Kelly Mi Li Net Worth 2024: Income, Salary, Career, Bio

Kelly Mi Li Net Worth is $5 million. Kelly Mi Li is a Chinese-American entrepreneur and investor who is best known as the executive producer and star of Netflix’s Bling Empire. She began her career as a real estate developer in Los Angeles after working in New York.

Kelly is also the executive producer of Cypher, an FBI decoding series available on Roku, and Echo Boomers, Michael Shannon’s crime drama. She has previously worked as a talent manager and film producer and has also dabbled in various tech ventures.

She currently has five additional projects in the works through her production firm, Wet Paws Media. Kelly is also an active philanthropist who has served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations, including Prince Harry’s Well Child and UNICEF CCI.

Kelly Mi Li has been recognized for her business achievements and was named one of the “Top Women in Digital” by Cynopsis Media in 2016. Kelly is also known for her ex-marriage to a wealthy Chinese man and was later arrested for executing one of the biggest scams in American history.

Kelly Mi Li’s Net Worth (2024)

Net Worth$5 Million
NameKelly Mi Li
Age37 Years Old
Salary & Income$1 Million Per Year
Last Updated2024

Kelly Mi Li’s Net Worth Growth

Net Worth in 2024$5 Million
Net Worth in 2023$4 Million
Net Worth in 2022$3.2 Million
Net Worth in 2021$2.3 Million
Net Worth in 2020$1 Million

Early Life

Kelly Ki Li was born on November 13th, 1985 in Kunming, China, and raised in the US by her single mother. She came to the United States from China when she was only ten years old. Kelly spent her high school years babysitting and working part-time in restaurants.


Kelly started her first corporate job at the age of 18, selling life and health insurance for New York Life. The work fits in with her studies as she intended to study finance in college and, because she was paid on commission, provided the chance of making a lot of money rapidly.

In her first year, she utilized her first large commission, $16,000, to put down on a condo, which she still owns. At the age of 18, Kelly traveled to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the food industry.

She quickly bought her restaurant, sold it after a few years, and then became an early investor in tech firms like MeUndies, Nature Box, and Kelly then worked as a managing partner at East West Artists, a talent management firm.

Kelly has also worked as a partner at Greyscale Lab in design, manufacturing, and distribution. After moving to the United States, Kelly invested in two companies: Skinny Bikini Swimwear and Be Great Partners.

She is also a co-founder of Organic Media Group and the founder of Wet Paws Media, a media and production company. She has also launched the Golden Voice Society Community, a non-profit organization committed to educating and giving back to the AAPI community.

She then dabbled in the entertainment industry as well, producing a few films before investing in her most crucial project, Bling Empire, in 2021. This show changed her life and launched her career as a celebrity.

Following that, she continued to participate in different shows such as Celebrity Family Feud, The Netflix Afterparty, Entertainment Tonight, and Cypher. She has also been featured in a number of media outlets, including Forbes and The Hollywood Reporter.

Kelly Mi Li’s Biography

Real NameKelly Mi Li
Nick NameKelly
Age38 Years Old
HeightIn Feet –  5 Feet 6 Inches
In Meters – 1.68 m
In Centimeters – 168 cm
WeightIn Kilograms – 52 Kg
In Pounds – 115 lbs
FamilyFather – N/A
Mother – N/A
Sisters – N/A
Boyfriend Andrew Gray (Ex)
HusbandLin Miao (Ex)

“Money is great; it gives you the options and the fun.”

– Kelly Mi Li

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Personal Life

Kelly was formerly married to Lin Miao, the founder, and CEO of a texting company that was arrested around ten years ago for running one of the biggest cyber frauds in American history. In the first episode of the show, she recalls that before divorcing her ex-husband.

She had seven cars, and four houses, and spent $400,000 per month on her black (American Express) card until one day the government walked up and took everything, and her ex-husband was arrested.

Lin and his co-conspirators’ fraud scheme generated more than $50 million, which they used to fund their extravagant lifestyles. In 2014, Kelly filed for divorce from Lin, and their divorce was finalized in May 2015.

The couple’s assets were frozen, according to Kelly, and they paid the government approximately $168 million. Kelly had then been in an on-again, off-again relationship with former Red Power Ranger Andrew “Drew” Gray.

Although they broke up while filming, the Season 1 finale ended with them reconciling. Kelly and Andrew ended their relationship for good. Though Kelly did not reveal the identity of her new boyfriend on the show, she did declare that she was in love during a confessional.

Legal Issues

Kelly reportedly sued the Bling Empire show’s producer, Jeff Jenkins, accusing him of failing to give her credit for the show’s concept. Kelly filed a complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, April 28, claiming that she came up with the idea for Bling Empire.

According to her lawsuit, she shared the show’s concept in 2018 and worked with Jenkins for months to create the Netflix show. In 2021, Kelly Mi Li was accused of stealing designs for her jewelry line from a smaller, independent jewelry designer though Li denied the accusations.

Kelly’s claims in court papers include the following:

  1. Kelly is eligible for 25% episodic fees, full executive producer pay for each episode she produces, and a 5% annual raise.
  2. Jenkins and Kelly signed a one-year contract in May 2018. Even though Jenkins had contact with Netflix over Bling Empire, Kelly’s lawsuit stated that “the defendants failed and refused to perform the terms under their agreement.”

Kelly Mi Li Net Worth

As of 2024, Kelly Mi Li’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million. The majority of her personal wealth stems from her work as an entrepreneur, investor, and producer. She is now a self-made millionaire as a result of her numerous business ventures and television producing gigs.

Kelly produced Bling Empire and helped bring the cast together. Kelly isn’t the richest person on the show, but she has the biggest heart. She has made her money from real estate commissions and has also worked in insurance in New York before switching to property.

Kelly also makes a solid fortune as an influencer since she frequently collaborates with brands through her Instagram account, earning up to $$1,673 for every post. Kelly has also worked as a film producer and talent manager.

She has also been involved in some tech ventures, one of which was the first of its kind in Los Angeles. Kelly has also made a lot of money from her three seasons as a lead cast member on Bling Empire.

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