Richard Liu Qiangdong is a renowned entrepreneur, the owner and founder of JD.com. He founded the company in the year 2004 and initially it was a mall known as JingDong Mall. JD is one of the leading online trading platforms in the world.
JD.com is the first online website ever to be found in Asia, and he formed it by himself using his knowledge and skills. Richard Liu is a graduate from the University of China with a degree in sociology in the undergraduate studies. He also holds a masters degree in computer science from the international school of China and Europe. Such a knowledgeable person plays a crucial role in the field of digital marketing.
How did Richard Liu come up with the idea of establishing JD.com?
When he was still a student in the university, Richard used to work as a computer programmer for some local organizations in, and he could use the little cash he got from his job and family savings to venture into restaurant investment. Unfortunately, the venture collapsed after some years. Later he joined a Japanese health product company and worked with them as the director of business and computers.
After working for the enterprise for some years, Richard Liu decided to leave the company and started his own business. He opened the JingDong Mall and used to supply Magneto-optical products which for real did well. By the year 2012, the mall had other seven stores across the country. Go To This Page for more information.
Later in 2003, China experienced the SARS outbreak which affected Richard Liu’s business significantly. Staffs and clients could not come out from their homes, and as an entrepreneur Richard Liu had to switch his business into an online one. Since he was skilled and knowledgeable with computer programming, he launched his website where his clients could see and buy their products from home.
Later in 2004, he officially launched the site and named it JD.Com. Today JD.com is among the leading online business platforms in Asia and the world at large. Richard Qiangdong Liu is also referred to as the pioneer of online shopping.