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Tsai listed at #38 on CSNY's list of most influential Asian-Americans in New York's politics and policy

From City and State New York's 2020 Power of Diversity: Asian 100, subtitled "The most influential Asian Americans in New York politics and policy":
38. Joseph Tsai
Owner, Brooklyn Nets
Joseph Tsai is best known for the successful e-commerce company he co-founded, Alibaba. But the Taiwan-born Canadian businessman’s influence extends to New York since he became the sole owner of the Brooklyn Nets last year, making him one of the world’s richest sports team owners. Tsai made news recently with his statement supporting the peaceful protests against police brutality centered around the Barclays Center.
Of course there's much more to say about Tsai's careful posture, belatedly welcoming such protests and belatedly swapping out oculus advertising for a Martin Luther King, Jr., quote. 

And there's more to say about his significant donations of PPE and ventilators, as well as his dubious defense of the Chinese government's Hong Kong policy.

And these rankings are always arbitrary. But it's fair to say that Tsai, as owner of both the Nets and the Barclays Center operating company, has clout--however complex to quantify--with local and state officials.


  1. And there's more to say about his ownership of the Liberty moving them back to the city.


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