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Liu Qiangdong was born on June 12, 1981, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. In 2004, he graduated from the Department of International Business at Wenzhou University. As of October 2018, Liu  is the seventh-richest person in China and the third-richest man in Zhejiang province with an estimated net worth of $9.6 billion. He is one of China’s most successful e-commerce entrepreneurs and the founder and chief executive officer of JD.com Inc., a company that sells everything from books to home appliances online. Richard Liu has been listed as one of Time magazine’s world’s 100 most influential people for his work with JD.com. In 2018 he was listed as the 70th most powerful person in the world by The Business Insider and was also ranked second on the Asia Business Leaders list for his work with JD.com. According to Forbes, Liu is the world’s 6th richest person in 2019 with a net worth of $12.4 billion. Liu Qiangdong was born on June 12, 1981, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. His father Liu Jianhua was a civil servant at the Ministry of Finance and his mother was a teacher at the junior school affiliated with Hangzhou University.

Liu attended Huacao Primary School in Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou, and studied abroad at the American School of Guanzhou in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China from 1993 to 1998. He then went on to study at Wenzhou High School from 1998 to 2000 and finally graduated from Wenzhou University with a degree in International Business Administration and Management in 2004. Liu also holds an EMBA degree from Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management which he received in 2009 after completing courses there between 2005 and 2008 while working full-time at JD.com Inc. In 2017 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Nottingham Ningbo China campus for his outstanding contributions to promoting the development of the e-commerce industry and education as well as inspiring young people around the world through his achievements.

Original source to learn more: https://www.forbes.com/profile/richard-qiangdong-liu/#373abb37486b

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