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Jack Ma Pledges $14.5 Million to Help Fight Coronavirus

  • The Alibaba co-founder will contribute about $14.5 million
  • China’s richest people have offered to help in various ways
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Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma has become the latest technology industry figure offering to help fight the coronavirus outbreak.

China’s richest man will donate 100 million yuan ($14.5 million) through his charitable foundation, joining Bill and Melinda Gates in pledging assistance. That’s on top of an offer by his Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. to establish a 1 billion yuan fund and share its artificial intelligence expertise with researchers.