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Advice of China’s richest man goes viral

"You shouldn't be that ambitious. Set a small target first, like earning 100 million yuan ($15m)."

If you hear somebody say that, would it drive you crazy? Well, a "small" target of "100 million yuan" has become a hot internet topic after China's richest man Wang Jianlin, founder and chairman of Dalian Wanda Group, claimed $15m was a small target during a show on celebrities' daily lifestyle.

His statement went viral on social media sites such as Sina Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, with his post recording 2.4 million hits. As of 10:30 am Tuesday, a Weibo tweet with screenshots of the show has been forwarded 10,359 times while another one showing a clip of the show has been forwarded more than 8,300 times.

An article about his advice on WeChat, a WhatsApp-like messaging app, has been viewed more than 95,793 times.

Some users jokingly commented: "Now I understand, Wang's wealth of 170 billion yuan is actually made up by 1,700 small targets."

Other said: "Thinking of his wealth, this is indeed a small target."

Some even cited Armstrong's famous line in another way, "That's one small step for Wang, but a giant leap for mankind."

Wang made the statement during an interview part of the show on how young people who want to become wealthy should plan ahead. 

By Jin Dan (