Blac Chyna was dragged into a social media attack last week, when her ex Rob Kardashian posted sexually explicit photos of her on Instagram. He also claimed that Chyna had sent him an inflammatory video of her and another man hooking up in their bed. The photos were quickly taken down, but Kardashian now faces a potential lawsuit for posting “revenge porn” of Chyna.
With a court date pending, many are wondering just how much Chyna has in her bank account. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Chyna has an estimated net worth of $4 million. To learn how he made her fortune and how she likes to spend his money, here are five fast facts you need to know.
1. She Earns $12,000 Per Public Appearance
Chyna (born Angela Renée White) began her career as a stripper in Miami, and eventually worked her way up to internet model, posing for magazines like Dimepiece and XXL. She won Model of the Year at the Urban Model Awards in 2010, and this notoriety quickly spilled over into the hip-hop world. Drake name-dropped her in his single “Miss Me,” while she was cast as Nicki Minaj‘s stunt double in the music video for “Monster.”
Chyna’s biggest break came in 2011, however, when she was cast opposite rapper Tyga in the music video for “Rack City.” Within a year, Chyna had successfully made the transition from internet model to veritable celebrity, sparking a friendship with Minaj (appearing in the video for “Come On A Cone“) and getting engaged to Tyga. According to The Inquisitr, Chyna also became a popular face at parties, where she was able to charge as much as $12,000 per appearance.
In addition to these appearances, Chyna profits from her large social media following. She ranked at number five on Enstarz’s Top Earning Celebrities On Instagram 2016, where it was reported that she charges $2,000 per photo and $3,500 per video to promote a product.
2. She Receives Child Support for Her Son King Cairo Stevenson
Chyna and Tyga officially began dating on November 9th, 2011, as per Chyna’s Twitter feed, and they were frequently seen together at popular clubs and basketball games in Los Angeles. They welcomed a son, King Cairo Stevenson, on October 16th, 2012, the same day Tyga purchased a $6.5 million mansion in Calabasas according to Global Grind. Chyna and Tyga announced their engagement two months later, but rumors of infidelity brought the relationship to a close in 2014. They have shared custody of King Cairo.
In March, Chyna caused a stir when she posted a series of Snapchats that accused Tyga of not paying her child support for their son. “It’s funny now to me!!!” she wrote, “But when Tyga and side n—a kicked me out!!! And they wanted to see me fail! Lol…And 2 grind from the dirt!!!!! No child support!” Tyga (born Michael Ray Stevenson) denied these accusations.
Chyna also collects child support on her daughter with Rob Kardashian, Dream Renée. According to In Touch Weekly, she even went as far as to threaten Kardashian and expose his secrets if he didn’t pay up.
3. She Founded the Online Clothing Boutique ’88fin’ In 2013
In addition to her celebrity status, Chyna has also launched a number of different beauty products. She enrolled in JLS Professional Makeup Artist School and became a certified makeup artist, and in 2013 she launched her own line of clothing called 88fin– which she sold on her online boutique of the same name. The boutique includes jackets, shoes, rompers, and dresses all of which are modeled by Chyna. Most products range between $40-$50. Check it out right here.
Following the success of 88fin, Chyna launched a salon in Encino called the Lashed Bar. The salon, which is now a chain in California, offers eyelash extensions, lash strips, makeup, facials, threading, eyebrow tinting, body waxes, eyelash tinting, spray tans, body wraps, and facial threading services.
“Lashed takes pride in its exceptional lash services,” says the Lashed Cosmetics website, “We deliver the best quality customer experience by bringing Los Angeles’ top eyelash technicians, Blac Chyna’s custom lashes, and affordable long lasting results for everyday beauty.”
4. She & Rob Kardashian Were Paid $5 Million For the E! Series ‘Rob & Chyna’
Chyna and Kardashian began dating in January 2016. They were engaged within four months, according to E! Online, and the tumultuous relationship translated to high ratings whenever they appeared on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. By November, with the impending arrival of their daughter Dream Renée, and Chyna’s claim that she wasn’t being paid enough on KUWTK, the couple were given their own spinoff reality series, Rob & Chyna.
At the time, an insider for Radar Online claimed that “Rob and Blac both feel that having their own spinoff show under the direction of Kris Jenner is the best way for them to profit off of this entire situation.”
In an interview with Essence, Chyna spoke on what she hoped the series what do for her public image: “Once people watch the show, they’ll see that side of me and they’ll also see the motherly side, which was what made Rob want to start a family with me. If I was to look at a picture of me, I might think like, ‘maybe she’s a b**ch,’ but I’m really not. Hopefully the show will show that I’m not a catty, evil, conceited person because that’s really not me.”
For the series, Chyna and Kardashian were paid a whopping sum of $5 million to split between the two of them. Dream Renée was born on November 10th, and the couple broke their engagement the following month.
5. Kardashian Has Reportedly Cut Her Off Financially After His Social Media Rant
Despite splitting up in December 2016, the drama between Chyna and Kardashian reached an apex this month, when Kardashian went on a nasty social media rant. In addition to calling Chyna out for her infidelity, he also posted a series of sexually explicit photos of her with other men, and claimed that he spent $250,000 on jewelry on her, as well as $100,000 for her to get cosmetic surgery.
“I pay lambo. Ferrari. Down payment on the rolls,” he added, “Down payment on your mom’s car. I pay your mother since u won’t even call your own mother back in months [sic].”According to TMZ, Kardashian has now cut Chyna off financially. He will no longer make payments on her luxury cars (the 480 Spider Ferrari alone costs $273,000) or her rental home in Tarzana. Sources claim that Chyna is “fine paying the rent” however.
With her various sources of income, as well as the potential lawsuit that she may file against Kardashian for posting “revenge porn,” she is confident that she will be able to support herself. It has yet to be revealed whether this recent social media war will result in a custody battle over Dream Renée. To learn more about Kardashian’s net worth, click below.