A multi-millionaire offered plenty of money and his entire estate to a man who is ready to marry his daughter and all he wants in return is for the man to ‘work hard and make (her) happy’.
Arnon Rodthong, who owns a thriving durian fruit farm in Chumphon province in southern Thailand has made this offer to get his 26-year-old daughter married.
Karnsita, the daughter, helps him run the family business, but the father now wants the girl settle down. The future son-in-law will also be getting his huge durian farm, valued at several million pounds.
While in some areas of Thailand a man normally pays a dowry for his future wife, due to tradition, Rodthong also said he’s willing to waive this when the unusual deal is struck.
He said: “I want someone to take care of my business and make it last. I don’t want a person with a bachelor’s, or master’s or philosopher’s degree.
“I want a diligent man. I just want someone with a hard-working attitude. That’s all.”
Rodthong has several other children of his own, including sons, but he said he wanted to give everything to Karnsita’s husband-to-be.
“As soon as I have an in-law, I will give up all my assets to him,” he said.
Karnsita – who speaks English and Chinese fluently, is a virgin and has never had a boyfriend – has confirmed she is still single, and has been overwhelmed by all the attention from her father’s public offer.
She has, however, hinted that her future hubby may have to work a bit at getting the money from her dad, as she’d apparently like to use it herself for ‘plastic surgery in Korea’.
Luckily, she isn’t upset with what her dad has done, although she was a bit ‘surprised with the move, after hearing it from her friends.
She said: “I first found out about my father’s post when my friend’s showed me. I was surprised but I can see the funny side to it, too.
“It is true that I am still single. If I have to get married with someone, I only want him to be a diligent and good person who loves his family.”