Billionaire Stanley Ho Pays $330,000 For Rare White TrufflesBy May Shella Mojana-Macuha on Nov 30, 2010 in World •
Stanley Ho, a Macau billionaire has reportedly made the winning bid on Saturday at a charity auction through representatives of his company, Sociedade de Jogos de Macau.
Ho paid $330,000 for a two pair white truffles, matching the record price he paid in 2007 for a giant fungi.
According to international reports, the auction was for a pair of white truffles dug up in central Tuscany region and one found in Molise in Italy. The two pieces rare white truffles weigh 900 grams and 400 grams respectively.
The auction was held at Ho‘s Grand Lisboa Hotel in the former Portuguese colony of Macau and simultaneously participated with bidders in London and Rome through a satellite video.
Reports said that in 2007, Stanley Ho paid $330,000 for a white truffle unearthed in Tuscany weighing about 3.3 pounds (1.497 kilograms).
Stanley Ho is also known as Ho Hung-sun or Stanley Ho Hung-sun, Macau‘s wealthiest person and amongst the wealthiest in Asia.
White truffles were reportedly known to be the most expensive and highly prized of Italy‘s truffles. The most famous are those from Alba in the northern Piedmont region in Italy.
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