Richard Liu : Japanese Supplement Giant
Richard Liu came from a modest background as his parents made decent money and always worked hard, but it was nothing like the life in which he lives now. When he went to college, he was bright and excelled receiving a degree in sociology during the time he was there. After college, he had to get a job as he didn’t have the money to start a business and he had to figure out his life.
So he went to work for a Japanese supplement giant and learned what he could about business there. But he mostly did his research and saved as much money as he could so that he could start a business reasonably soon. He started JD.com first because of the fact it was cheaper to run an online company at the time. He did try retail stores but found it wasn’t the direction in which he wanted to go, and once he focused on JD.com, he grew it massively.