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Alibaba's Jack Ma: From English Teacher To One Of China's Richest Men08:38Download

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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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This segment aired on May 12, 2014.

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