Wang Jianlin, chairman of Wanda Group, in June 2016. Photo: AP
Simon Chadwick
Opinion

Opinion

Simon Chadwick

A feast for wolves: China’s richest man is hunting the global sports and entertainment industry

From football to Disney to Indian cricket, Wang Jianlin’s Wanda Corporation is leading a pack of business interests with the aim of building an entertainment empire stretching from China to Hollywood

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Wang Jianlin, chairman of Wanda Group, in June 2016. Photo: AP
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Simon Chadwick

Simon Chadwick

Simon Chadwick is a Professor of Sports Enterprise at Salford University in the UK, where he is also a member of the Centre for Sports Business.

Paul Widdop

Paul Widdop

Dr Paul Widdop is a cultural networks analyst at Leeds Beckett University in the UK. He is also co-founder of The Football Collective and research editor of Connect Sport.