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  • Sep 2, 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. 

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.

Tuesday, 2 September, 2014, 9:23am

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

Alibaba’s Jack Ma sells his own painting for 2.4m yuan

Jack Ma, billionaire founder of China’s leading e-commerce giant Alibaba, has sold his own painting for 2.42 million yuan (HK$3.07 million) in his company’s debut charity auction, widely viewed as an attempt to promote the group’s new mobile messaging application Laiwang.

23 Dec 2013 - 5:47pm

Investors bank 100b yuan into Ma's online service

Jack Ma Yun's online investment service has attracted 100 billion yuan (HK$127 billion) since June, leading a group of new entrants in the competition for cash that is driving benchmark yields to an eight-year high.

7 Dec 2013 - 3:59am