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Jack Ma: A road from School Teacher to Richest Men

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Jack ma

Jack ma

Story of man whose life journey is a road from School Teacher to Richest Men. Ma Yun known as Jack Ma is an example of immense success from failures. We know him as the co-founder of E Commerce Giant Alibaba.

Life Story

  • Born on September 10, 1964, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang
  • His parents Profession was  story telling through music
  • Eager to gather knowledge and learn English
  • Spent his childhood with foreigner tourists guiding them to get command over the language
  • Jack met his future wife in the school and got married shortly after graduation
  • Ma wrote approx. 30 applications to companies for employment but got rejected by all
  • Ma the only one rejected among 24 applicants at KFC
  • 10 applications for Business school at Harvard but all rejected
  • Aspired to enroll in a university but remains unsuccessful ending up as an English Language Teacher


  • In mid 1990s he learned the existence of internet and thought it as a great business opportunity
  • Various trips to US in 1995, the same year when Ma raised $20,000  fund to start his own company(China Yellow Pages) focusing on internet
  • Jack manages to Whop $800,000 with this new company in just 3 years
  • Jack as head of “China International Electronic Commerce Center” for 1 year
  • He resigned the job to found a one stop shop for business to business transactions known to world as “Alibaba”
  • 240 different nations and Alibaba
  • Alibaba was not the last stop, he also founded
  • Taobao
  • Lynx
  • Ali Mama
  • Attention seeker of the “Giant of the business” and “Internet Shark”

Awards and Achievements

  • Ma was in “Top 10 Business Leaders of the Year” list, compiled for the year 2004
  • Ma was featured in the list of “25 Most Powerful Businesspeople in Asia”, in 2005
  • Ma was named the “Businessperson of the Year” by the “Business Week” magazine
  • Secured a spot in “Time” magazine’s list of “World’s 100 Most Influential People”, in 2009
  • “Forbes”(the world-renowned magazine) named him as the 30th most powerful person in the world during 2014
  • At the “Asian Awards” ceremony held in 2015, he was felicitated with the “Entrepreneur of the year” award
  • Jacks current net worth is 37.7 billion USD

Jack Ma’s Life guides & leads us to

  • Not to limit our views
  • Opportunities as a gateway to greater things
  • Seek to understand
  • Act fast
  • Look beyond your prevailing circumstances
  • Channel your ambitions properly
  • Put on courage
  • Take chances while you are young
  • Get your team members unified
  • Make yourself replaceable


Giving up is the Greatest failure Jack Ma

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