Jack Ma

Jack Ma is one of the biggest names in the world today. The business magnate, investor, and philanthropist is mostly known for being the co-founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group. Alibaba Group is a major multinational conglomerate.

Ma is a major ambassador for Chinese business and was listed as one of the World’s Most Influential People in 2019. He serves as a role model for many startup businesses across the world and was listed second, in the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune in 2018. Ma is the third wealthiest person in China as well as the 20th wealthiest person in the world.

Well, how well do you know about Jack Ma? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Jack Ma’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Jack Ma to date.

Biography and Early Life

Jack Ma was born as Mă Yún on 15th October 1964. His parents were Ma Laifa and Cui Wencai. He was born in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. From an early age, he started learning English by conversing with English speakers at the Hangzhou International Hotel. He would ride 27 Km on his bicycle to give tours to tourists for nine years so that he would practice his English. He even became pen pals with one of the foreigners who named him Jack because he found it difficult to pronounce his name.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jack Ma in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jack Ma’s age is 56 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 10 September 1964. Though, he is 4′ 11″ in feet and inches and 152 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 130 lbs in Pound and 59kg in Kilograms.


In his youth, Jack Ma struggled with his education. He failed the entrance exam for Hangzhou Teachers College twice. He later said that he wasn’t good at Mathematics. It took him three years to pass the Chinese entrance exams and was finally able to attend Hangzhou Teacher’s Institute and graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor’s degree in English. Jack Ma claims that he applied for Harvard Business School ten times but he failed to get in.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

When he was in university, he met Cathy Zhang (Zhang Ying) who was also a student. The two later married shortly after their graduation. Cathy was very influential in Jack Ma’s life because she was active in the early development of his businesses. Together, the couple have three children; Ma Yuankun (son), Ma Yuanbao (daughter) and another one.

Is Jack Ma Gay?

Jack Ma has been married to his wife Cathy for a long time which is enough evidence that he is not gay.

Professional Career

In his autobiographical speech, Jack Ma said that after graduating from university, he applied for thirty different odd jobs. He was unable to find a job even when there was no chance he couldn’t fail. Jack Ma started his first company in 1994 after hearing about the internet. The company was called Hangzhou Haibo Translation Agency.

In 1995, he launched a website called “ugly” website and within three hours, he was receiving emails from some Chinese investors wishing to know more about him. He registered his second company in 1995 and within three years, the company had made $800,000. He started websites for companies and in 1999, he quit his job at the China International Electronic Commerce Centre and returned to Hangzhou to create Alibaba with his friends.

Alibaba was successful within three years and in 2003, he founded Taobao Marketplace, Alipay, Ali Mama and Lynx. Taobao achieved so much success that he received support from Yahoo co-founder, Jerry Yang, through a $1 Billion investment. In 2014, Alibaba set a record by raising a total of $25 Billion as their IPO at the New York Stock Exchange. Ma served as the Executive chair of Alibaba Group and all of its subsidiaries. On the 10th of September 2018, Ma stepped down as the Executive Chair of Alibaba to focus on his philanthropic work. He officially did so on September 30, 2019.


Jack Ma is known as one of the most successful businessmen in the world today. However, most of his awards and honors are from the philanthropic work that he has been doing and the impact that he has had on people’s lives. Here are some of the honors that he has received:

  • In July 2020, he received a first-class medal from King Abdullah II for his contribution in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • In 2015, he received an Asian Award for Entrepreneur of the Year.
  • Businessweek magazine selected him as Businessperson of the Year in 2007.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jack Ma in 2021

Jack Ma is known for being one of the wealthiest men in the world and also the founder of Alibaba, the online shopping website. He also went a bit further by investing in other areas in various industries. As of 2021, Jack Ma has an estimated net worth of $65 Billion.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Despite finding a lot of his success in the e-commerce industry, Ma admitted that he has very limited knowledge of technology, saying that it is almost limited to sending and receiving emails.
  • Jack Ma tries to stay fit by regularly practicing Chen-style Tai Chi Chuan and has also been trained in martial arts by his personal trainer.

Jack Ma is an incredible figure in today’s world not just as one of the wealthiest men in the world, but his life story should serve as an inspiration for many people all over the world. He is also a very humble and modest man, he is very philanthropic and has helped so many people all over the world. He will genuinely be celebrated for the life he lives.


Facts of Mă Yún

  • Gender Male
  • full nameMă Yún
  • birthplaceZhejiang, China
  • Date of Birth September 10, 1964
  • Age 59 years 8 months
  • Horoscope Virgo
  • Lucky Number 3
  • Lucky Stone Sapphire
  • Lucky Color Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Taurus, Capricorn
  • nationalityChinese
  • religionN/A
  • net worth$65 Billion
  • professionBusiness Magnate, investor, and philanthropist
  • weightIn Kilograms – 59 Kg, In Pounds – 130 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 152 cm, In Feet and Inches – 4′ 11″
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorBlack
  • high schoolN/A

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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