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Bling Empire Star Anna Shay Died of Stroke! Her Four Husbands and Son | Net Worth in 2023

Bling Empire Star Anna Shay Died of Stroke! Her Four Husbands and Son | Net Worth in 2023

An Asian-American socialite and television personality, Anna Shay was known for her appearance on Netflix’s series, Bling Empire. She was also famous as the daughter of the founder of Pacific Architects and Engineers, Edward Albert Shay. Her father was a popular businessman and was a chairman, CEO, and sole shareholder of PAE. Anna was one of the richest members on the show, The Bling Empire.

Early Life of Anna Shay

Anna Shay was born on December 31, 1960, in Tokyo, Japan. If she didn’t die, Anna would be 63 years old and her sun sign was Capricorn. Anna used to cut her birthday cake on the 31st of December. Her parents are Edward Albert Shay (father) and Ai Oizumi Ai-San Shay (mother).

Anna's father on the frame
Caption: Anna’s father on the frame (Source: The US Sun)

His father is an American businessman and engineer while her mother was a Japanese businesswoman who used to export pearls and silkflower. He had brothers, Allen Shay, a CEO of Pacific Architects. She also had a maternal stepbrother, Jun OiZumi. Shay’s father left this world in 1995 and her mother died on September 23, 2005.

Anna had dual citizenship of Japanese and American nationality and belonged to mixed (half Japanese and half Russian ethnicity) ancestry. Shay used to follow the Catholic religion. After graduating from the Catholic School, she studied at the University of California. 

Anna Shay Married Four Times

Anna was married four times in her lifetime. All of her third husband’s name is private and her fourth husband was Ken Kemp. From her marriage with Ken, she gave birth to her only son named Kenneth Kenny Edward Shay-Kemp.

Anna with her son on the frame
Caption: Anna with her son on the frame (Source: Instagram)

In 1993, Kenny was born who also made an appearance in the fourth episode of Bling Empire as a guest. There was a rumor of her and the cast of Bling Empire named Florent Bonadei.

Anna Shay’s Net Worth & House

Nolan’s net worth was $600 million as of 2023 which she earned as an Asian-American socialite and television personality. Anna used to earn an estimated salary of $30 million per year. She became confused about the Bling Empire house’s earnings. She revealed it in an interview:

“I didn’t know what to do with them. I didn’t cash them, then I got in trouble for not cashing them. I have them in a savings account. I’d like to have a party some time. I don’t think the money belongs to me. I think it belongs to the crew that had to put up with me.”

Anna beside the car
Caption: Anna beside the car (Source: Instagram)

She bought a Sunset Boulevard mansion at $9.4 million in 2009. Then, she sold it at $13.8 million in 2021.  She sold her parent’s company, Pacific Architects and Engineers to Lockheed Martin at $1.2 billion cash with her brother on August 16, 2006. She paid a whooping sum of $9.4 million for a mansion in Beverly Hills. Then, in 2021, she sold it for $13.9 million.

Anna Shay’s Death Cause

Anna breathe for the very last time on June 5, 2023, in Beverly Hills, California. She was only 62 years old at the time of her death and died unexpectedly from a stroke. Her family announced her death with USA TODAY:

“It saddens our hearts to announce that Anna Shay, a loving mother, grandmother, charismatic star, and our brightest ray of sunshine, has passed away at the early age of 62 from a stroke. Anna taught us many life lessons on how not to take life too seriously and to enjoy the finer things. Her impact on our lives will be forever missed but never forgotten.”

Anna Shay was Arrested for DUI

She was arrested for driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Orange County, California on January 21, 2010. Anan revealed that she even spent 60 days in an outpatient program. In an interview with The Sun, she said:

“She was charged with one count of unlawfully driving a vehicle while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, a drug, and under the combined influence of alcoholic beverage and drug.”

After serving 60 days, the courts dismissed her case in May 2011.

Professional Career of Anna Shay

  • Shay worked for her parent’s company, Shay Foundation which is a program focusing on education, arts, performing arts, and music.
  • She even worked for The George Lopez Foundation which focussed on kidney disease and organ donation awareness as a board member.
  • Anna made her tv debut with the Netflix series Bling Empire on January 15, 2021.
Anna on teh frame
Caption: Anna on the frame (Source: Instagram)
  • She even appeared in the second and third seasons of the series which aired on May 13, 2022, and October 5, 2022, respectively.
  • In 2021, she also appeared in the show named, The Family Feud.
  • Anan even became the manager of a Cuban Salsa Band.

TV Shows

She was a part of famous shows like  Bling Empire, Steve Harvey in Celebrity Family Feud, and MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted.

FAQs of Anna Shay

Did Anna Shay watch Crazy Rich Asians?

No, Anna didn’t watch Crazy Rich Asians. In an interview, she revealed that she didn’t watch the movie:

“I didn’t watch it. I was going to say, ‘I live it’, but I thought that would be too snobbish. Because how would I know, if I didn’t see the movie?

Why did Anna Shay sell her Bling Empire house?

She listed her Bling Empire house on sale because her pet monkey and fish died suddenly. She called it haunted and sold it at $13.9 million without hurting the value of the house.

Has Anna Shay undergone any plastic surgeries?

Yes, Anna did many plastic surgeries. She had done cosmetic surgeries to remove wrinkles and lines from her face but she never confirmed it.

How tall was Anna Shay?

Shay’s height was 5 feet 4 inches and has a body weight of 62kg. Her body measurements are 38-26-37 inches. Shay had beautiful hazel eyes and her hair was dark brown.

Was Anna Shay mugged?

Yes, Anna was mugged. When she and her friend were at a drive-through robber mugged her and her friend at gunpoint and took her friend’s wallet. She even said that she jumped out of the car to give her wallet to the robber as they forgot to take hers. She said it in an interview with Speaking to Town & Country:

“They came back, and I said, ‘Here. Next time, three girls equal three wallets.”