Alibaba is back on investors' minds as the Chinese conglomerate prepare for it's November 11 Singles Day Event. While sales are expected to be huge, fears of a slowdown have begun to emerge

Before you worry about the future, take a trip into the past. 

  • Alibaba, named after the character from Arabian Nights, was founded in 1999 by Jack Ma and reached profitability by 2001.
  • In 2014 it's IPO was the biggest in history and by 2017 it became the first Chinese company to reach a $400 billion market cap.
  • Some of their products include: Alipay, AliExpress, Taoboa, Yahoo China, and many more.

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This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.

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