There are enigmatic reality stars in Bling Empire, but few come off as more fascinating than the show’s matriarch Anna Shay. The 61-year-old is one of the show’s most beloved characters, and for good reason – she’s got an amazing outlook on life, she’s a master of slick one-liners and her wit is as sharp as her voice.
Anna’s parents are a family of billionaires
Her father Edward Shay founded Pacific Architects and Engineers, a defence contracting firm which sold bombs, guns and technology. And in 2006, he and Anna sold the company for a princely sum of $1.2 billion. Anna is the only daughter of Edward and his half Japanese, half Russian wife Ai Oizumi Shay. She has a younger brother, Allen. But despite all her wealth, she has always maintained a low profile – not least because she has no desire to work. She has never left the comfort of her Beverly Hills home.