Kevin Kwan
Kevin Kwan
Real Name/Full Name Kevin Kwan
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Kevin Kwan
Birth Place: Singapore
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 8 November 1973
Age/How Old: 49 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 175 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
Weight: In Kilograms – 90 Kg
In Pounds – 198 lbs
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –Samuel Kwan
Mother –Elizabeth Kwan
Siblings: Kendall Kwan, Kerry Kwan
School: Anglo-Chinese School, Clear Lake High School
College: University of Houston-Clear Lake, Parson School of Design
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: No
Profession: Author, novelist
Net Worth: $2 million
Last Updated: March 2023

Kevin Kwan is a Singaporean-American writer, and his birth year is debatable, whether it was 1973 or 1974. He is a novelist and has written many successful books like Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend, and Rich People Problems. His recently released novel is the June 2020 release, Sex And Vanity. He mainly writes satirical novels.

Well, how well do you know about Kevin Kwan? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Kevin Kwan’s net worth in 2023, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Kevin Kwan to date.

Biography and Early Life

Kevin Kwan belonged to Singapore and was born in a Chinese Singaporean family with his other two siblings. He is the youngest of them all and was born in the family of Oh Sian Guan (his great-grandfather), who was the founding director of the Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation. This bank was Singapore’s oldest bank.

His paternal grandfather, too, was a pioneer as a Western-trained specialist in ophthalmology. He was Sir Arthur Kwan Pah Chien M.D and was even knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his efforts towards society. Similarly, his maternal grandfather was famous as the founder of the Highway Methodist Church. He is also related to Nancy Kwan, an American actress and Richard Hu, a Singaporean finance minister.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Kevin Kwan in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Kevin Kwan’s age is 49 years old as of today’s date 27th March 2023 having been born on 8 November 1973. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 198 lbs in Pound and 90 kg in Kilograms.


Kevin stayed in Singapore until he was 11, so he had gone to the Anglo-Chinese School and lived with his grandparents. His father was an engineer, and his mother, a pianist. He moved to Clear Lake, Texas and got into the Clear Lake High School to graduate in 1990. He made his way into the University of Houston, where he graduated with a degree in Media Studies. He then attended the Parsons School of Design in Manhattan to study BFA in photography.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Kwan is a Singaporean who was born to a privileged, wealthy family. He shifted to America with his family when he was 11. He has two elder brothers, namely Kendall Kwan and Kerry Kwan. Like his dating life or marital status, most of his details are kept ashore by him, and not much is known to us.

Is Kevin Kwan Gay?

No, he is straight and is sexually attracted to women. Though he has not revealed any dating history, we can assume that his sexual orientation is straight.

Professional Career

From Manhattan, he got a BFA degree in Photography after which he worked under Andy Warhol in Interview Magazine, followed by Matha Stewart Living and Tibor Kalman’s design firm M&Co. He opened his studios and worked with clients such as The New York Times, Museum of Modern Art and It was 2008 when he tried writing and became an author. He co-authored Deborah Aaronson’s book ‘Luck: The Essential Guide’ in 2008.

He had written Crazy Rich Asians while he was with his cancer-ridden father, and much of the book’s inspiration was his childhood. This book’s success inspired him to write a sequel called China Rich Girlfriend, which also became an International Bestseller. The third book was Rich People Problems that came out in 2017. The two books have already been adapted into movies, whereas the third one is still in progress.


Kwan has been featured in the photography collection of Ramiro A. Fernandez for his photographs in I was Cuba in 2007. His novels have given him immense popularity, and he is among the “Five Writers to Watch” list of Hollywood’s Most Powerful Authors in the magazine, The Hollywood Reporter. In 2018, he was named as one of the 100 most influential people in Time Magazine. His name is engraved in the Asian Hall of Fame, founded by Robert Chinn Foundation in 2004.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Kevin Kwan in 2023

Kevin Kwan Net Worth
Kevin Kwan Net Worth

Kwan was born privileged, and his successful endeavors in photography and authorship have given him his share of wealth as well. His books are international bestsellers and have gotten adapted into movies as well. His books and his photography collections in his studios have made him the man he is. As of 2023, His net worth, as estimated, can round up to $2 million.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • In 2018, the Ministry of Defence of Singapore alleged that Kwan was a defaulter on National Service Obligation. The department said that he had not been approved to remain overseas in the year 1990 even though he had moved to America way before that, while he was 11.
  • He is liable to pay a fine of $10,000 under the enlistment act.
  • He is a private man and has given no information regarding his dating life.

Kevin Kwan is a man of brilliant success who has achieved millions in readers and wealth with his talents in photography and writing. His studios work well, and his books have been adapted into hit movies. He is a well-settled man looking for even more opportunities.


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