A wealthy Chinese tile magnate gave his daughter a gigantic £100million dowry that included four boxes of gold jewellery, two luxury cars, shares and several homes for her lavish wedding.
Pictures of the generous dowry were posted online on Sunday, at the end of the ’eight-day banquet’, which took place in Cizao town, Jinjiang county, in eastern China’s Fujian province.
Wu Duanbiao, chairman of ceramics firm Fujian Wanli Group, gave his daughter’s new husband real estate including a retail store in Quanzhou, the Olympic villas and the Wanda mansion.
He also bequeathed the newlyweds 500m shares in his ceramics firm worth more than £10m (100m yuan) as well as a Porsche and a Mercedes which draped with red ribbons.
Wu, 54, also gave donations worth £1.5m (15m yuan) to two charities, according to local media reports.
The full extent his wealth is not known and company records show he only drew a salary of £12,000 last year.
His wife described the groom as ‘an outstanding young man’ saying: "He gets his bread from the government.
"As parents, we certainly want our child’s life to be more stable than our lives as entrepreneurs." The bride is already on the board of her father’s company and reportedly masterminded a recent stock market listing in Korea.
The bridegroom, a civil servant whose surname is Xu, had known his new wife since they were classmates in kindergarten.