Zhao Tailai, who was born in Dongguan got the windfall of a lifetime when his aunt died and apparently left him thousands of Chinese antiques hidden in her British cellar worth billions.
Zhao Tailai came from a distinguished family, his grandfather was a famous diplomat and statesman “Wu Tingfang”. Wu Tingfang used to be Zeng Guofan’s legal adviser, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs during the Republic of China.
Zhao Tailai’s father was a doctor, his parents attached great importance to his education, he was educated with a combination of Chinese and Western schooling.
Zhao Tailai life changed forever at 15 years old when his parents died in a car crash. Zhao Tailai went to live with his aunt in Hong Kong, the two of them living together and taking care of each other. Before his aunt died she told Zhao a shocking secret whilst lying on her deathbed.
His aunt told Zhao she was leaving him her entire fortune, property in China, Hong Kong and a huge property in England that had belonged to her parents.
She also gave him a treasure map showing where she had kept thousands of valuable Chinese artefacts in both her Hong Kong home and mansion in England.
Zhao travelled to England and went to his aunt’s property that had been empty for many years. He found an entrance to the cellar and upon entering found hundreds of crates filled with ancient Chinese art. In all is it estimated there are around 100,000 objects.
Zhao plans to donate more than 60,000 cultural relics worth 800 million to museums in China.
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