Jack Ma has an inspirational journey for all the young entrepreneurs and anyone aiming to be the next billionaire. He is an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. Born in not so well-to-do family, Jack not only made a mark but also made money. From being a lecturer in English to one of the wealthiest men in China, he made history.
Jack Ma started the multinational technology conglomerate, Alibaba in the year 1999. He founded and built Alibaba into the second largest Internet company in the world. The company’s $25 billion IPO in 2014 was the world’s largest, valuing the company more than Facebook or Coca-Cola.
Alibaba today runs the e-commerce services that hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend on every day, providing employment and income for tens of millions more. A Rockefeller of his age, Jack has become an icon for the country’s booming private sector, and as the face of the new, consumerist China is courted by heads of state and CEOs from around the world.
The list of his awards and achievements is long. I have tried to mention a few in this post.
In September 2018, he announced that he would retire from Alibaba and pursue educational work, philanthropy, and environmental causes.
Jack Ma is a global ambassador for Chinese business. He was listed as one of the world’s most powerful people. Forbes ranked him 1st on its “World’s Most Powerful People” list in the year 2019.
In 2019, Forbes named jack Ma in its list of “Asia’s 2019 Heroes of Philanthropy” and awarded him the Malcolm S. Forbes Lifetime Achievement Award for his work supporting underprivileged communities in China, Africa, Australia, and the Middle East.
His contribution in fighting back against the COVID-19 pandemic in July 2020 was appreciated by a first-class medal from King Abdullah II.
As of January 2021, with a net worth of $58.3 billion, Ma is the third-wealthiest person in China. His achievement and works are acknowledged and honored worldwide.
I have listed the best books written on Jack Ma that records many of his life events and entrepreneurship journey. These books will help you know him more closely and learn the lessons shared. Also, it will encourage you to start your entrepreneur journey from Jack Ma’s life and experiences.
1. Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built
Author: Duncan Clark
2. The Making of the Greatest: Jack Ma
Author: Abha Sharma
3. Jack Ma: Success Secrets
Author: George Ilian
4. Jack Ma: A Lesson in Trust, Honor, and Shared Prosperity
Author: J. R. MacGregor
5. Jack Ma: A Biography of the Alibaba Billionaire
Author: Ryan Rogers
6. Jack Ma: Founder and CEO of the Alibaba Group
Author: Wei Chen
7. Never Give Up: Jack Ma in His Own Words
Author: Suk Lee
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