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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

World’s Luckiest Groom? Daughter of Tycoon Married Off with 4 Boxes of Gold, a Porsche and Mercedes

New bride: Wu Ruibiao’s daughter was given four boxes of gold jewellery, a bankbook with deposits worth £2m and an impressive property portfolio

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.

The extravagant gift included four boxes of gold jewellery, a bankbook with deposits worth £2m (20m yuan) and an impressive property portfolio.


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.

With these rings: Just some of the valuable jewellery included in Miss Wu's dowryWith these rings:
Just some of the valuable jewellery included in Miss Wu’s dowry to her civil servant husband
Perfect present: The groom - a civil servant - will now be the proud owner of prime real estate including a retail store in Quanzhou, Olympic villas and the Wanda mansionPerfect present: The groom – a civil servant – will now be the proud owner of prime real estate including a retail store in Quanzhou, Olympic villas and the Wanda mansion

A spokesman for Wu’s firm, Wanli management, confirmed the endowment, but denied the wedding was to be the ‘eight day open-air banquet’ described in the internet post and said that Wu would ‘keep things simple’.

The post claimed the wedding banquet was beginning on December 28 would last eight days to entertain public guests.

Bride and joy: Miss Wu, whose father is a tile magnate, poses for the cameras. He father also gave donations worth £1.5m to two charitiesBride and joy: Miss Wu, whose father is a tile magnate, poses for the cameras. He father also gave donations worth £1.5m to two charities

Many readers of the weibo website praised Wu for donating to charities and his display of love for his daughter, according to South China Morning Post.

Bestowing expensive dowries has long been a Fujian marriage tradition, particularly in the Jinjiang and Shishi areas.

The tradition is sometimes seen as a manifestation of gender inequality in the region, because expensive dowries are supposed to ensure the bride will be treated well by her husband and in-laws
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BETTER THAN ROBBING A BANK? THE JINJIANG DOWRY TRADITION

The practice of bestowing generous dowries has long been a Fujian marriage custom, particularly in the Jinjiang and Shishi areas.

But since China’s economic explosion has created super-wealthy upper classes, the tradition has increasingly become an important measure of a family’s importance and status.

The billionaire businessmen of Jinjiang now compete over who can amass the largest dowries.

One Hong Kong newspaper recently described marrying a girl from Jinjiang as being  ‘better than robbing a bank’.

Some claim the practice is a manifestation of gender inequality, because expensive dowries are supposed to ensure the bride will be treated well by her husband and in-laws.

Of course most Chinese families cannot afford such expensive gifts and traditional dowry items include:

    * Bedding such as pillows blankets and bed sheets
    * New clothes for the bride presented in a suitcase
    * A tea set for the wedding’s tea ceremony
    * Baby items including pottys and baby bathtubs
    * Two pairs of red wooden clogs, wedding slippers or bedroom slippers
    * A sewing basket (with an even number of rolls of thread)
    * Gold jewellery given by bride’s parents

Last month, another Jinjiang billionaire married off his daughter with a dowry worth more than 2billion yuan, following the example of Hengan International’s chairman, who paid 2.5 billion yuan

for his niece’s wedding a year ago.

- South China Morning Post

21 comments:

  1. The groom carry head come this world oh!

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  2. Ladun,learn to edit ur posts.what's it with you and the paragraph repitition?
    This is 2013 o.

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  3. Obara Jesus, am having a heart attack right now! WTF!

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  4. Mehn God bless this people jor. Such a lucky groom!... Sisi Nene

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  5. Lord av mercy!!!

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  6. happy yoruba bunny03 January, 2013 00:17

    chei wey all my yahoo brothers wey dem no corner this babe chei,
    na to dey yahoo $500 for internet una sabi

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  7. Laduns biggest fan03 January, 2013 00:58

    Yahoo + letters and activities will soon start flooding Jinjiang. LOL!

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  8. Wow! I'm more tripped by the fact they've known each other since kindergatern...too sweet.

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    1. Exactly!!! At least we know the guy is not in it for the money. God bless their union.

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  9. i am not suprise because i have seen the one bigger than this,so is not a new thing.

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  10. pls visit my blog www.thebanquethall.blogspot.com for your daily spiritual nugget.

    IT'S NOT A RELIGIOUS BLOG, it's a Christian blog. God bless you.

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  11. no doubt the guy has jammed good luck but there is always more to marrying into a rich family than just the money and comfort..if you have ever met a man who is married into a wealthy family they will tell you how they are treated like glorified errand boys embarrassed and disgraced..the story of igbinedion's daughter is a prime example including a guy married to a former south west governor's daughter(name withheld) and another guy married to the first daughter of a multi millionaire from anambra state(name withheld too) the man especially his wife never fails to remind the guy that they set him up and this always causes friction and issues between the couple but the thing is that many of them continue to grin and bear it in public,newspapers n stuff

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    1. Laduns biggest fan03 January, 2013 14:32

      Looking from the outside, the Igbinedion and Akenzua union wasn't a bad coming together. Parents should stay out of their children's marriages. Wives need to stop that "my daddy is rich story blah blah blah."

      SW Governor? The former PDP one right? Wild, wild west!

      Anambra state; there are plenty multi-millionaires there. LOL!! Is the guy late?

      Greetings Lucabracee!!!

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  12. Lol....More gist @ http://nellieybelle.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. The guy don hammer

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  14. No be only hammer. E don hit am big

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  15. even i would marry the girl and im a girl! money good oh

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    1. AHAHAHAHA.....FATIMA...YOU TALK TRUE JOR...

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  16. Jameel disu married to bella adenuga.........lucky groom

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