Richard Liu, JD.com Founder
Richard Liu is the founder of JD.com, one of the largest e-commerce companies in China. He was born on September 21, 1975, in Shanghai, China. He received his bachelor’s degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University. He also received his master’s degree from the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University (1999) and his JD from New York University (2004).
Richard Liu founded JD in 2004 when he was 22 years old. In 2009, he became a partner at Sequoia Capital China and invested $100 million into JD. Since then, Richard has been involved with the firm as an adviser and has been nominated to be a board member at JD by its partners, including Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Michael Moritz (HTC), David Cheriton (Yahoo), John Doerr (KPCB), Jim Breyer (Accel Partners) and Steve Westly (President of Facebook). Richard is also part of the board of directors for Yahoo! Inc. and KPCB, a venture capital firm.
Liu Qiangdong is one of the most influential people in China’s e-commerce industry. He is also the founder of JD.com, one of China’s largest e-commerce companies. He was born in Shanghai and attended high school there before studying at Shanghai Jiaotong University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in economics and management in 1995. After graduating, he went on to get his master’s degree from the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, where he studied for two years (1999) before attending New York University for his JD (2004).
Being successful in the e-commerce industry is not an easy task. Richard Liu has had to overcome many obstacles, such as the Chinese government’s regulations on foreign investment and restrictions on e-commerce companies in China. He has also had to deal with competitors like Alibaba, Amazon, and Alipay and the high turnover rate of his employees. To stay successful in this industry, you must be prepared for anything.
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