Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByLi Yuan Sept. 7, 2018 HONG KONG — Alibaba’s co-founder and executive chairman, Jack Ma, said he planned to step down from the Chinese e-commerce giant on Monday to pursue philanthropy in education, a changing of the guard for the $420 billion internet company. A former English teacher, Mr. Ma started Alibaba in 1999 and built it into one of the world’s most consequential e-commerce and digital payments companies, transforming how Chinese people shop and pay for things. That fueled his net worth to more than $40 billion, making him China’s richest man. He is revered by many Chinese, some of whom have put his portrait in their homes to worship in the same way that they worship the God of Wealth. Mr. Ma is retiring as China’s business environment has soured, with … [Read more...] about Alibaba’s Jack Ma, China’s Richest Man, to Retire From Company He Co-Founded
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Lulu Yilun Chen and Tom Mackenzie, Bloomberg Published 7:35 am PDT, Friday, September 7, 2018 Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., during a Bloomberg Television interview on the sidelines of the Xin Philanthropy Conference in Hangzhou, China, on Sept. 5, 2018. Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., during a Bloomberg Television interview on the sidelines of the Xin Philanthropy Conference in Hangzhou, China, on Sept. 5, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Qilai Shen. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Qilai Shen. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., during a Bloomberg Television interview on the sidelines of the Xin Philanthropy Conference in Hangzhou, China, on Sept. 5, 2018. Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., during a Bloomberg Television … [Read more...] about Billionaire Jack Ma prepares for life after Alibaba
Download logo Across Africa, eCommerce platforms flanked by payments, logistics, tourism and big data partners are starting to lift national economies. During "Netrepreneurs: The Rise of Africa's Digital Lions", an event jointly organized by Alibaba Business School, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Jack Ma Foundation, thought leaders will debate about the challenges and opportunities facing a new digital Africa and the role that the public sector, investors, entrepreneurs and educational organizations can play in this transformation. The event will cover the following topics: • The Creators of a New Economy: Constructing Digital Businesses Young African entrepreneurs will share their journeys and discuss the challenges of developing a new kind of business on the continent. • Governments and Policymakers: Nurturing Innovation in the Digital Economy A regional and country perspective will be given on the role of the … [Read more...] about Netrepreneurs: The Rise of Africa’s Digital Lion; 8 August 2018 – 13:00-17:30; Linder Auditorium; Johannesburg, South Africa
Jack Lowell Jack Lowell is a savvy businessman who combines that with a big heart and winning personality. Over the years, Jack’s leadership has influenced and made impressive positive impacts on South Florida and Coral Gables. He began a two-year term as chair of the Coral Gables Community Foundation in January adding to his extensive history of community involvement and service. Chairing major organizations is not new to this civic leader who has served as chair of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce as well as chair of The Beacon Council in past years. He is on advisory boards for both Teach for America and WPBT Channel 2. He is a past member of the board of directors for The Salvation Army and lends his support to United Way of Miami-Dade. Born in Nahant, MA, Jack attended the Noble and Greenough School before moving on to graduate from Harvard College. Over the past four decades, he has been part of the fabric of South Florida real estate and often approached for his … [Read more...] about Jack Lowell: Businessman with big heart, personality
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Arts and Entertainment by Herman Wong May 21 at 8:48 PM Email the author Actor Jet Li, also known as Li Lianjie, attends the Ma Yun rural teachers awards ceremony in Sanya in south China’s Hainan province on Jan. 21. (Song fan/Imaginechina via AP Images) A photo allegedly of martial artist Jet Li has alarmed fans and raised questions about the 55-year-old action star’s health. Long known for his youthful looks and acrobatic moves, in recent years Li has battled hyperthyroidism, a condition that can cause fatigue and weight loss and that has previously ignited rumors of Li’s declining health. The South … [Read more...] about A photo has Jet Li fans worried about his health. The actor’s manager responds.