The company had 4,400 permanent employees in 2007, and the number of employees rose to around 66,500 by 2018. At the company u. a. Yahoo and Softbank involved. Sales on Alibaba Group's Chinese retail platforms totaled over 4.8 trillion yuan ($677 billion) in 2017.
In the Forbes Global 2000 of the world's largest companies, the Alibaba Group ranks 59th (as of 2019). Alibaba had a market value of approximately USD 500 billion in mid-2018, making it one of the world's financially strongest companies.
According to Alibaba's latest financial reports and stock price the company's current number of shares outstanding is 2,581,375,000. At the end of 2023 the company had 2,581,375,000 shares outstanding. The number of outstanding shares is usually impacted by stock plits and shares buy back.