Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 554 – Charity Ball Part 3 of 3
Feng Yu was cursing. He wanted to be low profile and had planned to hide in one corner after this dance. At the same time, he wants to see if there were any future successful people there whom he could be friends with.
But now, he and Fu Mengying became the focus of this ball. Stupid lights. If he was dancing with an ordinary woman, even if the woman was not pretty, Feng Yu does not mind. But Fu Mengying was a lesbian and the most frustrating part, he was the one who exposed her. He was shooting himself in his foot.
Feng Yu could feel everyone staring at him. Some were shocked, some were puzzled, some were mocking him, and some were happy to see this happening. Feng Yu was pissed. He suspects that Fu Guangwei was the one who arranged for this.
But since it had happened, Feng Yu remained calm. When the cheers from the crowd subsided, Feng Yu raised his right hand and announced: “Since I am so lucky tonight, I shall start the balling rolling. I represent Wind and Rain Consulting to donate 1 million USD!”
When the spotlight stops on Fu Guangwei’s sister, everybody knew that this was arranged. This was to set the benchmark. If the first donation was only 100,000 HKD, then the rest will not donate much. But everyone did not expect Fu Mengying’s partner to give 1 million USD!
Could this charity ball raise a record-breaking sum tonight?
The Fu Family and Li Zekai clapped, and the rest followed. Some second-generation wealthy ladies were laughing at Feng Yu just now and treating as a laughing stock. But after hearing Feng Yu’s pledged amount, their jaws dropped.
This person was not hired by Fu Mengying? He was not here to cover up the rumors of her being a lesbian? How come he could casually donate 1 million, and it was still in USD?! Even if their fathers attended Charity fundraising events, they will also not give such a large amount! What company did he say? Wind and Rain Consulting? I think I had heard of this company before? Tomorrow, I must send people to find out more.
These women immediately became interested in Feng Yu. Especially, when they say Li Family’s second young master approaching Feng Yu with his partner. Li Family’s young master know this guy?
“Brother Feng, you had set a high benchmark. What should we do now?” Li Zekai pretended to be angry.
Feng Yu replied with a nonchalant attitude: “Is 1 million USD a lot? When I am in China. I donated at least this amount every month.”
Shen Huihui was shocked. She knew that Feng Yu was wealthy, but she did not realize Feng Yu was so generous. Every month donating at least 1 million USD? Then he will have given at least 10 million USD a year! Then how much did he make in a year? If comparing Li Zekai and Feng Yu, Li Zekai was nothing.
Li Zekai was also shocked. He also did not expect Feng Yu to be so generous. But what he did not know was that Feng Yu had purposely said this. He wanted to attract the attention of the people at the ball and let them approach him. At the same time, he could help to advertise Wind and Rain Consulting and do Fu Guangwei favor.
These wealthy second generations were all snobs and will only make friends with people on the same or higher level than them. Feng Yu had shown what he was capable of and later, there will surely be a lot of people approaching him.
Immediately someone walked over. But when Li Zekai saw the person walking over, he walked away.
Huh? There was someone in Hong Kong that could make Li Zekai walk away? Feng Yu could not recall who this person was from his previous life memories. This person should not be on good terms with Li Zekai.
“Sister Mengying, care to introduce your partner?”
“Brother Jiacheng, this is the boss of Wind and Rain Consulting, Feng Yu. He is also Brother Guangzheng’s friend and is a successful businessman from China. Feng Yu, this is Li Jiacheng, Executive Director of Henderson Land Development.
Oh…. This was the youngest son of Li Zhaoji. Feng Yu remember who this person was. In his previous life, people often joked about this person’s name on the internet. His name had the same pronunciation as Superman Li. No wonder Li Zekai walked away. No one would like to speak to someone whose name sounded like their father.
“Mr. Feng. Hi, I’, Li Jiacheng.” Li Jiacheng heard that this person was the boss of the up and coming Wind and Rain Consulting, and he was from China? This was the person who set up a company in China with the Fu and Li families?
“Hello, Mr. Li.” Feng Yu naturally was interested to know this person. Although this person was the younger son of Li Zhaoji, in his previous life, Li Zhaoji had let him manage most of his companies and assets. Li Zhaoji did not leave any shares for his eldest son.
“Mr. Feng, your Wind and Rain Consulting is famous in Hong Kong. I hear that since it was set up, it had maintained high profits and had never suffered losses!” Li Jiacheng said.
“The economy is good. This is all luck.” The US market was bullish, and this will continue for a few more years. If Feng Yu’s brokers continued to follow those technologies, computers, telecommunications, etc. stocks which Feng Yu pointed out to them, it would be hard for the company to make losses. All the brokers had to do was to avoid high-risk instruments like futures and invest conservatively. There was no reason for them to lose money. What surprised Feng Yu the most was Li Jiacheng knew about Wind and Rain Consulting.
“Mr. Feng is too modest. How about we have lunch together when we are free?” Li Jiacheng passed Feng Yu his name card.
“Sure.” Feng Yu exchanged name cards with him, and he left.
After Li Jiacheng left, there was a constant stream of people coming up to introduce themselves to Feng Yu. Almost all of them treated Fu Mengying as invisible, and she got mad. She walked away to grab some food. She was the young lady of the Fu Family, and this was the first time she was treated this way. This charity ball was organized by her brother, and she should be the center of attraction!
The Fu Family’s brothers were chatting in one corner and quietly observing Feng Yu. They realized that almost everyone at the ball had gone up to Feng Yu and exchanged name cards.
What they really wanted to see was Feng Yu getting closer with Fu Mengying, but it did not happen. On the contrary, they saw lots of people pointing and gossiping about Fu Mengying. They must be saying some nasty things about her. Luckily, Feng Yu had danced with Fu Mengying, and those people could not confirm whether the rumors were real or not.
After those people left, Feng Yu felt it was worthwhile to come to this ball. Not only he got to know Li Jiacheng, but he also knows the second-generations of the Zheng Family, He Family, Wu Family, Huo Family, Chen Family, and many others. These families were like the Fu Family. Their assets were worth more than 1 billion USD, and all of them were worth more than 1 billion HKD.
Feng Yu did not expect Fu Guangwei to invite so many second-generation and third-generation of Hong Kong’s top 10 families. He was overjoyed.
Hong Kong was one of the places with the most tycoons. If Feng Yu could gather all of them and pool their resources together, the total amount should be more than George Soros’s funds.
Not only the male members of the top families had approached Feng Yu, but there were also some women from these families coming up to Feng Yu to invite him for a dance. But Feng Yu rejected them. He was not interested in interacting with them. The women who were rejected were cursing and swearing in their hearts. They even suspect Feng Yu was gay. If he wasn’t, why was his partner that rumored lesbian Fu Mengying?
Feng Yu does not know that refusing to dance would result in him being labeled as gay.
Suddenly, all the lights were switched on, and Fu Guangwei appeared on the stage. On the stage, there was a small table and an auction hammer.
“Hello everyone, please quiet down for a moment. Now, we shall start with the highlight of this Charity Ball. Charity Auction!”
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