Thai millionaire Arnon Rodthong has just about everything in life - tons of money, health, a successful business and a loving family, but one thing he doesn't have is a son-in-law, but he's working to change that. Arnon, who made his fortune farming durians, a fruit that is so stinky some places have banned it, is putting up 10 million baht, or $314,000, to give to the man who marries his daughter, Karnsita. The 26-year-old is single and works for the family business, but Arnon is desperate to find her a husband, who will then take over the durian business.
Offering a dowry is tradition in Thailand, but it's often something a man pays to his fiancee. However, Rodthong is happy to give the money to the right suitor. As for the qualities he'd like to see in that man, Arnon isn't too picky. 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."
To sweeten the pot even more, Arnon said, "As soon as I have an in-law, I will give up all my assets to him."
As for Karnsita, who speaks English and Chinese, she was "surprised" about her dad's public offer, but is pretty excited about it. She explained, "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."
Karnsita added that she doesn't care what her future husband looks like, noting, "I’m not very good-looking myself so I’m okay with any appearance." She went on to say, "I only want a man that I can bring to social events and take selfies with.”
Men interested in marrying Karnsita are asked to head to Rodthong's business in Chanthaburi, Thailand on April 1.
Photo: Facebook/Arnon Rodthong