What is Isabella Leong’s Net Worth?
Isabella Leong is a Hong Kong-based Macanese actress and singer who has a net worth of $50 million. Isabella Leong was born in Zhongshan, Guangdong, China in June 1988. She dropped out of school at 12 and signed with Emperor Entertainment Group to be a teenage model. Leong started singing and released her debut studio album Isabella when she was 16 in 2004. She released two EPs in 2005 and another version of her first album the same year. In 2006 she released the album Say Goodbye…Luisa.
She has also released four books including a photo album. As an actress Leong has appeared in the films The Eye: Infinity, Bug Me Not!, Dragon Squad, A Chinese Tall Story, McDull, The Alumni, Isabella, Diary, Spider Lilies, Missing, and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. For the film Isabella she won best Actress at the 2006 Fantasporto Awards and Best New Performer at the Golden Bauhinia Awards. Isabella dated Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li and the couple had three sons together including twins born in 2010. They split in 2011.
Isabella Leong, whose full name is Luísa Isabella Nolasco da Silva Leong Lok-yau, is a Macanese actress and former singer known for her career in the entertainment industry.
Isabella Leong was born on June 23, 1988, in Macao. She is the daughter of Luís Alberto Marques Nolasco da Silva and a croupier. She has an older sister who is seven years her senior.
Leong’s father hailed from the esteemed Nolasco da Silva family, which has a rich history in Macao. Her paternal lineage includes Portuguese ancestry, with her father being born to Frederico Joao Moreira de Sousa Teles de Menezes, a Portuguese father, and Terry Marques Nolasco, a Chinese woman living in Portugal. Frederico Joao was the sixth generation of the family and served as the former President of the Macau Football Association. Leong’s paternal family, including her father and his siblings, did not recognize her due to family issues related to her father’s drug addiction, which tragically led to his overdose when she was just six months old. Consequently, Leong adopted her mother’s surname.
Her mother worked as a croupier at Casino Lisboa, and from a young age, Leong took on responsibilities to support her family financially.
In 1993, she moved from Macao to Hong Kong, where she attended several schools, including Po Leung Kuk Camões Tan Siu Lin Primary School and Macau Sam Yuk Middle School. However, she dropped out of school in 1999.
At the age of 12, Isabella Leong embarked on a modeling career with Emperor Entertainment Group to contribute to her family’s income.
She later transitioned into singing and released her debut album titled “Isabella” at the age of 16. Despite her efforts, the album did not achieve the success she had hoped for. Subsequently, she shifted her focus to acting.
Between 2005 and 2007, Isabella Leong starred in several films, including “The Eye 10,” “Bug Me Not!,” “Isabella,” “Diary,” and “Spider Lilies.”
Her breakthrough into American cinema came with her role in “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,” which was released in 2008.
EEG Contract Dispute
Isabella Leong faced a legal battle with Emperor Entertainment Group (EEG) in 2008. EEG filed a lawsuit against her for breaking a 10-year contract that had been signed by her mother when she was just 12 years old. In response, Leong filed a writ against the company in April 2008. The dispute eventually concluded in November 2008 with an out-of-court settlement, allowing Leong the freedom to pursue her career independently.
In 2008, at the age of 20, Isabella Leong met Hong Kong businessman Richard Li, the son of billionaire Li Ka-shing, on a movie set. Their relationship blossomed, and in April 2009, Leong gave birth to their first son, Ethan Li Cheung Tsz. She was granted access to Li’s family mansions in San Francisco and was provided with an entourage of caregivers, including bodyguards, nannies, and a personal attendant.
In June 2010, Leong welcomed Li’s twin sons in San Francisco.
In March 2011, Isabella Leong and Richard Li announced their amicable separation while emphasizing their commitment to co-parenting their children.