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Kane Lim Parents: Kenny Lim Oon Cheng And Irene Kam Sau Lai

Kane Lim might come from a wealthy family, but his childhood wasn’t so easy. The Bling Empire star’s parents taught him humility and the importance of hard work ever since a child. And all thanks to that, he’s now a self-made millionaire.

So, who are Kane’s parents? Learn all about them as you scroll down.

Meet Kane Lim Parents

Kane Lim was born to his parents, Kenny Lim Oon Cheng and Irene Kam Sau Lai. As of 2022, they were married for over 3 decades.

According to the reality star, his father was “very strict” while his mother was filled with love.

But though strict, it was his father who gave him a five-figure loan which he used to start investments in fashion and stocks. Surprisingly, Kane paid him back in just 2 months!

Now, Kane’s the proudest of his achievement. After being the face of Fenty Beauty by Rihanna, he proudly posted on his IG, “This is for my parents, my grandparents (in the video) the Asians especially my fellow Singaporeans, and also anyone who struggled with insecurities in their life.”

Who Is Kane Lim Father, Kenny Lim Oon Cheng?

Kane Lim thanks his father, Kenny Lim Oon, for the work ethic instilled in him.

His father never gave Kane an easy choice. Even while traveling, he would buy Kane an economy ticket while he and his wife would fly first class.

  • How Much Is Kenny Lim Oon Cheng Net Worth?

Kenny Lim Oon Cheng was said to own a “billion-dollar company”, but that’s not the case. Infact, his net worth hardly floated around $20 million in 2022.

Reportedly, Kenny owned a company named Merryland Pacific Limited interested in real estate, shipping, oil, and tankers.

Unfortunately, in 2015, Kenny and his nice Lim Huey Yih were fined S$11.8million for insider trading. The civil penalties were imposed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore after the two admitted to insider trading that made them a combined profit of $4.7million in 2009.

Similar reports also arose in 2020 stating Kane’s extended family members were involved in fraudulent activities and their US$3.5 billion in assets were frozen as investigations into dodgy deals began. But Kane said that the fraudulent drama in Singapore had nothing to do with his family.

Today, Kenny sits on the board of Sian Chay Medical Institution and has retired from  Merryland Pacific Limited.

  • Is Kenny Lim Oon Cheng On Instagram?

No, Kenny isn’t on Instagram. Infact, he never liked the idea of sharing one’s life on social media. No wonder, he was never featured on his son’s IG @kanelk_k as well.

However, he now understands that sharing is “a new form of currency.”

So, given Kenny didn’t like being in the spotlight, he’s name was kept a secret for a long time. In 2021, Dimsum Daily then dug into Lim’s family background and exposed Kenny as Lim’s father.

They identified Kenny through his brother Lim Oon Kuin (Lim’s uncle) who filed for bankruptcy in 2020. At the time, O.K. Lim (owner of Hin Leong Trading) was hit with two charges of abetment of forgery for cheating in a Singaporean court. The offense for which carried a fine and a jail term of up to 10 years

Reportedly, O.K. Lim had over $800 million in undeclared losses.

  • How Old Is Kenny Lim Oon Cheng?

 Kenny Lim was born before 1964. That made him at least 58 years of age in 2022.

Who Is Kane Lim Mother, Irene Kam Sau Lai?

Kane Lim loves his mother Irene Kam Sau Lai to the moon. It was her advice that kept the Lim family in riches. According to the star, his mother had one rule that all men in the family should never invest in nightclubs, alcohol, or gambling. Anything else was fair game.

While Kane never featured his father on his IG, he never held back on sharing words of admiration regarding his mother on his IG. But every time, he posted a pic with his mother, the star always hid her face with emojis.

On Irene’s birthday (i.e. on June 8) in 2022, Kane took it to his IG to share several pictures of them captioned, “Happy Birthday Mom. Thank you for teaching and instilling in me the right values growing up and showering me with your unconditional love . Love you ! In the wise words of Destiny’s Child “cause my momma taught me better than that !”

Related FAQs

  • Do Kane Lim Parents Still Live In Singapore?

Yes, Kane’s parents still live in Singapore (as of 2022). Every Chinese New Year, the star went back home to them even for a week or two.

As for Kane, he lived in LA then. He left his hometown because he saw “many opportunities to bridge the East and West” in the US.

  • Have Kane Lim Parents Appeared In Netflix’s Bling Empire?

No, Kane’s parents never appeared on Netflix’s Bling Empire.

  • How Many Kids Do Kane Lim Parents Have?

Kane’s parents share thee kids — Kane, Keane Lim Kai Jian, and Kane Lim Kai Jun (one of the other two reportedly passed away in 1996.)

Among them, Kane was the oldest.

According to the star, he was the black sheep of the family in the sense as he was comparatively more “flashy” with his lifestyle, enjoying designer goods and luxury items, while his relatives lead simpler lives.

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