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Who is Mai Whelan Squid Game The Challenge Winner? Full Biography, Profile, Net Worth

Mai Whelan

Vietnam-born Mai Whelan triumphs in Squid Game (The Challenge) winning a record-breaking USD 4.56 million. Despite her victory, delayed payments and US taxes might reduce her earnings to USD 2.8 million. Let is delve into her full and updated biography, net worth, Squid Game journey, family, Netflix and more.


Mai Whelan was born in a country called Vietnam, and she is currently based in Fairfax County, Virginia. She came to the U.S. as a refugee at the age of 8, following the Fall of Saigon in 1975.

She later joined the navy at age 18 and went on to serve 20 years in the military while raising her daughter as a single mom.

Mai Whelan biography, net worth, Squid Game The Challenge

Mai Whelan’s Family

Mai Whelan is currently married and she is blessed with two daughters and 9-year-old granddaughter. She also has two dogs.

What is Mai Whelan’s Job?

Mai is currently employed as an immigration adjudicator for the Department of Homeland Security, this job finds other two jobs she had tried some time back like being a US Navy.


Squid Game The Challenge Journey

Mai Whelan is the first winner of the first season of Netflix Squid Game: The Challenge. This just concluded, and after ten episodes of well-known players falling short of the prize, one contestant was left standing with the $4.56 million grand prize

Near the end of the competition, after the contestants made it through the iconic games from the show including Red Light, Green Light, Dalgona, and the Glass Bridge.

Mai Whelan was one of the final contestants standing among the early standouts who received testimonials. She had several big moments where she chose self-preservation over her fledgling alliances, including her attempt to eliminate Ashley (Player 278) over what Mai considered Ashley’s “selfish” behavior.

This happened so from the latter during the Glass Bridge game, and her decision to target her closest remaining friend Roland (Player 418) during the Circle of Trust. She also had several close alliances with notable characters, including TJ Stukes (Player 182) who saved her from elimination and gave her the highest number in the glass bridge, and Chad (Player 182) who trusted her to tell him where to move in the glass bridge.

Mai Whelan Net Worth

Currently, she has been living a lowkey life until she won the $4.6 million cash prize. And as we speak now, Mai’s net worth is around $4.9 million most of it being the one she won from Netflix.

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