Alibaba is a Chinese e-commerce company operating online marketplaces for both international and domestic China trade. It also operates an online payment system called AliPay. Alibaba is a family of internet-based businesses, which enables its users to buy or sell anywhere in the world. It has developed businesses in consumer e-commerce, online payment, business-to-business marketplaces, and cloud computing, and has now expanded into new areas such as mobile apps, mobile operating systems, and internet TV. It is focused on fostering the development of an open and collaborative e-commerce ecosystem that benefits consumers, merchants, and the economy as a whole. Alibaba assists millions of buyers and suppliers all over the world to do business online through its own trading markets that includes an International Trading Market, which serves global import and export business; a Chinese Trading Market, which caters to domestic business; and a Japanese Trading Market...
Hangzhou Shi, CN
Size (employees)
36,446 (est)
Alibaba is headquartered in Hangzhou Shi, CN

Key People at Alibaba

Jonathan Lu

Jonathan Lu

Lucy Peng

Lucy Peng

CEO, Alibaba Small & Micro Financial Services Group (under formation)
Maggie Wu

Maggie Wu

Jack Ma

Jack Ma

Founder & Executive Chairman
Joe Tsai

Joe Tsai

Executive Vice Chairman

Alibaba Office Locations

Alibaba has an office in Hangzhou Shi
Hangzhou Shi, CN (HQ)
699 Wang Shang Lu

Alibaba Data and Metrics

Alibaba Financial Metrics

Alibaba's revenue was reported to be $7.5 b in Q1, 2017

Revenue (Q1, 2017)

7.5 b

Net income (Q1, 2017)

2.2 b

Market capitalization (15-Sep-2017)

449.4 b

Closing share price (15-Sep-2017)

Alibaba's current market capitalization is $449.4 b.
USDY, 2015


12.3 b
USDQ1, 2017


7.5 b

Net Income

2.2 b
USDY, 2017


206.1 k
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Alibaba Operating Metrics

FY, 2014Q1, 2015FY, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016FY, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017FY, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Mobile Monthly Active Users

163 m188 m289 m217 m265 m307 m410 m346 m393 m427 m507 m450 m493 m

Active Buyers

255 m279 m350 m307 m334 m367 m423 m386 m407 m434 m454 m439 m443 m

Revenue per Active Buyer


Revenue per Mobile MAU

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Alibaba Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Intime RetailJanuary 12, 2017$2.6 b

Alibaba Market Value History

Traffic Overview of Alibaba

Alibaba Online and Social Media Presence

Alibaba News and Updates

Alibaba partners with New York Fashion Week, as China’s influence on global fashion expands

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Jack Ma just celebrated Alibaba’s birthday with a Michael Jackson-inspired dance number

Alibaba founder Jack Ma is known for his showmanship. But over the weekend he paid an especially ambitious tribute to the ultimate showman—Michael Jackson. On…

Alibaba-backed Chinese logistics company Best seeks $932 million U.S. IPO

(Reuters) — Best, a Chinese logistics company backed by Alibaba, is launching a U.S. IPO that is seeking as much as $932 million to fund an expansion of its logistics and supply chain network, develop new technology and open more convenience stores. The Hangzhou-based company, led by Johnny Chou, a …

Alibaba debuts ‘smile to pay’ facial recognition payments at KFC in China

 China is streets ahead when it comes to digital payments. The latest leap is facial recognition technology that allows a customer to pay by literally flashing a smile. Alibaba’s Ant Financial affiliate launched the ‘smile to pay’ service in Huangzhou, the location of the company’s global HQ, where …

The looming war between Alibaba and Amazon

Alibaba has been one of the best-performing mega-cap stocks of the year, surging 100%. Most recently, they had a blockbuster quarterly earnings report, and hedge fund manager David Tepper took a large stake in the company. It's now closing the gap on Amazon, another rapidly-…

The battle between Amazon and Alibaba will be fought over warehouse space

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Alibaba Company Life and Culture

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