Jack Ma joins Twitter with first tweet on donation to the US

Jack Ma.
PHOTO: Reuters

Jack Ma, co-founder of China's e-commerce giant Alibaba, joined Twitter on Monday.

In his first tweet, Ma wrote, "The first shipment of masks and coronavirus test kits to the US is taking off from Shanghai. All the best to our friends in America." Ma got more than 13,000 retweets and 74,000 likes in the first three hours after posting.


Ma describes himself in his personal profile as a "teacher, philanthropist, entrepreneur", as well as "founder of AlibabaGroup, UNSDG Advocate", gaining over 32,000 followers in 3 hours.

He also retweeted a post from the Jack Ma Foundation about the donation of testing kits and masks to the US, saying, "We join hands with Americans in these difficult times."

The Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation have donated much-needed materials to regions suffering in the epidemic over the past few weeks, including Japan, South Korea, Italy, Iran and Spain, according to a tweet from the Jack Ma Foundation on Friday.

For the latest updates on the coronavirus, visit here.