It’s a most unusual character, Alibaba‘s founder Jack Ma. Watch this short video with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang explaining how he became so rich:
He really defies the picture we have of what the richest man in China would be like, doesn’t he? But we have to give it to Jack Ma, he went from earning $12 a month to being worth $22 billion.
The new rich?
An interesting aspect of Jack Ma striking it rich is that it seems that nowadays quite a few unusual personalities are becoming mega wealthy because of inventing a video game, an innovative app or something similar within the IT field. Are the days when industrialists struck it rich over? Will future billionaires be of this new breed? Entrepreneurs of a new kind that defies the current stereotype?
Did you know that Jack Ma is the richest man in China? Would you have imagined that a man like him would become so wealthy? Do you believe the people who strike it rich nowadays are different from those who made it in the past? Will we see more characters like Jack Ma striking it rich?
Video: Bloomberg News