Mother’s day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to acknowledge not just our own beloved mums, but also some of the most inspiring power-mums around the world. And if we look into the heady world of crazy rich Asians, that means mothers who spend their multimillion fortunes on their children.
Young, rich and extravagant mums such as Bling Empire’s Christine Chiu and Singaporean heiress Kim Lim were lucky enough to grow up in wealthy families – and now they share the same perks with their offspring. Here’s how five mothers raise their children like nobody else.
No surprise to see Bling Empire’s Christine Chiu at the top of the list. Since Baby G (aka Gabriel) is an only child, of course he gets to enjoy all the perks of being heir to the estimated US$80 million dynasty. Besides parking a mini Lamborghini Urus, Tesla, Ferrari and more in his garage, Gabriel is often dressed in luxury brands such as Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana and Burberry.
Other than splurging on a rich-kid wardrobe, 38-year-old Chiu also spent at least a seven-figure sum on Gabriel’s first birthday party, which featured a custom-built roller coaster, Ferris wheel, 10-course meals and a claw-grabber machine filled with Gucci goodies. She also made a US$1 million donation in Baby G’s name to Cayton Children’s Museum in Santa Monica.
It was sad to learn that Kim Lim, the daughter of Peter Lim, the Singaporean business magnate and owner of Spanish football club Valencia CF, and her husband got divorced in 2019. However, Lim evidently still has a strong positive outlook on raising her son Kyden (born 2017) and starting her beauty empire.
Lim enjoys sharing her everyday life on social media, and we also noticed how she splurges on her only son: bringing him out during Lunar New Year in a red Rolls-Royce and dressing him in head-to-toe Gucci, as well as Baby Dior and Givenchy. Kyden will inherit the Lims’ empire when he grows up, as mentioned by mum in several interviews.
When Chryseis Tan’s daughter Arianna was just a few months old, she bought a Dior book tote bag worth more than US$3,000 and engraved with the child’s name, and splashed on a show-off Fendi baby stroller.
Remind you of anyone? Yeah, we were thinking of how Kylie Jenner splurged on Stormi Webster, too.
You may recognise Cherie Chan and her daughter from Bling Empire. And we know that she doesn’t only splurge on Birkins and bling for herself – she buys daughter Jadore everything from Gucci dresses to Louis Vuitton blankets.
Chan has an estimated net worth of US$200 million, and we look forward to seeing how her children will lead the family’s denim and furniture business in the future.
Mother-and-daughter goals? It seems like Malaysian socialite Kim Raymond is grooming her daughter as a mini fashionista in her own image – they are often spotted in matching outfits on Instagram.
Only the best for Skylar Raymond-Foo, too, obviously – expect expensive price tags on her Louis Vuitton monogram bag and Chanel flap bag.
Note: This story was originally published on SCMP and has been republished on this website.