Richard Liu, the Principal Founder of Jd.com

Richard Liu Qiangdong is the chief Executive officer, chairperson and the founding principal of Jd.com, one of the leading online shopping business platforms in the world. Jd. Com was launched in 2004, and it has scaled to the greater height due to much technological advancement it had received since it was developed. Richard Liu Qiangdong is the one responsible for all these developments and improvements.

Richard is a native of China and comes from a province in the country known as Jiangsu. He was raised by a poor father whose occupation was coal shipping, and the background is what has shaped him to be an aggressive person in his life. Liu attended the University of China where he studied his bachelor’s degree in sociology as he had passion in social law. After joining the university, Liu developed a passion for computer programming, and therefore he ended up joining some programming classes.

While studying, Richard Liu Qiangdong worked as a computer programmer for some local organizations within the university. The little cash he earned, Liu ventured it into a hotel business which by bad lack collapsed after some few months. Richard continued with his degree, and after he graduated from the institution, Richard Liu joined the postgraduate school of information science at the International University of Europe and China. He studied his master’s degree in computer programming in the institution.

After finishing his studies, Richard Liu was an employee in one of the Japanese health products manufacturing company in Beijing as the director of computers and business. He worked for the homeopathic company for some years and later left the firm to start his own business together with his wife. They started a mall which used to retail magneto-optical products in the year 1998.

Later when his business had thrived in 2003, Richard Liu shifted it from being a solid company into an online company during the SARS epidemic. Liu named his online business company jd.com or the JingDong Mall. Today it is the most renowned e-commerce platform in the world majoring its transaction mainly in China and Asia at large.

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