Richard Liu Qiangdong the Internet Celebrity of China

Richard Liu Qiangdong, is the founding fathers and chief executive officer at JD.com, of one of largest e-commerce platforms in China. It was established as an e-commerce business to provide consumers with the best online shopping experience. It is currently worth $57.6 billion and Richard Liu has a net worth of $11 billion as reported by Forbes.

Richard Liu Qiangdong has a Bachelor’s in Sociology, Renmin University, Beijing. JD.com is known for its zero-tolerance policy for counterfeit products and amazing delivery speed. It has been the first Chinese Internet company who has made it to the Fortune 500 list by being named on the Fortune’s list of the “World’s Greatest Leaders”.

The entrepreneur Richard Liu was interviewed at the World Economic Forum Annual meeting this year, in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. It was his first to this country and he was very pleased to hear different voices from the world and to meet his partners in the foreign land. He was being interviewed by David M. Rubenstein the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group.

Overall, the conversation between the two was pretty light and interesting questions were asked which revealed, how the name JD.com came to life. Richard Liu was extremely honest with the audience and declared how the name JD was a result of joining the name of his first girlfriend’s last name and his first name.

Richard Liu Qiangdong wasn’t at all hesitant to talk about his life struggles of belonging to a poor family. He even talked about his sick grandmother and the lack of finances to buy her medication which was his initial motivation to start his own business. He admitted, a government job wasn’t his sip of tea and started selling computer accessorize in his own retail business in Beijing in 1998. The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003 kept the clients and staff at home which forced Liu to rethink the business model and eventually led him to launch JD.com in 2004.

When asked about the future plans of his company, he was pretty confident and determined about globally expanding, starting from South East Asia to the Middle East and then eventually Europe and America. Richard Liu was open about, how even though JD.com does deliver globally, the delivery system compared to within China isn’t as good because it can take 10-15 days. In China, it takes 6 to 20 hours for the packages to be delivered.

Richard Liu Qiangdong was asked about if being the wealthiest people China was a burden, he had a very humble and heart-warming response:

“I think it’s neither. It’s more of a sense of responsibility. When you’re wealthy you have a lot of resources in your hands. Wealth is a resource of the society and it’s a question of how to use it to grow your own wealth, your company and society simultaneously and that’s what I want to do.”

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Adam Milstein: Collaborating with the IAC to Sustain Cultural Ties

As a native to the State of Israel, Adam Milstein took on cultural experiences throughout his childhood that ingrained him with the spirit to prevail against any negative force that sought to prohibit the natural freedoms of the Jewish people. When he was 19 years old, Milstein vowed to defend his nation by joining the Israeli Defense Forces whereby he fought in the Yom Kippur War and helped lead Israel to victory. But instinctively, Adam Milstein was aware that future generations of the Jewish population would have to encounter battles that would be much more mental than physical. Therefore, he decided to enroll in school to get an education to not only prevent him from being a victim of circumstance, but to also unlock opportunities for him to be of assistance in uplifting the Jewish community.

 

Upon earning a degree in Industrial and Business Management in 1978 when he was in Israel and getting his MBA from the University of Southern California in 1983, Adam Milstein worked within the real-estate industry as a managing partner for Hager Pacific Properties. Currently, Milstein’s duties as managing partner to the privately-owned investment firm entail overseeing all financial and disposition matters involving the company. Moreover, with his business endeavors having reached a level of fulfillment, Adam Milstein sought to pick up where he had left off earlier in life to become a committed humanitarian. In 2000, the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation was founded on his behalf to aid members of the Israeli-American community with tools (education, occupational training, etc.) that would allow them to become successful leaders/role models to other young people within society. Nonetheless, as chairman in the Israel-American Council (one of the largest Jewish organizations in the nation), Adam Milstein sets goals that contribute to the spread of positivity, unity, and cultural appreciation within the Israeli-American population. Cultural ties between the United States and the State of Israel are upheld by the IAC as their primary objective whereby Milstein further contributes to the organization by fostering membership growth within the council across the nation.

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Randall Nardone’s leadership propels Fortress to greater heights

Randal Nardone is the accomplished Fortress CEO. He graduated from Boston School of Law with a degree in law before going to the University of Connecticut where he got a BA in English and Biology.

