Founder & Chairman of the Board, Alibaba Group
Founder of "Yunfeng Capital"
Chairman of "Cainiao Network Technology Co.,Ltd."
Member of Global Board of Directors and Trustee of The Nature Conservancy's China Program
Jack Ma is a Chinese business magnate, philanthropist and the first mainland Chinese entrepreneur to appear on the cover of Forbes. As of November 2014, he is the richest man in China (Hong Kong not included) and 18th richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $29.7 billion, according to Forbes.
Jack Ma is the lead founder of Alibaba Group, company that operates a diverse portfolio of Internet-based business which makes it easy for anyone to buy or sell online anywhere in the world and facilitates the development of an open, collaborative and prosperous e-commerce ecosystem.
Jack Ma also acts as:
Board Member of Softbank Corporation;
Board Member of Huayi Brothers Media Corporation;
Member of Global Board of Directors and Trustee of The Nature Conservancy's China Program;
Director of Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation;
Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum.
Bachelor’s degree in Hangzhou Normal University
2013 - Honorary Doctorate degree, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.
Late 1970s - Informal tour guide in Hangzhou, China;
1988 - Lecturer of English and International Trade at the Hangzhou Dianzi University;
1995 - Founder of China Yellow Pages, China’s first Internet-based directory;
1998 - General manager of Cofortune Information Technology Co.,Ltd established by the China International E-Commerce Center;
1999 - Founder, Chairman & CEO of Alibaba Group;
2003 - Founded Taobao.com;
2005 - signed a deal with Yahoo! that made Alibaba.com China's largest Internet company;
2013 - Yunfeng Capital: Mr.Jack Ma quit the CEO position of Alibaba Group and took the Chairman position at Cainiao Network Technology Co.,Ltd.
2014 - was elected to the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum.