People will know you for what you contribute to the public, which in most cases can earn you celebrity status. However, in some cases, you can come into the limelight for your relationships with famous people or people whose actions receive a great deal of public interest. This is the case for Li Chin Rodger.
She is a Malaysian Chinese reportedly born in 1961 in Penang, Malaysia. Li Chin was married to Peter Rodger until 1998 when they divorced. From their marriage, they were blessed with two children; Elliot Rodger their first born son born in 1991 and Georgia Rodger a daughter born in 1994.
Apart from being Peter Rodger’s ex-wife, Li Chin became an interesting figure to the general public as the mother of Elliot Rodger, the young man who carried out the 2014 Isla Vista murder spree.
Li Chin’s Ex Husband Peter Rodger
Peter Rodger is a British filmmaker and a photographer popularly known for directing a 2009 documentary; Oh My God and the 2012 film Hunger Games which he worked on as a second unit director. He has also worked on a couple of commercials. Apart from directing, Rodger has worked as a cinematographer and a camera operator and a producer. He has won several awards including the Telly Awards, Mobius Awards and the Chicago International Film Festival.
Peter Rodger was born in 1965 in the United Kingdom. He married twice– to Li Chin Rodger and later to Soumaya Akaaboune with whom he had a child Jazz Rodger.
Li Chin Rodger’s Son Elliot Rodger and The 2014 killing Rampage
Li Chin’s son Elliot Rodger is one of the reasons Li Chin gained public attention. This was in 2014 after he (Elliot)perpetrated a killing rampage in Isla Vista, California where six people died. After the killings, Elliot committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. Elliot’s actions revealed the cracks that were in Li Chin and Peter Rodger’s relationship even as they were divorced. Leaked emails between the three(Li Chin, Peter Rodger and Elliot) showed that Elliot was the main reason his parents stayed in contact after the divorce.
Elliot Rodger’s murderous rampage received a lot of coverage. His mother Li Chin talked about knowing his son’s troubled mental state but never thought he could commit such atrocities. That similar sentiment was shared by Peter Rodger.
Personal Life, Career and Net Worth
Li Chin Rodgers life is quite private despite having been in the public interest in the past. There is not much information on the internet or social platforms regarding her personal life.
During her career, Li Chin worked as a nurse in film sets and it is presumed that this is where she and her ex-husband Peter Rodger met. She also worked as a film company research assistant. Li Chin’s net worth is not available to the general public and it is unknown whether she still works as a research assistant.