After his education, Randal went and had a glamorous career with him holding senior positions in some reputable institutions like the Union Bank of Switzerland where he served as their MD for a year starting 1997.

Randal also had a stint at Blackrock Investment Management before his job at UBS. Randall also made use of his law degree with him working at Thacher Proffitt and Wood law firm for some time.

In his stint at the law firm, Randall held the position of partner and the executive committee member. Randall’s assignments all prepared him for what was to be his biggest challenge yet, leading Fortress to be a renowned hedge fund globally.

Randal’s leadership at Fortress has been exemplary, and he has held some senior positions throughout his time at the asset management firm. His recent post is being the CEO of the hedge fund.

Before being made the permanent CEO of Fortress in 2013, Nardone served as the interim CEO from 2011. Furthermore, Nardone has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Fortress.

Randal Nardone has held this post since he was first elected to it back in 2006. At Fortress, Nardone also doubles up as being their chief legal counsel and the head of financial matters.

Randal Nardone has an estimated worth of $1.8 billion according to Forbes. This places him at position 557 in the Forbes list of billionaires. Central to his wealth has been his active leadership and eye for investment.

At Fortress, Randal Nardone has been at the epicenter of all the milestones witnessed in recent years. Some of his notable achievements being he was integral in the acquisition of Fortress by the Japanese firm Soft Bank Group. The purchase saw the Japanese firm pay $3.3 billion to acquire stakes at the hedge fund.

In Randal Nardone’s view, Fortress growth would be fastened if they took up more credible sources. This proved to be true as the asset management firm has continuously grown over the years.

Randal’s leadership is something to commend. This is attested to by the fact that even after Soft Bank Group invested billions into the hedge fund, they opted to retain Nardone and Co. to continue running the hedge fund.

 

Guilherme Paulus Brazilian Billionaire

Guilherme Paulus is known for making himself a billionaire through tourism. He always had a spot for entrepreneurship, but really got his start in 1972 at the age of 24 when a man named Carlos Vicente Cerchiari made a proposition with him. Carlos, a state deputy at the time, threw up the proposal that if Guilherme Paulus would put in the work, he would put in the money and they could start a hotel business together. This idea excited Paulus and so, CVC Brasil Operadora was born.

Guilherme Paulus worked with Carlos for 4 years before deciding to branch out on his own. He now still owns CVC and also, he owns GJP Hotels and Resorts. Guilherme Paulus owns over 20 hotels and resorts through GJP at which he employs over 5,000 people, and through which over 95,000 people have visited and stayed. He opened his first hotel through GJP in 1995.

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To be successful, Guilherme Paulus says he sits down at the beginning of every week and writes out his weekly schedule. He does a lot of traveling between his hotels so, this helps to keep him organized and know where he needs to be each day. His advice to anyone trying to get into the entrepreneur business is to always ask for help when you need it. Listen to your elders, they have the knowledge to help you. He says to make a dream become a reality you must truly enjoy what you do and be courteous to your consumers.

In 2009, Paulus sold a pretty large part of his companies to the Carlyle Group. In 2013, CVC was known as a $5.2 billion dollar company! Just last year, in 2017, Paulus was named Entrepreneur Of The Year! Even though he started out as just an intern for a company called IBM, Paulus is living proof that anyone can take themselves to the top if they just believe and work hard. He is considered one of the most dominating entrepreneurs in Brazil.

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Sahm Adrangi Believes Fake Traffic is Driving Up QuinStreet’s Stocks

Sahm Adrangi has made a lot of predictions in the past based on the research carried out by his company Kerrisdale Capital Management. These predictions are based on Sahm Adrangi’s suspicions of dishonest business practices that have led investors into putting capital into stocks that are extremely overvalued or essentially worthless. In recent months, Sahm Adrangi has released negative reports on the pharmaceutical company Proteostasis and the Eastman Kodak Company. Proteostasis currently has a medication that is going through its third stage of trials that have used faulty data to make the drug look like it has more effect on the illness it was designed to treat than it actually does. In the case of Kodak Eastman, Sahm Adrangi sees their new KodakCoin and KodakOne as doomed to fail before they even get off of the ground because of legal and technical issues that he thinks they will inevitably be faced.

