The 56-year-old billionaire founder of the Alibaba and Ant Group, Jack Ma, is reported to be missing for 2 months now.
In a Facebook post by Jessica Yun posted on Sunday for Yahoo Finance its been 2 months and he hasn’t been seen or heard of in public.
As China has cracked down on his business empire, Ma has been in the spotlight lately.
Chinese regulators initiated an antitrust investigation in late December into Alibaba, the largest e-commerce firm in the world, often referred to as “China’s Amazon.” And China implemented regulations in November that prevented what would have been a major initial public offering for Ant Group, Ma’s fintech company.
The Financial Times announced that in November, Jack Ma was replaced as a judge on the African talent show he created, “Africa’s Business Heroes.” The talent show did not respond immediately to the request for comment from Business Insider, but due to a scheduling conflict, an Alibaba representative said Ma could no longer be on the judging panel for the show’s final, which was filmed in November but has not yet been released.
In response to concerns about Ma’s whereabouts, “We do not have anything to add beyond that,” the representative said.
Jack Ma stepped down as the 2019 Chairman of Alibaba.