Wang Jianlin ( 王健林 ) is well known as being China’s Richest Man for 2015 overtaking the Alibaba Founder – Jack Ma. Born in 1954, Wang Jianlin ( 王健林 ) was raised in the Sichuan Provence of Central China along with his four younger brothers. After graduating Liaoning University in 1986 ( 32 years old), Wang Jianlin ( 王健林 ) started his professional career managing to obtain in 1989 the position of General Manager at Zigang Residential Development. In 1992 Wang Jianlin ( 王健林 ) becomes the General Manager of Dalian Wanda Group and only one year after, he is named as the CEO of the company, a title which has never changed ever since. Nowadays the giant real estate Dalian Wanda Group owns under Wang Jianlin ( 王健林 ) leadership millions of square meters as property investments.
His business strategy is to think big and this is why Wang Jianlin ( 王健林 ) is the owner of 15 luxury hotels, 54 karaoke centers, 58 Shopping Malls ( Wanda Shopping Plaza ) or 68 cinemas. In 2012, Wang Jianlin ( 王健林 ) paid 2.6 billion $ for the American Theater Company – AMC Entertainment, which was a real success by managing to launch it on the stock market. Even 2013 was a profitable year for Wang Jianlin ( 王健林 ) who spent nearly 8 billion US dollars to open a smaller Hollywood in Qingdao city where American celebrities and movie stars were invited to host the opening ceremony.Wang Jianlin ( 王健林 ) is planning to transform Dalian Wanda Group into an international brand and this is why last year he bought an important piece of land on Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills. Targeting on creating his own Entertainment Company, Wang Jianlin ( 王健林 ) has set up an incredible goal: by 2020 he wants to control 20% of the global film market.
Another important overseas business strategy of Wang Jianlin ( 王健林 ) is to create a global Chinese Brand and his first step will be with a worldwide luxury hotels chain owned by Wanda Group, willing to over pass Shangri-La. With future investment plans and projects which target Beverly Hills, Chicago and Australia; Wang Jianlin ( 王健林 ) fortune which is now estimated at 39.1 billion $ is definitely supposed to grow exponentially in the years to come.