The Real Crazy Rich Asians: We Take A Look At Asia’s Affluent Elite

We’ve got pictures to back up just how rich these people are.

Crazy Rich Asians is having a crazy run at the box office. We’re not just talking about box offices in the United States, where the movie’s Hollywood studios is located, but many countries all over the world. Not surprisingly, the movie is also a hit in Singapore. It’s not every day a major Hollywood movie chooses to film in our sunny island, as the home of the majority of the characters.

We can’t think of a better movie to put Singapore on global screens, as Crazy Rich Asians demonstrates that a contemporary film featuring a predominantly Asian-American cast can sell like hell. But besides making cinema history, the movie, as well as the novel it’s based on, is shining the spotlight on the wealthy inequality in Asia and Singapore. Apparently, according to the movie and novel, a close look at Asia’s socio-economic order reveals a complex racial hierarchy. Kevin Kwan, the Singaporean author of the novel, went so far as to rank people of Asian descent by their importance in Rich People Problems, the novel that concludes the Crazy Rich Asians series. The ranking has no less than 16 different racial categories, most of which are East Asian.

Excerpt from Kwan's novel "Rich People Problems," as quoted by the South China Morning Post

Instead of a ranking, our own list introduces five wealthy Asians that we follow and love, wishing (quite hopelessly) that we could travel all over the world every day like they do. Are these public figures crazy rich like Nick Young’s family? Let’s find out!

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_________________________________________________ 👦🏻❤️👩🏻 “PEEPY AND MOTHER'LEE” …… THE WORLD BEST MOTHER/SON STYLE DUO! 💛🕸🍌🕸💛🕸🍌🕸💛🕸🍌🕸💛🕸🍌💛 _________________________________________________ • เรามักจะพูดว่า ‘ชีวิตของเรายังตามหาตัวเองไม่เจอ’ ทั้งทั้งที่ ตัวตนของเรา ไม่ใช่ สิ่งที่เราต้องตามหา , หากแต่ เป็นสิ่งที่ ‘ตัวเราเอง-ต้องสร้าง’ มันขึ้นมา ด้วยตัวของเราเองต่างหาก!!! • “ศิลปะ” ก็เป็นการค้นพบตัวเองอย่างหนึ่ง เพราะ ศิลปินทุกคน จะใส่ความเป็นตัวเองลงไปในผลงาน!!! • คนเราจะค้นพบกับเส้นทางของตัวเอง ก็ต่อเมื่อ … เราเดินไปตามเส้นทางเหล่านั้น เท่านั้น , และ เมื่อถึงเวลานั้น ความมุ่งมั่นที่จะทำให้คุณ ไปถึงฝัน ก็ย่อมที่จะปรากฎขึ้นมาเอง!!! _________________________________________________ • PEOPLE OFTEN SAY THAT (THIS OR THAT) PERSON HAS NOT YET FOUND HIMSELF. , BUT THE SELF IS NOT SOMETHING ONE FINDS, IT IS SOMETHING ONE CREATED!!! • PAINTING IS SELF-DISCOVERY , EVERY GOOD ARTIST PAINTS WHAT HE IS!!! • YOU WILL RECOGNIZE YOUR OWN PATH WHEN YOU COME UPON IT … , BECAUSE YOU WILL SUDDENLY HAVE ALL THE ENERGY AND IMAGINATION YOU WILL EVER NEED!!! _________________________________________________ #THE_WORLD_BEST_MOTHER_SON_STYLE_DUO #Live_Love_Life_With_PeepyAndMotherLeeTheWorldBestMotherAndSonStyleDuo , 🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭 _________________________________________________ #OHMOHMOHMโอมโอมโอม🔥🔥🔥 #ชีวิตเป็นของเรา_จงใช้ซ่ะ!! #HapPy_PeePy #จีบได้แม่ไม่ว่าแต่อย่าแรง😂😂😂 #รักแท้ของปิ๊บปี้นั้นมีอยู่จริง #เลิฟปิ๊บปี้เลิฟแม่ลีทู @ชีวิตของเรา @จิตใจของเรา @ความสุขของเรา @ของมันต้องมี _________________________________________________ #SOCIALITE #CELEBRITY #INFLUENCER #PRESENTER #HONGKONG #SINGAPORE #TOKYO #TAIWAN #SHANGHAI #CHINA #LONDON #PARIS #MILAN #DUBAI #MIDDLEEAST #MONACO #JAIPUR #RUSSIA #BEARBRICK #BEARBRICK1000 #BEARBRICKTHAILAND #BEARBRICKTH _________________________________________________

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3. Peepy and Mother Lee

“These people aren’t just rich, they’re crazy rich.”

Peik Lin was talking about Nick Young’s family in the Crazy Rich Asians movie, but we think she could also be talking about Peepy and Mother Lee. Peepy isn’t known best as the editor of Bangkok-based fashion magazine Hi-Magazine, but for the eccentric and popular Instragram account he runs with his mother. The Thai mother-and-son duo takes Instagram #aesthetic to a whole new opulent level. They make every location, from kitchens to clubs to high-end hotel lobbies, look just as fancy, thanks to their matching designer outfits. We’re talking all kinds of designer bags and accessories, intricately displayed in their sparkling glory on the mother and son’s bodies. It’s all about how they stand too – the duo’s signature paws-on-cheeks pose is so unique, they’ve decided to trademark it! The “Home Alone Peepy” pose matches fabulously with their stylish clothes and accessories, giving us serious #OOTD envy.

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