Wang Jianlin, $4.6 billion, Dalian Wanda Group
Wang’s Dalian Wanda Group is one of the largest commercial property developers in China. Its projects include “Wanda Plazas,” hotels, and movie theaters.
Wang is active in Chinese politics and involved with the World Economic Forum (Davos). He previously spent 16 years of his career with the Chinese military.
The following is his resume from the Davos website:
1970-86, with Chinese military; 1986, Office Administrator, Xigang District, Dalian Government; 1989, General Manager, Xigang Residential Development Company; 1992, General Manager, Dalian Wanda Group; since 1993, current position and Chief Executive Officer, Dalian Wanda Group. Deputy to 17th National Congress, CPC. Member, Standing Committee, Ninth CPPCC National Committee. Vice-Chairman: 10th All China Federation of Industry and Commerce; China Entrepreneur Association; China Enterprise Directors Association; China General Chamber of Commerce; China Real Estate.