From the SCMP:
The daughter of a flamboyant Hong Kong tycoon who has offered $65 million to any man who can woo her away from her lesbian partner said she’s not upset with her father. Still, it’s unlikely she will be accepting any of the marriage proposals flooding in.
Cecil Chao made world headlines this week when he offered the 500 million Hong Kong dollar marriage bounty after learning that his daughter, Gigi Chao, had eloped with her partner to France.
She said her father offered the reward because he was upset after learning she had “a church blessing in Paris” with her girlfriend of the past several years.
Cecil Chao is the chairman of Hong Kong property developer Cheuk Nang Holdings and has a reputation for being a playboy. He once claimed to have had 10,000 girlfriends but has never married. He’s also known for his love of Rolls-Royces and for being a qualified helicopter pilot, a skill he shares with Gigi Chao, one of his three children by three different women.
“I was very surprised about the reaction from around the world,” said the 76-year-old tycoon, sporting gold mirrored sunglasses and a sport jacket over an unbuttoned polo shirt. “Thousands of people writing to say they want to be my in-laws.”
“Living a comfortable life in Hong Kong, not super-luxury, takes HK$500 million,” he said.
Apparently he thinks that the minimum for a reasonable house is $HK150 million. The other $350 million would be for “investments.” Assuming that I have 20 years left to live, yes indeed, I could be very comfortable on HK$17.5 million per year.