Chinese Billionaire Treats 6,400 Employees To A Vacation In France!


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If there were a prize for the best boss in the world, it would be awarded to Li Jinyuan, the Chairman of China's Tiens Group Company. For how else can you acknowledge a leader who celebrates the company's 20th anniversary by treating 6,400 employees to an all-expenses paid trip to France?

The contingent arrived in Paris on May 6th aboard 84 commercial airplanes. They then made their way to one of the 4,700 rooms the CEO had booked for them at 140 of the city's finest hotels. After that began a two-day whirlwind tour, which included the Eiffel Tower, a private tour of the Louvre museum and even a show at the world-famous Moulin Rouge.

On Saturday, the visitors jumped aboard France's high-speed TGV trains and headed to the French Riviera to relax in one of the 4,760 rooms reserved at 79 hotels in Cannes and Monaco. They spent the morning shopping at the Galeries Lafayette, which had been opened exclusively for Tien employees.

The fun didn't end there! The group then headed to the Promenade des Anglais in Nice and lined up to spell out the phrase "Tiens' dream is Nice in the Côte d'Azur." In addition to looking spectacular especially from above, the feat also earned them a Guinness World Record for the longest sentence formed by humans.

Christan Mantel, who heads the French tourism development agency, Atout France, said that the CEO spent $15 million USD during the four-day visit. He estimates that the employees spent an additional $5 million USD of their own money on shopping. It is no wonder the officials went all out to ensure that the trip went as flawlessly as possible. Some high-ranking members of the company were even invited to meet with France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

Planning for this epic trip began in December when the folks at Atout France heard about Li Jinyuan's desire to celebrate the company's 20th birthday by treating more than half of his employees to a free vacation. Though the CEO has originally been considering visiting London and Rome as well, French officials managed to convince him to stay local by putting together this fun itinerary. We for one cannot wait to see what the amazing CEO does for the company's 25th anniversary!


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  • Llama CornsThursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:25 am
    so cool to learn stuff about rome
    • swifte
      swifteSaturday, May 14, 2016 at 11:41 am
      I agree I wish I was a worker there with that boss
      • bobSunday, March 13, 2016 at 5:35 pm
        WHY WOULD HE do that? it cost 15$ million Usd.
        • nightwaves
          nightwavesMonday, May 24, 2021 at 11:33 am
          He's a billionare! What better way to get rid of your money!
        • hiMonday, February 22, 2016 at 1:52 pm
          this is awesome i wish that could of happened to me
          • AASSDMonday, November 16, 2015 at 3:14 pm
            cool I have been there TAKE MY EDVICE IT IS COOL
            • volpmb
              volpmbFriday, October 2, 2015 at 11:56 am
              • 1122swag
                1122swagMonday, August 10, 2015 at 4:34 pm
                if there was a best boss award he would win it
                • grindtime
                  grindtimeWednesday, July 29, 2015 at 7:51 pm
                  its cool he thinks about others hah. come to america homie
                  • pandali04
                    pandali04Friday, July 17, 2015 at 4:31 am
                    I want a boss like that when I'm older!!!
                    • MaicolFriday, June 26, 2015 at 9:45 am
                      The best boss ever