January 6, 2014

The Eccentric China Tycoon Trying to Buy the NY Times

Ben Carlson, Global Post

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Within China, he has made a name for himself as a sort of homegrown Donald Trump. Though not China’s richest man (he has an estimated $740 million net worth from his recycling businesses), Chen has commanded outsize attention by staging grandiose, sometimes ridiculous displays of his wealth, generosity, and keen instinct for the spotlight.

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