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    Jack Ma, the charismatic, bombastic founder of e-commerce megagiant Alibaba, officially resigned as the company’s chairman in September to pursue philanthropic work. But his creation, Alibaba, has proved resilient, boasting a market cap of $446 billion. In addition to weathering Ma’s departure, the company more than doubled net profit in the most recent quarter, despite the Chinese economy’s ongoing slowdown and trade war tensions with the U.S. Growth projections are strong despite protests in Hong Kong that forced Alibaba to delay its listing on the city’s exchange. But Alibaba isn’t stopping with e-commerce: The company is rapidly expanding its cloud services and payments businesses. Alibaba says its mobile payments service, Alipay, has over 1 billion active users.

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    Company Information

    Overall Score2.4
    Sector
    Consumer Discretionary
    Industry
    Internet and Direct Marketing Retail
    CEO
    Daniel Zhang
    Websitehttps://www.alibabagroup.com
    HQ Location
    Hangzhou, China
    Country
    China
    Revenues ($M) (Past 12 Months)$60,198
    Profits ($M) (Past 12 Months)$14,742
    Market Value as of Oct. 9, 2019 ($M)$430,084
    Employees101,958

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