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Jack Ma, or Ma Yun, A former English teacher is a Chinese business magnate, investor, and politician. He is the co-founder and former executive chairman of Alibaba Group, one of the world’s largest e-commerce businesses in the year 1999 at the age of 35. Jack Ma born on 10th September 1964, in Hangzhou city of China and is a stakeholder at Alipay (e-payment portal).


He started learning the English language at a very young age and for nine years. Jack Ma would ride 27 miles on his bicycle to give tourists tours of the area to practice his English. Ma became pen pals with one of the foreigners who nicknamed him “Jack” because he found it hard to pronounce his Chinese name i.e Ma Yun.


Ma is a global ambassador for Chinese business and is often listed as one of the world's most powerful people. Jack Ma is also the co-founder and former executive chairman of Alibaba Group, a multinational technology conglomerate. Jack Ma is a strong proponent of an open and market-driven economy


Later in his youth, Jack Ma in his youth, struggled to attend college. The Chinese entrance exams are held only once a year and Ma took three years to pass. Ma attended Hangzhou Teacher's Institute (currently known as Hangzhou Normal University) and graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. While at school, Ma was head of the student council. After graduation, he became a lecturer in English and international trade at Hangzhou Dianzi University. He also applied ten times to Harvard Business School and got rejected each time.

It would not justify if we don’t tell some of the best quotes of Jack ma to our entrepreneur community. Some of the favorite quotes of Jack ma are:-

(Quote) If you put Bananas and Money in front of monkeys, monkeys will choose Bananas because they don’t know that money can buy a lot of Bananas. IN REALITY, If you offer JOB and BUSINESS to people, they would choose JOB because most people do not know that BUSINESS can bring more MONEY than salaries. “Profit is better than salaries because salaries can make you a living but profits can makes you a fortune”.(Unquote)

  • “Today, making money is very simple. But making sustainable money while being responsible to society and improving the world is very difficult.”

  • “Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.”

There are many more quotes that are worth reading and implementing in one’s life.


"We feel Jack Ma an inspiration VictoryTale and wishes him a grand success"