Sylvester Sim Biography: Wife, Net Worth, Songs, Age, Parents, Children

April 30, 2023 0 Posted By Prime TV


Sylvester Sim (born January 19, 1983) is a talented singer and songwriter from Singapore. He is a name that resonates with the Singapore Idol series of 2004, where he secured the first runner-up title with his gritty, tattooed rockstar persona. The following year, he dropped his Mandarin album, Take Flight. In 2009, he started performing regularly at a club to explore the diverse music scenes in Singapore.

Sylvester Sim‘s love for music led him to establish a platform in 2013 that encouraged aspiring musicians to showcase their skills at a live bar. His passion for music remained strong, even though he did not pass The Voice of China audition in 2014.

Despite the setback, Sylvester Sim did not give up on his dreams and released his single, A New Hope, in 2016. The song encapsulates his desire to move beyond being a recording artist and explore other avenues in the music industry. Now, at 39, he is more determined than ever to make a mark in the industry and carve out a niche.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Shěn Xiánglóng
Stage Name: Sylvester Sim
Born: 19 January 1983 (age 41 years old)
Place of Birth: Singapore
Nationality: Singaporean
Height: 1.71 m
Parents: Ben Fererh, Jeanette Rothenberg Fererh
Siblings: Laura Fererh, Sarah Fererh
Spouse: Sisy Wang (m. 2012)
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Naomi Sim
Occupation: Singer • Songwriter
Net Worth: $5 million

Early Life

Sylvester Sim is an enigmatic figure in Singapore’s entertainment scene who was born on January 19, 1983. He is a man of mixed heritage, born to a Singaporean father named Ben Fererh and a mother named Jeanette Rothenberg Fererh, whose ancestry is Chinese. 

Though much is not known about his early years, it is said that he has two sisters named Laura Fererh and Sarah Fererh.

Sylvester Sim, who is notoriously private about his personal life, has not shared any details about his educational background. However, his achievements speak for themselves. Despite not sharing much about his upbringing, Sylvester Sim has made a name for himself as a versatile artist renowned for his distinct vocal style and creative vision.

Personal Life

On a sunny August 2012, Sylvester Sim, the charismatic Singaporean rock singer, exchanged vows with the celebrated Chinese dance choreographer Sisy Wang in a joyous ceremony at the Singapore Recreation Centre. The wedding was a star-studded affair, with the crème de la crème of the entertainment industry in attendance to celebrate the union of the two talented artists.

Four years later, the couple welcomed their daughter, Naomi Sim, into the world, filling their lives with joy and happiness. Sylvester Sim, the doting father, often shares heartwarming pictures of his little bundle of joy on social media, showcasing his deep love and affection for his family.


In 2005, Sylvester Sim launched his debut album, Take Flight, and quickly soared to success. The album achieved Platinum Award status in Singapore, and he was bestowed with the Media Best Newcomer Award, gaining admiration from fans and industry insiders alike.

Sylvester Sim subsequently lent his talents to Jolin Tsai‘s Singapore concert, fully displaying his musical prowess. He’s also dabbled in acting, appearing on variety shows, movies, and charity events, and even making his mark on various social media platforms.

More recently, he tried his hand at the popular singing competition, The Voice of China, achieving an impressive Top 6 ranking. He has also lit up stages at various clubs in the entertainment industry, keeping his music career alive and kicking.

However, in July 2017, Sylvester Sim faced controversy when he pulled out of a scheduled Muay Thai celebrity bout with Steven Lim, citing insufficient insurance coverage as the cause. While Pradip Subramanian replaced Sylvester Sim, he ultimately lost to Steven Lim via a technical knockout and sadly died from a cardiac arrest respiratory failure. Though opinions were divided, the incident sparked debates about Sylvester Sim‘s last-minute withdrawal and its potential responsibility for the tragic outcome.

Despite this unfortunate turn of events, Steven Lim‘s victory marked the beginning of his fitness journey and the cult of celebrity. Now, Sylvester Sim is back with a new single titled A New Hope, aiming to reignite his music career and show the world his capabilities.

Net Worth

Sylvester Sim‘s net worth is estimated at $5 million. His wealth comes mainly from his musical career and other business gigs. 

Over the years, Sim has appeared in several campaigns for brands. In addition, he also makes money from merchandise sales and endorsement deals.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @Iamsylvestersim
  • Twitter handle: @Simsylvester


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