Jack Ma (Ma Yun) is a Chinese Businessman and the CEO and co-founder of Chinese multi-national company Alibaba. His company has alot of subsidiaries but the most well known subsidiary is Aliexpress (Alibaba.com). This subsidiary is a ecommerce website which sells and ships a variety of goods and products to and from all over the World. Jack was born on September 10, 1964 , in the city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang China. He started to studying English at a very young age and would take tourists on tours of the city in order to practice his English. Jack Ma became pen pals with one of the tourists who nick named him “Jack” because he thought his given name was too difficult to pronounce.
Jack Ma and his Philosophies
Ma Yun believes that in order to succeed you first need to learn how to succeed. He believes that the best way to learn how to succeed is by failing. Jack has failed many times in his life but he never let failure get the best of him. He took the Chinese College entrance exams 3 times in 3 years as it was only done once a year and failed each time. Jack persevered the challenges he had with Math and eventually passed , matriculating to study a Arts degree , eventually becoming a college professor. Jack’s journey was only beginning and so he tried to get many other jobs and failed in his pursuits each and every time. Jack learnt from his experiences and eventually went on to collaborate with others to found Alibaba.
Jack’s net Worth and influence
Jack is a supporter of The Communist Party Of China and it seemed to shock many when it was made public. Jack Ma strongly believes in the 996 working hour system which is a Chinese belief that the daily work hour should be from 9:00AM to 9:00PM from Monday – Saturday. He was asked what his views for the future were and he then responded that 996 was best for China’s future. Jack Ma is said to be worth around 62.1 billion USD.
Jack continues to inspire the lives of people around and within China and if we all dream big we can be like Jack Ma.