Jack Ma (born September 10, 1964) is a Chinese Business Magnate, Actor, Investor, Politician, and Philanthropist from Hangzhou, Zhejiang. He is extremely popular for being the co-founder Alibaba Group that specializes in e-commerce, retail, Internet, and technology.
It founded on the 4th of April 1999 by Jack whose real full birth name is Ma Yun. Furthermore, he also remained the executive chairman of the company. Last year in September 2018, Ma announced that he would retire from Alibaba.
The investor wanted to pursue educational work. Later, Daniel Zhang succeeded him as executive chairman. The businessman even serves as a global ambassador for Chinese business.
As an actor, Jack made his pictorial debut with “Gong Shou Dao” (kung fu short film). The film was created in collaboration with the Double 11 Shopping Carnival Singles’ Day. His self-entitled philanthropic organization mainly focuses on improving education, the environment, and public health.
Ma Yun listed as one of the world’s most powerful people. Money Factor: Jack Ma’s Net worth is $41.1 Billion US dollars as of February 02, 2019.
Early Life, Parents & Education
Business Icon Jack Ma was born to his mom & dad on the 10th of September 1964 in Hangzhou, China. Hence, his age is 55 years old, as of 2019. The business magnate’s father “Ma Laifa” and mother “Cui Wencai” both worked as a storyteller and musician.
He has two siblings i.e. an older brother and a younger sister. Ma struggled to get admission in college and took four years to pass the Chinese entrance exams. Later, Jack enrolled in Hangzhou Teacher’s Institute (now Hangzhou Normal University).
The investor graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1988. Moreover, he remained the head of the student council. Ma Yun started his profession as a lecturer in English and International Trade at Hangzhou Dianzi University.
He then became devastated as he got rejected ten times from Harvard Business School. In the initial days of his career, Yun applied for 30 different jobs but was unable bagged not even a single job.
During an interview, he told that when KFC came to his town 24 people applied for the job and he was the only one who got refused for the post.
|Real Full Birth Name||Ma Yun.|
|Nick name||Jack Ma.|
|Profession||Business Magnate, Investor, Politician, Actor, and Philanthropist.|
|Famous for||being the co-founder and former executive chairman of Alibaba Group.|
|Age (As of 2018)||55 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||September 10, 1964.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Virgo.|
|House In||Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.|
|Social Media Account Stats||Instagram: NA.
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 3".
Centimeters: 161 cm.
Meters: 1.61 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 60 Kg.
Pounds: 132 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Chest-waist-hips)||40-30-35.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||9.|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown.|
|Parents||Father: Ma Laifa.
Mother: Cui Wencai.
|Siblings||an older brother and a younger sister.|
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Dating History?||Names are not available.|
|Wife/Spouse Name||Cathy Zhang (m. 1988 - Present).|
|Highest Qualification||Graduate with a Bachelors' degree.|
|School||Local High School.|
|Alma Mater.||1. Hangzhou Teacher’s Institute (now Hangzhou Normal University).
2. Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Jackie Chan.
Actress: Joan Chen.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Switzerland.|
|Favorite Color||Dark Blue.|
|Love to do||Reading, Traveling & Listening to Music.|
|Favorite Food||Chinese Cuisine.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$41.1 Billion US dollars (As of 2019).|
|Salary, Income & Earnings||--|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Jack Ma
- At a very young age, Jack began studying English by talking with English-speakers at Hangzhou International Hotel.
- He also used to give tourists tours in order to practice his English for nine years.
- In early 1995, one of his friends from the US introduced him to the Internet. Jack discovered that on the internet no result came from his home country China and this fact was shocking for him.
- Later, he launched a simple website related to China with the help of his American friend at 9:40 AM and soon began to get emails from Chinese investors wishing to know about him.
- Jack Ma stands a very short height of 5 ft 3 in (1.61 m tall) with a thin build.
- His estimated body weight is around 60 kgs (132 lbs) and tries to maintain his physique by eating clean & healthy food.
- Furthermore, Alibaba founder world’s 20th Richest Person by Bloomberg Billionaires Index & Forbes.
- In fact, he even placed on the second rank in the annual “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” list by Fortune in 2017.
- For many youths, he acts as a role model for startup businesses.
- Ma Yun tied the knot with his wife “Cathy Zhang” in 1988 in a private ceremony. The couple blessed with three children including a son named Ma Yuankun.