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    Alibaba gets most of the attention in conversations about e-commerce in China, but has been a potent No. 2. The company has become a $64 billion juggernaut, thanks to an emphasis on “high touch” relationships with its sellers and a concerted effort to reach neglected consumers in China’s rural areas and so-called lower-tier cities. Founder and CEO Richard Liu has been the driving force behind its success, but he now faces uncomfortable scrutiny; prosecutors in Minnesota are reviewing allegations that Liu raped a college student during a visit to Minneapolis in ­August. (Liu’s attorneys say he is innocent.)

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    Company Information

    Overall Score-
    Internet and Direct Marketing Retail
    Richard Liu
    HQ Location
    Revenues ($M) (Past 12 Months)$64,043
    Profits ($M) (Past 12 Months)$-90
    Market Value as of Oct. 10, 2018 ($M)$32,845