Alibaba is a Chinese e-commerce company operating online marketplaces for both international and domestic China trade as well as 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. The Company 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 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/Management 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 offices in Hangzhou Shi and Bellevue
Hangzhou Shi, CN (HQ)
699 Wang Shang Lu
Bellevue, US
500 108th Ave NE

Alibaba Financials and Metrics

Alibaba Financials

Alibaba's revenue was reported to be $12.3 b in 2015

Revenue (Q1, 2017)

7.5 b

Net income (Q1, 2017)

2.2 b

Market capitalization (27-Oct-2017)

448 b

Closing share price (27-Oct-2017)

Alibaba's current market capitalization is $448 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

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Active Buyers

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

Revenue per Active Buyer


Mobile Monthly Active Users

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

Revenue per Mobile MAU

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Alibaba Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Cainiao LogisticsSeptember 26, 2017$807 m
Intime RetailJanuary 12, 2017$2.6 b

Alibaba Market Value History

Alibaba's Web-traffic and Trends

Alibaba Online and Social Media Presence

Alibaba News and Updates

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Alibaba Company Life and Culture

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