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What is Zheng Shuang’s net worth? Actress fined for tax fraud

Mafalda Costa August 30, 2021
What is Zheng Shuang’s net worth? Actress fined for tax fraud
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What is Zheng Shuang’s net worth? Shuang rose to fame with her role as Chu Yuxun in Meteor Shower (2009–2010), becoming the youngest actress to be nominated for Best Actress at the China TV Golden Eagle Award. However, since the beginning of 2021, the actress has been under fire following a surrogacy scandal and tax fraud.

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Who is Zheng Shuang?

Zheng Shuang is a Chinese actress.

Chinese actress Zheng Shuang (aaron tam/AFP via Getty Images)

Shuang rose to fame with her role as Chu Yuxun in Meteor Shower (2009–2010), becoming the youngest actress to be nominated for Best Actress at the China TV Golden Eagle Award.

In 2016, she starred in the hit romance comedy-drama Love O2O.

Shuang was born in the northeastern city of Shenyang in 1991 to an office worker mother and a businessman father.

According to Style, her parents have cultivated her artistic side from an early age. As a child, Shuang learned piano, flute and dance, among other skills.

She performed for the first time on stage when she was four and began to participate in TV performances and competitions a year later.

At the age of 16, Shuang was accepted to the Beijing Film Academy’s acting department as its youngest ever student.

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In 2018, Shuang began dating producer Zhang Heng after meeting him through a reality TV show.

The couple exchanged wedding vows in the US in January 2019 but announced their break-up just 11 months later.

Earlier this year, Shuang’s ex-husband took to China’s Twitter-like platform Weibo to claim he has been stranded in the United States for more than a year, left alone to take care of their two children.

The scandal exploded on Weibo after Heng’s post, with the associated hashtag racking up more than 3 billion views and drawing a torrent of criticism against Shuang.

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Zheng Shuang’s net worth explored

According to Idol Net Worth, the Chinese actress has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

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In 2017, Forbes China listed Zheng in their 30 Under 30 Asia list, which consisted of 30 influential people under 30 years old who have had a substantial effect in their fields.

Actress fined for tax fraud

China has ordered actress Zheng Shuang to pay 299 million yuan ($46 million) in fines, taxes and penalties for tax evasion on Friday, 30 August – a move aimed at tightening tax supervision of high-income celebrities and ensuring tax fairness.

This is part of the Chinese governments’ aim to enhance regulation of the high-earning entertainment industry.

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According to Global Times, Shuang was ordered by the Shanghai Municipal Tax Service to pay fines for tax evasion of nearly 220 million yuan, and taxes of 72 million yuan.

The National Radio and Television Administration stated that the TV drama A Chinese Ghost Story, which Shuang starred in, was banned from airing.

The current shows in which Shuang participated were asked to stop broadcasting.

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Mafalda Costa is a second year BA Journalism student originally from Portugal. Her main passions if life are music, arts and culture, while she's particularly knowledgable on cinema and anime.