Richard Liu Qiangdong

Liu Qiangdong is the founder and chairperson of one of the leading e-commerce platforms in China. The company is worth more than $57.6 billion according to Forbes and Liu is $11 billion.

His background information

In 1996, Richard Liu graduated from the reputable Renmin University of China with a degree in Sociology. He spent most of his university life sharpening his computer programming skills through freelance coding work. He got his EMBA from the China Europe International Business School after his bachelor’s degree. Health product company Japan Life hired him. He held different positions in the two-year tenure. He worked as the director for business and director for business among others.

He is married to his wife and first girlfriend. Currently, the couple has two babies, and the first born daughter is about two years now. He strives to be the best son to his parents and a good husband to his wife, a good boss to his employees and an excellent father to his children.

Liu started his magneto-optical products’ shop in 1998 as a small scale business. He named it Jing Dong after the last character of his wife’s name last digit, his then first girlfriend with the last character of his name. By 2003, he had expanded the business to 12 stalls. The SARS outbreak made them operate indoors. It was the origin of e-commerce.

With the prolonged SARS, he was advised by the then manager to consider online marketing. After the idea, Richard Liu Qiangdong began in 2004, and Richard Liu focused on the e-commerce after testing and seeing that it was prudent to shut all the offline stall. The step he made in 2005.

Currently, under Richard Liu Qiangdong’s leadership, is the leading online shopping platform in entire China. It deals in electronics and consumer goods.

Its platform is user-friendly and delivers good quality products on time as prescribed in the order manual found on the is also found in other international cities through its stall established through partnership and the individual foreign business premises in the various regions of the world.