A Chinese tycoon recently made headlines for taking out $780,000 (around
₹ 6.5 crore) in cash from a bank and insisting that the employees count the cash by hand, in an astounding display of wealth and eccentricity.
The incident, which took place in a branch of one of China’s largest banks, has sparked a discussion on the country’s shifting views on wealth and conspicuous expenditure.
Who Is This Chinese Millionaire?
The Chinese millionaire’s full name is not disclosed, but his surname is ‘Sunwear.’
What Happened In The Bank?
An unexpected outcome emerged from a dispute between a man and employees at a Chinese bank. Reports state that following the argument, the man took millions out of his account and had the employees tally the money by hand.
The bank stated that it all began when they advised the client to wear a mask, despite the man’s claims that he did so in response to subpar treatment.
According to Business Insider, the man, who goes by the online handle “Sunwear,” shared his version of events on the Chinese social media site Weibo.
He said that at a bank in Shanghai, he got into a fight with the security personnel and was given the “worst customer service.” He then requested that the bank count the five million renminbi ($783,000) in cash that he had taken out.
A team of tellers needed roughly two hours to complete the count.
The Bank Has Expressed Disagreement About The Matter
In a statement, the bank stated that the customer’s refusal to wear a mask and comply with COVID-19 rules was the catalyst for the argument.
Once more, Sunwear posted on Weibo to say that he had misplaced his mask that day and needed a backup.
Furthermore, he emphasised that he never objected to wearing it.
Where Did This Happened?
This happened at the Chinese Bank.
How Did The Incident Unfold?
This week in Shanghai, China, a millionaire named ‘Sunwear’ withdrew his entire savings of 5 million yuan and ordered the bank staff to count every single note. All because they asked him to wear a face mask. He then put the money in suitcases and leftSAVAGE AF 🚀🚀🚀 pic.twitter.com/WsOWgIDtiM
— ᙢinus ᙡells (@MinusWells) October 25, 2021
Images of luggage and wads of cash went viral after the argument.
The pictures ended up on X as well. A user uploaded the pictures to the microblogging site along with a brief description of what happened.
“This week in Shanghai, China, a millionaire named ‘Sunwear’ took out all 5 million yuan in savings and gave the bank employees the task of counting every note. Just because it was requested that he don a face mask,” the X user stated.
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