Meet Zhang Jiale, China’s 22-Year-Old Tomboy Heiress

Photos of her glamorous lifestyle recently went viral on China’s version of Twitter.

1. Zhang Jiale has been posting photos of her extravagant lifestyle on

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2. Weibo is basically China’s answer to Twitter.

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3. Users have been passing around her photos, seemingly both angry and fascinated by Jiale’s affluent lifestyle.

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4. Zhang Jiale is the daughter of wealthy insurance and electronics businessman Zhang Jun.

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5. The heiress takes photos aboard private jets and at swanky parties, looking a lot like China’s version of Rich Kids Of Instagram.

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6. Weibo has taken to calling her “real rich second generation,” a member of China’s burgeoning upper class and an example of the nation’s new-wealth aristocracy.

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7. It is rumored that Jiale is currently dating a 19-year-old model named Vanessa Yang.

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8. She has earned the nickname “Wu Zetian,” referring to an empress from the Tang dynasty.

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9. Alongside the photos, Jiale posts aphorisms like: “Money can buy a house but not a family. It can buy you a watch but not time. It can buy you a bed but not sleep, a book but not knowledge, can buy you medical care but not health.”

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