This Hong Kong billionaire is offering $180,000,000 in her daughter’s marriage. Know why?
What will you do if you find out that your child’s sexual orientation is same as their gender? Will you accept it or try every play in the book to change it. This is what one billionaire from Hong Kong is trying to do, in order to get his daughter to say yes to marriage. He wants his daughter to marry a man and has been trying everything.
He has recently tried a new trick in the book and offered money to suitors who can turn her daughter straight and marry her. Read the whole story in the article below.
1 This billionaire father is ready to go to any lengths to get his daughter married
Cecil Chao is a Honk Kong based billionaire who is the owner of Cheuk Nang Holdings Ltd. He made his money in the real estate business as Hong Kong was fast becoming a social and business hub during the 1980s and 1990s. His best construction works have been the luxury skyscrapers, made solely for the elite and rich of Hong Kong and China, while he has developed trophy properties all over the Hong Kong landscape. He is also known for his claim of sleeping with over 10,000 women. But currently he is in the news for another reason, his daughter’s marriage.
2 The daughter in question!
Gigi Chao is the one and only daughter of Cecil Chao. She is also a lesbian and her sexual orientation has become a bone of contention between her and her father. Her father wants her to marry a man instead as homosexuality is a taboo subject in Hong Kong and Cecil said that “I don’t want to interfere with my daughter’s private life. I only hope for her to have a good marriage and children as well as inherit my business.” He also remarked that it was not too late for her daughter to ‘change her mind’ about her sexual orientation.
3 A humongous offer
In order to get her daughter to marry a guy, Cecil in 2012, announced that he will give $60,000,000 USD to any man who could turn her daughter straight and get her to say yes to marriage. More than 20,000 men signed up for the task and all of them were rejected by Gigi for a simple reason that she was not romantically or sexually inclined to be in a relationship with any man. Seeing that his daughter was not budging from her stance, Cecil increased the reward further. He doubled the offered money to the suitors and men have being lining up for the rewards on offer and it seems to be the only motivation for them to marry a girl.
4 Reactions from the daughter!
Gigi, who rejected almost 20,000 men the first time, has already entered in a civil partnership with another woman named Sean Eav. She said that her dad thinks that she is a lesbian because she could not find any good suitors for herself in Hong Kong. He still considers his daughter’s relationship status as single, not acknowledging her relationship with Sean. ‘Since Dad thinks it’s so easy for me to switch from gay to straight, I should just leave it for him to demonstrate. I think I’ll marry a man when he marries a man,’ she said in an interview.
She recently wrote an open letter to her father, which was published in the South China Morning Post. She says that she still loved her father very much and it was time for him to accept that his daughter will not marry any man. She also requested her father to accept her sexual orientation and her partner, with whom she has been for 9 long years.
It looks like that Mr. Chao will have to either take back the offer or keep increasing it and pray to a deity to turn his daughter straight. Tell us what you think of her father’s efforts to get her married via offering money to suitors.