- A durian (fruit) seller in Thailand, Arnon Rodthong, made the news after he promised to give any man who would marry his daughter R4.5 million in cash
- The businessman has now been forced to call off the contest due to the overwhelming number of men who showed interest
- Rodthong, however, revealed that he would still give any man who married his 26-year-old daughter, Karnsita, the money
Most rich entrepreneurs love to preserve their family’s legacy so as to have someone take care of their empire after their demise.
However that can prove to be tasking if their heir does not have a partner. A Thai millionaire, Arnon Rodthong, who sells durian, made headlines after he looked for a husband for his 26-year old daughter on social media.
The father who plans to leave his business to her explained that he would not want to burden her with all the work and that she needs a helper.
Rodthong decided to gift R4.5 million to any man who would win the heart of his daughter.
However, the trader has now had a change of mind after potential sons-in-law bothered him with incessant phone calls, and he has since cancelled the contest.
According to TODAY, the millionaire revealed the cancellation on his Facebook page on 5 March where he explained that he had received about 10,000 applications.
He wrote: “Interested sons-in-law, please stop calling me. I’m dying because my phone has been ringing off the hook. Let me rest.”
Rodthong also elaborated on his change of heart in an interview with Khaosod English. He explained that the “public interest and inquiries have become too disruptive to his family.”
The father, however, reiterated that he would still fulfil his promise of giving whoever marry his daughter the R4.5 million in cash.
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