JD.com And Richard Liu Qiangdong Equal Success

JD.com is one of China’s largest luxury fashion e-commerce platforms. Its rapid growth has created fierce competition between JD.com and Alibaba another one of China’s growing fashion e-commerce platforms. JD.com has a current worth of 57.6 billion dollars. Attracting attention from shareholders such as Wal-Mart. Richard Liu Qiangdong is the founder and current CEO of JD.com. As a student he graduated from Renmin University of China in 1996, Richard Liu continued his studies at the China Europe International Business School. In 1998 he decided to start his own company selling magneto-optical products based out of Beijing. His first company was called Jingdong and quickly grew into twelve brick and mortar stores.

In 2003 the SARS outbreak in China changed how people acquired goods and forced him to close his stores and the company took a hefty monetary hit. Some might look at this as unlucky but Richard Liu Qiangdong took this time to reevaluate his business model. It was then he decided to change the business model and launch his online platform. In 2004 Liu put JD.com on the web where he began to sell a variety of electronics alongside consumer goods with an emphasis on customer service. JD.com proved to be successful and by 2005 the doors of Jingdong had all been closed. In 2014 Tencent took an interest in JD.com and purchased a stake in the company.

Along with the investment they agreed to help market JD.com online through its social networks. Which promoted JD.com active growth. Shortly after JD.com went public on Nasdaq. In 2017 Walmart increased its shareholdings in JD.com. JD.com then invested in Farfetch a company that also focuses on luxury fashion creating a partnership which all companies involved will benefit. Richard Liu Qiangdongis reported having a net worth of twelve billion dollars as currently reported by Forbes. As his business has grown he has developed valuable partnerships with international companies, with some of the most notable being WalMart and Tencent.

Cassio Audi – The Founding Member of Viper Rock Band

Before he became a prominent person in the field of finance, Cassio Audi was also a professional musician. He is the founding member of a rock band known as Viper. Together with his four friends, Felipe Machado, Yves Passarel, and Andre Machado, they started the Viper band in 1985. According to Cassio Audi, their source of inspiration was from heavy metal music, specifically the Iron Maiden. Cassio Audi was good with instruments and his role in the band was to play drums. With his expertise in drums, Cassio and his bandmates managed to transverse the world of music. This was witnessed by their first demo album known as the Killer Sword. The album consists of tracks such as Killera, Princess from Hell, and Nightmare.

Cassio Audi and his team released their first album in 1987 known as the Soldiers of Sunrise. In the album, Audi was playing the drums. The album also included some tracks from the demo album. However, the music was criticized by some fans stating that the skills possessed by the group required some tuning and refinement. According to Allmusic, the Soldiers of Sunrise was rated four-star, and it has been released and redone several times since its first debut. Unfortunately, Cassio Audi left Viper rock band in 1989 when the group was on the verge of releasing their second album, Theatre of Fate. Unlike Soldiers of Sunrise, the album gained popularity across America and Europe. It was a successful album because fans of the heavy metal music praised the members of the Viper Rock Band for their high-level talents and skills.

When he left the music career, Cassio Audi joined the University to pursue Degree in Business Administration. He also attended Sao Paulo University, from where he received his MBA in Finance. Through his studies and financial career, Cassio managed to acquire several skills in the industry of financial management and real estate.

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