A Distinguished Entrepreneur – Richard Liu

Richard Liu, the founder of JD.com, is a renowned entrepreneur with an excellent track record of successful leadership. Richard Liu came from a humble background in China and used to spend most of his time with his grandmother. He utilized each moment with his grandmother to learn all that he could. Richard Liu has always had a go-getter spirit and the compassion to help other people in the community since he was a young boy. He used his spare time to tour a big city near his home village, and this inspired him to travel all over the world.

BEIJING – AUGUST 25: Liu Qiangdong, CEO of 360buy, is photographed in his office on August 25, 2011 in Beijing, China. (Photo by James Wasserman/Getty Images for Fortune)

Richard Liu has a remarkable academic background, having attended Renmin University, where he studied sociology, and the China Europe International Business School. Also, he was dedicated to learning about computer programming to help him expand on his knowledge and broaden his chances of getting a decent job. In just a few years, he was able to build his parents a nice home and also buy himself a computer. Richard Liu has never let a challenge deter him from pursuing his dreams; instead, he uses it as an opportunity to learn and do things differently.

In 1998, he decided to follow his dreams and start his own franchise after working for Japan Life. He started his own company known as Jingdong. The company started out small with a few stores but eventually picked up the pace, and in just a few years, the company was able to realize millions of dollars in revenue. He dedicated his time and money towards this venture which led to the birth of JD.com, which is now recognized as a top company across the globe. Richard Liu realized the many opportunities that the company could gain from operating online, and he decided to shift operations, and soon after, the company’s sales skyrocketed.

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