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

Bling Empire's Dorothy Wang is a reality TV staple these days—we dive into the details of the star's life

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 18: Dorothy Wang attends as Netflix and Michael Kors launch Bling Empire New York at House of Red Pearl on January 18, 2023 in New York City.
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Dorothy Wang is becoming a reality TV stalwart! The familiar face is currently leading the Netflix series Bling Empire: New York alongside the likes of Tina Leung, Richard Chang and others—but she got her start on E!'s Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, and also appeared in the original Bling Empire season 2, before joining the New York cast for their first season.

Although she was considered a staple in Beverly Hills, Wang revealed that she 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. "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, sharing her adventures in life and love with viewers. And she's shared that it feels like the right place for her at the moment. "Everything’s aligning and everything feels good," Dorothy added. "I think I’m with the right people."

But for those who aren't aware, who exactly is Dorothy Wang? What does she do for work, and how did she end up on reality TV? This is everything you need to know about the Bling Empire: New York star.

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. Her first foray into the world of entertainment was on Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, which of course filmed in LA. The show ran for four seasons from 2014-2016. 

Now, she's moved from LA and is 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!)

Discussing the differences between Rich Kids of Beverly Hills and Bling Empire, Dorothy confessed that she had "more long standing friendships" on the former, and so "everything felt deeper, and cut deeper".

Speaking to E!, she explained, "I think that we were a more dramatic bunch and were a little bit more hot-headed and more animated. I think with this [Bling Empire] group, everything's a little bit more behind the scenes, like, calculated and maneuvered and thought out."

Dorothy Wang age: how old is she?

Born on January 27, 1988, Dorothy Wang has recently turned 35 years old! 

The reality star made sure to share a series of social media posts marking her big day, revealing her positive mindset as she entered her 35th year.

She wrote, 'happy birthday to me 🎂 i feel so blessed to wake up everyday with such a full and happy heart, and surrounded by so genuine much love, not only today but every day! my message and hope for everyone today is to believe in the possibility of change and new beginnings. you really can change your mindset and your entire life in a year (or less!). take the risk and do what feels right for you! 🤍'

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, though she has not confirmed her earnings publicly. If true, she sits close to the top of the Bling Empire: New York cast net worth list.

It's also estimated that the Wang family net worth is somewhere around $2.5 billion, due to her father's business success.

Dorothy Wang Instagram: what's her handle?

Dorothy Wang is not only on Instagram, but she has a strong following of 1.1 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

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

Dorothy Wang is a licensed real estate broker and has worked for the real estate firm The Agency in Beverly Hills. The agency is headed up by fellow reality star Mauricio Umansky, who has starred in the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and Buying Beverly Hills.

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, as mentioned, Dorothy appeared on all four seasons of E!'s Rich Kids of Beverly Hills. 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. She also has a travel website, where she shares tips and advice about different locations.

"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. "I do have a more serious side and I'm trying to really figure out what I want to do with my life."

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! 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." 

The first season of Bling Empire: New York is now available to stream on Netflix.

Sagal Mohammed

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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