her good friend Noami Smalls.
The duo launched a desert-themed makeup line which included Mad Maxine, Soot Yourself Eye Shadow Palette worth $30, Sunkissed In June Cheek Palette, $19, and No Sparkle Shaming Liquid Eye Shadow Duo, $19.
Along with all the businesses, Kim Chi earns from her merch, brand endorsements, and sponsorships.
She makes $3,841.5-$6,402.5 sponsored posts on her Instagram, with 1.9 million followers.
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Kim Chi Career Highlights: From Appearance On RuPaul's Drag Race To Launching Her Beauty Brand Kim Chi Chic Cosmetics
Sang-Young Shin started performing as a drag queen in 2012 in Chicago.
The drag shows helped him balance the queerness he was hiding from the world.
Who knew his escapism hobby would change into a major money-making career.
"As a gay man, I am pretty feminine, or feminine acting. When I was first coming to terms with my queer identity around 2012, getting into makeup helped me find the balance of my queerness."
Shin was first named Jizzney Princess, which later changed to Kim Chi based on a popular Korean dish and a live-action anime character.
According to him:
"Kim Chi is a live action anime character whose fashion aesthetic could be described as 'bionic doily.' I imagine my aura to be an array of ultra violet colors that spews glitter. I celebrate all things cute, fun, weird, and exotic."
Kim Chi joined the eighth season of RuPaul's Drag Race on March 7, 2016, becoming the first Korean-American ever to join the show.
She immediately became a fan favorite, all thanks to her charming and witty personality and, off-course, her knowledge of fashion and makeup.
The artist made it to the top three, along with Naomi Smalls and Bob the Drag Queen, who won the season.
Following that, she made a few appearances in television shows like RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked, Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul, RuPaul's Celebrity Drag Race, etc.
Similarly, the television personality also did a few music videos for artists like Acid Betty in Fantasy, RuPaul in The Realness, Todrick Hall in Straight Outta Oz and Expensive, and so on.
Likewise, Kim Chi also appeared in web series such as Cooking w/ Drag Queens, $tranger$ for Ca$h, Pardon My French Food, Werq the World, and Runway Rewind.
Also, she was the guest judge on Season 1 of a British show called Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star.
She is also a businesswoman and has launched many beauty lines, including Kim Chi Chic Cosmetics.
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Personal Life: Is Kim Chi Dating Someone? Age, Height, Mother
Kim Chi was born Sang-Young Shin on August 8, 1987, in the United States. She, however, lived most of her childhood in South Korea.
As of July 2022, she is 34 years old and stands tall at 6 ft 4+1⁄2 in or 194 cm, almost 7 feet in heels which is her trademark.
Her parents are divorced, and she is much closer to her mother. Having said that, her mom did not have any clue about her being a drag queen until she appeared on national television.
The drag queen studied graphic design in college and later worked as an art director.
Kim Chi rarely finds herself the subject of tabloid fodder, and that’s likely because she prefers to keep her home life far away from the press.
She lives a very private life, and almost nothing related to her dating life or possible boyfriend is revealed to the world.
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There are, however, quite a few celebs who seem to have that whole privacy thing on lock, and Kim Chi is definitely one of them.