Bruno Wang is a philanthropist, cultural patron, theatre/film producer and dedicated practitioner of energy healing and mindfulness.
Bruno Wang maintains that our beliefs shape our realities and our own inner transformation leads to collective change. He founded The Pureland Foundation in the hope of creating a sense of sanctuary, Pure Land, to facilitate social, spiritual and emotional wellness, as well as to enrich lives through art and music.
Through the Foundation, Bruno Wang has supported mental health, bereavement, refugees, mindfulness for children and anti bullying online and on campus. In addition, he supports cultural and education institutions on Chinese classic/contemporary art, classical and choral music, musical education, drawing and dramatic art. He hosted a popular Pureland Series at China Exchange, which invited inspirational speakers and like-minded people to share their insights and vision on causes advocated by the foundation.
Bruno Wang believes in the transformative power of the performing arts to raise awareness, inspire change and promote social inclusion. Bruno Wang Productions has co-produced and supported many renowned productions exploring numerous themes, including social justice, LGBTQ history, anti-Semitism, war, cyber-bullying, grief, criminal justice, refugees, consent, Motown, karma, redemption, forgiveness and healing.
These include Leopoldstadt, The Inheritance, An American in Paris, Dreamgirls, Show Boat, The Glass Menagerie, Travesties, The Jungle, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Visit, People, Places and Things, School of Rock – The Musical, Mrs Henderson Presents, Into the Woods, Groundhog Day, Billy Elliot, Private Lives, A Streetcar Named Desire and more. The UK productions have to date been nominated for 109 Olivier Awards, winning 29 of them.
Bruno Wang’s late father, Andrew Wang, was a civilian businessman who facilitated a landmark defence acquisition of frigates by Taiwan from France in 1993. This sale was a diplomatic breakthrough and significantly contributed to the security and stability of Taiwan in a period of transition and volatility.
The sale has since been subject to unfounded and spurious allegations in Taiwan, which have been successfully challenged from abroad. To understand more, click here.
Bruno Wang was a young student in California when these defence contracts were negotiated and concluded. He inherited his father’s substantial wealth as the eldest son. In 2019 the Taiwanese Supreme Court upheld the ruling that he and his family were innocent third parties in this dispute.
Following the passing of his father and a final determination by the Swiss Federal Office of Justice, a restitution to Taiwan was made. The majority of Bruno Wang’s substantial assets in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas have been released and the legal assistance proceedings in these jurisdictions were concluded and final.
Bruno Wang embraces his father’s legacy and all the unique life lessons associated with it. He is committed to pursuing his philanthropic and creative endeavours to support a world grounded in consciousness, compassion and creativity.