The Mightiest Little Peasant - Chapter 720
On that day, the international gourmet world was in an uproar.
That was because the fantasy fish from Huaxia was finally being sold.
Many food lovers from around the world had waited for that moment for so long.
Huaxianese fantasy fish was now a world-famous delicacy, attracting the attention of rich tycoons and royal families around the world. Tasting the five-colored fish was a status symbol.
In the upper-class society, those who had not tasted this fish were embarrassed to show their faces in public.
Those who had tasted it were obsessed with it.
Unfortunately, the fish was in very limited supply. New Magical Kitchen only served one fish per day, no exceptions.
The waiting list for the fish stretched out a year long.
They would rather not wait for so long. The three-colored fantasy fish might not taste as good, but it was enough to satisfy their cravings.
Instantly, they converged upon Huaxia.
Private jets took off from all over the world. The passengers were all super-rich people and members of royal families.
Those who could not come in person sent representatives to Huaxia.
The Merrican oil and media tycoons came. All the Saudian princes and princesses came. The other royal families sent representatives.
This auction had become a gathering of the rich and famous, causing a sensation all over the world.
Media reporters from all over Huaxia and the rest of the world rushed to the venue to report on the international gathering.
The central government was alarmed. Security was tight to ensure that no accidents happened.
With so many important figures gathered together, it would be a disaster if something went wrong.
The venue for the auction was in Westridge.
As the people arrived, the entire district was in an uproar.
One could bump randomly bump into a bigshot while walking on the street.
That morning, reporters from all around the world staked out at a clubhouse in the north of the county seat with their bazookas.
The guests started arriving at about half-past nine.
“Look, that’s the Prince of Britannia…”
“Wow! That’s the representative of the Walton family…”
From time to time, waves of exclamations could be heard.
“This is unbelievable!” They exclaimed.
Half of the most influential people in the world had gathered in the small town. The other half had sent representatives.
They gathered there not to discuss global affairs but to bid for fish.
Were the fish really that amazing?
Eventually, they were desensitized.
The clubhouse gradually filled up with people. Some of the people who knew each other began to chat enthusiastically.
Not long after, a man walked up to the auction stage. He picked up a wooden gavel and tapped it lightly.
“Attention! The auction is about to begin!”
“A total of five thousand fantasy fish will be put up for auction. The fish will be auctioned in batches of one hundred, for a total of fifty batches.
“Alright, let’s start with the first batch. The starting price is one million yuan. Each increment must not be less than one hundred thousand yuan.”
As soon as he finished speaking, there was a low uproar.
Everyone was excited. A hundred fish was enough to eat for a long time.
Very soon, bids started pouring in.
The price soared crazily from one million yuan to ten million yuan with no signs of slowing down.
The people present were all internationally famous. They were not short of money, but they wanted to be the first person to win the first batch of fish.
After an intense competition, it was finally sold to the Britannian royal family for thirty-five million yuan.
The second batch also caused intense competition.
There were several hundred people in attendance, but there were only fifty chances to buy fish. No one wanted to miss it.
Eventually, the second batch sold for thirty-one million yuan.
The subsequent batches sold for about thirty million yuan each. There were a few times when two bidders did not want to lose, and the price rose to more than forty million.
In other words, each fish sold for over four hundred thousand yuan.
The price was already more expensive than the five-colored fantasy fish.
Backstage, Ma Fangfang watched with her mouth agape.
She found it hard to believe that the fish she raised could be sold for such an astronomical price. Each batch sold for about thirty million yuan, which means that they would raise a total of 1.5 billion yuan.
1.5 billion yuan profit in two months!
Their costs were mainly rental and labor.
“Oh my god!”
She was stunned.
The auction eventually reached the end, and the bidding became more intense. The last ten batches fetched more than forty million yuan each.
The last batch attracted a frenzy of bidding, and the price soared to more than sixty million.
In the end, the Merrican oil tycoon won the auction.
Before that, he had already bought a batch.
Even Liu Yan was stunned.
She had expected that many rich people would participate in the auction, but the prices had shocked her.
Each fish in the last batch cost more than six hundred thousand yuan!
In total, they raised 1.75 billion yuan in that auction.
Liu Yan could not help but exclaim.
“We’ve earned so much from these five thousand fish. The other ten thousand fish will be supplied to New Magical Kitchen at ten thousand yuan each, so that’s one hundred million yuan. The last five thousand fish will be sold at fifty thousand yuan each in the domestic market, for a total of two hundred and fifty million yuan. In total, we’ll make 2.1 billion yuan!
“The net profit is at least 2 billion yuan! How shocking!”
The entire Haotian Group did not even make two billion yuan in a quarter!
“Chairman Tang, the new movie is going to be released soon. Together with the results of Haotian Fisheries, our net profit this quarter is likely to reach six to seven billion. The goal of ten billion a year is within reach!” Liu Yan said excitedly.
Ma Fangfang was also excited.
The sales results made Haotian Fisheries one of the mainstays in Haotian Group.
The news of this auction spread around the world and caused a sensation.
It was even more sensational in Huaxia. Shortly after the auction, Haotian Group announced that ten thousand fantasy fish would be available at New Magical Kitchen at a lower price.
All of a sudden, huge lines formed at each New Magical Kitchen restaurant across the country. It was a grand occasion.
The media reported non-stop on the phenomenon.
The fantasy fish was an instant hit, and the hype only started to die down a few days later.
However, before the crowd could recover, the sequel of Haotian Picture’s “Mao Mountain Taoist Master” was released, causing another wave of excitement.
“Haotian! It’s Haotian again!”
“Oh my god! Haotian Group has taken over all the headlines for the past few days.”
Unknowingly, Haotian Group became more and more famous, as if it had grown into a giant existence.