Richard Liu is the founder of an online company called JD.com. He is also the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of JD.com. He founded the company after realizing that his initial company called Jiangdong was growing rapidly hence it needed a way of making it reach most of its clients. JD.com has become a success story both in China and the world in the sector of e-commerce. The success of JD.com has led to Liu receiving the prestigious “2011 China Economic Person of The Year”. This award was given to him by CCTV which is China’s biggest national television network. Aside from this, he has also had other awards including the 2011 Chinese business leader and also the 2012 Chinese businessman. Another achievement is also being named in the Fortune’s list of the world’s greatest leaders. By participating as a speaker in several world-class forums, he is much respected on the international stage.