Cecil Chao announced the financial reward of HK$500 million after his daughter, Gigi, married her same-sex partner of seven years in France earlier this year.
Cecil Chao, a 76-year-old businessman, has said he doesn’t care about the man’s financial status. “I don’t mind whether he is rich or poor,” he’s quoted as saying. “The important thing is that he is generous and kind-hearted.”
He also rejected “false reports” that Gigi, 33, had married abroad, saying she was still single.
Chao is a property and shipping tycoon who has recently claimed to have slept with over 10,000 women.
Despite homosexuality being de-criminalised in Hong Kong in 1991, they do not yet recognize same-sex partnerships.