After graduating from Yale Law School in 1990, Joseph Tsai began his career working at a New York law firm. A few years later, he pivoted to private equity and co-founded Alibaba Group, a global e-commerce firm where he serves as executive vice chair. The multi-billion dollar company has offices all over the world, with a corporate campus in Hangzhou, China. Clara Tsai has worked as a business analyst at American Express Travel Related Services and as an advisor to Taobao, China’s largest online retailer.

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Clara and Joseph C. Tsai

Hong Kong

Source of wealth:
E-commerce and technology (Alibaba)

Collecting area:
Contemporary art

Top 200 appearance:

Fun fact:

In 2017, the Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation made a donation to Yale University to establish the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking (Tsai CITY), an “interdisciplinary learning environment” that promotes entrepreneurship and innovation among students.