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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

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