When Spotlight , a film that celebrates hard-hitting journalism, won an Oscar for best picture this week, it also marked a triumph for China’s richest man, Wang Jianlin.
The film was produced by Open Road, a subsidiary of AMC Entertainment, the US cinema chain that Mr Wang’s company, Dalian Wanda, bought in 2012. The prize “marks the highest accolade ever received by a Chinese company in the global film arena”, a statement boasted.
But while Mr Wang, whose fortune is estimated at $28.7bn, basks in the reflected glory of a film about investigative journalism, his own engagement with the media is far more coy.
James Kynge ‘Wang Jianlin, China’s richest man, escapes the Spotlight‘ Financial Times