Richard Liu Qiangdong is the chief executive officer and the founding principal of the Chinese leading e-commerce company. He originates from China and was born in a province known as Jiangsu Province. Liu was raised in a humble family where the breadwinner, his father used to work as a coal shipper in the coastal region of China. Mr. Qiangdong, Richard’s father, invested his little salary into the education of his beloved son.
Richard Liu attended the China University after completion of his high school education in Jiangsu. He studied bachelor’s degree and sociology in the institution. While pursuing his undergraduate studies, Liu started falling into love with computer programming, and he ended up attending some computer classes during his free time. After gaining the knowledge, Richard began to work as a part-time employer in a local company within the university region. The little cash he earned from his job, Liu invested it in a hotel business which unfortunately collapsed before completion of a lunar.
Richard Liu continued with his studies, and after completing bachelor’s degree, he joined the international University of Europe and China where he pursued his master’s degree in Computer Science and Programming which was his passion. After completing his studies, Liu worked in a Japanese health product company in Beijing as a director of computers and business.
Liu worked in the company for some years and later resigned and decided to start up his own business. Together with his wife, they ended up starting a mall in 1998 which used to be the only supplier of magneto-optical tools in the region. His business thrived and by 2002 Liu had opened 20 other stores across the country.
In the year 29003, his business was affected by the SARS epidemic which had hit the country forcing clients and staff not to leave their houses. Richard Liu designed a website for his business, and by 2004 he shifted the business into exclusively an online one. His online company was named JD.com or the JingDong Mall. Liu today is highly reputable entrepreneur in China and Asia at large.
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