Netflix’s Bling Empire spinoff, Bling Empire: New York is here and so are Dorothy Wang and six new affluent cast members. Amongst them, Richard Chang quickly caught the fan’s attention with his aesthetics and his unyielding love for co-star Vika Abbyaeva.
This Richard Chang Bio explores his life.
Bling Empire: Are Richard Chang And Vika Abbyaeva Still Dating?
Yes, as of 2023, Richard Chang and Vika Abbyaeva are still dating. As seen on their socials, the lovebirds are currently enjoying one another’s company while home in New York.
Also, the duo often made time for vacations as well. They were last seen in Italy, and while they were there, the lovebirds were also spotted shopping at Gucci.
Looking back, Richard and Vika first appeared as a couple/co-stars on Bling Empire. The timid Vika talked very little and mostly accompanied Richard rather than socializing alone. This made many feel that Vika was “brainwashed.” Even Lynn Ban believed that Vika’s personality did not come out when she is with Richard and tried to instill some confidence in her.
For instance, after Richard did not want Vika to go on a girls’ trip to the Bahamas, Lynn told her, “Why is he telling you what you can or can not do?” However, Vika, instead of standing her ground, took Richard’s side and explained that he was just being protective of her. Hearing this, Lynn she slammed her saying, “You are like brainwashed.”
Bewildered, Vika later said in a personal interview, “I’ve never been called brainwashed in my life.” She even lashed out at Lynn for making the comments without knowing the whole situation.
On the other hand, Lynn labeled their relationship to be “ridiculous” and called out Richard for “emotional abuse.”
But Vika knows what she’s doing. And the proof lies in her determination to see the world and hang out with all of the amazing people around her before getting married. That’s why she rejected Richard’s proposal as well.
While proposing, Richard said that Vika gave him unwavering support and compared her to his mother. He even confessed that when he gets old, he wants to buy a home with a garden for her. But Vika interrupted him and said that it was not a “good time
Obviously, Richard was heartbroken. But all’s well that ends well. Now, after 1 year of shooting the Netflix show, the duo is still together.
Richard Chang Age
Richard Chang was 38 years of age when he appeared on Bling Empire: New York in 2023.
He is 11 years older than his girlfriend Vika Abby.
What Is Richard Chang Ethnicity? Is He Korean?
Richard Chang flaunts Chinese-American ethnicity. He was born and raised in New York, New York.
So, he’s not Koren.
Richard Chang Parents
Amongst his parents, Richard Chang is certainly close to his mother who worked “tirelessly at jobs that gave her no fulfillment” to feed her kids. “She pushed her personal life aside because she felt this was her noble duty as a mother. She made less money in her last year as a manager of a small Chinese bank than I did in my first job out of school, but I never once felt like I was missing anything – she made sure of it,” Richard explained.
Sadly, Richard’s mother was s diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in August 2022. The doctor said he would be surprised if she only lived 2 years. But after a 9-hour major Whipple Surgery, she was recovering well. Seems like, she has won one battle in a long war ahead.
So, to support his mother, and all those fighting out there, Richard started a fundraiser and had already raised over $55 thousand.
Richard Chang Job
In 2023, Richard Chang was working as a Chief Growth Officer at Hudson Health for over a year.
Prior to that, he took jobs as a Senior Vice President at The Sleep Spa (Jun 2021 – Dec 2021), Director at Hästens Beds (Mar 2021 – Jun 2021), Head of Talent at NEOU (Dec 2019 – Mar 2021), Director of Merchandise Planning at Calvin Klein (Jan 2012 – Aug 2017), Merchandise Planner at Calvin Klein (Nov 2011 – May 2013), manager at Calvin Klein (Mar 2010 – Jan 2012), Consultant at FTI (Sep 2006 – Nov 2009), and Sales Associate at Barneys New York (Jan 2006 – Sep 2006).
As for his education, Richard has a BS in Finance and Marketing from the New York University – Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
Trivia: Richard is also the founder of Un Poco Loco and while affiliated with it, he earned approximately $100,000 every year.
How Much Is Richard Chang Net Worth?
Richard Chang flaunted a net worth close to $2.5 million in 2023.
Reportedly, his salary as a Chief Growth Officer at Hudson Health was around $500,000 annually.
Richard Chang Height
Richard Chang stands tall at a height of above 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm).
Mentioning his distinct features, Richard has brown eyes, a long face, and a fit body.
When Is Richard Chang Birthday?
Richard receives his birthday wishes on May 30 and is of the Gemini zodiac.
Is Richard Chang On Instagram?
As of Jan 2023, find Richard on Instagram @chairman_chang with 6.1K followers.
Most of his posts then featured unique designs and art.