Richard Liu got his start in 1998; it was at that time that he created his first business, Jingdong. His business sold magneto-optical items. At this time, e-commerce was really thriving online, which excited the new entrepreneur. So, in 2004, Liu developed an online business which he named JD.com. He became CEO and chairman of his new company and is to the present day.
Richard discovered a need in the market for a more convenient way for Chinese customers to buy and receive appliances, so his new business developed 3,210 delivery and pickup locations throughout most of China.JD.com went on to become China’s first e-commerce business to make the Fortune 500 Companies List. It has, since then, grown into a billion dollar company internationally. It’s creator, Richard Liu, achieved a degree in Sociology at a college in Bejing, and a EMBA from China’s Europe International Business School. He began his career as a businessman shortly thereafter and continues to guide JD.com into the future and into the global success it enjoys today,