Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is set to begin trading on Friday September 19th on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker BABA. The company was founded by Jack Ma in 1999 in his apartment in Hangzhou, China. Now, Ma is the 8th richest person in China with a net worth of $11 billion. He is expected to ring the opening bell at the NYSE on Friday. Demand for Alibaba stock has been strong, the company is planning to price its shares between $66 to $68, an increased range that would value the company at about $165 billion at the midpoint. Japan's Softbank and Yahoo are among the top shareholders in Alibaba.