Alibaba Founder Jack Ma And The Best Things Ever Said

Only getting his first computer at age 33, Jack Ma is now one of the internet’s richest entrepreneurs. After being rejected from a job at KFC, the founder of Alibaba Group is now worth $37.3 billion.

Not known only for his enterprenuerial skills, Ma made his acting debut in a kung fu short film and is infamous for his stage performances at Alibaba events. In 2009, he dressed as a heavy metal singer and performed ‘Can you feel the love tonight’, while in 2017, he performed ‘Thriller’ by Michael Jackson at Alibaba’s 18th birthday celebrations.

Customer first, employee second, and investor third.
– Jack Ma, Ali Baba

 

Either you run the day, or the day runs you.
– Jim Rohn, Motivational Speaker

 

“Option A is not available. So let’s kick the sh** out of option B.”
– Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook

 

“If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.”
– Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn

 

“Always deliver more than expected.”
Larry Page, Google

 

“Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.”
Tony Hsieh

 

“If there’s something you want to build, but the tech isn’t there yet, just find the closest possible way to make it happen.”
Dennis Crowley, Foursquare

 

“Often times in order to capture your dreams, it will require you to chase your fears.”
— Neil Patel, Crazy Egg

 

“The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.”
-Marc Benioff, Salesforce

 

“Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.”
— Biz Stone, Twitter

Jack Ma Timeline

1964
Born in Hangzhou, China

1988
Graduated from Hangzhou Normal University with a B.A. in English

1995
Ma, along with his wife Cathy, raised $20,000 for to start a website building company

1999
Founded Alibaba

2003
Founded Taobao Marketplace, Alipay, Ali Mama and Lynx

2014
Alibaba raised $25 billion after an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange

2018
Ma stepped down as Executive Chairman of Alibaba group

2019
Ma is worth $37.3 billion