Wang Jianlin at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions of World Economic Forum in Dalian, 2009
|Born||(1954-10-24) October 24, 1954
Cangxi County, Sichuan province, China
|Organization||Founder & Chairman of Dalian Wanda Group|
|Known for||Wealthiest person in China (2015-present)|
|Net worth||US$31.4 billion (December 2016)|
|Political party||Communist Party of China|
|Children||Wang Sicong (son, born 1988)|
|Relatives||four younger brothers|
In setting goals and executing a strategy, Wanda is sophisticated. We have good systems and departments. If targets are not reached, a yellow light goes off.
There’s no single company in the whole world that has a big-scale production base and at the same time has screening and distribution channels. Wanda Group is the first one in the world.
Among the world’s 500 largest companies, not one has completely relied on its own growth to develop.
Foreign politicians don’t have resources – or limited resources. It’s useless dealing with them.
Acquiring Sunseeker deepens Wanda’s international influence and represents an important step forward for the development of the business.
Real estate deals a lot with the government. It isn’t like manufacturing, logistics, home appliances or the auto sector, which deal with consumers.
Remain close to government and away from politics. It means deal more with the authorities. And less with individuals.
China is a government-oriented economy. No one can say he can run his business entirely without government connections. Anybody who says that he or she can do things alone… is a hypocrite.
I know Bo Xilai well. But our relationship was based on our work; we didn’t have a personal relationship.
Wanda and Reliance are two of the largest private conglomerates in their respective countries. By joining our strengths together, we hope our cooperation will bring mutual benefits and great results.
The basic principle is I command, and my employees carry it out immediately.
Investing in Chicago property is just Wanda’s first move into the U.S. real estate market.
Don’t ally your personal interests with the development of the company.
Sunseeker is well placed to take full advantage of opportunities in China, one of the world’s fastest growing luxury yacht markets.
If Wanda can control more than 20 per cent of the world’s three most important film markets – the United States, Europe and China – then it will have an empire with great voice in the industry.
Cultural industries will be the next engine for growth after real estate, and Wanda will make cultural industries our long-term focus.
I am not a person who pursues luxury. I am not like those people who, once they have money, compulsively squander it or show it off.
I was born in a family with a strong military background, so I chose to be a soldier.
There are not many companies in China that dare to say in public, ‘We don’t offer bribes’, or companies that operate only by market rules.
Chinese people today have strong demand for culture, but we need effective supply, and China needs innovative cultural products.
The future of the world’s film industry is in China because we have 1.3 billion people.