Richard Liu early life

In 2009, Richard Liu graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he studied Computer Science. After that, Richard Liu Qiangdong embarked on a PhD in Information Systems at the George Mason University. It was at the University that Liu realized that he wanted to work in the e-commerce sector.

In his pursuit to fulfill his goal, Richard Liu joined Amazon as an internal consultant for two years, after which he joined as a senior manager in 2013. Liu has also gained experience in various executive positions at various companies, including being part of the management team for the Chinese Sports Data Company called Prozone.

In 2014, he successfully took over as the former CEO of Alipay. In this position, he was responsible for Alipay’s financial and strategic direction. This was a position that he no doubt took to with gusto. In fact, he was in charge of the company’s mergers and acquisitions division in 2015. This division was responsible for over 100 acquisitions in 2015 alone.

In an interview with the South China Morning Post, Liu explained how he got started in the e-commerce industry. Richard outlined his desire to be in the sector. Interestingly, he claimed that it was his boss who originally suggested that he would do well in the sector. This was due to his love for technology and enthusiasm for innovation.

Alipay is now responsible for over 2 billion transactions with over 100 million customers per month as of 2016. This has proven to be a highly efficient company, making it one of the leading digital products in China.

In 2015, Liu was dubbed “China’s Most Powerful Entrepreneur” by Forbes. The article also stated that he was an entrepreneur that never sleeps, and that he is willing to make any sacrifice necessary to achieve his goals. If this is any indication of how he will effect change in his company, then is set for great things. Visit 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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