Richard Liu was born in a humble background where his family were in the transportation business he was devoted to helping them run the business. Richard Liu later went to the University where he earned a bachelors in Sociology later he gained interest in the business industry and enrolled at the China Europe International School of business for an EMBA. While at the university he spent most of the time on the computer handling freelance coding work. He enhanced the programming skills that earned him a job at the Japan Life company. He served as the director for both machines and the business. Richard Liu Qiangdong came back to China and ventured into selling the magneto-optical business in Jingdong Company.
Jingdong name came from combining both last name of Richard Liu Qiangdong and that of his first girlfriend. With time Jingdong Company expanded establishing 12 stores across China. They served a wide range of clients. In 2003, Richard Liu Qiangdong was faced with a complicated situation since he had to send his staff at home to avoid them being hit by SARS. The offline business started going down as there were fewer customers. He gave his team some supplies to sustain them at home. By the end of 2004, Richard Liu founded J.D.com e-commerce business selling a variety of products in different lines. J.D.com has established about five hundred logistic centres serving a wide range of customers.
They distribute goods to clients using robots and drones hence they ensure products are safe. For people in Beijing and China products ordered are delivered within six, and in other parts, customers are advised when to expect goods. Richard Liu is The CEO and Chairperson of J.D.com Company hence he is devoted to ensuring that the company succeeds and expands to other parts of the world. He purchases goods from different areas and takes them to his company where they are improved then sold. Richard Liu Qiangdong formed a partnership with We Chat Company to ensure that there are more than a million customers in the company. He is married to Zhang Zetian, and they have given birth to a son and a daughter.
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