Net Worth: $37.6 Billion
- Source of Wealth Internet, Business and Company
- Birth Place Hangzhou, Zheijang, China
- Marital Status Married
- Full Name Ma Yun
- Nationality Chinese
- Date of Birth September 10, 1964
- Occupation Internet Entrepreneur
- Education Hangzhou Normal University
- Children One Son and One Daughter
About Jack Ma
Chinese Internet entrepreneur Jack Ma has an estimated net worth of $37.6 billion in May 2017 according to Bloomberg. He is also #395 in the World Billionaires List, #442 in 2012, #16 in China, and #11 in China Rich List. Born Ma Yun (in Chinese) on September 10, 1964 in Hangzhou, Zheijang, China, he graduated with a degree in English from Hangzhou Teacher’s Institue, now the Hangzhou Normal University, in 1988. He then became an English and International Trade lecturer at the Hangzhou Dianzi University.
Ma is the founder of China Yellowpages, the first Internet company ever established in China in 1995, and Alibaba.com, a business-to-business site built in 1999. He has also runs an information technology company for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Trade and Commerce. He is the CEO and Chairman of Alibaba which has grown exponentially since the site was launched. Currently, it has 79 million members in more than 240 countries with six active subsidiaries such as Alibaba.com, Tmall.com, eTao, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Taobao Marketplace, and Yahoo! China. He is also the CEO of Alibaba Group.
In January 2012, Jack Ma made a surprise announcement that he will be stepping down as the CEO at 48. It was quite odd since Alibaba widely anticipated to float its shares in a massive IPO later this year. His fortune is up by $700 million since last year as the value of the Alibaba Group has jumped. It has arranged to buy back the 40% share of the company which is owned by Yahoo. It will also delist its b2b site Alibaba.com from the Hong Kong stock exchange. The purchase gave the company a $40 billion earnings.