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  • Dec 18, 2014
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Jack Ma

Jack Ma Yun, born in 1964, is a famous Chinese Internet entrepreneur and founder of Alibaba, Taobao and Alipay, three of China's leading e-commerce firms. 

China's second generation rich pose risks with 'quick money' thinking

Jack Ma's feat in overshadowing Li Ka-shing on Asia's rich list will resonate with many people, especially the younger generation on the mainland.

It's really been a season of changes. Early this month China was confirmed by the International Monetary Fund as having overtaken the United States as the world's No 1 economy.

Monday, 15 December, 2014, 7:33am 2 comments

Alibaba's Jack Ma takes Li Ka-shing's crown as Asia's richest man

Tycoon Li Ka-shing (left) and Alibaba's Jack Ma. Photos: AP, Reuters

Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing has been replaced as Asia's richest man by a relative newcomer, Alibaba chief Jack Ma.

13 Dec 2014 - 1:29am 4 comments

Chinese race to be person of the year is about money, politics and freedom

President Xi Jinping, Jack Ma and Joshua Wong are now officially finalists for the Time's annual "Person of the Year" competition.

What do President Xi Jinping, Alibaba's Jack Ma Yun and Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong Chi-fung share in common?

1 Dec 2014 - 11:08am 5 comments

Jack Ma tests China concerns with Alibaba bond issue

Jack Ma Yun has tried to overcome criticism of Alibaba's corporate governance structure, which gives 30 individuals the ability to nominate a majority of the board.

Jack Ma Yun had to play down Alibaba Group Holding's China roots during a world-record initial public offering. Now he is due to test confidence in the state-dominated economy with Asia's biggest US dollar bond sale.

20 Nov 2014 - 6:07am

Internet boom boosts ranks of China's super rich

Jack Ma is now the mainland's richest person. Photo: AFP

The number of mainland millionaires is set to almost double in the next five years, outpacing other major emerging and developed economies, despite recent concerns over the country's slowing economic growth.

15 Oct 2014 - 8:49am 1 comment

Jack Ma is rewriting the rules of capitalism

Jack Ma has long insisted that the company's guiding principle is to put the customer first, employees second and shareholders third. Photo: AFP

It's official: the initial public offering last week of Alibaba Group now ranks as the world's largest IPO, having raised US$25 billion.

28 Sep 2014 - 6:03am 1 comment

Jack Ma displaces property tycoon to top China rich list

Alibaba's record breaking IPO has pushed founder Jack Ma into No1 spot on China's rich list. Photo: Bloomberg

Jack Ma Yun, the 50-year-old co-founder and chairman of mainland e-commerce giant Alibaba, has topped this year's Hurun China Rich List, with the number of US dollar billionaires on the mainland increasing by 39 to 354.

24 Sep 2014 - 9:01am 1 comment

Alibaba’s Jack Ma rejects rumours he’s moving to Hong Kong

Jack Ma arrived in Singapore on Wednesday for a roadshow prior to his company's initial public offering in New York. Photo: Xinhua

Alibaba chairman Jack Ma has denied reports that he is planning to move to Hong Kong after attending a roadshow in the city ahead of his company’s mega initial public offering in New York.

“Jack Ma does not, nor will ever have any emigration plan,” China’s top e-commerce company said in a statement published via its official Weibo microblog.

17 Sep 2014 - 10:01pm 3 comments

Alibaba eyeing Europe and US for growth after IPO, says Jack Ma

Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma in Hong Kong. Photo: Bloomberg

Mainland e-commerce giant Alibaba plans to speed up its business expansion in the US and Europe after its mammoth initial public offering in New York this week, chairman Jack Ma Yun said in Hong Kong.

16 Sep 2014 - 9:07am

New generation of Chinese tycoons putting good causes before money

Jack Ma is in a group of Chinese businessmen whose success is no longer measured purely in monetary terms.

Jack Ma Yun is about to make history. If Alibaba beats the US$20 billion prediction that analysts have laid out, it will become the biggest initial public offering ever seen.

6 Sep 2014 - 5:37am 2 comments

Why Jack Ma becoming a dairy farmer is a big deal

Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group Holding, speaks during the SoftBank World 2014 event in Tokyo on July 15, 2014. Photo: Reuters

Jack Ma has become a dairy farmer. In June, his private equity firm Yunfeng made a $320M investment in an Inner Mongolian dairy company owned by Yili Industrial Group. In doing so, he has joined the ranks of Legend Holdings, Netease and other Chinese technology giants who have made surprising jumps into agriculture (often through private equity investments).

2 Sep 2014 - 9:23am 1 comment

Alibaba's Jack Ma and Bill Gates discuss charity at Beijing dinner

Bill Gates meets Jack Ma.

Bill Gates and billionaire Jack Ma Yun met in Beijing to talk about charity, according to a post by the world's richest man on Twitter. "Got to meet with Alibaba's Jack Ma Yun in Beijing to talk philanthropy - great conversation," Gates said on his Twitter post.

19 Jun 2014 - 3:03am 1 comment

Alibaba chairman's spending spree fuels guessing game

Jack Ma Yun

Now this is a spending spree. E-commerce titan Alibaba Group's founder and chairman Jack Ma Yun has spent about 40 billion yuan (HK$50.2 billion) in mergers and acquisitions so far this year, either through Alibaba Group or through other entities controlled by him.

7 Jun 2014 - 1:38am

Alibaba seeks to reverse hi-tech apathy with mega-IPO

Co-founder Jack Ma owns nearly 9 per cent of Alibaba. Photo: Reuters

Mainland e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba has filed the paperwork for its landmark listing in the United States, with its immense size likely to guarantee that mutual fund managers and index trackers around the world swarm to add it to their portfolios.

8 May 2014 - 4:43am

Ma disrupts China's mobile internet market

Under Jack Ma's direction, Alibaba has managed to close the gap with industry leader Tencent in just over a year. Photo: Xinhua

It was only about 13 months ago when Jack Ma Yun, the executive chairman of Alibaba, made it seem that Tencent had a vast lead in developing a viable mobile internet strategy.

30 Apr 2014 - 1:31am