The party appointment was announced by the official newspaper People's Daily. Ma said in a report a couple of months ago that plans to leave the Alibaba presidency next year.
Jack Ma, 54, always supported the political and economic measures promoted by the president of his country, Xi Jinping. One of them, for example, is the use of big data for crime prevention, vital technology for a country with more than 1.3 billion inhabitants.
At this time, the company Alibaba has a market price of about 400 million dollars and is in the ranking of the 10 most valuable companies in the world.
Some of the other celebrities who will join the Communist Party on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the reforms begun by Deng Xiaoping to allow the existence of private enterprises in the country, are also the CEO of the Chinese search engine Baidu, Robin Li, and the basket star Yao Ming.