Can Jack Ma avoid the rich-list curse?

After appearing on China's rich list, the country's wealthiest often find themselves out of favour with investors and the government. But Jack Ma is taking steps to ensure he stays on their good side.

Deng Xiaoping may have said to get rich is glorious, but in today’s China it can sometimes be more a curse than a blessing. Just ask Jack Ma.

Thanks to the largest stock offer in history, the founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba has once again shot to the top of the country’s rich list, with a fortune of $US25 billion ($A27.05bn).

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