58-year-old Arnon Rodthong, is a multi-millionaire from Thailand who owns the biggest durian fruit farm in the Chumphon province. But all of this wealth isn’t enough to soothe this father’s aching heart.
To finally complete his happiness, Mr Rodthong desperately wants his 26-year-old daughter, Karnsita to get married soon. With that, he’s now offering the amount of 10 million Thai Baht (around $315,000) to one lucky guy who will marry his daughter.
While the local custom in Thailand dictates a man should pay a dowry for his bride, Mr Rodthong has waived the payment and clarified that he doesn’t mind breaking the tradition. In fact, aside from the money he is offering, the lucky guy will also have a stake in his durian farm.
The multi-millionaire father said that nationality is not an issue for him as long as he is willing to work hard and make his daughter happy.
Mr Rodthong 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.”
“As soon as I have an in-law, I will give up all my assets to him.”
The desperate father’s controversial ‘offer’ eventually went viral on social media. He describes his daughter, who helps him on their farm as a multilingual graduate – fluently speaking Thai, Chinese and English, he also highlights her ‘virginity’.
Meanwhile, Karnsita only discovered about this when a friend of her showed her the post.
“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.“
But she also hinted that her future husband might have a struggle getting the money from her father, as she’s thinking of “(using) it herself for plastic surgery in Korea”.