Chinese Billionaires Try Dating Service
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
And our last word in business today comes from China. It is billionaire's ball. The Golden Bachelor dating agency, for those with high net worth, held its first matchmaking event for billionaires. China has about 130 billionaires, but in the rush to get rich at least 21 of them haven't had time to get married. So on Sunday, they attended the event along with young women who were picked by love hunters sent out by the dating agency. Other women were chosen at a beauty pageant sponsored by the agency.
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MONTAGNE: The ladies sang, danced, they even cooked in hopes of winning the hearts of the wealthy men. The Golden Bachelor Agency said the matchmaking event was a success; 80 percent of attendees went on dates the next day.
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