Jack Ma officiates bizarre Alibaba mass wedding

By James Griffiths, May 13, 2014

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Jack Ma, chairperson of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, officiated a mass wedding of 102 couples Friday at the company's headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. 

The Moonie-style ceremony is the company's ninth mass wedding. Brides and grooms dressed in traditional Chinese clothes from the Han Dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE) and performed ancient wedding rituals. Ma, as chief witness, raised a glass to deliver his blessing to the couples. 

Ma himself has had a pretty blessed month. Alibaba Group filed for a US IPO which is expected to be the largest in history, and due to make Ma incredibly, unbelievably rich. Ma and other Alibaba founders recently announced their intentions to establish a charitable fund along the lines of the Gates Foundation

[Image via China Daily]

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