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5 things just revealed by China's richest person

Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
CNBC
Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

The world's largest e-commerce company had a very good day.

Led by founder and China's richest person, Jack Ma, Alibaba brought in $9.34 billion in sales on Singles' Day, crushing last year's total of $5.75 billion.

Singles' Day is the biggest 24-hour online shopping event in the world, celebrated by the Chinese every November 11th (11/11 is made up of only ones) as a kind of anti-Valentine's Day.