Born in 1954, Wang Jianlin served in the Army between 1970 and 1986, at which time he was appointed Office Director of the Xigang District Government in Dalian. He has served as Chairman of the Dalian Wanda Group since 1989.
Private wealth consultancy Wealth-X has compiled a list of the world’s top self-made billionaires. Wang Jianlin is the only Asian who made the top 10 list, with a personal net asset value of $35.2 billion, according to Wall Street Journal. Six of the world’s top 10 self-made billionaires are American; others are from Spain, Sweden, and Mexico.
Wang Jianlin served as a deputy to the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. He was a member of the 11th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Standing Committee. He also served as Vice Chairman of the 11th Congress of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. He currently serves as Vice President of the All-China Federation of Industry & Commerce, Vice Chairman of the China Enterprise Confederation and the China Enterprise Directors Association, Vice Chairman of the China General Chamber of Commerce, and Vice Chairman of China Charity Alliance.
Wang Jianlin has been honored with several awards for outstanding achievements in business management and corporate social responsibility. He has twice been named CCTV’s Chinese Economic Person of the Year. He has received three China Charity Awards from the Ministry of Civil Affairs in 2005, 2008 and 2013. And in 2013, he was awarded the title of Honorary President of the China Charity Federation.
Source: http://www.wanda-group.com/chairman/; http://www.wanda-group.com/2015/chairmannews_0626/970.html