Hong Kong billionaire offers $65 million to any man who will marry his 33-year-old daughter.
Cecil Chao Sze-tsung made an announcement after news of his daughter’s, Gigi Chao, nuptials to her lesbian partner in April. The two married in Paris. However, gay rights are limited in Hong Kong.
Gigi said that her father was only concerned about “how society would view” her and “the status it would incur” in Hong Kong.
In Hong Kong, she says, “marriage is still a form of social status.” She adds, “I understand why he’s doing this.”
Her father has not acknowledged Gigi’s marriage publicly.
He told the post:
“I do not mind whether [the man who marries Gigi] is rich or poor. The important thing is that he is generous and kindhearted. Gigi is a very good woman with both talents and looks. She is devoted to her parents, is generous and does volunteer work.”
Gigi did say that she was amused by her father’s offer. She feels that she’s a lucky girl to have a loving father who would do something like this as an expression of his love.
However, she says, “I don’t appreciate getting 1,500 emails.”