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Jack Ma

Co-Founder at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
Overview
In The News
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Family Members
Education
Memberships
Career History
Boards & Committees
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
Investments
Public Holdings
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Awards & Honors
Events

Jack Ma

Co-Founder at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

Overview

Birth Location
Hangzhou, SD, China
Age
53 (Born 09/10/1964)
Notable Companies
Yun Feng Capital

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

The Jack Ma Foundation
Net Worth (Estimated)
$20.5B
Awards
21
Board Seats
26
Number of Relationships
This person is connected to 1,857 people.

In The News See more

The Daily Telegraph (London)
October 20, 2017
Mashable
October 13, 2017
CNBC
October 13, 2017
Quartz
October 13, 2017
The New York Times
October 13, 2017
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Founder at SoftBank Group Corp.

Co-Founder at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer at Zhejiang Ant Small & Micro Financial Services Group Co., Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

Partner & Founder at Shanghai Yunfeng Investment Management Co. Ltd.

Representative Director, President & Chief Operating Officer at SoftBank Group Corp.

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at SoftBank Group Corp.

Director & President at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

Founder at StampUp

Co-President at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
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Former General Manager at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. operates as an online and mobile commerce company. It provides online and mobile marketplaces in retail and wholesale trade, as well as cloud computing and other services. Its major businesses include Taobao Marketplace, which is a China's online shopping destination; Tmall.com, a China's third-party platform for brands and retailers; Alibaba.com, a global wholesale platform for small businesses; Alibaba Cloud Computing, a developer of platforms for cloud computing and data management; and Alipay, which is a China's online and mobile payment solution. The company was founded by Chung Tsai and Yun Ma on June 28, 1999 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, China.

Educational Background

Bachelor's Degree in English 
Class of 1988 
Hangzhou Normal University or Hangzhou Teachers College, is a public university located in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province, China. It is a comprehensive university with an excellence in teacher training and professional development.

Memberships

Member
Current
Every year the World Economic Forum reviews thousands of nominations to find the most accomplished and inspiring young leaders to join the Forum of Young Global Leaders. The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a unique, multistakeholder community of more than 700 exceptional young leaders who share a commitment to shaping the global future. Young Global Leaders represent the future of leadership, coming from all regions of the world and representing business, government, civil society, arts & culture, academia and media, as well as social entrepreneurs. Set up as an independent not-for-profit foundation, under the supervision of the Swiss Government, the Forum of Young Global Leaders works in close cooperation with the World Economic Forum to integrate young leaders into deep interaction with other stakeholders of global society.
Member
Current
The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) was created by the APEC Economic Leaders in November 1995 to provide advice on the implementation of the Osaka Action Agenda and on other specific business sector priorities, and to respond when the various APEC fora request information about business-related issues or to provide the business perspective on specific areas of cooperation.
Member
Prior
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. The CGI Annual Meeting is held each September in New York City. CGI also convenes CGI America, a meeting devoted to economic recovery and job creation in the United States, and CGI University (CGI U), which hosts an annual meeting for undergraduate and graduate students who are developing commitments in their communities and around the world.

