Richard Liu Qiangdong had always had an intrinsic desire to be great. When he began his elementary education, he was focused enough to excel in academic as that was the only opportunity to break even in life. He was raised up in a humble background and saw his family struggle to make ends meet. Part of his childhood. he was nurtured by his grandmother who was ailing and could have had any money for her medications.
When Liu Qiangdong was at school he worked hard and hoped that someday, he would break the poverty circle in his family. He passed exemplary well, however, unlike his peer who flew abroad for tertiary education, Richard Liu did not have that opportunity even when it was presented to him; money was his biggest hindrance. All the same, he got an admission at Renmin University in China.
It is while at the university that his star began to shine. He established some entrepreneurial ventures, a catering business followed by a health care store, and a shop selling computer accessories. Unfortunately, these businesses shut down not long after inception. His major loss as projected was after the SARS epidemic that rendered the computer parts he sold outdated. However, to push sales he resorted to selling these and other products online as the business was set for closure. This was a blessing in disguise as it later birthed the JD.com, a popular e-commerce platform in China and one of the largest retailer which many line products.
About Richard Liu Qiangdong
He is the founder of JD.com. This is a platform that has brought a needed shift in how business operations are done. It has a strong emphasis on excellent customer service, high-quality goods, brought inconvenience and timeliness when making purchases. It allows customers around the country to buy goods and have them delivered at their location without necessarily having to make the physical movement.
Speaking at the world economic forum, Richard Liu explained how the business has an elaborate structure that guides on how activities are run. This company has expanded and grown with interest to move in the Middle East. Apparently, it’s worth more than US$37 billion and trading at the stock exchange.