Chinese Billionaire Jack Ma Visits Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand-

Jack Ma, the Chinese billionaire co-founder of Alibaba and Yunfeng Capital, is in Bangkok, and has been touring various popular tourism spots.

Jack, 58, has reportedly recently relocated to Japan after a long silence and rumored ongoing disputes with Chinese authorities over various issues. He had been mostly out of the public eye for some time since criticizing the Chinese Government’s regulation of tech firms in 2020.

Jack was spotted at the famous Michelin star Jay Fai street food in Bangkok, known around the world, enjoying a meal and snapped selfies with Jay Fai, arguably Thailand’s most famous street food seller. Jay Fai posted the photos on her Instagram account.

Jack was also seen at the Rajadamnern Boxing Stadium where he reportedly had a seat in VIP and enjoyed a Muay Thai exhibition. He was also seen snapping pictures with staff.

Jack reportedly moved to Tokyo, Japan last year after his fortune was roughly cut in half by the Chinese government cracking down on big technology through regulatory action, allegedly spurred by his complaints in 2020. He completely vanished from the public eye for some time after this, which caused some people online to worry about his safety, but has sporadically made appearances since. Jack was once China’s richest man, but this changed after the crackdown on Alibaba and other big tech like Tencent by the Chinese government.

For now, however, Jack appears to be enjoying his time in Thailand.

Photo: Jay Fai Instagram.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.