MANILA — China’s billionaire and richest man Wang Jianlin has purchased a painting of the Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt for a whooping sum of $3 million.
The painting was in display in Hollywood where he was shopping for his media company.
According to a source at the shop, the paintings was specially made ahead of his coming since they were hinted that the billionaire has an undying love for the 100m world record holder.
The painter, Paul Meijering is from the Netherlands and have been painting for almost 33 years now. As a 17- year old inspired youngster he joined the Academy of Arts in Enschede (The Netherlands) in order to receive a native training in drawing and painting technique. He is $3m richer today.
Wang Jianlin media conglomerate, Dalian Wanda Group, has aggressively expanded into the U.S. film industry. The company, which already owns the nation’s second-largest theater chain and a major U.S. film producer, recently signed a deal to invest in Sony Pictures movies.
Now, Wanda is in talks to buy the iconic Dick Clark Productions, producer of the Golden Globe Awards, in a deal that values the company at about $1 billion.
(Usain Bolt Painting By Paul Meijering)