Jack Ma, Alibaba’s founder hasn’t been seen in public for about two months. The Chinese billionaire also didn’t appear in the final episode of Africa’s Business Heroes, which led to the speculation of Jack Ma missing.
Africa’s Business Heroes’ is a talent show where entrepreneurs in Africa compete for $1.5 million US. Jack Ma is part of the judging panel where he didn’t show up in the last November 2020 episode as he was replaced by another Alibaba executive.
An Alibaba spokesperson explained Jack Ma’s absence in Africa’s Business Heroes: “Due to a schedule conflict Mr. Ma could no longer be part of the finale judge panel of Africa’s Business Heroes earlier this year (2020)”.
Jack Ma recently criticized China’s regulators as well as their state-own banks last November 2020. Ma’s company Ant Group IPO of $37 billion was canceled shortly after. Ma hasn’t been seen since November.