Richard Liu Qiangdong is the chief executive officer of JD.com, a Chinese e-commerce company that has become one of the largest online retailers in the world. In 2012, Richard founded JD.com with his college roommates and friends from Peking University, where he studied information technology.
In its early years as an e-commerce company, JD.com mainly focused on providing online coupons and discounts to its customers through mobile devices connected to its website. The company began expanding into other areas such as logistics and delivery services in 2013 and testing drone delivery services in 2015. In 2016, Richard Liu shifted his focus toward developing artificial intelligence technologies for JD.com’s products and services, which led to the recent development of self-driving cars by JD.com in 2017 and facial recognition technology for its shopping platform in 2018.
JD made a big step into self-driving cars with a $300 million investment from Tencent Holdings Limited (HKSE:0700) that will allow self-driving cars to be tested on public roads by 2019. The investment is reportedly being made through Tencent’s financial arm – Tencent Auto – which is making an equity investment of $300 million into US automaker Aurora Innovation Inc., which is also known as Aurora Flight Sciences Inc., according to a statement released by Aurora Innovation on May 23rd, 2018 (Source: “Tencent Auto invests $300 million into autonomous driving group Aurora”).
Liu Qiangdong has achieved a lot of success in e-commerce and artificial intelligence. He is one of the most influential Chinese entrepreneurs, and his company is known for its innovative technology and strong brand recognition.
Richard Liu Qiangdong’s name has been a household name in China since he was an undergraduate student at Peking University. He was voted the most influential young person in China in 2012 and won the Best CEO Award from the Wall Street Journal Global Business Awards in 2016. He has also received numerous awards from China’s government, including the title of “China’s Young Innovator” (2013) and “China’s National Outstanding Youth.” Refer to this page to learn more.
In 2017, Richard Liu Qiangdong became an official “Variety 500 Honoree” due to his hard work and service to the world.
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