After leaving his rural village for the boom city of Shenzhen as a teen to find work as a migrant worker, one man has finally returned back home. To announce his homecoming, he built a giant mansion with some of the money he made in the big city, celebrating its completion with an extravagant housewarming party.
The fancy shindig took place earlier this week in Gaozhou county in southwestern Guangdong province, inside and around the ultra-opulent 8-story mansion that this native son done good built for himself at a cost upwards of 10 million yuan.
The man showed off his new place to family, friends and locals at a 250-table banquet that cost him at least 300,000 yuan. Of course, it’s the memories that count.
Villagers said that in their entire lives this was the first time that they had ever seen such extravagance and people came from far and wide to have a gander.
While they might have thought that the owner of this grand estate was some kind of big shot at a Fortune 500 company, it turns out that the mysterious man is simply a small business owner who went to Shenzhen to find work when he was young and accumulated considerable wealth over the years.
It’s not clear what the man plans to do with 8 stories of space, but the mansion does at least include a luxurious first floor lobby, an elevator and a karaoke room for entertaining.
For his homecoming banquet, the man hired dozens of staff including a team of 50 cooks to feed his hundreds of guests.
Meanwhile, Chinese netizens would like to know what sort of business exactly this guy is engaged in back in Shenzhen, with many speculating that he’s involved in the city’s infamously boom and bust second-hand property market.
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