The implausible and moving life story of Alibaba owner Jack Ma, one of a richest people in China

Trump jack maPresident Trump with Alibaba’s Jack Ma.Evan Vucci/AP Images

Jack Ma done headlines recently after visiting President Trump and announcing that he would help emanate a million jobs in a US.

But a Chinese billionaire has not hold behind voicing questioning of Trump’s protectionist policies, warning “if trade stops, fight starts.”

When it comes to trade, Ma knows what he’s articulate about. According to Forbes, he’s value an estimated $29 billion, that includes his 7.8% interest in Alibaba — China’s answer to Amazon — and a scarcely 50% interest in payment-processing use Alipay.

Ma is a loyal rags-to-riches story. He grew adult bad in comrade China, unsuccessful his university-entrance examination twice, and was deserted from dozens of jobs, including one during KFC, before anticipating success with his third internet company, Alibaba.

Jillian D’onfro contributed to an progressing chronicle of this post.

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