What Is ‘Shang-Chi’ Star Simu Liu’s Net Worth?

On Sept. 3, 2021, Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings came out in theaters nationwide. The film has been a box office hit and is praised by critics and fans everywhere.

Simu Liu, who plays the titular character, is also becoming a household name. Many people are becoming interested in Liu and no doubt want to learn some information about him, including his net worth.

Simu Liu at the premiere for Marvel's 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.' He's wearing a yellow button-up shirt and black suit. He's smiling at the camera. For our article about how long the film is, here's the runtime.
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Simu Liu’s acting history

Liu grew up in Ontario, Canada. He started working in Hollywood as an extra and stuntman in the early 2010s. For example, he had unnamed roles in the 2013 movie Pacific Rim and the TV show Nikita.

His breakout role came in 2016 when he was cast on the Canadian show Kim’s Convenience as Jung Kim, one of the main characters. The series ran for five seasons and won numerous awards.

Kim’s Convenience greatly raised Liu’s profile in the entertainment industries in Canada and the United States. While filming the show, he landed small roles on series such as Orphan Black, Fresh Off the Boat, and Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens

In July 2019, Liu was officially cast as Shang-Chi, making him the first leading Asian actor in a Marvel Cinematic Universe film.

What is Simu Liu’s net worth?

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Liu is becoming an in-demand actor, and his net worth seems to be reflecting that.

According to Glamour Fame, Liu’s net worth was reportedly $4 million before he signed on to work with Marvel. However, his net worth is now $19 million.

He has definitely come a long way from when he was modeling for stock images to pay off his credit card debt. Given the success of Shang-Chi, it’s likely Liu will continue to land significant roles and earn more money in the future.

What’s next for Simu Liu?

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Liu is currently working on various movies set to be released in the future.

Currently in production is the movie Arthur the King, which also stars Liu alongside Mark Wahlberg. It is based on a true story of a Swedish man who befriended a wounded stray dog during an adventure race in Ecuador.

Liu has also been cast in the film adaptation of the novel One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid. According to Variety, the movie “follows the moving love story of a woman unexpectedly forced to choose between the husband she has long thought dead and the fiancé who has finally brought her back to life.” It also stars Phillipa Soo and Luke Bracey.

What is also important for Liu is to take on roles that portray characters of Asian backgrounds in positive ways.

“For me, my journey in this industry has always been about fighting for representation, fighting for the right to belong,” he said in a 2019 interview with CBC News. Liu also added, “With ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, we saw the very first time that a studio was able to look at Asians that were raised in the West — in Canada and America — and treat them as a separate group. That was a pretty key moment that swayed a lot of studio executives and kind of started a paradigm shift to get us to where we are now. And hopefully it’s just a start.”