3. Wang Jianlin, China, Net Worth: $30.6 billion
Wang Jianlin spent 17 years in the Chinese army. Born on 1954, Jianlin owns largest real estate and movie theater company in China today. He started off as an officer administrator in the city of Dalian. Then he went on to Dalian Wanda Group, the largest cinema chain in China. His specialty is that he could make his customers feel luxurious wherever they were. Today, his company owns numerous fancy hotels, shopping plazas, and theaters. In 2012, he purchased ‘AMC Entertainment’ for $2.6 billion, and is working to improve theater experience across the globe.