Career History

Co-Founder
2010 - Current
Established in early 2010 and named after our co-founders Mr. Jack MA (Yun), Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, and Mr. David YU (Feng), founder of Target Media, Yunfeng is a private equity firm started by a group of successful entrepreneurs and influential industry leaders. Our goal is not only to provide capital, but also to share with the portfolio companies the experience and lessons learned, helping them to better formulate corporate strategy, optimize organizational structure and establish brand recognition. We focus on nurturing young entrepreneurs with the potential to become the next-generation industry leaders who can build great companies. We currently manage a number of US Dollar Funds, RMB Funds, as well as Special Funds. Our focus sectors include internet, technology, healthcare, media & entertainment, financial services, logistics and consumer. Yunfeng Capital is headquartered in Shanghai, with offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Hangzhou, and other cities of China.
Co-Founder
1999 - Current
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. operates as an online and mobile commerce company. It provides online and mobile marketplaces in retail and wholesale trade, as well as cloud computing and other services. Its major businesses include Taobao Marketplace, which is a China's online shopping destination; Tmall.com, a China's third-party platform for brands and retailers; Alibaba.com, a global wholesale platform for small businesses; Alibaba Cloud Computing, a developer of platforms for cloud computing and data management; and Alipay, which is a China's online and mobile payment solution. The company was founded by Chung Tsai and Yun Ma on June 28, 1999 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, China.
Founder
2014 - ?
The JackMaFoundation’s mission is to work toward a world with bluer skies, cleaner water, healthier communities and more open thinking. It focuses on Education Network Platform, Environment, Public Health and People Development in the Nonprofit sector, with a view to fostering an innovative and sustainable model for a better world.
Co-Founder
Tenure Unconfirmed
Alipay provides online payment services. The company offers service that enables individuals and businesses to execute payments online. It provides services to buyers and sellers engaging in e-commerce transactions. Alipay was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, China
Founder
2014 - Prior
Zhejiang Ant Small & Micro Financial Services Group Co., Ltd. operates an online payment service platform. It also provides credit assessment, management services, loan services to small enterprises, network operators and individual entrepreneurs. The company was founded by Yun Ma on October 16, 2014 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, China.
Founder
2003 - Prior
Taobao provides on-line shopping network services. It offers catalog and mail-order services through its shopping site. The company facilitates transactions between individual consumers and a wide range of sellers such as retailers, wholesalers, and other individuals. Taobao was founded in May 2003 and is located in Hangzhou, China
General Manager
1998 - Prior
Cofortune Information Technology Co. Ltd. provides all-round professional services for the government administrations at all levels of China’s commerce and trade and various kinds of domestic and foreign enterprises. These services include e-Government solutions and system integration service, e-Government system operation and management service in the commercial and trade area, the construction and application service for e-Commerce platform of various business models, and multi-layered value-added information service.
Founder
1995 - Prior
Lecturer in English & International Trade
1988 - Prior
Hangzhou Dianzi University (HDU) (simplified Chinese: ????????; traditional Chinese: ????????; pinyin: Hángzhou diànzi kejì dàxué) is a university in Hangzhou, China. It was founded in 1956 as the second public university in Zhejiang Province. It was formerly named Hangzhou Institute of Electrical Engineering and was renamed in 2004.
Co-Founder
Prior
Partner
Prior
Head of Information
Prior
Founded in February, 1996, China International Electronic Commerce Center (hereinafter referred to as “CIECC”) is the executive organization and technical support entity for the informationalization construction of Ministry of Commerce of P. R. China. CIECC shoulders the mission to construct, operate and maintain the country’s key informationalization construction projects, Foreign Trade Network , and undertakes the mission of promoting the development and application of Chinese e-commerce and the task of international cooperation and foreign exchanges of state-level electronic commerce.
Faculty Member
Prior
Hangzhou Institute of Electronics Engineering (HIEE) is a multi-disciplinary institution of higher learning which incorporates engineering, management, economics, law, science, literature and education. While HIEE focuses on electronics information sciences, it also holds a leading position in economics and management.

