Battle of the billionaires: Jack Ma vs. Warren Buffett

Both are self-made men who got nixed from Harvard. But that’s where the similarities end. Here’s how these two business titans stack up.

Jack Ma
Richest man in China,
$25 billion
Second richest man in the U.S.,
$67 billion
Forrest Gump, founder Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Ben Graham,
father of value investing
Previous jobs
English teacher
Newspaper delivery boy
"Crazy Jack"
"The Oracle of Omaha"
Tai Chi, singing pop songs at employee events
Playing bridge, strumming the ukulele
Favorite drinks
Hangzhou dragon well tea
Cherry Coke
Funded a $3 billion charitable trust
Pledged to donate most of his wealth to charity
Digital lives
16 million followers on Weibo,
39 posts
884k followers on Twitter,
5 tweets
Fun facts
Rejected by Harvard
Rejected by Harvard Business School
"Today is very cruel, tomorrow is crueler. Day after tomorrow is beautiful. Most people can't see the day after tomorrow."
"Rule No. 1: Never lose money.
Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No.1"
Sources: CNNMoney reporting; Images: Getty Images, Shutterstock By: Penelope Patsuris, Sophia Yan, and Tal Yellin