HK tycoon offers $80m to marry off gay daughter
HONG KONG (AFP) - A Hong Kong tycoon has offered a US$65 million (S$80 million) "marriage bounty" to any man who can win the heart of his lesbian daughter, a report said on Wednesday.
Mr Cecil Chao announced the financial reward of HK$500 million (S$80 million) after his daughter, Gigi, married her same-sex partner of seven years in France earlier this year, the South China Morning Post reported.
"I don't mind whether he is rich or poor. The important thing is that he is generous and kind hearted," 76-year-old Mr Chao was quoted as saying. "Gigi is a very good woman with both talents and looks. She is devoted to her parents, is generous and does volunteer work."
He also rejected "false reports" that Gigi, 33, had married abroad, saying she was still single.