Who Is Jack Ma?

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Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba  (BABA) - Get Report, has not been seen in a public setting for more than two months now.

Several media reports have suggested that he has been in hot water with Chinese government after his controversial speech in Shanghai in late October 2020, where he criticized China's financial system.

Next thing we know, in the first week of November, Shanghai Stocks Exchange suspended Ant Group's IPO. This had a direct hit at Alibaba's shares, as Ant Group is an affiliate of Alibaba Group.

Jack Ma, 56, is fond of public appearances and his disappearance from the limelight was quickly noticed. 

The last time he tweeted was on Oct. 10, 2020, when he expressed his happiness in being one of the members of The Earthshot Prize Council. It's a list of high profile people who are "committed to championing positive action in the environmental space."

Jack Ma has an amazing rags to riches story, which is why he appeals to many.

Alibaba, which is often called the Amazon  (AMZN) - Get Report of China, made him one of the richest men on earth. The company currently boasts more than 117,000 employees worldwide. 

Rather than his successes, Ma often discusses his failures. Ma famously said that when KFC came to his city, he was the only one of 24 applicants to not get a job.

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