Jho Low, the fugitive 1MDB financier, is reportedly married and has two kids. Let’s meet his wife Jesselyn Chuan Teik and children.
Low Taek Jho, often called Jho Low, is a Malaysian fugitive businessman, wanted by authorities internationally in connection with the 1Malaysia Development Berhad scandal.
Low once lived a high-profile social life before becoming an international fugitive.
Dubbed the Asian Great Gatsby for his high-rolling, star-studded parties, Low’s lavish lifestyle was purportedly funded by money pilfered from the 1MDB fund.
Many must have wondered why a short, podgy and bespectacled businessman was constantly surrounded at parties by glamorous celebrities.
But the Malaysian wannabe playboy, going by the name Jho Low in a nod to the Hollywood diva, knew how to make friends and influence people.
He also dated some of the top models publicly and privately. While doing these, it has been revealed he was married and was a father. But, who is Jho Low married to and how many kids does he have? Read on for more about his personal life.
Who was Jho Low married to?
According to reports, Jho Low’s wife’s name is Jesselyn Chuan Teik.
Although details about their marriage is not yet known to the general public (including how they met, and when they tied the knot, and whether they’re still together to date), the couple had been in a long-term relationship before they got secretly married.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Jho Low fled Macau after the May 9 elections with his wife and two children.
About his rumored spouse, Jesselyn, there are no further details about her. Like, what she does for a living, her age, her family background as well as education and whether she knew about Low’s crimes are not known to the media.
Who did Jho Low date?
Even while married, he had many girlfriends which included famous celebrities.
He dated Taiwanese singer Elva Hsiao for a while.
He also started a romance with Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr. He showered his partners with expensive gifts but they returned them all in the wake of his crimes being investigated.
In June 2017, Kerr surrendered $8 million in jewelry to the US government amid an inquiry into the scandal. The jewelry had been given to her by Low in 2014, with whom she was at the time in a romantic relationship.
Does Jho Low have any children?
1MDB scandal mastermind Jho Low is reportedly a father. He is rumored to have two children but whom he shares his kids with seems to be a mystery since he had several mistresses.
However, per rumors, he supposedly shares his kids with his wife, Jesselyn Chuan Teik, as according to the Wall Street Journal, Jho Low fled Macau after the May 9 elections with his wife and two children.
Also, the names, ages, and gender of his babies (whether a son or a daughter) are not known as he kept his personal life private while he underwent his theft mission and spent most of his time befriending famous celebrities.
How did Jho Low spend the 1MDB money?
The sensibly suited 41-year-old showered models, singers and movie stars with the most incredible gifts imaginable.
He splashed £6million on jewellery and a crystal piano for Aussie model Miranda Kerr, told Kim Kardashian to keep his £200,000 casino winnings and paid Britney Spears £800,000 to jump out of his giant birthday cake.
There were tales of Low blowing £1.5million on champagne in a single night in St Tropez — and flying stars from one New Year’s Eve party in Australia to another in Las Vegas.
His most famous associate, though, was Leonardo DiCaprio.
Not only did Low’s production firm fund the actor’s 2013 movie The Wolf Of Wall Street, but Low bought a £30million mansion a few doors down from him in Hollywood.
He also gifted DiCaprio a £2.5million Picasso painting and invited him to countless debauched parties.
Inamorata CEO Emily Ratajkowski revealed she was once paid $25K to attend the Super Bowl with disgraced Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho.
But the money Low was spending did not belong to him — it belonged to the Malaysian people.
Following investigation and his crimes being known, DiCaprio reportedly handed back the Picasso, as well as a £7million Basquiat painting gifted to him by Red Granite Pictures.
Kerr returned the jewellery, although Clare claims: “She also had a room made around a crystal piano, but it was too big to get it out of the room, so they said keep it”.
There is no suggestion of wrongdoing by DiCaprio or any of the other celebrities who received gifts from Low.
US special agents investigating Low filed a civil lawsuit in 2016 in a bid to reclaim billions embezzled from 1MDB.
They revealed 30million had been spent on artworks, £250million on a yacht and £4million on diamonds for Razak’s wife Rosmah Mansor.
What documentaries and movies are about Jho Low?
Jho Low’s fraud is laid bare in new documentary Man On The Run.
Man on the Run is a The Smoking Section production in association with Evergreen Media, and is set for release in theaters in New York on Sept. 22 and in Los Angeles on Sept.