Jack Ma was born in September 10, 1964. He is a business magnate, investor, Chinese politician and philanthropist. He is the co-founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group (a multinational conglomerate). He is married with 3 children. His real name is Ma Yun, but was given Jack because the English foreigner he worked with as a pen pal found it hard to pronounce his Chinese name.
He studied English at Hangzhou Normal University and graduated in 1988. Jack Ma is the founder of china yellowpage, the first internet company ever established in China in 1995. The company was dedicated to creating websites for companies for companies. In 1999, Ma and his team founded Alibaba, a China business to business marketplace site. Jack Ma is one of the richest men in china with a net worth of $39.1 billion as well as one of the wealthiest people in the world.
Jack Ma has won many awards and some of them are:
In 2004, Ma was honored as one of the ‘Top 10 Economic Personalities of the year’ by China Central Television (CCTV).
He won “The Young Global Leader” in September 2005.
He has many doctorate degrees from some notable universities; he is one of the most influential people in the world etc
In September 10, 2018, he resigned as the CEO of Alibaba Group to focus on his educational career.