Ruigang Li
AP
China

China Media Capital

Ruigang
Li

Chairman

Having been hailed as the cleverest man in the room in China’s political hierarchy, in Chinese business circles and in Hollywood, where he has numerous high-level connections, Li has seen some of the shine come off his China Media Capital investment empire in the past year. The two-pronged group ranges from stakes in Imagine Entertainment and Jaunt VR pioneer to CAA China and Manchester City soccer club, so some consolidation or disposals seem in the cards. The dissolution of Oriental Dreamworks in 2018 was a blow, but a $1.5 million capital infusion in July should help. So, too, should the box-office success of “The Meg,” the $150 million giant-shark movie co-produced by Gravity Pictures, a CMC portfolio company, and Warner Bros.

Career

  • Television Broadcasts Limited
  • Flagship Entertainment Group
  • China Media Capital

Education

  • Fudan University (China)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree

Philanthropy

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Li Ruigang Starts Countdown to IPO of CMC Inc. in Hong Kong

Li Ruigang Starts Countdown to IPO of CMC Inc. in Hong Kong

Chinese media group CMC Inc. is being readied for a share listing in Hong Kong. As its founder Li Ruigang is one of the best-connected media entrepreneurs in Asia, what exactly goes into that mix will have resonance in Hollywood and China.“We are now considering a listing of CMC Inc in the next two years,” Li told the South China Morning Post last week. “We will float our core businesses, but probably not all of the assets. After evaluating our...

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