Malaysian businessman Jho Low allegedly bought white Ferrari for reality TV show star Kim Kardashian

According to online portal Page Six, reality TV star Kim Kardashian (left) and her ex-husband Kris Humphries were given the sports car as a wedding gift by Malaysian businessman Jho Low in 2011.
According to online portal Page Six, reality TV star Kim Kardashian (left) and her ex-husband Kris Humphries were given the sports car as a wedding gift by Malaysian businessman Jho Low in 2011.PHOTOS: AFP/THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, also known as Jho Low, allegedly purchased a white Ferrari for reality TV show star Kim Kardashian in 2011.

According to online portal Page Six, Ms Kardashian and her former husband Kris Humphries were given the sports car as a wedding gift in 2011.

The couple then fought over the sports car, which was purchased at US$325,000 (S$445,000), when they divorced several months later.

Last month, Ms Kardashian was spotted in Miami arriving at dinner in a white Ferrari, but her publicist and her divorce lawyer would not say whether she is still driving the car, Page Six wrote.

It also reported that the generous unnamed wedding guest was described only as "a Malaysian businessman" then.

The online portal added a source said that the benefactor was Low.

"The Department of Justice (DOJ) has gone after other celebrities who received gifts from the star-struck Low. Leo DiCaprio turned over Picasso and Basquiat paintings. Miranda Kerr parted with US$8 million in diamond jewellery.

 
 
 

"But there are many other celebs, including Swizz Beatz, Pras Michél and Nicole Scherzinger, who received less valuable gifts," Page Six reported.

The report added that the DOJ did not say whether it would try to recover the Ferrari or the other gifts Low gave other celebrities.

It was reported that the police have filed criminal charges against Low and his father over money allegedly stolen from state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

The charges for money-laundering were brought against Low and his father Low Hock Peng "in absentia" by the Commercial Crime Investigation Department of the police and the Attorney-General's Chambers.

The authorities are still looking for Low, who is believed to be hiding in China.