Jack Ma

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ENL 213 Vihang Jain 10.27.2014 Jack Ma’s Key to Success It’s a common saying “Where there is a will, there is a way” and a perfect example for this is the CEO of Alibaba, Jack Ma, who took the business world by storm with the largest IPO, exceeding the amount of 20 Billion dollars (CNBC, 2014). Despite being born in an underprivileged family, Jack Ma’s strong will to achieve his goals lead him to become one of the richest man in the world. Jack Ma’s success story is an inspiration to young adults, as it reinforces that dedication and hard work is the key to success. Jack Ma was born on 15th October 1964, in Hangzhou, China. He grew up in communist China with two siblings and strict parents (Stone & D’onfro, 2014). According to…show more content…
The company suffered a loss of 2 million dollars and fired 100 employees, who were involved in the scam (Epstein, 2011). Today, Jack Ma’s worth is over 16 billion dollars and he is the richest man in China. In addition to this, Duncan Clarke, a Beijing-based technology consultant said, Jack Ma maybe a potential candidate for open elections, if China ever permits them (Macleod, 2014). Jack Ma’s life is a good example of success through determination and hard work. He started from an underprivileged family, but today he is amongst the richest men in the world. His fearless nature and the desire to achieve his goals is the key to his success. References Epstein, G. (2011, March 23). Alibaba's Jack Ma Fights To Win Back Trust. Forbes. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2011/0411/features-jack-ma- alibaba-e-commerce-scandal-face-of-china.html Fannin, R. (2008, January 1). How I did it: Jack Ma, Alibaba.com. INC.. Retrieved October 22, 2014, from http://www.inc.com/magazine/20080101/how-i-did- it-jack-ma-alibaba.html Leung, T. (2014). Introduction to alibaba.com. In www.alsma.org. Retrieved October 27, 2014, from http://www.alsma.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Timothy-Leung- Introduction-to-Alibaba.pdf Macleod, C. (2014, September 19). Alibaba's Jack Ma: From 'crazy' to China's richest man. USA TODAY. Retrieved October 22, 2014, from http://www.usatoday
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