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The Business Ties of Bo Xilai


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Bo Xilai and his wife, Gu Kailai, were among China’s most powerful couples. He was the Communist Party boss in the mega-city of Chongqing and she was described as the Jackie Kennedy of China. Over the years, their extended families built a fortune of at least $136 million. Then it all came crashing down. In April, he was ousted from the Party and is under investigation. She was arrested on suspicion of the murder of a British businessman who was a family friend. Their wealth is under scrutiny. Here is a look at their business empire.

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Daniel is graphics director for Bloomberg Businessweek. Follow her on Twitter @jenniferdaniel.
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Berfield writes about retailers, restaurants, and other consumer companies for Bloomberg Businessweek. Follow her on Twitter @susanberfield.

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