The Founder of JD.com is Richard Qiangdong Liu, the company was formerly known as Jingdong and 360buy Ltd. Since 2004, Richard has been the Chairman and also the Chief Executive Officer.
Liu began Jingdong in Beijing, in June of 1998 as a storefront engaging in distributing products of magneto-optical. The company grew so fast in the early years, with 12 chain stores up and running across Shanghai, Beijing and Shenyang by the year 2003. This company was so successful, they were earning annually $9 million USD in revenue. Seeing that the e-commerce business was having a booming effect, Lui kicked off with an online business replica of the store front in January 2004.