From a global online ‘anything store’ to high-end smartphones challenging Apple, a generation of billionaire entrepreneurs is rising in the East. We take a closer look at five of them.
Jack Ma is currently leader of the Chinese tech pack. As executive chairman of Alibaba, a web service used by businesses around the world to trade an incredible variety of goods, he has a high profile in the US.
It has helped that the 49-year-old former language teacher is a fluent English speaker. A large part of the interest also stems from the potential for Alibaba to list on Wall Street this year. He is being courted after a falling out with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange over stock structure.
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