A Social Media Tycoon Is Now China’s Richest Man

Daniel Shane
CNN
Tencent CEO Ma Huateng is the country’s highest-ranked person on the Global Rich List published Wednesday by Shanghai-based wealth research firm Hurun Report.

Billionaire Anbang Boss Prevented from Leaving China

Financial Times
Acquisitive insurer sees plans stymied by financial controls and political infighting.

No Country Comes Even Close to China in Self-Made Female Billionaires

Echo Huang
Quartz
China is home to more self-made female billionaires than any other nation, according to Hurun Report.

Rags to Riches: Delivery Man Now China’s Third-Richest Billionaire

Sophia Yan
CNBC
Wang Wei, chairman of SF Holding—the FedEx of China—has seen his fortune grow to around $27 billion, according to a Forbes estimate.

Foreign Passports Offer Little Protection for China’s Elite

Ben Bland
Financial Times
Beijing’s corruption crackdown drives rush for second citizenship 

Disappearance of Chinese Billionaire Alarms Financial Sector

Yifan Xie and Josh Chin
Wall Street Journal
Xiao Jianhua is one of several high-profile Chinese businessmen to go missing since China’s 2015 stock-market crash

China Billionaire’s Disappearance from Hong Kong Revives Autonomy Concerns

Venus Wu and James Pomfret
Reuters
The uncertain fate of Xiao Jianhua, a China-born billionaire who was last seen at a luxury Hong Kong hotel a week ago, has raised fresh fears about the city’s autonomy amid media reports he may have been abducted by Chinese agents.

Rich Chinese, Inspired by ‘Downton,’ Fuel Demand for Butlers

Chris Buckley and Karoline Kan
New York Times
Inspired in part by the Downton Abbey television drama, the country’s once raw and raucous tycoons are fueling demand for the services of homegrown butlers trained in the ways of a British manor.

Top Tips from China's Richest Man, Wang Jianlin

Sophia Yan
CNN
His recent book claims to give an inside look into his managerial philosophy and the values that turned his company into a giant conglomerate.

Reports: China Tycoon Appears at Event After Disappearance

Associated Press
The chairman of the Chinese conglomerate said he was assisting an official investigation after he disappeared for a day last week.

China Disappearances Highlight Ruling Party Detention System

Bloomberg
Caixin magazine reported that Guo Guangchang, the billionaire chairman of Fosun International Ltd. couldn’t be contacted.

Mission Improbable—Jack Ma, China’s Biggest E-Commerce Tycoon, Wants To Be a Media Mogul Too

Economist
Jack Ma, Alibaba’s billionaire boss, wants to be a global media mogul.

China's Rich Face Criticism After Mark Zuckerberg's Charity Pledge

Duncan Hewitt
International Business Times
China has a fast growing number of super-rich -- it created 242 billionaires in the past year alone.

China’s Butler Boom

BIANCA BOSKER
New Yorker
On a recent morning at a butler-training school in Chengdu, China,;lessons began at 8 A.M.,with an exercise in “opening the villa.”

China’s Wanda to Create Movie Fund to Attract Hollywood Productions

Abid Rahman
Hollywood Reporter
Wanda's billionaire chairman, Wang Jianlin, said the planned fund would work with the private sector to recreate Hollywood in China...

Property Mogul Wang Emerges as China’s Richest Person

Bloomberg
Wang Jianlin, owner of China’s biggest commercial land developer, is the nation’s wealthiest person, based on regulatory filings that show his non-real estate businesses are more valuable than previously calculated. 

China’s Millionaire Population Grows Less Quickly

Laurie Burkitt
Wall Street Journal
With the world’s second-largest economy in the midst of an extended slowdown, growth in the population of Chinese millionaires has fallen to its slowest pace in five years.