Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba celebrated its 18th anniversary on Tuesday with a grand party in Hangzhou. The celebrations turned into a thriller with Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma’s Michael Jackson-inspired dance performance. During Alibaba’s birthday celebrations, the founder entered the stage dramatically on a motorcycle wearing a metallic mask and military-style dancing costumes. Jack pulled off some of Michael Jackson’s signature movies making the crowd applaud. After a few more poses, he put away the mask amid audience cheers and showed some more moves.
Soon a group of Alibaba employees dressed in similar costumes joined Jack on stage and danced to some Michael Jackson’s hit songs including ‘Billie Jean’ and ‘Black and White’. This isn’t the first time Jack Ma performed at an Alibaba event. At a similar party in 2009, Ma had dressed up as a heavy metal lead singer with a wig, black lipstick and sang the ‘The Lion King’ theme song ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’ in front of his employees. Ma also danced to ‘Dangerous’ at the annual celebrations this year. Seems Jack Ma has set a new high for company founders with his performance.
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The annual party on Tuesday witnessed about 40,000 employees from various regions and countries. This year, Alibaba has more than enough reasons to celebrate with the company stocks rallying since January 2017. Its entire valuation recently crossed the 400 USD billion mark maintaining just a short distance behind another e-commerce giant Amazon. Jack Ma is among the richest men in the world and Chinese wealthiest with a net worth of 36.4 USD billion, according to Forbes Magazine.