Jack Ma

Co-Founder at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

Jack Ma

Jack Ma

Co-Founder at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

Overview
Career Highlights

Yun Feng Capital
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
The Jack Ma Foundation

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1885

Number of Boards

27

Birthday

09/10/1964 - Hangzhou, SD, China

Age

53

Number of Awards

21

Estimated Net Worth

$28.3B

Relationships

Chief Executive Officer at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

Founder at SoftBank Group Corp.

Co-Founder at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

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

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

Co-President at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

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

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Jack Ma
Co-Founder at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
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Spouse
Former General Manager at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. engages in providing online and mobile marketplaces in retail and wholesale trade. It operates through the following segments: Core Commerce, Cloud Computing, Digital Media and Entertainment, and Innovation Initiatives and Others. The Core Commerce segment comprises platforms operating in retail and wholesale. The Cloud Computing segment consists of Alibaba Cloud, which offers elastic computing, database, storage and content delivery network, large scale computing, security, management and application, big data analytics, a machine learning platform, and other services provide for enterprises of different sizes across various industries. The Digital Media and Entertainment segment includes the Youko Tudou and UCWeb media properties. The Innovation Initiatives and Others segment involves in the YunOS, AutoNavi, DingTalk, and other businesses. The company was founded by Chung Tsai and Yun Ma on June 28, 1999 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, China.

Education
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.

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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.

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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. engages in providing online and mobile marketplaces in retail and wholesale trade. It operates through the following segments: Core Commerce, Cloud Computing, Digital Media and Entertainment, and Innovation Initiatives and Others. The Core Commerce segment comprises platforms operating in retail and wholesale. The Cloud Computing segment consists of Alibaba Cloud, which offers elastic computing, database, storage and content delivery network, large scale computing, security, management and application, big data analytics, a machine learning platform, and other services provide for enterprises of different sizes across various industries. The Digital Media and Entertainment segment includes the Youko Tudou and UCWeb media properties. The Innovation Initiatives and Others segment involves in the YunOS, AutoNavi, DingTalk, and other businesses. 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.

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Boards & Committees
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: Domestic Telecommunications, Sprint, Yahoo Japan, Distribution, Arm, SoftBank Vision Fund (SFV), and Others. The Domestic Telecommunications segment provides mobile communication, broadband, and telecom services in Japan. The Sprint segment provides mobile communication services in the United States. It also sells and leases mobile devices. The Yahoo Japan segment engages internet advertising, e-commerce, and membership services. The Distribution segment distributes mobile devices overseas. It also sells personal computer (PC) software, peripherals, and mobile devices accessories in Japan. The Arm segment designs microprocessors, physical intellectual property and related technology and software. The SFV segment manages investment activities through the SoftBank Vision Fund. The Others segment includes robotics and the Fukuoka SoftBank HAWKS related business. The company was founded by Masayoshi Son on September 3, 1981 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Executive Chairman
Current

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. engages in providing online and mobile marketplaces in retail and wholesale trade. It operates through the following segments: Core Commerce, Cloud Computing, Digital Media and Entertainment, and Innovation Initiatives and Others. The Core Commerce segment comprises platforms operating in retail and wholesale. The Cloud Computing segment consists of Alibaba Cloud, which offers elastic computing, database, storage and content delivery network, large scale computing, security, management and application, big data analytics, a machine learning platform, and other services provide for enterprises of different sizes across various industries. The Digital Media and Entertainment segment includes the Youko Tudou and UCWeb media properties. The Innovation Initiatives and Others segment involves in the YunOS, AutoNavi, DingTalk, and other businesses. The company was founded by Chung Tsai and Yun Ma on June 28, 1999 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, China.

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Member, Board of Trustees
2014 - Current

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.

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.

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Member, Prime Minister's Business Advisory Group
2015 - ?

Government of the United Kingdom is the central government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.The government is led by the Prime Minister, who selects all the remaining ministers. The prime minister and the other most senior ministers belong to the supreme decision-making committee, known as the Cabinet.

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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.

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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.

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. engages in providing online and mobile marketplaces in retail and wholesale trade. It operates through the following segments: Core Commerce, Cloud Computing, Digital Media and Entertainment, and Innovation Initiatives and Others. The Core Commerce segment comprises platforms operating in retail and wholesale. The Cloud Computing segment consists of Alibaba Cloud, which offers elastic computing, database, storage and content delivery network, large scale computing, security, management and application, big data analytics, a machine learning platform, and other services provide for enterprises of different sizes across various industries. The Digital Media and Entertainment segment includes the Youko Tudou and UCWeb media properties. The Innovation Initiatives and Others segment involves in the YunOS, AutoNavi, DingTalk, and other businesses. The company was founded by Chung Tsai and Yun Ma on June 28, 1999 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, China.

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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.

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Public Holdings
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Awards & Honors
Rank #23
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #20
2017
Hurun - Global Rich List
Rank #33
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
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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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