Jack Ma: 14 Amazing Facts About Alibaba's Co-Founder

He Was Rejected For A Job Application At KFC

Right after leaving behind his five-year career as an English teacher in 1995, Ma started his search for other opportunities.

One of the 30 jobs he set his eyes on was a local KFC branch in Hangzhou, but he was rejected by the fast-food restaurant. To add insult to injury, he was the only applicant who was rejected out of 24 candidates. In other words, the other 23 people who applied got in, and Ma was the only person who didn’t get hired.

After that, he went on to pursue his own business, which was a small-time translation and interpretation company.

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