Richard Liu Qiangdong is an entrepreneur who founded JD.com in 2005. His company JD is the largest and most profitable retailer in China. His success has earned him a lot of recognition. Richard Liu recently attended a business forum to talk about his business background and future goals. When he attended the forum, Richard Liu talked about his family life, business experiences and how he started up JD. During the discussion, Richard Liu provided a lot of interesting information about his path to success. Shortly after completing his primary education, Richard Liu Qiangdong went on to attend college in Beijing. He attended a leading university in the nation where he studied sociology. Richard Liu completed the sociology degree program and then attended a top international business school.
Once he completed his business school program, he would then begin to start his career. When Richard Liu Qiangdong was still attending college, he started up a restaurant. Since he was attending college, he had little time to devote to running the restaurant. As a result of this, it eventually closed down. Richard Liu said that it was a lack of time that contributed to the restaurant failing. After closing down the restaurant, Richard Liu then began to work in the computer field for the next several years. Once he closed down his restaurant, Richard Liu Qiangdong began to work in the technology industry. He spent a number of years working as a freelance programmer. This enabled him to work independently for a number of different companies.
As a computer programmer, Richard Liu was able to acquire valuable experience which would help him get an employment opportunity at Japan Life. While he was working at Japan Life, Liu served as its computing director for a few years. After a successful career in the technology industry, Richard Liu Qiangdong started up a couple of other businesses. His next business was a series of shops that sold magneto optics vision products. This business closed down due to a lack of customers. This made Richard Liu realize that it was important to have ecommerce for a retail business. Therefore, he started up JD with the intention of offering products through ecommerce. He would eventually build JD into a highly successful company with a vast selection of products along with fast shipping.