China's Richest Man Is A Property Mogul Who Likes To Sing Folk Songs At Meetings

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China's richest man is now Wang Jianlin, according to Bloomberg's team of billionaire hunters. He's the chairman of the Dalian Wanda Group  — a conglomerate that holds shopping centers, five star hotels, movie theaters, and more —  and worth an estimated $14.2 billion.

Wang was boosted to the number one spot when a June 30th filing revealed the worth of his company's retail and entertainment businesses.

A few things to know about Wang — he's 58, from western China near the border with Tibet, comes from a military family, and is known for singing Tibetan and Mongolian folk songs at meetings.

That sounds very Buffett-like...

To get the full break down of Wang's wealth, head to Bloomberg>



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