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The Life of Jack Ma

From humble beginnings, Alibaba Group co-founder Jack Ma created Asia's answer to Amazon. He's considered one of the world's greatest business leaders and after 20 years, he’s just announced that he is stepping down from the $460 billion empire. This is his story.

Saw internet as a business opportunity even at a time when the rest of the world didn’t

Jack Ma — Real name: Ma Yu. He’s 55 years old, Chinese, and has over 103,000 employees. The co-founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba is a former English teacher. He’s faced rejection n his past and has become known as an eccentric CEO. In 2014, he performed songs from The Lion King in front of his employees and in 2017, he impersonated Michael Jackson. His fortune is estimated at over $40 billion. He’s met with leaders from around the world like Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Emmanuel Macron, Schwarzie, Angela Merkel and Bill Clinton Sometimes, they give him weird gifts.

Jack Ma is one of the world’s wealthiest empowering entrepreneurs today and inspires those around him while changing the world. Once living in poverty, he survived by guiding tourists, Ma left nothing to chance to rise above his humble condition and achieve success. One of the first steps he took in this regard was to improve his communication skills by learning English. Jack was one of the first few individuals who saw the internet as a business opportunity even at a time when the rest of the world didn’t believe in his thoughts.

After starting his first venture using just $20000, the entrepreneur earned around $800,000 in only three years. However, it is the e-commerce-based venture, ‘Alibaba’, which he founded in the early 2000s that catapulted this entrepreneur to global prominence. The income earned by the firm has helped him reach the pinnacle of success and made him the richest influencers in China. He even co-founded a few other similar ventures which were also successful at finding great solutions; one of these was the e-commerce website called ‘Taobao’. Jack has also been a recipient of many awards over the years; a few of these comprise of featuring in world-renowned publications such as ‘Forbes’, ‘Time’ and others. On his 55th birthday, On Sept. 10, 2019, he announced his retirement from Alibaba to dedicate himself to philanthropy.

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09/10/2019 7:04 PMupdated: 09/10/2019 9:03 PM

61 comments

  • Ayaan M.
    03/11/2020 11:19

    World war 3 should be against poverty, decease and climate change!👌🏽

  • James D.
    10/11/2019 17:15

    When u r rich even ur trash is wonderful !! See ma's debate with tesla boss !!!

  • Reshma P.
    10/09/2019 06:00

    In the end, it won't be how you walked in the sun--but how you handled the storm--that will determine your success. How you managed the darkness inside and ouside yourself. It won't be about how you ran. It'll be about how you fell, and then got back up. It won't be about your wins. It will be about how you took defeat. Not about how you performed when strong, but how you did while bound and broken. It won't be about your ability to walk. It will be about your willingness to crawl--even when you're hopeless. Not about what you did when you won. But who you were after you lost. Again. Because character isn't made on shore. Character is born in the waves. The crushing kind. The kind that tell you to give up because what's the point of trying and failing again. The kind that tell you the ocean's too mighty for you, and you don't stand a chance. You see, heroes aren't known by their trophies. They're known by their scars.

  • Daya D.
    09/21/2019 08:05

    I'm sure he looks like alien and I'm stick on it

  • Navneet H.
    09/20/2019 03:29

    He was forced to step down by his government

  • Shreepal R.
    09/20/2019 02:54

    He also met PM Modi

  • Abhishek S.
    09/19/2019 10:08

    good to see that you found something else to post other than posting bullsh**+ about govt.

  • Alexio J.
    09/18/2019 13:27

    The third world war is on poverty,dieases,evnironmental polution.... This man is so simple n great with his thoughts!!!!!

  • Navya S.
    09/18/2019 06:08

    Sometimes look n personality does not matter but just sometimes.....😜

  • Paramananda P.
    09/16/2019 23:29

    Blessed. He is just an idea whose time has come.

  • Prince J.
    09/16/2019 17:16

    we need this type of leader in INDIA (Jack Ma)

  • Jitesh N.
    09/16/2019 03:41

    Good he went. He was the one to promote 12 hr 6 days working. Hope to never see such a person who doesn't promote work life balance.

  • Alexchhuana A.
    09/16/2019 01:47

    Great business man and good Teacher inspiring to everyone.

  • Venkata R.
    09/16/2019 01:36

    👍

  • Aady C.
    09/15/2019 18:13

    Visionary, philanthropist.... Good man

  • Soham K.
    09/15/2019 14:39

    mad lad

  • Ankit J.
    09/15/2019 11:47

    learn something bro

  • Mohammad K.
    09/15/2019 00:12

    He is indeed a role model across borders of every type be it geographical,race,ethnicity,religion etc

  • Madhurpreet S.
    09/14/2019 17:25

    He is a inspiration to all.

  • Jaideep P.
    09/14/2019 16:36

    Ma is getting more applause than he deserves; not many know that he's been a card holder if the Chinese Communist Party all these years n got it full backing in all his ventures incl capital investment plus transfer of equity from overseas companies to Chinese cos.

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