Alibaba and Jack Ma - in 60 seconds
14 September 2014 Last updated at 20:00 BST
Alibaba is China's largest internet company and its founder Jack Ma is arguably the country's richest man.
The charismatic Mr Ma is set to become a good deal richer this week when his business floats on the New York Stock Exchange in one of the biggest technology listings ever seen.
Here's a quick primer on Alibaba and its founder - in 60 seconds.
Pictures courtesy of Getty Images. Video produced by Michael Hirst