How a Failed Student Made $38 Billion After Being Rejected by KFC

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  • Published on:  5/22/2020
  • Scrawny and just over 5 feet tall, Ma Yun was always outnumbered.

    When he applied for a job with KFC, there were 24 people in the room. He was the only person that went home without an offer.

    The rejections didn't stop there. But it helped Ma become the richest man in China with a net worth over $38 billion.

    Sources:

    [Alibaba]
    https://www.businessinsider.com/inspiring-life-story-of-alibaba-founder-jack-ma-2017-2
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    https://money.cnn.com/2015/06/09/investing/jack-ma-alibaba-ipo-china/index.html
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    [Taobao]
    https://www.techinasia.com/were-war-story-jack-ma-ebay-taobao
    https://www.ft.com/content/52670084-6c2c-11e1-b00f-00144feab49a

    [Jack Ma]
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    https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/275969
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ma
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    https://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/300854#4
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    https://www.theepochtimes.com/friends-thought-jack-ma-was-telling-a-lie-when-he-first-talked-about-the-internet_1386264.html
    https://books.google.ca/books?id=K_VyDwAAQBAJ&
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