• Anna Shay is an American TV personality and social media star, born in California in 1960.
• She is best known for her role in the reality show “Bling Empire”, nominated for two awards.
• She comes from a wealthy background, and inherited a net worth of over $600 million following her father’s death.
• Anna is passionate about swimming, shopping and animal rights, and is a fan of Scarlett Johansson, Marilyn Monroe and Jennifer Aniston.
• She has blue eyes, long blonde hair, is 5ft 4ins (1.62m) tall and weighs about 135lbs (62kgs).
Who is Anna Shay?
American TV personality and social media star Anna Shay, was born in California USA on 31 December 1960, so Capricorn’s her zodiac sign. She’s probably known best for starring in the popular reality show “Bling Empire”, which also stars Kevin Kreider, Christine Chiu and Kelly Mi Li, and follows the lives of a group of wealthy East Asian Americans and East Asians from Los Angeles, California; the show’s been airing since 2021, and has been nominated for two awards.
Education and early life
Anna was raised in Los Angeles by her late Russian father Edward Shay who was a billionaire businessman, and her Japanese mother Ai-San Shay who was a housewife; Anna hasn’t spoken about siblings whom she might have, so it’s believed that she’s an only child.
She grew up having everything a child could ever wish for, thanks to her father’s wealth; she began taking ballet lessons at the age of four, and a year later started playing the piano and the violin. Anna studied at a private high school in Los Angeles, and upon matriculating in 1979, enrolled at the University of California, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1983.
Upon graduating, Anna began working at her father’s company Pacific Architects and Engineers, but not a lot has been shared about which position exactly she held before, or is holding today in the company.
Other than “Bling Empire”, Anna has appeared in a couple of other shows and TV specials: in 2021, she was a presenter for the TV special “MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted”, and the same year saw her compete in the critically acclaimed game-show “Celebrity Family Feud”.
Anna Shay, instant icon. pic.twitter.com/Pg3k5Nf76n
— Most (@Most) January 24, 2021
Anna doesn’t have her own YouTube channel, but a number of videos featuring her have been uploaded onto other people’s channels, and some of these have been viewed over a million times. Most are related to her role in the reality show “Bling Empire”, while others aim to reveal more details about her private life; we’re going to mention the three most popular videos on YouTube which feature Anna.
Her #1 video “Drag Queens Katya and Trixie Mattel React to Bling Empire | I Like to Watch | Netflix” was uploaded by Still Watching Netflix on 16 January 2021, and has since been viewed more than two million times; it follows American drag queens Katya and Trixie Mattel as they’re talking about the stars of the show “Bling Empire”.
Anna’s second most popular video “Bling Empire Cast: Where Are They Now (2021) | Netflix” was uploaded by Netflix on 25 January 2021, and has since been viewed over 1.3 million times; it follows the lives of several “Bling Empire” stars.
Her #3 most viewed video – “An Exclusive Look At ‘Bling Empire’ Star Anna Shay’s Jewelry Collection | Only Natural Diamonds” – was uploaded by Only Natural Diamonds on 15 July 2021, and has since been watched close to 750,000 times; it features Anna showing off her jewelry collection.
Anna’s active on several social media networks and is an Instagram star, as there are over half a million people following her today, while she’s posted more than 100 pictures and videos onto her account, most of which feature her spending time with her friends and family members, while others show her shooting for the reality show “Bling Empire”.
Anna launched her Twitter account in January 2021 – 31 people are following her on the social media network today, but she’s tweeted only 15 times; her most recent was on 22 March 2021.
She doesn’t have a Facebook profile, but has allowed a fan account to be created for her; it today numbers 380 friends, but its most recent update was on 6 April 2021. She doesn’t have a TikTok account either, however, numerous videos featuring Anna have been uploaded onto the network by various users, and all of these together have been watched over 5.5 million times.
Love life and husband
Anna avoids speaking about her love life in public, and has only stated that she’s been married four times.
The names, nationalities and professions of her husbands remain undisclosed, but her fans are guessing that all were very wealthy – none lasted more than five years, and all ended in divorce. Anna has a son Kenny Kemp from one of these four marriages, but the name of the boy’s father hasn’t been revealed, and it’s believed that he was raised solely by Anna.
Some claim that Anna’s today in a relationship with her best friend, American business development director at Netflix Florent Bonadei; the two have been spotted spending time together on multiple occasions, but have both stated that they’re only good friends.
Anna seems to be single as of February 2023, has been married four times and has a son.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Anna’s crazy about shopping, and has a separate wardrobe for her handbags at home.
She’s been physically active since she turned four, and today swims daily in her house pool.
Anna’s a huge dog-lover, and often features her two pet dogs in her Instagram pictures; she’s donated money to a number of animal shelters, and today supports the organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
She’s been all around the world, and her favorite city is Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.
Anna’s a fan of American actresses Scarlett Johansson, Marilyn Monroe and Jennifer Aniston, and some of her favorite movies include “Under the Skin”, “Ghost in the Shell” and “Lost in Translation”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Anna’s age is 62. She has blue eyes and long blonde hair, is 5ft 4ins (1.62m) tall and weighs about 135lbs (62kgs).
Anna’s net worth’s been estimated at over $600 million, as of February 2023, all of which she inherited following her father’s death.