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Who is Miki Yim?
Miki Yim was born in South Korea, and is a sales supervisor, but probably best known for being the wife of actor Sung Kang. Her husband is known for his work in “The Fast and the Furious” franchise, in which he plays the character Han Lue.
The Riches of Miki Yim
How rich is Miki Yim? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $500,000, earned through her various endeavors. Her wealth has also been elevated thanks to the success of her husband, who has a net worth estimated to be over $8 million. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career
Miki was born in South Korea of Korean parents and grew up there, though little is known about her family or her childhood, but at some point in her life, she desired to pursue a life away from her country. After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at the Meiji Gakuin University where she studied for a degree in English – the university is one of the best known Christian universities in Japan, with campuses in Tokyo as well as in Yokohama.
A few of its most notable graduates include the novelist Shimazaki Toson who is known as one of the major proponents of naturalism in Japanese fiction. She completed a degree in English, and stayed in Japan for the duration of her studies, then decided to pursue a career in the US and moved to Hawaii, where she began working in the sales department of high profile fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton.
Yim worked her way up the corporate ladder, and eventually established herself as a supervisor for Louis Vuitton, which is a luxury fashion house and retail company, selling a variety of ready-to-wear clothes, plus leather goods, trunks, shoes, watches, accessories, sunglasses, and jewelry. It is one of the world’s leading fashion houses selling its products through boutiques and in high-end department stores throughout the world. The company operates in 50 countries and has a revenue of over $9.4 billion in 2013. Aside from Louis Vuitton, Yim also worked for other top brands such as Celine Inc., La Perla, Chanel, and SEPHORA.
She eventually gained enough experience to become a sales manager, and also ventured towards fashion design, and started gaining attention for her design capabilities, and eventually moved to the company Prada in which she serves as a General Manager. The company is another luxury Italian fashion house established by Mario Prada, and specializing in leather handbags, shoes, ready to wear clothes, travel accessories, perfumes and other products. With the job, she eventually moved to the mainland US where she had more opportunities to travel in between various branches of the company. It was also an opportunity for her to be closer to her
Husband – Sung Kang
Sung’s parents were from South Korea, who immigrated to Gainesville, Georgia where he was born. Later on, his family moved to California and he grew up there, eventually enrolling at the University of California, Riverside. His parents wanted him to pursue a law career, but he opted to try his hand at an acting career, much to the disappointment of his parents who were concerned about the difficulty Asians had gaining jobs in the US entertainment industry. He gained his first major role in 2002’s “Better Luck Tomorrow”, as an aloof gang member, and then became a star of “The Motel”.
Sung eventually gained international popularity when he was cast in “The Fast and the Furious” film franchise as the character Han Lue. He’s appeared in numerous of the franchise’s films, including “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift”, “Fast & Furious”, “Fast Five”, and “Fast & Furious 6”. He also appeared in the Jet Li film “War” as an FBI agent, and worked on the film “Forbidden Warrior” in which he played the son of Genghis Khan. He’s also made several notable television appearances, including in the short-lived “Gang Related”; a few of his latest projects include appearances in “Magnum P.I.” and “Hawaii Five-0”.
For her personal life, it is known that Miki married Sung in 1994 after several years of being together. During this time, her husband hadn’t yet made a breakthrough in acting, and she supported him as he tried to gain prominence in a difficult career path. According to reports, the two had a private ceremony which was attended by family and close friends; the two haven’t had any children together.
The two have also worked together in business endeavors, including establishing the restaurant Saketini located in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California. The two were often spotted in the restaurant, however, the business eventually closed down in 2013.
One of the reasons why there is very limited information about her is due to the lack of any online presence – she doesn’t have accounts on any of the major social media websites such as Facebook, Instagra, and Twitter. She prefers to keep her life away from the spotlight, which is common for many spouses of actors, especially those who don’t really have any career in the entertainment industry.