Boards & Committees

Corporate Boards ▾
Member, Board of Directors
2016 - Current
Magic Leap, Inc. develops human computing interfaces and software. Its products include digitized light field signal, which is composed of hardware, software, sensors, and core processors. The company was founded by Rony A. Abovitz and Brian Schowengerdt in 2011 and is headquartered in Diana Beach, FL.
Member, Board of Directors
2007 - Current
SoftBank Group Corp. is a holding company that engages in the management of its group companies which provides information technology and telecommunication services. It operates through the following segments: Mobile Communications, Sprint, Fixed-line Telecommunications, Internet, and Others. The Mobile Communications segment provides mobile communications services in Japan; distributes and sells mobile devices and accessories, and IT related products; and produces and distributes online games. The Sprint segment offers mobile communications and fixed-line telecommunications services and sells mobile devices and accessories in the United States. The Fixed-line Telecommunications segment covers the fixed-line telephone services and data transmission dedicated line services. The Internet segment includes internet advertising business, e-commerce business, and membership services. The Others segment handles business related to Fukuoka Softbank Hawks baseball team. The company was founded on September 3, 1981 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
Chairman, Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
Current
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. operates as an online and mobile commerce company. It provides online and mobile marketplaces in retail and wholesale trade, as well as cloud computing and other services. Its major businesses include Taobao Marketplace, which is a China's online shopping destination; Tmall.com, a China's third-party platform for brands and retailers; Alibaba.com, a global wholesale platform for small businesses; Alibaba Cloud Computing, a developer of platforms for cloud computing and data management; and Alipay, which is a China's online and mobile payment solution. The company was founded by Chung Tsai and Yun Ma on June 28, 1999 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, China.
Chairman of the Board
Current
Chairman
Current
Alisoft (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. engages in the design, research & development and sale of computer software. It also offers system integration design and technical services. The company was founded on April 2, 2007 and is headquartered in Shanghai, China.
Board Member
Current
BEV is an investor-led fund made up of members of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, guided by scientific and technological expertise and committed to investing patiently in developing new ways to live, eat, travel, and build. Breakthrough Energy provides reliable and affordable power without contributing to climate change. Breakthrough Energy invests in new technologies that make power reliable and affordable for everyone while not warming the planet.
Chairman, Board of Directors
2013 - Prior
Beijing Cainiao Network Technology Co. Ltd. is a Chinese company located in Beijing that operates as logistic companies.
Executive Chairman
Prior
Alipay provides online payment services. The company offers service that enables individuals and businesses to execute payments online. It provides services to buyers and sellers engaging in e-commerce transactions. Alipay was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, China
Chairman & Executive Director
Prior
Taobao provides on-line shopping network services. It offers catalog and mail-order services through its shopping site. The company facilitates transactions between individual consumers and a wide range of sellers such as retailers, wholesalers, and other individuals. Taobao was founded in May 2003 and is located in Hangzhou, China
Chairman
Prior
Vice Chairman
Prior
Huayi Brothers Media Corp. engages in the film and television entertainment sector. The company is doing business through flowing segments-film & television entertainment sector, brokerage & related services, brand licensing & real entertainment section, Internet entertainment sector, industry investment & industry-related equity investment. Its mainly engages in the business include production and distribution of film, drama, TV serials, theater investment, movie tickets online business & digital projection equipment sales business, Internet games other related business. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.
Director
Prior
UC Mobile Ltd. provides mobile phone software technology services. Its applications run on any mobile platform such as Android, BlackBerry Open Source, Symbian, WinCE, bada, Java, and Brew. It also allows users to access its online services. The company was founded in April 2004 and is headquartered in Guangzhou, China.
Director
Prior
Alisoft Holding Ltd. is a Chinese private company located in Hangzhou that develops, markets, and delivers internet based business management solutions.
Director
Prior
Alimama provides online advertising exchange services. It allows web publishers and advertisers to trade online advertising inventory. The company serves more than one million small and medium-sized websites in China. Alimama is headquartered in Hangzhou, China
Director
Prior
Director
Prior
Alibaba Investment Ltd., a subsidiary of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., is a British Virgin Island company located in Road Town. The firm operates as an investment holding company.
Director
Prior
Director
Tenure Unconfirmed
Non-Profit Boards ▾
Member, Board of Directors
2010 - Current
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. We address the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale. Thanks to the support of our more than 1 million members, we’ve built a tremendous record of success since our founding in 1951: We've protected more than 119 million acres of land and thousands of miles of rivers worldwide — and we operate more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. We work in all 50 states and more than 35 countries — protecting habitats from grasslands to coral reefs, from Australia to Alaska to Zambia. See where we work. We address threats to conservation involving climate change, fresh water, oceans, and conservation lands. Learn how we're responding.
Chairman, Executive Board
Current
The China Entrepreneur Club is the premier business leader platform in China. Established by 31 of China's most influential entrepreneurs, economists and diplomats in 2006, the CEC is a hub for Chinese entrepreneurial exchange, cooperation, and international collaboration. As a private non-profit organization, the CEC is committed to nurturing entrepreneurship and business integrity while paving the future of sustainable economic and social development.
Board Member
2013 - Prior
The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences is founded by Art Levinson, Sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, and Yuri Milner to recognize excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extending human life. The prize is administered by the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to advancing breakthrough research, celebrating scientists and generating excitement about the pursuit of science as a career.
Chairman
Prior
Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai in a social organized corporation
Member, Foundation Board
2017 - ?
The Global Shapers Community is a network of hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities. An Initiative of the World Economic Forum
Member, Foundation Board
2014 - ?
The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
Chairman, Board of Trustees
2009 - ?
Since 1988, we have been working in China to protect the lands and waters on which all life depends. The Conservancy seeks to find solutions that allow China to develop and protect the full spectrum of its biodiversity, from pandas to people. By joining us, you can help safeguard China’s natural benefits—its forests, its wildlife, its water—and make a profound and positive contribution to the health of the whole world. The Nature Conservancy is enhancing the quality of life in China by using science supported by international and local expertise to ensure that China can solve its most pressing environmental challenges—like the threats linked with rapid urbanization and climate change. The Conservancy is committed to protecting critical ecosystems through unique approaches like land trusts. We are also restoring great rivers and working with freshwater policy. China is currently the world’s foremost producer of greenhouse gases, which means there’s tremendous potential for curbing both the causes and effects of climate change. This is why we are developing nature-based solutions to combat the effects of climate change, and supporting sustainable practices for people and nature.
Government Boards ▾
Member
2015 - Current

