China’s most famous billionaire and co-founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma, who had mysteriously ‘disappeared’ for months has resurfaced after months out of public view. The news of his reappearance came after a video of his went viral on on Chinese social media, ending speculation about his whereabouts.Also Read - Will Meet Again After Pandemic is Over: Here is What Jack Ma Said in Reappearance Video | WATCH
“Recently, my colleagues and I have been studying and thinking. We made a firmer resolution to devote ourselves to education philanthropy,” he said in the video. “Working hard for rural revitalization and common prosperity is the responsibility for our generation of businessmen,” he added.
His sudden re-appearance has made quite a buzz on the internet, prompting a barrage of hilarious memes and jokes on Twitter. Here are the best ones:
A poster boy and stern critic of the Chinese government, Ma had come under the glare of the authorities in connection to an anti-monopoly investigation. Notably, the reports of his going out of public view had emerged soon after the billionaire made some comments that sounded critical of China’s financial regulator, triggering speculation of him going “missing.”
Rumours gained more strength after the tech tycoon did not even appear in the final episode of his own talent show, Africa’s Business Heroes.
About Jack Ma?
Jack Ma is a Chinese business tycoon and the founder of China’s biggest e-commerce company, Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. The former English teacher founded Alibaba Group in 1999, when China had few internet users. Online payments service Alipay launched five years later, before regulators said such businesses would be allowed.
Both long shots grew to dominate their industries. Ma holds a 7.8% stake in Alibaba and a 50% stake in Alipay. Ma’s current net worth is estimated at $50.9 billion (Rs 37,26,00,72,50,000), according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.