Here & Now Here & Now

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

Play

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.

Guest

+Join the Discussion
Please help keep our community civil. All comments must follow the WBUR Community rules.
Share

Support the news

Next Up

Where to now?

More Here & Now or Explore Audio.