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences is founded by Art Levinson, Sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, and Yuri Milner to recognize excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extending human life. The prize is administered by the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to advancing breakthrough research, celebrating scientists and generating excitement about the pursuit of science as a career.

Investments

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. operates as an online and mobile commerce company. It provides online and mobile marketplaces in retail and wholesale trade, as well as cloud computing and other services. Its major businesses include Taobao Marketplace, which is a China's online shopping destination; Tmall.com, a China's third-party platform for brands and retailers; Alibaba.com, a global wholesale platform for small businesses; Alibaba Cloud Computing, a developer of platforms for cloud computing and data management; and Alipay, which is a China's online and mobile payment solution. The company was founded by Chung Tsai and Yun Ma on June 28, 1999 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, China.
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GrabTaxi Holdings Pte Ltd. operates as a holding company. It provides GrabTaxi, GrabCar and GrabHitch services. The company was founded by Anthony Tan and Hooi Ling Tan in 2012 and is headquartered in Singapore.
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RealCadre LLC is a holding company which provides online platform for investing in commercial real estate. The company was founded by Jared Kushner, Joshua Kushner, and Ryan Williams in 2014 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
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Zhejiang Ant Small & Micro Financial Services Group Co., Ltd. operates an online payment service platform. It also provides credit assessment, management services, loan services to small enterprises, network operators and individual entrepreneurs. The company was founded by Yun Ma on October 16, 2014 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, China.

Public Holdings

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Transactions

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. issued American Depositary Shares
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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. purchases Weibo Corp. from SINA Corp.

Awards & Honors

Rank #23
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Sponsored by
Rank #20
2017
Hurun - Global Rich List
Sponsored by
Rank #33
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Sponsored by
Rank #2
2016
Hurun - The Richest People in China
Sponsored by
Rank #19
2016
Hurun - Charity List
Sponsored by
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Events

Speaker
2013 Summit of Green Companies
Speaker
Hong Kong
16th Annual Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference
Credit Suisse proudly presents one of its strongest speaker lines-up ever for the 16th Asian Investment Conference. A high profile group of politicians, policymakers, central bankers and corporate leaders will gather to provide their views on the most urgent questions facing investors today, including the state of health of the Eurozone, geopolitical disputes in Asia Pacific, the likely impact of new leadership in China and Japan, the growth of e-commerce in Asia Pacific, India’s political uncertainty, the importance of structural improvements in ASEAN economies and the forces at play affecting global commodity and energy prices. Join them in Hong Kong for insight that makes a difference.

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