Dalian Wanda Group

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

Wanda man

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.