Chapter 532: Team, Funds, and All of Your Food and Drink Expenses are All on Me (Part Two)
Xu Cheng didn’t seem to care. “Up to you. The moment you met me, you’ve already been dragged onto the same boat. If you don’t want to take this offer, then I will go and find someone else. There are a lot of people with bigger balls than you that want to go on this adventure.”
Haber snorted. “You think there are that many rich people in the world? Not to mention finding a reliable construction team to help you build an underground factory in the Land of Mercenaries, but also one who will pay all the bills for you? You think one billion is a small sum of money? As a rich man myself, I know that the richer one is, the stingier they are. If you want them to take out a billion to make 2 billion, they will do it. But to give you a billion for free? Haha, not to mention one billion, their heart would ache even if it’s 10 million! What kind of gift is worth a billion? In the past, those historical relics and famous artworks might be, but you think those are just so easy to find? Besides, you will have to find the right buyer to be able to get that price. Sometimes, even if something’s priceless, to be blunt, to someone that doesn’t like it, they wouldn’t even care if it gets smashed. That’s the logic. Don’t just see that I don’t care about money on the outside, but when it comes to business, my little mental calculator is pretty active and I have a sharp eye for investment.”
Xu Cheng ridiculed him. “I thought you guys just dig up oil, sell it, and make a fortune.”
Haber felt a bit awkward but immediately retorted, “Even then, we still have to control the amount of oil produced each year and pick who to sell it to, and control the market and the crude oil shipments to control the world’s oil price. These things all take knowledge and skills, what do you know! I won’t bore you with the details this early in the morning.”
“Then what if my gift is the most expensive drop of liquid in the world?” suddenly, Xu Cheng said with a faint smile.
“Most expensive liquid?” Haber still wasn’t taking it seriously. “What is it? Scorpion venom? A gallon of that is just 39 million dollars. How much scorpion venom are you going to exchange with me for a billion dollars? Besides, what am I going to do with that?”
Xu Cheng smiled and didn’t say anything. He kept on eating his meal.
Haber chit-chatted and suddenly, his knife and fork stopped.
“The most expensive liquid? Wait a second, if I’m not wrong, a week ago, the most expensive liquid title actually went to the medicine from the Mandala Lab?”
Xu Cheng smiled. “Each dose is 20 ml, and its current auction price was 3 billion. How much do you think each drop is worth?”
Haber swallowed his spittle. “Are you joking with me?”
Xu Cheng: “I just said your gift is the most expensive liquid in the world, I didn’t say it was Mandala Lab’s medicine. And judging by your reaction earlier, it seems like you weren’t really looking forward to this partnership. Oh well then, I will go and find someone else. I feel like one billion is just too bad of a deal for me.”
“Wai-wait a second, Bro, my good bro!” Haber immediately got nervous. He stood up right away to pull Xu Cheng back and said with an anxious face, “Let’s talk this out, come on, why are you taking my joke seriously again? Of course I was joking! Come, let’s talk at my house, haha.”(read on noodletowntranslated dot com to support the actual translators)
Xu Cheng just stood there, somewhat indifferent and unwilling.
Haber pulled on his arm like he was pulling a cow as he anxiously coaxed Xu Cheng, “Construction team, funds, plus all your expenses this trip, eating, living, and your wife’s shopping, all of your expenses are all on me! What is money to me? Just a bunch of papers!”(read on noodletowntranslated dot com to support the actual translators)
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