Jack Ma or Ma Yun (Chinese: 马云; born September 10, 1964) is a Chinese business magnate and philanthropist. He is the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, a family of successful Internet-based businesses. He is the first mainland Chinese entrepreneur to appear on the cover of Forbes. As of November 2014, he is the richest man in China (Hong Kong not included) and 18th richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $24.1 billion, according to Forbes.
Jack Ma now serves as executive chairman of Alibaba Group, which is a holding company with nine major subsidiaries: Alibaba.com, Taobao Marketplace, Tmall, eTao, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Juhuasuan, 1688.com, AliExpress.com and Alipay.
Taobao (simplified Chinese: 淘宝网; literally: “searching for treasure website”) is a Chinese website for online shopping similar to eBay and Amazon that is operated in China by Alibaba Group.
With around 760 million product listings as of March 2013, Taobao Marketplace is one of the world’s top 10 most visited websites according to Alexa. For the year ended March 31, 2013, the combined gross merchandise volume (GMV) of Taobao Marketplace and Tmall.com exceeded 1 trillion yuan.
- Obama interviews Alibaba billionaire Jack Ma: https://youtu.be/WACqJ28OJUY
Jack Ma, Alibaba Group: Stanford GSB 2015 Entrepreneurial Company of the Year: https://youtu.be/kh_wPWQrWZA