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  • Nov 28, 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. 

Jack Ma tests China concerns with Alibaba bond issue

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.

Thursday, 20 November, 2014, 6:07am

Internet boom boosts ranks of China's super rich

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

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

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

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

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 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 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 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

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

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

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

Alibaba founders give back with charitable trust worth US$3b

Jack Ma Yun has been the pioneer in the mainland's e-commerce industry over the past decade. He is now trailblazing as a pioneer in charity, which is quite a novel endeavour for the country's newly wealthy class.

26 Apr 2014 - 1:21am

Pick me (and only me), Alibaba and JD.com told banks

Top investment banks have been forced to choose between two important clients - bitter rivals Alibaba and JD.com the mainland's largest e-commerce firms.

Both companies are planning to list in New York.

21 Mar 2014 - 12:27am 2 comments

Paper cuts sharpest, says Alibaba's Jack Ma

How do you defeat the country's No 1 e-commerce firm? It may not require any innovation in technology, just a piece of paper, says Jack Ma Yun, the founder and chairman of Alibaba.

As the central government steps up its efforts to crack down on the red-hot online finance sector - led by Alibaba and its rival Tencent - Ma could not remain silent any longer.

20 Mar 2014 - 12:53am 1 comment