Billionaire: I'll Give You $64M to Wed My Gay Daughter
Cecil Chao Sze-tsung apparently not happy with daughter Gigi's choice of suitor
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 26, 2012 10:34 AM CDT

(Newser) – Upon hearing rumors that his daughter had married her girlfriend in France, Cecil Chao Sze-tsung did what any loving dad would do: He offered nearly $64.5 million to the guy who can romance Gigi Chao into a traditional marriage instead, calling reports of her lesbian marriage "false." The Hong Kong billionaire property magnate says he doesn't care how wealthy Gigi's suitor is, he just wants someone "generous and kind-hearted"—and, you know, male.

Gigi, 33, works with her father and the Telegraph reports that she has previously noted his "hands-off approach" to parenting, which seems pretty ironic in retrospect. In attempting to sell any potential suitors on her, Chao told the South China Morning Post, "Gigi is a very good woman with both talents and looks. She is devoted to her parents, is generous and does volunteer work." He said he'd love to help her future husband start a business, and hinted that perhaps men who have "the talent but not the capital" may be interested in his deal.