A real estate tycoon in Hong Kong has offered a $63-million (500 million Hong Kong dollars) “marriage bounty” to any man who can convince the magnate’s lesbian daughter to marry him.
Cecil Chao Sze-tsung, 76, announced the reward after reports surfaced his 33-year-old daughter, Gigi, married her same-sex partner earlier this year.
Chao tells the South China Morning Post Wednesday that reports about his daughter's marriage are "false." He said he is eager for his daughter to marry any man who is able to win her heart.
"I don't mind whether he is rich or poor. The important thing is that he is generous and kind-hearted," he told the paper.
Chao, who owns a property development company called Cheuk Nang and reportedly lives an extravagant playboy lifestyle, said he hoped to help the successful husband launch his own business. He said the prize money would be "an inducement to attract someone who has the talent but not the capital to start his own business".