Grindr’s Chinese Owner Is Available After $1.14 Billion Divorce

The heterosexual owner of Grindr, the gay hookup app headquartered in West Hollywood, must be wishing he had been gay and single, with a profile declaring NSA (“no strings attached”).

Zhou Yahui
Zhou Yahui

The New York Times reports that Zhou Yahui, the Chinese billionaire who bought a controlling stake in Grindr in January, is splitting with his wife in what appears to be the most expensive divorce in Chinese history.

According to The Times, a Chinese court has ordered Zhou Yahui to give his wife, Li Qiong, 300 million shares in his Beijing Kunlun World Wide Technology company, which have a value of $1.14 billion. He will retain 388 million shares.

Zhou Yahui picked up what is rumored to be an 60% stake in Grindr for only $93 million.

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Josh Kurpies
Josh Kurpies
7 years ago

@Randy, wouldn’t this kind of be the gay version of the Donald & Shelly Sterling/Clippers saga? 😉

7 years ago

I realize that Grindr is headquartered at the PDC. But how, on earth, is this “news?” I don’t see articles posted about other local business owners who change their relationship status.

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