Alibaba.com Limited B2B CEO Wei Zhe on October 19, 2010 showed that the value of the whole Alibaba Group has surpassed USD 50 billion "by far" as the dispute of the controlling stake in Alibaba between the management team of Alibaba and Yahoo upgraded.
If the estimation of Alibaba is as much as the figure the CEO said, it means that the value of the stake held by the group's largest shareholder Yahoo, the world's most visited home page, is close to USD 20 billion.
going on three years later, I think the sum total of the franchise of Alibaba has given Yahoo that price at a minimum... possibly more.
Look back at the hidden Value and spinoffs of Sara Lee (Coach, Hanes) as well as the breakup of Phillip Morris.
Each brought 5X the value of the initial investment a decade later.
The patient will reap huge rewards... either thru spinoff or outright takeover
Alibaba and Yahoo Japan is were most of Yahoo's growth is coming from. It will be nice when Yahoo can put a firm value on those assets. I'm guessing that they are worth $18 to $29 billion.
let us have the IPO hopefully here like YOKU and Dangdang, then our analysts can figure out exactly their true market value because they will be now under our SEC scrutiny. As you know Taobao alone is larger than AMZN and Ebay combined. Alipay is the largest online pay system in the world, larger than Ebay Pay-pal. This will be exciting when these two go IPO here in US. CEO Wei of Alibaba.com keeps talking about over $50B market value but really we have no way our analysts can only guess.