Jack Ma is a Chinese business tycoon who is the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group. He is also popular for his philanthropy works and has been active in several other businesses. Jack Ma is one of the wealthiest tycoons in China and the world, with an estimated net worth of over US$30 billion as of March 2019. Forbes magazine ranked him the 29th most powerful person in the world in 2018. Jack was born in Hangzhou, China, on September 10, 1964, to a pair of traditional Chinese musicians. He was raised in a communist society and has been studying English since a young age.
Personal Information about Jack Ma
Nickname- Teacher Ma
Date of Birth- 10 September 1964
Place of Birth- Hangzhou, China
Zodiac Sign- Virgo
Father’s Name- Ma Laifa
Mother’s Name- Cui Wencai
Marriage Date- 1988
Wife’s Name- Zhang Ying
Children Name- Ma Yuankun
Religion- Buddhism and Taoism
Business Information About Jack Ma
Among the common stories related to Jack Ma, one that blogs or news catches most is that he has been rejected from at least 30 different jobs. Among the job roles, one was also in the police, which rejected him, saying he was unsuitable.
He also tried his luck in KFC with 24 of his friends. Surprisingly, all of them got in except him. But in 1994, Jack Ma discovered interesting things on the Internet and founded his firm Hangzhou Haibo Translation Agency. Gradually Jack Ma gathered that there was very little information and details about China or anything Chinese-related on the internet. This is when he and his friends started a Chinese website, and right after launching this not-so-great website, he started receiving endless emails from investors.
What was Jack Ma’s early life like?
While today Jack Ma is known for his businesses and companies, he didn’t come from a family who had any link to business. In fact, both his parents were known for music and storytelling. Jack Ma also has siblings – a brother and a sister.
Jack Ma wasn’t very bright at his studies and often struggled to get into college or university. But he was good at English, which he studied earlier in life. Later, he graduated with an Arts degree.
Interesting facts about Jack Ma
Jack Ma was very interested in the English language and started practicing his English with English-speakers at Hangzhou International Hotel.
His discovery of the internet was also through one of his US friends. This is also when he realizes there are hardly any results for the internet from his country.
Jack Ma is famous for many things, but also for his short height. He stands at the height of 5 ft 3 in.
Jack Ma is not just a world-famous business tycoon, but he is also a unique personality. For someone who has been rejected for many jobs before, he ended up being one of the first to launch a website.