Lea Salonga Net Worth
Lea Salonga, a Filipino stage actress who boasts an estimated net worth of approximately $18 Million, made most of her fortune from performing as a singer and Broadway performer. She released several cast recording albums as well as featuring in several musicals and films.
She was born 22 February 1971 in Ermita, Manila, Philippines and began taking voice lessons at age 7. Soon thereafter she began performing musical theater. Despite studying two years at University of the Philippines before abandoning this path in favor of singing career. Kim eventually made her Broadway debut in Miss Saigon where she won multiple Olivier, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards for her role.
Next, she made an appearance in As the World Turns and appeared as a patient of lymphoma on ER, becoming the first actress of Asian descent to play both Eponine and Fantine roles in Les Miserables on Broadway; additionally she performed Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Flower Drum Song revival and played Wu Mei-Li in Mulan movie.
In 2010, she was recognized by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization as a Goodwill Ambassador, making appearances on Russell Watson’s The Voice concert, My America: A Poetry Atlas of the United States television special narrator duties and portraying lymphoma patient on medical drama ER TV show episode as well as singing with Sydney Symphony Orchestra at Sydney Opera House as well as Great Performances PBS shows.
Salonga has performed at sold-out concerts and tours around the world, her latest album being All About Love; featuring duets with jazz pianist Billy Joel as well as her original song, Amazing Grace. Additionally, she voiced Princess Jasmine for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Aladdin and Princess Fa Mulan for Disney Animation Studios’ Mulan and Mulan II animated movies.
Lea Salonga is an outspoken advocate for environmental preservation. She has expressed opposition to restaurants using plastic straws in restaurants as well as being a strong supporter of women’s rights.
Salonga is currently married with one child. On January 10, 2004 she wed Robert Charles Chien – managing director of an entertainment software company in Los Angeles California with Chinese and Japanese descent. They share a daughter together; living both in the Philippines and United States they both enjoy video gaming together and playing Mei-Li their pet cat in her free time as well as painting, sculpting and photography – Lea often postings photos of her artwork to Instagram to show how proud her husband and she both were of having made a new parenthood announcement about her and husband’s personal and family lives private rather than disclosing past affairs or relationships – preferring instead to keep everything personal relating to her personal and family lives private than making public announcements about past affairs or relationships – nor regarding details regarding any past affairs or relationships; Lea prefers keeping personal details about both lives private; she prefers not revealing any information regarding any past affairs or boyfriends due to keeping personal life private; she loves cats (she owns Mei-Li) painting/sculpting/piano playing/photographing/photographing artwork on Instagram!