Foreign Policy magazine released its annual list of the top 100 Global Thinkers. Jack Ma, the co-founder and executive chairman of Alibaba was listed on the group comprises thinkers who have had an enormous impact on the world in the past decade. He is the only Chinese entrepreneur being ranked.
What made him become one of the most influential people in the world?
The magazine explains why: Few people can claim to have transformed an entire society. Jack Ma can make a credible case. Alibaba, the e-commerce company he founded in 1999, has enabled businesses to reach once inaccessible consumers, bringing a generation of Chinese citizens into contact with domestic and international markets and helping to fuel China’s breakneck growth. Through its innovations in supply chain logistics and its leading role in Chinese research on artificial intelligence, Jack Ma’s Alibaba symbolizes how a company can give complete generation access to online business opportunities—and help turn a once developing country into a superpower.