Not many people come from a poor background and are able to reach the stars. There are those who are brought up in wealthy families and end up squandering all their inheritances. For Richard Liu Qiangdong, a son of a peasant family, his upbringing taught him to be a humble man, work hard and utilize every opportunity that comes his way. Today, Richard Liu is one of the most recognizable people in China and in many other parts of the world. He is not just a respected investor in the country but a billionaire who has inspired many people.
Richard Liu is the founder of JD.com Inc., the leading e-commerce platform in China. Since he established this platform, he has been making a lot of revenue from the internet. This is a business idea or opportunity that many investors in the world had been wary of but Richard Liu Qiangdong has embraced and excelled in. JD.com has more than 220 million users thanks to the effective leadership style and prowess of Mr. Qiangdong. The e-commerce platform is also widely regarded by its active users and new ones because it guarantees timely delivery of goods and services regardless of clients’ location.
The rag to riches story of Richard Liu will, without doubt, inspire you. He is a man who decades ago could not have enough to eat and left his home with only $130 and 76 eggs at hand to pursue a degree in sociology at the Renmin University. He was not just dedicated to getting his degree but also freelanced to make ends meet. During his free time, he would write his own computer codes and think of possible business opportunities.
His endeavours brought success to his doorsteps and in 2014 he started establishing his online sales platform which he went on to name 360buy JingDong. Within a decade, the internet market had become the in-thing and Richard Liu changed the company’s name to JD.com. Today, his venture focuses not only on e-commerce but also offers widespread logistics and finance solutions. The Chinese e-commerce market is extremely competitive but JD.com has been able to overcome all the challenges and fulfil its goals and missions. Richard Liu Qiangdong is just getting started and he hopes in a few years to come, the company will have opened 1 million active stores in China and expand to other parts of the world.
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Dr. Saad Saad is a pediatric surgeon with over forty years in the medical field. He decided to become a doctor during his early teens. He went to a construction site to make some money. He found out quickly that he was not suited for manual labor.
He ended up passing out due to the hard work and the heat. Upon regaining consciousness, he realized that his education was going to have to come first and he ended up with the idea that he was going to become a doctor. He later became a US Board Certified doctor. Learn more about Dr. Saad Saad: http://medicaldailytimes.com/doctors/hard-to-swallow-advice-from-dr-saad-saad/3663/
Today he feels that innovation is going to take the medical industry to the next level and will help to ensure that patients are always receiving the most efficient care. As a doctor, he improved upon two medical devices that are sure to make the jobs of other doctors so much simpler. Read more: When a Child Swallows a Foreign Object – Advice by Dr. Saad Saad and Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon
One of his inventions was he designed a catheter that could be located with electromagnetic energy. With a traditional catheter, a doctor had to perform an x-ray or an MRI to spot the location of where the catheter was inserted. Dr. Saad felt that these methods to locate a catheter wasted too much time.
A patient who has too many x-rays can be exposed to a lot of radiation. MRI’s cannot be moved and can be impractical. The catheter invented by Dr. Saad allows the user to use a small device that can scan the body quickly and locate the exact location of the catheter.
The process requires only a few seconds, as opposed to the x-ray or the MRI, which these processes can take over fifteen minutes.
Dr. Saad also invented an endoscope that can remove fog with a special suction tool. An endoscope is used to look in a patient’s throat or stomach. The body produces fluids that can cause fog to build upon an endoscope and make it impossible for the doctor to get a proper view inside the patient.
With a traditional endoscope, a doctor would have to keep removing the device because of a build-up of too much fog. Dr. Saad’s endoscope has a suction tool that can remove the fog while the doctor has the endoscope in the patient. This device has been useful for Dr. Saad, who has used it many times for patients who had a foreign object stuck in their throat.
Ryan Seacrest hosts the American Idol, a music competition series that is coming back on ABC this spring. Ryan is an iconic and award-winning host and creative entrepreneur who is the producer and host in countrywide syndicated radio shows in both broadcast and cable television. He is also famous due to the philanthropic work he undertakes focusing on the youth initiatives. His efforts are bearing fruits nationwide, but most importantly, he has made a name for himself through different interests in media and entertainment companies.
On Air with Ryan Seacrest
Ryan Seacrest brings you On Air with Ryan Seacrest; a number one syndicated morning drive-time radio shows that air on iHeartMedia’s 102.7 KIIS-FM in Los Angeles. Mr. Seacrest is also the host of the nationwide syndicated Top 40 radio show.
Live with Kelly and Ryan
On television, Ryan hosts and produces the ABC/Disney syndicated talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan. He produces and also hosts of the Dick Clark’s New Year Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, an ABC’s Annual New Year’s Eve program. He also hosts the E! News’ Live from the Red Carpet, which is a top awards show franchise.
Ryan Seacrest owns the Emmy-winning production company known as the Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP). This company has produced many TV programs that include Keeping Up with the Kardashian, E! Live from the Red Carpet, I love Kellie Pickler, Sha’s of Sunset, Best Cover Ever, and Shades of Blue, which has Jenifer Lopez as the star character. Ryan Seacrest Productions has also produced Insatiable for Netflix, as well as the Emmy winning reality series, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.
Ryan Seacrest Distinction
Ryan Seacrest Distinction is his menswear collection and sells exclusively at Macy’s. Ryan also has collaborated with Dr. Harold Lancer who is a world-renowned dermatologist to produce a skin care line dubbed Polished by Dr. Lancer.
Ryan serves as the chairperson of the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF) that has Seacrest studio in different pediatric hospitals across the country. He is a Grammy Foundation honorary chair and is also a board member at the County Museum of Art in Los Angeles
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