Jack Ma, the beleaguered Chinese billionaire, has reportedly gone missing. The mystery around his whereabouts deepened when he didn’t show up for the finale of his own talent show, Africa’s Business Heroes. Instead another top executive showed up in his place.
A spokesperson from Alibaba attributed this to Ma’s hectic schedule. Jack Ma hasn’t made any public appearance since the suspension of his ANT IPO and after he kicked up a storm by criticising the Chinese regulations.
Ma’s falling out with China‘s authoritarian regime has led to increased scrutiny around his businesses.
What would have been a remarkable debut for Jack Ma’s ANT Group, finally ended up in a disaster after a blistering attack from Ma on the Chinese financial system.