Richard Liu Qiangdong, also known as Richard Qiangdong, is the founder of JD.com, an e-commerce platform located in China. Qiangdong’s net worth is reported to be $7.3 billion in U.S. dollars. Richard Liu Qiangdong attended the prestigious Renmin University, where he studied and achieved a degree and graduated in 1996. He invested in classes mastering his computer programming skills by doing coding work. He furthered his education by earning an EMBA degree from China Europe International Business School. When he graduated, he was employed by the company Japan Life, Richard Liu Qiangdong participated in many different aspects of the job.
Richard Liu Qiangdong was born March 10, 1973, and grew up in China’s Jiangsu province, in the town of Suqian. His life growing up was like most families that resided in that area at the time. His parent’s occupation was coal-shipping. They instilled the value of hard work in him at a very young age. Richard Qiangdong left Japan in 1998, searching for an opportunity in the world of entrepreneurship. He marketed magneto-optical products and believed that he needed to provide excellent customer service and the consumption of technology for the reason for streamlining business projects.
Even though he had competitors in the same niche, the way Richard Qiangdong geared to set himself apart from his competitors was by selling authorized products to his customers instead, which allowed him to gain the trust and the loyalty from his customers, that was relying on the products to be authentic, and of high quality.
While focusing on customer service with his e-commerce business, the brand utilizes an easy to use interface that’s easy enough for the not so savvy online shopper, and yet sophisticated and innovative enough for shoppers that know what they are looking for. Richard Liu Qiangdong can see the value when it comes to providing everyday goods and products to remote villages, having a successful accessible technology to solve a shipping issue that has beset numerous companies in the same niche. JD.com now has the world’s largest fleet of drones that are providing the same or next day delivery to over one billion individuals.
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