Changtian Wang
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China

Enlight Pictures

Changtian
Wang

CEO / President

Changtian is the founder and head of Beijing Enlight Media, one of China’s leading film and TV producers and distributors. A graduate of Fudan University in Shanghai, Wang founded the company in 1998 and was named by “China Youth” magazine as one of the 100 young persons who will make a difference in China in the 21st century.

The Chinese media has given him the nickname “camel” for for his ability to endure hardship. His company already earned more than 100 million yuan in 2005 but it wasn’t listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange until 2011 because he’d rather use his own money to make it happen. Wang has told the media that his ambition was to make his company one that can rival Warner Bros. and HBO.

In 2012, Enlight Media’s comedy “Lost in Thailand” successfully created a sensation throughout the country, taking more than $200 million in the box office and became the highest-grossing movie of all time in China at the time. In 2015, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba acquired 8.8 per cent stake of Wang’s company. The company was also involved in the production of Stephan Chow’s “The Mermaid” (2016), which became the highest-grossing film in China of all time. According to Forbes, he has $1.92 billion net worth, ranking 118th on the China Rich List in 2016. Wang struck an output deal in 2017 with IM Global that could take as many as six of his titles outside China.

Career

  • LOST IN THAILAND AKA REN ZAI JIONGTU ZHI TAI JIONG
  • LOST IN HONG KONG (GANG JIONG)
  • MERMAID, THE (MEI REN YU)

Education

  • Fudan University (China)

Philanthropy

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