Richard Qiangdong Liu is the chief executive officer and the founder of JD.com also known as the JingDong Mall. He is a well-known businessman and entrepreneur in China who is very rich and listed by Forbes as a billionaire whose net worth is $ 5.3 billion. His company is one of the leading e commerce platforms in the world.
He was born in suqian, Jiangsu Province on 10th of march in the year 1973. Richard is an alumnus of Renmin University found in china and graduated from the institution with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He later joined China Europe International School where he studied computer programming and graduated with an EMBA.
Richard Liu started his entrepreneurship journey while he was still a student in the college. He used to invest the little cash he got from family loans and some programming which he used to practice in some local firms into a restaurant investment. After some months his restaurant business collapsed. See This Page to learn more.
After completion of his studies, Liu joined a Japanese health product enterprise and worked as the director for computers and business for two years. Later in 1998, he started his business the Jingdong Mall which then used to supply magneto optical products. By 2003 Richard opened twelve other stores across china and this was the beginning of his success in business.
Later in 2003, there emerged the SARS outbreak which had a great impact on Richer Liu’s business. The outbreak forced clients and staff to stay at home and Liu had to think outside the box. Since his business was now thriving and he had to ensure it was still operating despite the outbreak Richard came up with an idea of making his business an online one. He put into practice his computer programming knowledge and in 2004 he launched an online retail website. Later in that year, Liu founded Jingdong Mall.com.
Today Richard Liu is among the top entrepreneurs and richest people in China. His business journey is inspirational to many young people. From him we get to learn to be smart and hardworking for us to succeed.