Hong Kong Businessman Offers $65 Million To Marry Off His Lesbian Daughter

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By: Adelle Platon / September 27, 2012

Hong Kong business tycoon Cecil Chao Sze-tsung is offering HK$500 million ($65 million in U.S. currency) to the man who can sweep his 33-year-old daughter off her feet and marry her.

“I don’t mind whether he is rich or poor. The important thing is that he is generous and kind-hearted,” Chao said. “Gigi is a very good woman with both talents and looks. She is devoted to her parents, is generous and does volunteer work.”

According to the South China Morning Post, the announcement was made after his daughter Gigi Chao married her female partner, Sean Ev, of seven years in France several months ago. The article says that the 76-year-old business magnate says the marriage reports are “false.” NBC News reports same-sex marriage is not legally recognized in Hong Kong, although civil unions are performed in France.

The Post also describes Chao as “Hong Kong’s playboy tycoon.” Though he has never married himself, he says he would not force Gigi to give her hand to a man she did not love. Gigi is the first of three children he had with different women.