Before Kim Kardashian and Kanye West became the power couple they are today, the two celebrities were in other high-profile relationships. Kardashian’s 2011 wedding and subsequent short-lived marriage to former NBA star Kris Humphries was even documented in the family’s hit reality television show.
Kardashian and Humpries’ union, although it appeared to be picture-perfect, seemed to be doomed from the start. One of the telling signs of this is one $325,000 wedding present they received from a controversial figure.
Worst Gift Ever
Receiving a fancy white Ferrari car as a wedding gift would certainly be a dream come true for some of us. That became a reality for Kardashian and Humpries when they received such a gift on their big day.
The present was attributed to a mystery man who was only listed as ‘Malaysian businessman’ on the guest list. As it turns out, this unnamed businessman is actually Jho Low, a scion whose business interests spanned sectors like the hotel and publishing industries.
Aside from the extravagance of it, what set aside Low’s gift to the newlyweds is the fact that it ended up the best and worst one Kardashian and Humphries received.
Who is Jho Low?
Why? You might ask. Well, it appears that the Italian luxury car was bought using money Low allegedly stole from the Malaysian government.
The disgraced businessman is currently in hiding after his name was linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal. The controversy involved the Asian country’s former prime minister Najib Razak, who is accused of funneling around $700 million of what was supposed to be public funds to his own bank accounts.
Low was identified as one of the conspirators that helped the Razak pull off the scheme. In turn, Low, identified by prosecutors as the mastermind, was charged with money laundering of $4.5 billion.
It is rumored that the businessman is currently living in China. He has since agreed to hand over $900 million of his assets but is yet to appear in court.
Just like the Ferrari wedding gift they received, Kardashian and Humpries’ marriage was also mired in controversy. For starters, their wedded bliss only lasted 72 days with the reality star filing for divorce from her athlete husband.
Some also accused the Kardashian clan of profiting from the short-lived relationship as they aired a two-part special just for the wedding itself.