A retired kindergarten teacher, the 66-year-old mother of the "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" actress is one of the company's 112 individual shareholders and 11 investing corporations.
If it proceeds with its plans to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, which is Hong Kong's biggest listing of a real estate enterprise ever, the company could raise an estimated $6 billion placing Li's 0.46% of company stock value at approximately $261 million.
The company is headed by Wang Jianlin, China's second wealthiest man next to Alibaba founder Jack Ma.
Li is said to have become a shareholder in the company through Song Ge, a producer of the 2009 film "Sophie's Revenge," which starred her daughter.
Also, she is reportedly holding the shares for her daughter who rose to fame through several Hollywood films including "Memoirs of a Geisha," "House of Flying Daggers," "Rush Hour 2" and "The Grandmaster."
Most recently, Ziyi stars in John Woo's first film in over four years titled "The Crossing."
Set against the turmoil of revolutionary China in 1949, the story of "The Crossing" revolves around three couples from various backgrounds who attempt to flee China to Taiwan through a voyage on a ship.
A co-writer of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," Wang Huiling wrote the screenplay of the film, which also stars Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tong Dawei, Huang Xiaoming, Song Hye-kyo, and Masami Nagasawa.
Watch "The Crossing" trailer here:
"The Crossing" will hit theaters in China on Dec. 2, for the first part and May, 2015 for the second part. It will also be released in the United States and in the United Kingdom in 2015 but it is yet to be confirmed if it will also be released in two parts, Flicks And Bits reported.
Meanwhile, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," which starred Ziyi opposite Michelle Yeoh and Chow Yun-Fat is set to be released by Netflix and IMAX as a movie series, World TV PC reported.
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