Billionaire Will Pay You $135M If You Can Make His Gay Daughter Straight

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By Daphne R

Cecil Chao, a Chinese billionaire, will pay nearly $135 million to any man who can turn his lesbian daughter straight, doubling her dowry from a previous offer.

The 77 year old Chao says that thousands of men have tried to convince his daughter, Gigi, to marry them, but none have been successful. Chao’s daughter has already married her longtime partner and they have been married now for two years. But, the property development tycoon insists that his daughter is “still single.”

Twenty thousand men responded to Chao’s previous offer of nearly $70 million, but all were unsuccessful so he has now doubled the offer. Chao told a Malaysian newspaper that he made the offer to ensure that Gigi could have “a good marriage and children.”

Gigi Chao told South China Morning Post that she is willing to comply with her father’s terms he has promised to the man who will marry her with conditions, although her wife is “distraught” by her father’s persistent actions. Gigi says the man she chooses must be willing to donate a large portion of the dowry to her charity, and he must have no desire for a romantic relationship with her.

She says, “I don’t think my dad’s offering of any amount of money would be able to attract a man I would find attractive,” she said.

“Alternatively, I would be happy to befriend any man willing to donate huge amounts of money to my charity Faith in Love, provided they don’t mind that I already have a wife. Third and lastly, thank you Daddy, I love you too.”

Cecil Chao believes his daughter is just going through a phase and not really homosexual. He told ABC News that he doesn’t object to homosexuality and believes his daughter will grow out of it.

“I’m not saying that she’s not okay to be gay,” Chao said.

“I mean it’s her own choice and her own tendency, but she should make sure she knows what she wants. Maybe what she wants today is different [than] what she wants in the future.”

Gigi married her partner, Sean, in 2012. Shortly after her father heard of the marriage, he posted his offer and interests began to pour in. Ms. Chao says she received applicants from all over the world including Ethiopia, Istanbul, South America and the United States. One American gentleman was a gay male.

Gigi says she knows her father didn’t make his offer out of hate for homosexuals but rather because he loves her.

“I understand that he loves me, it’s just he’s from another time and it’s difficult for him to understand the plight of the LGBT,” she said..“At the office it’s business as usual. At family gatherings we hug and dance. And we just agree to disagree on what marriage is and family is.”


 Daphne R is an experienced marketing and communications professional that provides social commentary, self-help, tips, and reports news of events that matter to African Americans.