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Chinese billionaire Jack Ma says he was happier earning $12 a month

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma says he was happier earning $12 a month

Money can't buy happiness...


Chinese billionaire businessman, Jack Ma, proclaims that he was his happiest before he earned his wealth, when he was on the meagre salary of only $12 a month...

Chinese billionaire and founder of online store Alibaba, Jack Ma, has experienced the worlds of both the mega rich and super poor. Once an English teacher earning a modest $12 a month and now an ultra-high-net-worth businessman, Ma says that life was happier and simpler without the wealth. 

"If you have less than $1 million, you know how to spend the money," he said in a recent address the Economics Club of New York. "[At] $1 billion, that's not your money... The money I have today is a responsibility. It's the trust of people on me."