While many people have heard of the eCommerce site, JD.com, some may have yet to learn about it’s CEO and founder, Richard Liu. Liu was recently named on Fortune 500 List of World’s Greatest Leaders in 2016. This was following his hand in bringing JD.com to be listed on NASDAQ in 2014. Since this award, JD.com stock prices have surged giving Liu a net worth of USD $12.7 billion. Liu has been with JD.com since 2004. In 2005 Liu closed down all physical store locations to focus on eCommerce, a decision which was heavily rewarded by the eCommerce business as a whole taking of soon afterwards.
Liu holds sociology degree from Renmin University of China. He was born in Suqian, Jiangsu, China and currently lives in Beijing. He met his wife, Zhang Zetain, while studying at Columbia University and has been married to Zetain since 2015.
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