£240,000 for the man who’ll marry my 26-year-old virgin daughter: Millionaire farm-owner from Thailand offers huge sum for man to wed his English-speaking girl
- Millionaire Arnon Rodthong, 58, is auctioning off his own daughter
- Offers £240,000 and a stake in his farm if they marry Karnsita, 26
- Bizarre social media post highlights that the 26-year-old is a virgin
- Karnsita Rodthong has spoken out about her ‘surprise’ seeing the ‘offer’
- She says she’d like the money for herself to use for plastic surgery
A Thai multi-millionaire farm owner is promising £240,000 – as well as his entire estate – to the man who marries his 26-year-old daughter.
Arnon Rodthong, 58, who owns a prosperous durian fruit farm in Chumphon province, southern Thailand, has taken the matter of his daughter Karnsita’s future into his own hands.
In his bizarre ‘offer’, Mr Rodthong highlights that his daughter, who helps him run the family business, speaks fluent English and Chinese and is a virgin.
Comes with a dowry: Karnsita Rodthong, 26, is being offered up to prospective husbands by her own father
Bizarre: Arnon Rodthong, 58, promises ten million Thai baht (£240,000) and his prosperous durian fruit farm in southern Thailand to the man who marries his daughter
In some parts of Thailand, custom dictates that a man should pay a dowry for his future wife, but Mr Rodthong says he would waive this ‘fee’.
Instead he’ll give his future son-in-law ten million Thai baht (£240,000), as well as his sprawling durian farm, valued at several million pounds.
Mr Rodthong says there are no restrictions on what nationality the successful ‘husband’ should be – as long as they ‘work hard and make Karnsita happy’.
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.’
Despite having several other children of his own, including sons who would traditionally inherit the business, he adds: ‘As soon as I have an in-law, I will give up all my assets to him.’
Mr Rodthong describes his daughter as a multilingual graduate – speaking Thai, Chinese and English – but also highlights her ‘virginity’
Show me the money: The 58-year-old millionaire farmer poses with wads of cash
Heiress: The 26-year-old helps her father on the family’s multi-million pound durian farm
Mr Rodthong’s durian farm processes some 50 tonnes of the fruit every day, and is the biggest in the region.
The wealthy Buddhist – who loves gold amulets – also owns property and land across the region.
Since making his controversial ‘offer’ on social media, Mr Rodthong and his daughter have had plenty of responses of various kinds.
Miss Rodthong said that she was overwhelmed with the attention from her father’s post and confirmed that she is ‘still single’.
But she hinted that her future boyfriend might have a struggle pocketing the money from her father, because she would ‘like to use it herself for plastic surgery in Korea’.
She added: ‘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.’