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DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! Tony Chan, Sometimes Ya Gotta BS The BSer

November 20th, 2010 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

This man’s limo driver apparently overcharged him by 800 grand:

Too rich to notice: it took months for Tony Chan to notice the $800k missing from his pocket

…so why are we looking at his toothy mug instead of the guy at the wheel?

Well, there’s no denying that the crime allegedly committed by Chan’s driver, Peter Rahhaoui, was wrong. Stealing from anybody, no matter how wealthy, is definitely not okay. So if Rahhauoi is found guilty, it’s slammertime.

But is it possible that this driver, currently pleading not guilty to the offense, is in fact a kind of shadowy, uncelebrated hero–like a less bloodthirsty, NYC version of Dexter, and was simply doing his part as a vigilante scam artist in order to keep the world in balance?

From NY Mag:

“…back in Hong Kong, Chan’s own credibility has been called seriously into question. Chan is accused of faking the will of his mistress, late Hong Kong property magnate Nina Wang, who was reportedly worth $4.2 billion at the time of her death in 2007. She was then the richest woman in Asia. A self-proclaimed feng shui master, Chan began his relationship with Wang as a design consultant and soon became her lover — despite a two-decade age difference. He carried on his affair with her even as his own wife became pregnant and bore a son (who Chan named, wonderfully, “Wealthee”). After Wang’s death, Hong Kong authorities allege Chan forged a will naming him the sole heir to her fortune.”

Not saying Chan deserved to be swindled, or that he’s guilty of anything that hasn’t been proven. Okay, maybe if guilty of all things above, he deserved it a liiiiittle bit.

And if he’s this careless with dough and hiring, maybe Jen and I should be working for him.

[via NYMag]
[BBC News: Appeal In Hong Kong Over Nina Wang's fortune]


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You Say Feng Shui Master, And I Say Hobby Master, You Say Fortune Teller, And I Say Property Developer

April 25th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Legal challenge launched over Nina Wang’s fortune

The AFP reports today,“The family of the late Hong Kong tycoon Nina Wang launched a legal challenge Wednesday against the feng shui master who has claimed her entire multi-billion dollar fortune.”

Later in the story, the lawyer for “the feng shui master” describes his client as “a successful property developer who practices feng shui as a hobby.”

And, let’s not forget, last week, the AFP reported “Asia’s richest woman left her wealth to her fortune-teller…”

Fortune-teller, Feng Shui-Master…which Ching Chong occupation is it, exactly?


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She Must Have Told Some Damn Good Fortunes

April 19th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

“HONG KONG (AFP) – Asia’s richest woman left her wealth to her fortune-teller in her last known will, Hong Kong media reported Thursday, predicting a costly legal battle to control her multi-billion-dollar estate.”

The battle over the validity of Wang’s willing of her $4.2 billion estate to her fortune-teller is already hotter than an egg on a griddle.

I would have read her tarot cards for a cool billion and let the rest go up for grabs. Shoulda been me…


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Shady Billionairess Dies

April 4th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Nina Wang, Asia’s richest woman, dies
“Wang was ranked by Forbes Magazine as Asia’s 35th richest person, having successfully battled her father-in-law for a multi-billion dollar estate left by her late husband Teddy Wang…

Central to the marathon probate case was a handwritten will which Wang said was penned and signed by Teddy in March 1990, a month before he was kidnapped and never seen again.” (Reuters)

I’m Slim Shady, yes I’m the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won’t the real Slim Shady please stand up,
please stand up, please stand up?

Source: Reuters

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