Introducing Jack Ma – Founder of Alibaba

January 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Business, Featured

Jack Ma or Ma Yun (马云) is the extradordinary founder and CEO of the Alibaba Group, which owns several successful internet companies in China such as,, China Yahoo!, and Alipay.

In 1995, Jack Ma, a former English teacher, saw the potential of the internet and started China Yellow Pages, China’s first internet-based company. In 1999, he founded to help small businesses in e-commerce and allow buyers and suppliers around the world to do business online. It was a huge success and is now the e-commerce leader in China and the world, with 72.8 million registered users in more than 240 countries and regions.

Jack Ma’s business philosophy has always been to put customers first, which he stresses is the key to his successful businesses. His aim is to help the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in China and around the world.

To understand more about Jack Ma and his business ideas, watch this 3-part video interview with Charlie Rose:

Jack Ma speaks about the 3 success factors for Alibaba in this video (in Chinese):

Images: Screenshot of video

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