$65 Million To Marry Daughter, Plus Business CapitalBy: Amanda Crum - September 27, 2012
A Hong Kong shipping magnate has offered quite a bounty for a potential husband for his daughter after rumors began flying that she eloped with her lover in Paris earlier this year.
Cecil Chao Sze-tsung told the BBC that his daughter, 33-year old Gigi Chao, is a “very good woman with both talent and looks”, and that he just wants to find a suitable partner for her. Offering up $65 mil may not be the best way to go about finding “suitable”, but there will no doubt be a large group of men willing to step up and claim it.
Chao insists that reports of his daughter having married girlfriend of seven years Sean Eav are false and that she just needs a good man. He also said that aside from the cash, he will help out the potential suitor in starting a successful business venture.
“It is an inducement to attract someone who has the talent but not the capital to start his own business,” Mr Chao said. “I don’t mind whether he is rich or poor. The important thing is that he is generous and kind-hearted.”
Despite his pleas for a traditional marriage, Chao says he would never force his daughter into something she didn’t want to go along with.