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 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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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