Now that you’ve met the toddlers that have over a million followers on Instagram and the rich kids of Instagram, meet the rich Asians of Instagram who you can live vicariously through.
Kane is always impeccably dressed and we love it! His Instagram feed often features his stunning collection of jewellery, Hermes handbags and so much more. The scion of a Singaporean billionaire, Kane can now be seen starring as one of the main cast members of Netflix’s latest reality show Bling Empire. Tune in for Kane’s impeccable wardrobe and wall of designer sneakers and stay for his sassy quips as he navigates life in sunny Los Angeles.
The daughter of billionaire Ken Xie, the founder, and CEO of US-based internet security company Fortnet, Jaime is a 22-year old fashion influencer from California. A regular presence at the European runways, the fashion influencer can be seen frequenting the front rows of Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Dior and more. But Jaime is more than just a pretty face. She was also a former competitive equestrian and ranked first in the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Small Junior Hunter 16-17 Division.
Jaime can also be seen on Netflix’s reality show Bling Empire alongside cast member and fellow rich kid of Instagram, Kane Lim.
Daughter of tycoon Vincent Tan of the Berjaya group.
Chryseis often documents her travels through Instagram stories.
The heiress is chief executive of Berjaya Times Square, a giant shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur. Forbes valued her father Vincent Tan, one of Malaysia’s most recognisable tycoons, at US$820 million (S$1.1 billion) this year.
Chryseis was recently engaged to Mr Faliq Nasimuddin, 32, a son of the founder of large Malaysian conglomerate the Naza Group.
She had her pre-wedding photoshoot in Venice. Dressed in a Monique Lhuillier gown, her photos were taken by Greg Finck, one of the top wedding photographers listed by Harper’s Bazaar.
She celebrated her 29th birthday last month in Venice, with dinner in an emptied-out hall at the Aman Venice, where George Clooney tied the knot with Amal Alamuddin.
Granddaughter of President Rodrigo Duterte
Isabelle, 17, stirred a hornet’s nest when she posted on Instagram photos of herself in expensive, designer garb as her father was being investigated over 6.4 billion pesos (S$170 million) worth of smuggled methamphetamine.
The teenager is the daughter of Davao Vice-Mayor Paolo Duterte, 42, the elder of President Rodrigo Duterte’s two sons. Davao is located in Mindanao and is also the home city of President Duterte.
Paolo’s name came up in testimony given in August to the Senate by a Customs “fixer” being investigated for allegedly facilitating a shipment of 604kg of crystal meth in May. Paolo has professed his innocence.
While this was happening, Isabelle posted the photos that showed her with a US$3,100 (S$4,200) Celine bag and donning a US$750 pair of Chanel ballerina flats. She has another Celine bag, worth about US$2,700, and US$620 Gucci Ace sneakers.
Critics say the photos betray a legacy of ill-gotten wealth while supporters have told the critics to leave the girl alone.
Isabelle has managed to parlay the attention into a career in show business.
Grandson of entrepreneur Kartini Muljadi
Lawyer-turned-entrepreneur Kartini Muljadi was the only Indonesian woman in Forbes Indonesia’s 2016 50 Richest individuals, with a net worth of US$760 million (S$1 billion). Her family controls listed pharmaceutical firm Tempo Scan Pacific.
Her grandson Richard, 29, regularly shows his audience how some of that money was spent.
In one picture, he is standing astride two red Ferraris.
A short video highlights how he spends a day at home, showing him starting the engine of his red Porsche 911 Carrera, then his yellow Lamborghini, before cruising around his swimming pool in a Yamaha WaveRunner jet boat.
In another photo, Richard shows he has not one, but two, vintage watch collectors’ items – the 1970s Rolex Military Submariner.
He is married to former model and actress Shalvynne Chang, 27.
Scion of Century Properties
Robbie, 39, is the son of Century Properties’ owner Jose Antonio who is a business partner of US President Donald Trump.
The property scion is friends with Mr Trump’s children Ivanka, Eric and Donald Jr. Those ties have led to a US$150 million (S$200 million), 57-storey, Trump-branded tower in Manila.
In 2013, Robbie commissioned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas to build him a US$15 million Manila home to house a museum for his art collection, including a series of 35 portraits of himself by some of the world’s top contemporary artists, dubbed in a Vanity Fair story as his “Museum of Me”.
While Robbie keeps a low profile on social media, his Instagram account has him posing with celebrities he considers close friends, such as Adrien Brody and Lenny Kravitz. He has also been photographed with Paris Hilton, who designed an artificial beach for him, and, of course, with Mr Trump.
The self-promotion and networking are part of a successful business model that Century Properties has latched on to. It builds luxury properties and has celebrity partners like Ms Hilton.
Son of Prime Minister Najib Razak
Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai last week created a stir amid reports that several models had been denied entry into China.
One person unaffected was Mr Norashman Najib, 27. The son of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak had a seat at the show which featured models in scintillating lingerie.
He also posted a selfie with one of the models, Josephine Skriver.
His fashion show buddy? Singapore’s Kishin RK, heir of property giant RB Capital.
Ashman, as he is known to friends, is well known to social media users.
He frequently documents his love for music on Instagram.
But most posts show him trailing his father on official business trips, including the ministerial meeting with US President Donald Trump in September.
Said to be the daughter of an oil magnate, Jaime has an extremely aesthetically pleasing Instagram account with beautifully lit shots of herself and the places she’s been.
We absolutely love her travel shots and chic fashion sense too! Jaime’s definitely one to follow if you’re looking for style inspo on the go.
Her feed is regularly peppered with beautiful shots of herself and her family going on vacations, as well as OOTDs. Mathilda also has a penchant for shoes (Miu Miu in particular, it seems) and loves showing off her fashionable shoe collection.
Max is a huge fan of luxury streetwear brands like Supreme, Chrome Hearts and Vetements and it shows!
However, he’s not your regular Hypebeast. Max is also a huge foodie too!
You may have seen Cheryl’s wedding ceremony all over social media but in truth, the actress, model and entrepreneur is really down to Earth.
The eldest daughter of beauty mogul Jean Yip, Cheryl’s feed often features her closest friends and family members, giving her followers a nice and intimate look into her life.
Just like her mum, Jamie Chua, Calista is a social media superstar.
She may be young but we reckon her closet pretty much resembles her mum’s right now.
He might not post as often as his mum or sister but Cleveland Cuaca does have a fan base of his own.
He often posts very sweet and touching messages to his mum on special occasions and loves flaunting his luxury streetwear items.
He’s the brother of socialite, Arissa Cheo and just like his sister, he’s blessed with stunning good looks.
Elroy’s feed is often full of his photos and fashionable buys!
Otherwise known as Elly, Eleanor is the daughter of Hong Kong businessman Peter Lam and Taiwanese actress Hsieh Ling Ling.
Besides being a total fashionista, Eleanor is also friends with socialite Kim Lim and attended her son Kyden’s recent birthday bash.
If you love travelling, you’ll love following Eleanor on Instagram as she’s always jet-setting. She was recently at the electronic music festival, Tomorrowland.
While she doesn’t have a huge following the way the others do on this list, we love the fact that Sabrina’s feed on Instagram is clean and keeps to a certain aesthetic.
Sabrina is the daughter of Singapore jeweller, Belinda Chua. Belinda is the founder of local jewellery brand, Flower Diamond.
Text: Trinna Leong, Raul Dancel And Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja/Straits Times Additional Reporting: Atika Lim