Who is Dorothy Wang? The lowdown on the 'Bling Empire: New York' star

From the O.G. series to the Big Apple, 'Bling Empire's Dorothy Wang is taking over screens once more

Dorothy Wang attends Netflix hosts Bling Empire: New York Launch Event at House Of Red Pearl on January 18, 2023 in New York City
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Dorothy Wang is making the reality TV rounds. 

The familiar face got her start on E!'s Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, then ventured over to Netflix for Bling Empire season 2. Now, she's leading the spinoff series Bling Empire: New York alongside the likes of Tina Leung, Richard Chang and others. 

Although she was considered a staple in Beverly Hills, Wang had to make it clear to producers that she was bound for the East Coast. 

"Eventually, I told them I was moving to New York. The producers lit up and they were like, 'Oh my god, we want to do a franchise in New York. You could do the spin-off,'" she told Interview (opens in new tab). "You could introduce us to your real-life friends and you can have a hand in molding and shaping it a little bit more."

And with that, she now leads the Bling Empire: New York cast and takes viewers alongside her adventures in life and love. 

"Everything’s aligning and everything feels good," she added. "I think I’m with the right people."

Who is Dorothy Wang from 'Bling Empire: New York'?

Dorothy Wang was born and raised in Beverly Hills and comes from a super-wealthy family. She's the daughter of billionaire Roger Wang, the former Chief Executive Officer of Golden Eagle International Group, and has adopted a strong work ethic as a result.

As described by Netflix, "Dorothy's Chinese-born mother and father moved from Taiwan to the United States for graduate school. Her father, Roger Wang, quickly built a successful real estate business and always instilled in Dorothy and her sister the importance of hard work, family values and giving back to the community.”

She graduated from The University of Southern California with a degree in communications and she's no stranger to reality TV, having made a few appearances in several shows over the years.

Now she's trying to make a go of things in New York. In the Bling Empire spinoff, we catch her dating, and things get serious with a guy named Ari, but no word on whether or not they're still together. (She's being very quiet about her romantic life!)

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Dorothy Wang age: how old is she?

Born on January 27, 1988, Dorothy Wang is currently 34-years-old, soon-to-be 35. 

Dorothy Wang net worth: how much is she valued at?

Dorothy Wang’s net worth is estimated to be around $10 million, according to Celebrity Networth (opens in new tab), though she has not confirmed her earnings publicly. 

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Dorothy Wang Instagram: what's her handle?

Of course! Dorothy Wang is not only on Instagram, but she has a strong following of one million followers who watch her every social-media move. When she's not sharing pictures of her impressive handbags and shoe collection, she's posing on jets, in cars, at restaurants or showing off her outfits. Catch her at @dorothywang (opens in new tab)

Dorothy Wang job: what does she do for a living?

Dorothy Wang is a licensed real estate broker and works for the real estate firm The Agency. However, she is, of course, also a reality TV star and has been for quite some time. Aside from her new gig on Bling Empire, Dorothy appeared on four seasons of E!'s Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, which debuted back in 2014. The show followed the lives of a group of the children of millionaires and billionaires. 

When the show ended in 2016, Dorothy began filming for Famously Single, another E! show that aired in 2017. Her TV resume also includes appearances on The Steve Harvey Show and Facebook Watch's Fetch Me A Date, not to mention a host of other talk shows like Entertainment Tonight, Clevver Now, E! News special Closet Envy, Bethenny and Hollywood Today. 

However, her hustle doesn't stop there. Wang is also an entrepreneur with both a jewelry line called Fabuluxe and a champagne brand, Rich and Bubbly. 

"There's a lot of misconceptions about me that I'm just someone that shops and parties and all that stuff," Dorothy told once E! News (opens in new tab). "I do have a more serious side and I'm trying to really figure out what I want to do with my life."

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Is Dorothy Wang friends with Nicky Hilton?

Considering the fact that she grew up in the rich kid circle of Beverly Hills, it's not hard to imagine Dorothy being friends with Nicky Hilton or any other LA heiress. In fact, she once told E! (opens in new tab) that both Nicky and her sister Paris showed her the ropes when it came to partying in the city when they were in their early twenties. 

"They've always been so nice to me," she said. "They've taught me how to party. We basically went to party training." 

Bling Empire: New York is available on Netflix as of Friday, January 20. 

Sagal is a journalist, specialising in lifestyle, pop culture, fashion and beauty.  She has written for a number of publications including Vogue, Glamour, Stylist, Evening Standard, Bustle, You Magazine, Dazed and Wonderland to name a few. 

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