外文标题：Alibaba founder Jack Ma says being rich is 'a great pain'
He has an estimated fortune of $23.9 billion — but Alibaba founder Jack Ma has said that being rich isn't all it's cracked up to be.
China's richest man, who created the internet giant from his flat 15 years ago, processed $9.3bn (£5.9bn) of sales during the country's annual Singles Day yesterday.
However, former school teacher Ma said that having huge amounts of money is actually "a pain."
"This month I'm not very happy - I think too much pressure," he told CNBC.
"Maybe I think too much about the future and have too many things to worry about."
Following its record-breaking initial public offering in September, Alibaba is now valued at $240 billion.
But despite his achievements Ma, who is unable to walk down the street without being recognised, said that his wealth has a downside.
"People say, 'Well Jack, rich... is good'," he said.
"Yeah it is good, but not the richest man in China. It's a great pain because when you're (the) richest person in the world, everybody (is) surrounding you for money."
he can never understand the pain when you don't have it...
Give some of your pain... I mean money
The pain of not having even a penny is more acute than having more money
show off. give off ur money then
karim Khan (Location)
Chinese goods are a waste of time and value for money, yet all the cheats do business with china. i never buy anything made in china. i rather pay a bit more from the original source. then buying made in china.
Piyali Banerjee (Location) replies to karim
I agree with you in toto.
Instead of doing some charity why not waste your money like My Ambani did after constructing his stupid looking $2 billion home next to the poor baracks of Mumbai
Mohammed Abdul Aziz (Texas,USA)
Move out from Communist China, then you don't feel for having lots of money under your belt.Being rich else where is a "comfort" but not a"Pain".
Money is not every thing. But it is far above the rest of the things.
Let me have this 'great pain' :p
Bill Gates is spending his money on construction of loo in backward & developing countries. Hope Ma finds a better way to spend a part of his fortune. Ma looks certain to become the richest person earth in 2-3 years by breaching the trillion dollar barrier!
Abhi . (India) replies to JB
How can you say that he will be a trillionaire? Its just not possible. 1 trillion is 1000 billion
Ruby B ()
He can set up a foundation and help millions of people..
Ruby B (Bengaluru)
Thats the spirit.. He can donate the money for a good cause..
huzikazi (Pune, India)
We humans are never happy. If they are poor they cry due to poverty and if rich then they get sad due to money.
That is true and all such richness will attract its own problems. Better to donate and lead a simpler life as usal !!