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Ma is a true rags-to-riches story
2017/03/04 12:48
He received more than a dozen rejections — including from KFC — before being hired as an English teacher.
2017/03/04 12:49
Jack Ma revealed he has even been rejected from Harvard — 10 times!
2017/03/04 12:49
Though his first two ventures failed, four years later he gathered 17 of his friends in his apartment and convinced them to invest in his vision for an online marketplace he called "Alibaba
2017/03/04 12:50
By October 1999, the company had raised $5 million from Goldman Sachs and $20 million from SoftBank, a Japanese telecom company that also invests in technology companies. The team remained close-knit and scrappy
2017/03/04 12:50
The company's $150-billion IPO was the largest offering for a US-listed company in the history of the New York Stock Exchange.
2017/03/04 12:52
The biggest day in the calendar for Alibaba is China's "Singles' Day," a retaliation to Valentine's Day which supposedly celebrates the country's singletons
2017/03/04 12:53
He likes reading and writing kung fu fiction, playing poker, meditating, and practising​ tai chi.
2017/03/04 12:53