Richard Liu Qiangdong is the founder of JD.com (coined from his last name and his wife’s first name) in which he started in 2004 although the company began in 1998 as a computer accessories shop. He turned the entity into an online retail store when one of his managers suggested the option of starting an e-commerce business. The suggestion was made during a meeting that entailed discussing ways to improve the company’s financial performance after it encountered the SARS epidemic in 2004. Richard Liu is also the chairman as well as the chief executive officer of the company.
Currently, Richard Liu Qiangdong is estimated to be worth around $11 billion having developed a business empire that is about $60 billion in assets. During Richard Liu’s interview at the World Economic Forum in January 2018, entitled “An Insight, An Idea”, he indicated that his wealth is only on papers. He has donated a significant share of his riches to various initiatives. Many successful people in business indicate that they failed before experiencing success and Richard Liu is not any different.
When he was in college, he had started a restaurant business because he wanted to improve the financial situation of his family, since his parents’ transportation business was not doing well. However, the venture failed tremendously due to various reasons. For instance, he only had two hours a week to properly focus on it. However, this setback did not discourage him from starting another business. He knew that getting a government job was not an option for him. Find More Information Here.
From a business perspective, Richard Liu Qiangdong is still working hard to make JD.com the best online retail company both in China and the world. Liu wants to saturate China with high-quality products and then expand into South East Asia before penetrating the Middle East and then the western countries such as the United States.
However, even though Liu upholds his company highly, Richard Liu believes that his ambition is to be the best in the various aspects of his life. He wants to be the best son to his parents, husband to his wife, father to his two children, and boss to his employees. He also finds swimming and taking trips in the desert relaxing.