Kelly Zong, daughter of Chinese billionaire beverage tycoon Zong Qinghou, says she never had a boyfriend
Kelly Zong, daughter of China’s wealthiest man, has everything she could ever want – but money can’t buy her love.
U.S. citizen Kelly Zong, the daughter of Chinese billionaire beverage tycoon Zong Qinghou, says that she’s never had a boyfriend.
The 30-year-old businesswoman bemoaned in a recent interview that she feels “pessimistic about love” after so many men have been found wanting.
Kelly Zong, who graduated in 2004 from Pepperdine University in California, is currently the president of her father’s beverage empire, Hangzhou Wahaha Group.
She said that would-be suitors are only after her for money, or to pitch her business ventures.
“It’s not easy for her to tell whether men are genuinely interested or just in her wealth,” the report said.
“It turns out all of them just want to do business.”
China’s media has dubbed the only daughter of the billionaire as “the most diligent princess” for her astounding work ethic and devotion to expanding her father’s beverage company.
The young woman has done much within the business and has also started several philanthropies, many focusing on providing education to underprivileged youth.
She joined the Wahaha group in 2005, and has served as assistant and vice director, according to Want China Times.
The glamorous young woman’s plight has not gone unnoticed – as the South China Morning Post notes, China’s citizens have taken to social media to offer their sympathy and advice.
“Fake a new identity and get a low-key job,” one user of Sina Weibo, a Chinese Twitter-like service, suggested.
Another offered this recommendation: “Zong should give away all his money to poor children in rural villages so his daughter can find Mr Right.”
According to Bloomberg, Kelly Zong’s father is worth an estimated $20.1 billion.
Zong Qinghou’s company earned an impressive $11 billion in sales in 2012, placing it third behind Coca-Cola and Hong Kong’s Tingyi.
Kelly Zong is widely expected to take over her father’s business after he retires, though he says he has no plans to do so any time soon.