Jianlin Wang

Dalian Wanda

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Wang Jianlin (Chinese: 王健林; pinyin: Wáng Jiànlín; born 24 October 1954) is a Chinese business magnate, investor, politician, and philanthropist. He is the founder of the conglomerate company Dalian Wanda Group, China’s largest real estate development company, as well as the world’s largest movie theater operator. He owns 15% of the Spanish football club Atlético Madrid. In 2016, Wang agreed on a deal with FIFA to launch the China Cup, in which national football teams compete in Asia each year.During the course of his career, Wang was the economic consultant of Yunnan province, as well as a construction consultant of the Guiyang government, and was named honorable citizen of Changchun city, and “outstanding contributor” to the construction of Dalian city.As of June 2019, Wang is estimated by Forbes to have a net worth of $21.7 billion, making him one of the richest men in China and Asia.


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