Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 290 - Master Lu’s Invitation
This Master Lu was a legend. In the future, Master Lu will be a member of a group “China’s 4 Young Masters”. Master Lu did not remain with the government in the future, and he went into business. He was one of the top businessmen in China.
His reputation was fine, and no one had heard that he had used his authority to bully anyone. There were also rumors that he was someone who values friendships and still like to stick his nose into another people’s business. That why he did not remain with the government. But he still had his influences in the government.
It can be said that this Master Lu was someone Feng Yu admire. He did not have the chance to know this person in his previous life, but now, he has the opportunity to befriend Master Lu.
Master Lu wants to treat Feng Yu to a drink.
After Master Lu found out Feng Yu’s identity, he was also astounded by Feng Yu’s growth. Before Feng Yu turned 15, he was an ordinary teenager. But after 15 years old, he suddenly changed.
The businesses Feng Yu started all made money. Feng Yu started the famous Wind and Rain humidifiers and bladeless fans, Songjiang Motorcycles. Feng Yu was considered a legend of this era.
The thing that surprises Master Lu most was that Feng Yu’s influence in the Longjiang region. Not only he had a good relationship with the City Government, and even the Provincial Government’s leaders were always praising. Feng Yu also had some connections with the military.
Master Lu really wanted to know someone like Feng Yu. If they could get along well, they might become friends. He wants to know how Feng Yu could make money in every business he does! It would even be better if they could become partners.
If it were in the past, Feng Yu would have rushed to get to know Master Lu. But now, Feng Yu’s status was different. There was no need to look up to this Master Lu. Feng Yu could still accept being friends with Master Lu on the equal standing. If this Master Lu wanted to take advantage of Feng Yu, Feng Yu could fight back!
Beijing. There was a table of guests in a private room of a restaurant which had not started operation.
Master Lu saw Feng Yu walking in alone and was shocked. He thought for a while and asked his men to leave the room. Only Feng Yu and he remain in the private room.
This lets Feng Yu felt more comfortable. Master Lu had a strong background but seems like he does not have any airs. No wonder this Master Lu had so many friends. Even when his uncle retires, Master Lu was still very popular in his circle of friends.
“I have heard of you, and today I finally got the chance to meet you. Manager Feng is indeed young and capable.” Master Lu said when he saw Feng Yu. When he was still at Feng Yu’s age, he was still fighting with others.
“I cannot be compared to Master Lu. I had heard of Master Lu’s loyalty to friends even in Bing City.” Feng Yu flattered.
Actually, Master Lu was a bit famous in Beijing now. In a few more years, he would become more famous when his uncle got promoted.
Master Lu smiled when he heard what Feng Yu said.
“These are all rumors that were spread by some friends. Manager Feng, this is the menu. What do you like to eat?”
“Master Lu can make the decision. I am not picky about food.”
Master Lu nodded and shouted towards the door to serve dinner. The restaurant starts to bring in the food, and within 10 minutes, the table was full of dishes. Master Lu had already ordered the food, and if Feng Yu wanted to order some other dishes, then the restaurant will have to prepare. But since Feng Yu did not order anything, the dishes could be served immediately.
The whole restaurant was only serving this table, and the food was served fast.
“Manager Feng, what type of drinks do you like?”
Feng Yu suddenly remembered in his past life, there were rumors that only 3 things could interest Master Lu. Women, wine, and money. Feng Yu was not picky about his liquor. Why not drink some wine?
“I am not good at drinking. I will drink some red wine with Master Lu.”
Master Lu was happy. He seldom meets people who like wine. Just loving wine alone, he had a good impression of Feng Yu. He was even more thrilled when he saw Feng Yu slowly savoring the taste of the wine and did not complain about the dryness of the wine.
“Do you need anything from me or you just want to befriend me?” Feng Yu asked and smiled.
Master Lu was more impressed by Feng Yu. He had met lots of wealthy people before, and those businessmen he met were all holding back when they met. This Feng Yu was speaking to him casually, and he finds this interesting.
Many people want to curry favor with him. They were all eyeing the authority of his uncle. Master Lu had very few real friends. Even those people in his circle, who had similar backgrounds as him, were not real friends with him. He always felt that there was a barrier between him and those people.
“I had invited you to this dinner was because of some matters, and I also want to befriend you. Let’s just put it this way. I am very curious about you and how you can make your fortune in such a short time. You can be considered one of the wealthiest person in China.” Master Lu said.
He knew Feng Yu had made a lot of money. But he was not sure how much Feng Yu had made. He heard that Feng Yu had taken loans to invest in stocks. His profits should be a few hundred million RMB. There was not many in China that made so much from legitimate businesses.
Feng Yu laughed and waved his hands: “Master Lu thinks that I had made a lot of money, but you do not know I had even more loans. I owed the banks in China, Hong Kong, and the Soviet Union. I owed a lot of money. I can be considered working for the banks now. The bank interest is too high, and I might need 3 to 5 years to clear my debts.”
Master Lu raised his eyebrows. Feng Yu still owed the banks a lot of money? He must also have the capabilities to take out so many loans in the first place.
“Manager Feng is too cautious. I only wanted to invest in your company. It doesn’t matter how much shares I get. You can charge me base on your company’s market value. I am not arrogant, but I really have some connections. If Manager Feng’s company run into some trouble in the future, I might be able to help you.”
All this while, it was Feng Yu buying a stake in other people’s company. Today, someone wanted to buy a share of his company. Feng Yu was really tempted by this offer.
This could clear some issues faced by his company, and even if Feng Yu fall out with Master Lu in the future, Feng Yu would have accumulated enough wealth. By that time, Master Lu would think twice before he dares to fall out with Feng Yu.
Also, Master Lu investment in Feng Yu’s company had another benefit. If Feng Yu wanted to continue buying up the shares of the Machinery company now, the City Government would never agree.
But with Master Lu’s involvement, Feng Yu can quickly set up factories in Jinling and Dongguan at the same time. This would dilute the City’s shares further. As for whether this plan would succeed, it would depend on Master Lu’s influences.
Feng Yu’s investment in the recent months might be a bit rush, but China’s automobile and motorcycle market will increase soon. The production must be able to keep up with the demand and not let the imported cars control the market.
If Feng Yu could get more production lines from the Soviet Union, Feng Yu even want to set up branch factories in Ludong and Changan. This way, he could access to the whole country quickly and also export his cars.
“Master Lu, have you heard of Bing City’s Machinery Company? My family is the major shareholder, and the popular Songjiang motorcycles on the market are from this company. We are starting our automobile project soon. We had imported the production lines from the Soviet Union and will be using new design concepts. The motorcycle project will also be expanding, and our goal is to be the world’s number one. But Bing City Government is a shareholder. If Master Lu can convince the City Government to allow me to continue to inject funds into the company and set up more branch factories, I can give 10 million RMB shares!”