Chinese Businessman, Chairman of Dalian Wanda Group
Wang Jianlin, a Chinese businessman, founder and chairman of Dalian Wanda Group, is China’s largest real estate developer as well as the world’s largest movie theater operator. Wang is a delegate to the Chinese National People’s Congress. He was twice named CCTV’s “Economic Person of the Year”.
At the age of 16, Wang started his 17-year service with the People’s Liberation Army, initially as a border guard before rising to become a regimental commander. Wang worked in different posts in the real estate companies after his military service. Today, his company has grown into a conglomerate with commercial properties, entertainment, IT and finance services as its pillar industries, and ascended to the rank of Global Fortune 500 Company. Wanda is the world’s largest real estate company, five-star hotel proprietor and movie cinema operator as well as the world’s largest sports company. Wanda is China’s largest cultural enterprise, tour operator and children’s entertainment chains.
Wang is also a man of big heart, unmatched by most of the successful business people in his generous philanthropic donations to the people of the under-privileged group. He was thus bestowed China Charity Award four times by the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs. He won the titles of “Exemplary Individual for Supporting Handicapped and Disabled”, “Outstanding Individual for Poverty Alleviation” and “China Poverty Alleviation Innovation Award” issued by the Chinese State Council. He has long held positions of Vice Chairman of the China Charity Alliance and Honorary President of the China Charity Federation, demonstrating his commitment to social responsibilities.
Wang Jianlin is a man of Napoleonic ambition. His business empire reaches every corner of the world, bringing Chinese culture and value wherever it extends, and stimulating cultural confluence and exchanges with local legacies. His unparalleled contribution is exemplified by easy access to movies and cultural products via Wanda’s shopping malls, movie theaters worldwide, thus encouraging cultural exchanges between China, the United States and the rest of the world.
Wang’s ongoing efforts and contributions to spread Chinese culture worldwide through his commercial endeavors will testify to peoples around the world the peaceful emergence of China on the globe.
Jack Gao, the CEO of the Wanda Group, accepting the US China Outstanding Contribution Award on behalf of Wang Jianlin, at the Fourth Award Ceremony at San Juan Convention Center, Puerto Rico, March 1st, 2017.