The founder, and CEO, of China’s leading e-commerce company, JD.com, Liu Quiangdong has built an impressive career in the business world. His successful career has lead him to his current status where he is worth more than twelve billion dollars. Liu Quiangdong has become well known for his business savvy and intuition. Today his business serves more than 100 million active shoppers. Furthermore they have cutting edge technology and solutions.
Liu Quiangdong is a native of China. He lived in the small town of Suqian. He learned the value of hard work from his parents who were coal shippers. Quiangdong studied Sociology at The Peoples’ University of China. While here he earned a Bachelor’s Degree while also sharpening his skills in the areas of computer coding and computer science. After graduating he quickly began working in the business world.
Quiangdong eventually left Japan to pursue his goals. Within just five years of breaking into his own business Quiangdong built a highly profitable business. His business enjoyed continued success growth and expansion. His world began to change in 2003. In China there was a SARS outbreak that created a major change throughout his country. Unfortunately for Liu Quiangdong this outbreak impacted him as well. He was able to adapt his business model which allowed him to remain successful. Quiangdong was able to recognized the change in the market and adjust his business accordingly.
Liu Qiangdong sold the same products that were originally offered within his actual stores. He recognized the changing market and eventually began selling his products online at JD.com. His platform gave customers with high quality luxury items unavailable anywhere else in China. He company has had partnerships with major brands like Walmart, and Google. He is the leader of a major global company continues to make a major impact across the globe.
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