Wang Jianlin

About Wang Jianlin

Who is it?: Chairman, Dalian Wanda Group
Birth Day: October 24, 1954
Birth Place: Beijing, China, China
Birth Sign: Scorpio
Native name: 王健林 (Chinese)
Residence: Beijing, China
Education: Liaoning University
Organization: Founder & Chairman of Dalian Wanda Group
Known for: Wealthiest person in China (2015-2017)
Political party: Communist Party of China
Spouse(s): Lin Ning
Children: Wang Sicong (son, born 1988)
Relatives: four younger brothers

Wang Jianlin Net Worth

Wang Jianlin was bornon October 24, 1954 in Beijing, China, China, is Chairman, Dalian Wanda Group. Wang Jianlin chairs the Dalian Wanda Group, one of the world's largest commercial real estate developers with more than 200 plazas in China. Wang reversed a big push into tourism and hotels by shedding $9.3 billion of assets in the two industries in mid-2017 in move to deleverage. U.S. movie chain AMC dragged down Wang's wealth in 2017 as shortage of hit films hurt profits. Wang's Wanda Film Holding operates one of China's largest movie theatre chains. Served in China military 1970-86 before turning around a government real estate venture and then going into business himself in 1989.
Wang Jianlin is a member of Real Estate

💰 Net worth: $29.6 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

2010 $3 Billion
2011 $4.6 Billion
2012 $4 Billion
2013 $8.6 Billion
2014 $15.1 Billion
2015 $24.2 Billion
2016 $28.7 Billion
2017 $31.3 Billion
2018 $30.13 Billion

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Biography/Timeline

1954

Wang Jianlin was born on October 24, 1954, in Cangxi County, Guangyuan, Sichuan, China. His Father fought for Mao Zedong's People's Liberation Army during the Long March (October 1934–October 1935).

1976

At the age of 15, Wang started his 17-year Service with the People's Liberation Army, initially as a border guard before rising to become a regimental commander. In 1976, he joined the Communist Party of China. He served as deputy to the 17th National Congress.

1989

After sixteen years in the People's Liberation Army, Wang started working as the Office Administrator for the Xigang District in the city of Dalian. In 1989, he became the General Manager of Xigang Residential Development. He was Head of Factory in a Jiangyin-based factory. In 1992, he started working as the Chairman for the Dalian Wanda Group. He has also been serving as Assistant to the Regional Manager, Assistant Regional Manager and Director in Jiangsu Jiangnan Water Co.

2008

Wang is a delegate to the Chinese National People's Congress. He was twice named CCTV's "Economic Person of the Year". He serves as the Vice-Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, and has been a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference since 2008.

2011

In 2011, he donated US$197 million to charitable causes, such as underwriting the restoration of an ancient temple in Nanjing. In 2014-2015 he donated US$200,000 for the restoration of the Electric Fountain in Beverly Hills, California.

2012

His company owns 21.57 million square metres of investment property, 168 Wanda Shopping Plazas, 82 luxury hotels, 213 cinemas, 99 department stores, and 54 karaoke centres around China. The company became the world's largest theatre owner in 2012 when it acquired AMC Theatres. He bought out U.S.-based AMC Entertainment for US$2.6 billion. He listed it on the New York Stock Exchange in December. He flew in celebrities Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Beckinsale, and John Travolta to help launch an US$8 billion mini-Hollywood in the coastal city of Qingdao in January 2014.

2013

The previous year, Forbes ranked him the 128th richest person in the world, with US$8.6 billion. In August 2013, he was listed as the wealthiest person in China with a net worth of US$14.2 billion by Bloomberg. In September 2013, his net worth rose to US$22 billion, according to numbers of the Hurun Report.

2014

According to the Hurun Report, in 2014 he was the 25th richest person in the world with US$25 billion.

2015

In December 2015 Wang Jianlin bought 15a Kensington Palace Gardens, London, for GB£80 million. The house was previously lived in by the Ukrainian Billionaire, Leonard Blavatnik, who rented it during lengthy works on the house he owns opposite.

2016

In July 2016 Wang Jianlin's book The Wanda Way: The managerial philosophy and values of one of China's largest companies was published globally by LID Publishing. The book includes his renowned 2013 ChinaCentral Television Voice interview, his speech and question-and-answer session to the Harvard Business School, and Wang Jianlin's Business philosophy on Wanda's real estate, resort, and movie units. In 2016, Wang picked a fight with Disney by declaring that he wants to make sure the Magic Kingdom doesn't make any money in China.

2017

A year later, Forbes ranked him 18th in its 2017 World's Billionaires list, making him the richest man in China with a net worth of US$31.3 billion. However, on May 14, Jack Ma overtook Wang Jianlin as the richest man in China, thanks to Ma's Ali Baba Group's increases in stock prices.

2018

As of February 2018, Wang is estimated by Forbes to have a net worth of $30.1 billion, making him one of the richest men in China and Asia.