Dalian Wanda Group

Wanda man

Wang Jianlin, the chairman of Dalian Wanda Group, saw a rapid rise in his career since the joining the army at 15. Photo: Bloomberg

It was a hot and sunny day in Qingdao, Shandong province, but Wang Jianlin, the richest man on the mainland, was looking cool in a dark grey suit and red tie at the launch of his 50 billion yuan (HK$63.3 billion) film park.

Monday, 23 September, 2013, 4:13am

Wanda billionaire brings Hollywood to Qingdao

Launching the Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis, Wang Jianlin was joined by film stars including Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Nicole Kidman, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Leonardo DiCaprio. Photos: Simon Song

While China's film industry is at the beginning of a golden age, Dalian Wanda Group, controlled by Chinese property tycoon Wang Jianlin, has acted as its most audacious investor.

23 Sep 2013 - 3:37pm