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Walk among the wild

Richard Liu Qiangdong is a true entrepreneurial genius and recognizes the power in of broadening his horizons. Richard Liu himself is worth a staggering $11 billion. Liu Qiangdong’s success has skyrocketed with his company; JD.com

Richard is considered as among the top entrepreneurs in the e-commerce industry. After launching his first online retail website sometime in 2004, he founded JD.com only a year later.

Richard Liu Qiangdong is the chairman and chief executive officer to JD.com, previously referred to as Jingdong and 360buy Ltd since the company was incorporated in early 2004. Robert Liu Qiangdong, as he is known, was born and raised in a small village known as Chang’an in the expansive village located on the outskirts of the Suqian city of the famous Jiangsu province.

It’s important to note that Richard did not grow up in luxury and riches as most would think of him. He grew up in a small village that lacked basic social amenities such as electricity and clean water to drink. This was common in the entire Chang’an village.

It’s important noting that Richard Liu was born and descended from a previously considered wealthy and affluent family. His parents were descendants of the first Chinese merchants specializing in water transportation. His family has been practicing this trade from around the 1900s along the famous Yangtze River, where they transport traders across the river. When Richard was born, his family had lost all its fortune, resulting in rice farming like the other ordinary residents of the Chang’an village.

Richard was raised by his maternal grandmother, who played a critical role in shaping the young Richard’s life to become the strong business person he turned out to be over the years. Richard used to assist his grandmother with some of the daily household chores, and this installed him with a sense of responsibility, a virtue he has carried all through his life.

Consequently, Richard Liu used to accompany his grandmother to the market. From an early age, Richard was introduced to the art of negotiation and trade. This formed the foundation of solid business understanding and skills. Richard was a curious child from an early age, and he gets credited with being an innovative child with all the works he used to undertake. Read this article for more information.

Liu was featured as an Honoree in Variety 500 entitled, “JD.com Richard Liu; Founder / Chairman / CEO”, as a result of his persistence, innovation, and hard work. During his free time, the billionaire loves to either spend time with his family or volunteering at Red Cross.

 

More about Richard Liu on https://www.jd.co.th/