|Born||1963/1964 (age 53–54)|
|Known for||Chairman of Sunline Group|
|Net worth||US$1.38 billion (November 2015)|
Liu Yiqian (Chinese: 刘益谦; pinyin: Liú Yìqiān, pronounced [ljǒu îtɕʰjɛ́n], born 1963/1964) is a billionaire investor. He built his fortune by investing in stock trading, real estate and pharmaceuticals.
Liu is chairman of Sunline Group, a Shanghai-based investment company As of 2010, the value of his real estate properties have increased to 10 billion yuan (US$1.6 billion) over the past 19 years.
According to Forbes, as of July 2015, Liu has a net worth of US $1.37 billion. He ranked as the 163rd wealthiest individual in China and 1,533rd wealthiest in the world.
In March 2015, he paid HK$348 million (US$45 million) for a 600-year-old embroidered silk thangka (tapestry) that was "commissioned" by the Yongle Emperor of the Ming dynasty. It was a record high price for a Chinese work of art sold by an international auction house. Later that month, he bought an antique Tibetan bronze yogi sitting in the lotus position at an auction at Sotheby's in New York.
In November 2015, he bought Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani’s Nu couché (1917–18), a widely known painting of a reclining nude woman, for US$170.4 million, the second-highest price for an artwork at auction, in a volatile sale at Christie's in New York. He paid for the painting with his American Express credit card.
The Long Museum (Chinese: 龙美术馆; literally: "Dragon Art Museum") is a private art museum in Shanghai, founded by Liu Yiqian and his wife Wang Wei. The museum has two locations in Shanghai: Long Museum Pudong and Long Museum West Bund. In 2016, a third location was opened in Chongqing and a Wuhan branch is scheduled for 2018. In addition to exhibitions, the couple sponsor academic papers, lectures, workshops, and training in art education.
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