Richard Liu – “Just Do It”

Richard Liu is an American-born Chinese entrepreneur who is the Founder and CEO of (NASDAQ: JD), a Chinese e-commerce company that operates the most extensive online shopping mall in China. He was named the 2014 Forbes China Philanthropy Star by Forbes Magazine.

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, The Business Council, and the World Economic Forum. He was also elected a member of the American Chamber of Commerce on China’s Board of Directors.

Richard Liu started his career in the US by working as an intern at Microsoft Corporation. Later, he joined Yahoo! Inc as a software engineer in 1998, where Qiangdong worked on search engine technologies. In 1999, Liu left Yahoo! to pursue his own business, which he started in 2000 as an online retailer of Chinese products called “China Internet Shopping Mall” (CISM). Liu changed the name of JD to “,” which stands for “Just Do It.”

Liu Qiangdong has been involved in many philanthropies works. He donated $100 million to Stanford University School of Medicine for research into cancer drugs and treatments. He also made a $100 million donation to Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government for its study on global governance and public policy. Liu has also donated over 2-billion-yuan ($320 million) worth of goods and services to charity through his social welfare foundation, The Richard Ting Foundation (RTTF). Through RTTF, he has donated over $4 billion worth of merchandise from Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s Taobao Marketplace platform to charity auctions around China.

Through hard work and dedication, Richard Liu has built a successful e-commerce company at the forefront of China’s e-commerce market. His vision and leadership have helped rise to become one of the largest online shopping sites in China and also helped the company become a billion-dollar company. He is an excellent example of how hard work and dedication can lead to success. See this page for more information.

Richard has managed to accrue a few important accolades over the years Richard Liu has been featured as an Honoree in Variety 500 website entitled, “ Richard Liu; Founder / Chairman / CEO”, as a result of his persistence, innovation, and hard work.


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