Chapter 36 Huge sum of money! Zhu Di was completely convinced!

Novel Title:Ming Dynasty: My father Yongle, Yongzhenshanhe Time:2024-1-25 / 0:34:03 Author:I heard about ancient times Word Count:6958

Because Wang Wenxian and Wang Fuguang got off to a good start, the subsequent auction of goods went very smoothly.

With Wang Wenxian at the forefront, a group of wealthy businessmen did not remain silent. They all chose to take action and captured their favorite areas.

Although the whole process was a blind shoot, Qiu Guangde, under Zhu Gaoxu’s instruction, deliberately mentioned which small overseas country the products in these areas came from.

This intensified the intensity of the bidding.

Especially the No. 1 area from the island country of Molucca is fiercely competed by these merchants.

Wang Wenxian and Wang Fuguang took action again. For this area, the two faced off again. Wang Fuguang, who was even unconvinced, offered a sky-high price of 300,000 taels of silver, which completely shocked Zhu Gaoxu and others.

There is no other reason. The island country of Molucca is famous for its rich production of clove, cardamom and pepper, and is known as the ‘land of spices’.

Wang Fuguang himself is a giant salt merchant in Huaihe and Huaihe. His fleet occasionally goes to sea secretly to make huge profits at sea, so he knows this trade secret.

Spices such as cloves, cardamom, pepper, etc. are in short supply in Daming with prices comparable to gold, so there is no need to worry about lack of market.

Originally, Wang Fuguang planned to pick up a wave of leaks, but he never thought that he would become the No. 1 area without death.

The people present were all wealthy businessmen, with shrewd business minds and keen business acumen. No one was a fool.

So when they saw that Wang Fuguang kept bidding, they immediately became interested, and Wang Wenxian even directly took action against Wang Fuguang again.

The two salt merchant giants once again competed, and finally Wang Fuguang successfully won this area by offering a sky-high price of 300,000 taels of silver.

Today’s tasting session came to a perfect conclusion.

Qiu Guangde knocked on the wooden hammer, suppressed the throbbing fear in his heart, and said in a hoarse voice, ‘Everyone, today’s tasting session ends here.’

‘The remaining areas will start shooting on time tomorrow. This tasting will be held for three days in total and will end immediately after the three days.’

After a pause, Qiu Guangde put away his smile and reminded in a cold voice, ‘Qiu would like to kindly remind everyone that all successful bidders must deliver the cash payment within these three days. If not, you will be responsible for the consequences!’

Cash delivery?

After hearing this, Wang Wenxian and Wang Fuguang’s expressions suddenly changed.

It is true that their family is extremely wealthy, but their real wealth is not in the capital.

I would like to ask which businessman would carry so much cash with him when he goes out to do business?

That is simply impossible!

‘Qiu Guangde, you are just telling me now, where can I go to raise cash in a short time?’

‘Yes, are you going too far?’

For a while, everyone in the audience complained and accused Qiu Guangde of not making it clear beforehand.

Faced with the accusations from everyone, Qiu Guangde just replied calmly, ‘This is the rule set by the King of Han. Pay with one hand and deliver with the other. No credit!’

‘However, the prince also said that considering that the time is too short, you may not be able to raise enough silver, so you can use silk tea and other Ming Dynasty specialties to buy it at the official price.’

Upon hearing the name King of Han, the scene suddenly became quiet.

Even if a group of wealthy businessmen were stubborn, they would not dare to question Han Wang Zhu Gaoxu.

I offended this Han prince, and I don’t even know why he died!

But in this case, what should we do?

Seeing that his goal was achieved, Qiu Guangde smiled again and said, ‘You guys, the authorities are confused. Even if you don’t have cash on you, can’t you contact nearby friends to move?’

‘Furthermore, even if you can’t occupy an area by yourself, you can still cooperate with your friends. If you don’t have enough cash, you can still trade in goods!’

‘Prince Han has said that you will definitely make a profit from this transaction, and there will be many opportunities for cooperation in the future, so you don’t have to worry at all and take action now!’

As soon as he finished speaking, Qiu Guangde turned around and left, leaving behind all the merchants looking at each other.

Raise cash!

Goods discount!

Cooperate with friends to eat more areas!

Qiu Guangde’s last words were like an enlightenment, completely awakening everyone.

They, these wealthy businessmen, have been traveling all over the country for so many years, and who doesn’t know a few partners who are extremely wealthy?

Not to mention, there are simply not too many wealthy businessmen in Jiangnan and other places!

And it’s not too far from the capital. Even if you come with money, it’s only a day or two’s journey!

Hanwang has given a three-day delivery period, which is completely sufficient in terms of time!

And even if the money is insufficient in the end, it can still be exchanged for goods. The most indispensable thing in the capital is high-end goods such as tea and silk!

When they thought of this, the merchants immediately moved and hurriedly left the auction venue.

As soon as they left the Lou Jiangxi Pavilion, the wealthy businessmen immediately urged the carriage to move forward and go to the houses of their friends and partners to raise money.

It doesn’t matter whether you make money or not, you must get the qualification to donate to prison.

Although someone has offered a sky-high price of 300,000 taels, there are a total of nine places available, and it has not been decided yet who will win!

The worst case scenario is that if multiple companies cooperate, just grab a quota first and then make internal adjustments!

For a time, because of this tasting event, wealthy businessmen in the entire Gyeonggi region mobilized.

Zhu Gaoxu calmly walked out from behind the scenes and looked at the wealthy businessmen leaving in a hurry, with a smile on his face.

Although Qiu Guangde was a wealthy businessman in the capital, he only had one person and his circle was still relatively small.

Now that these dozens of wealthy businessmen are out together, they will attract more big dogs!

In this way, the tasting meeting was completely completed, and Zhu Gaoxu’s follow-up plan could be implemented smoothly.

At this moment, Zhou Chen walked over with a numb face, trembling and said, ‘Your Majesty, a total of thirty-two areas were auctioned today, totaling 3.41 million taels, with an average of about 100,000 taels per area.’

Zhu Gaoxu nodded when he heard this. Seeing his excitement, he couldn’t help but joked, ‘Xunru, look at your potential, but you only have three million taels of silver. Why are you trembling like this?’

Zhou Chen ‘???’

Your mother!

A mere three million taels?

The annual fiscal revenue of the Ming Dynasty was only three million taels of tax silver!

Of course, this is only money and does not include food, silk and other items.

But even if grain and silk are converted into money, the Ming Dynasty’s annual fiscal revenue is only 30 million taels!

This Prince of Han just held a tasting party and got 3.4 million taels of cash from other hands!

And this is only the first day. The tasting sessions in the next two days will definitely be more intense than today without even thinking about it, and the transaction volume will only be higher!

Then…oh my God!

A tasting session will cost next year’s tax revenue?

What kind of genius is this Prince of Han?

Seeing this, Zhu Gaoxu patted him on the shoulder and reminded him angrily, ‘First, half of the transaction amount belongs to Fanshang.’

‘Secondly, your appearance of having never seen the world is too embarrassing. I now regret that I chose you as my deputy.’

Zhou Chen was shy and smiled sarcastically.

‘It’s just some money, but I scared you like this. I will bring you to face the emperor later. I am really afraid that you will be embarrassed!’

Zhou Chen ‘!!!’

Face to face!

Can I do that too?

Qianqing Palace, Imperial Study Room.

Zhu Gaoxu had just walked in, and a moment later Zhu Di’s exclamation came from the imperial study room.

‘How much? Three million four hundred thousand taels?’


‘Well… I’m just telling you, how is it possible…’

‘It’s 3.41 million taels!’

Zhu Di ‘???’