The president of Wanda Group, Wang Jianlin, regained the position of the richest person in China, according to a latest fortune list “The Richest People in China”, announced on Oct 15. The list has been made since 1999 by British registered accountant Mr Hu Run. It was the first list about the ranks of personal fortunes in China and is the most influential list in the Chinese financial world, according to Baidu.
According to this list, up to August 14, 2015, the fortune of Wang’s family reached ¥RMB220 billion, and is 52% higher than last year. Ma Yun’s family fortune reached ¥RMB145 billion and is at the second place. The third is Zong Qinghou, the owner of Chinese water brand Wahaha. The president of Tencent, Ma Huateng, is at the fourth place.
Three out of the top four people on this list are actively involved with the Chinese sports industry and did almost all the major investments in the Chinese sports industry this year, no matter domestically or overseas. The No. 7, the CEO of Baidu, Li Yanhong, is widely speculated to ought to make investment in the sports industry.
Another listed sports-related person is the former basketball player and the current boss of Shanghai Oriental Basketball Club, Yao Ming, who is ranked as the 1690th richest.