Wang Jianlin (Chinese: 王健林; pinyin: Wáng Jiànlín; born 1954) is a Chinese businessman and philanthropist. He serves as the Chairman of the Dalian Wanda Group, China’s largest real estate developer, as well as the world’s largest movie theater operator. He owns 20% of the Spanish football club Atlético Madrid.
The Wanda Group, owned by Chinese tycoon Wang Jianlin consider hotel & land investments in Benahavis South of Spain.
The Chinese group, headquartered in the city of Dailan has focused mainly on the possible acquisition of land for the development of high-end real estate projects. Benahavis is one of the municipalities around Marbella with more land available.
The executives of Chinese business group held meetings with the Villa Padierna hotel, Marbella Club and Puente Romano who all owns a significant volume land in the municipality of Benahavis.
Chinese group executives, who were accompanied on his visit to Benahavís by executives of an American consultant, have also contacted a law firm based in Marbella with the aim of having a representation of their interests in the area.
The group own 52 hotels. Wanda has also made arrangements for the acquisition of a shopping center in Benahavis.
The Wanda Group, whose owner is considered the wealthiest person in China.
The Chinese corporation also own a 20 percent of the football “Atletico Madrid”
He is married to Lin Ning, and has a son, Wang Sicong (Chinese: 王思聪; born 1988), educated at Winchester College and University College London in the UK. Wang Sicong is currently a board member of the Wanda Group and a venture capitalist in China through his Beijing-based private equity fund, Prometheus Capital (普思投资).
In December 2015, Wang Jianlin bought 15a Kensington Palace Gardens, London, for £80 million, and he’ll spend £50m more doing it up.
. The house was previously lived in by the Ukranian billionaire, Leonard Blavatnik, who rented it during lengthy works on the house he owns opposite.
As well as the £700 million One Nine Elms scheme, which includes a 56 storey residential skyscraper, Mr Wang owns the Dorset-based Sunseeker luxury motor yacht business.
It was reported this year that he has been in talks to buy the Tour de France as part of a bid to build one of the world’s biggest sports businesses.
Mr Wang already owns a 20 per cent stake in Spanish football club Atletico Madrid, which he bought for for £32 million in April.