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Alibaba's Jack Ma: From English Teacher To One Of China's Richest Men

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Wall Street Journal has said that Alibaba is China’s internet crown jewel. The man behind it is Jack Ma, a former English teacher in China who came to the U.S. in the mid-90s and saw the potential for the internet in China.

A new film tells Ma’s story. It’s called “Crocodile in the Yangtze.” Its director, Porter Erisman, worked with Ma early on. Erisman joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss the film and Jack Ma.

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