His newest report is based on the recent rise in stock price of the QuinStreet online marketing business. Despite the excitement of investors, he thinks the reasons they are putting their trust behind QuinStreet are absolutely bogus and were designed to try to bail the company out of inevitable failure. QuinStreet has been struggling financially for years so when they suddenly received an unusual influx of revenue driven by traffic to only one of their clients, it made Sahm Adrangi take notice. Upon further investigation, Kerrisdale Capital Management determined that the increase in traffic that QuinStreet has been experiencing is most likely all computer generated instead of genuine. QuinStreet operates by driving traffic to the sites of their affiliates when their affiliate is given traffic an business through QuinStreet they pay the company for their services. No traffic, no payment. This means that is QuinStreet is indeed generating fake traffic, they are costing their clients money that they should not have to pay.

Kerrisdale Capital Management and Sahm Adrangi have taken a short position on QuinStreet and investors should be very careful if they invest in the future of the online marketing company.

 


 

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Tony Petrello Is Proud Of Multimillion-Dollar Acquisition For Nabors Industries

Nabors Industries has already built its software development and advanced IT department up over the years, but now it will be built on even further thanks to a new acquisition they made with Tesco Corporation. Both Nabors Industries and Tesco Corporation are based in Houston and both have built huge holdings around the Atlantic and gulf area in rigs and modular stations.

Nabors CEO Tony Petrello led negotiations of the acquisition and completed it through a stock transaction, and it gave current Tesco shareholders a 0.68 interest in Nabors Industries common stock. Anthony Petrello believes this deal will bolster current technology resources and will lead to even higher production and returns for investors. The reported revenue for Nabors Industries was up over the course of 2017 according to a company press release.

Tony Petrello has always considered himself to be a good problem solver which led him from a time he solved problems on napkins in middle school to now doing so at one of the world’s largest oil drilling companies. It was Petrello’s former roommate Lloyd Grove, a journalist at the Daily Beast who recounted his ability to work with tough math formulas during his time as a student at Yale. But Petrello suddenly found a new interest in law, and after completing law school he went to a New York law firm in 1979. In 1986, he became a partner at this firm and he helped many of its clients find loopholes in tax reporting, managing mergers and acquisitions, internal audits and securities regulations. In 1991, Petrello left the firm and officially entered the oil industry as chief operating officer of Nabors Industries.

After taking over as CEO in 2011, Tony Petrello started focusing on new automated systems for hybrid rigs and horizontal well technology. He has always brought in large annual compensation, but his largest ever was in 2013 when his base pay plus bonuses, equity, stock options and other assets put him over $68.7 million. Petrello has not equalled that feat since, but he has given away some of that money to non-profit groups around Houston. One of his largest charity recipients has been the Texas Children’s Hospital who he’s supported because of their research institute for neurological studies. Petrello has seen how neurological disorders have affected his daughter Carena, but he believes his gifts to the hospital can shed light on how important the issue is both for the medical community and regular Americans.

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Anthony Petrello Efforts in Giving Back to the Communities

In the wake of disasters affecting communities, it is quite easy to identify companies that are not just after profits. There are compassionate companies who have a corporate social responsibility to the communities in which they operate and beyond. Nabors industries under the guidance of their philanthropic CEO Anthony Petrello rose to the occasion when Hurricane Harvey hit Houston and Texas communities in 2017. At the time, food supplies were scarce as demand was high following the destruction of homes and flooded streets.Nabors Industries workers were instrumental in relief efforts and went whenever their efforts were needed especially along the Gulf Coast.

They even had a kitchen on the disaster site that cooked hot meals for the local families. They cooked three times in a day. The company offered them paid time off so that they could help without being worried about work. Anthony Petrello equaled the employees’ $73,622 donation. This was in solidarity with the 10% employees of Nabors Industries who were in one way affected by the Hurricane. Giving back to the community is part of Petrello passion. His passion has spread to Nabors Industries as they can be seen taking part in special events, fundraisers, and community projects. He encourages this spirit even as they work, where they are free to eat at the company’s workplace barbecue pit. They are encouraged to work on their health and fitness.

There is also a company coffee house from which they can enjoy some coffee. This was not the only instance where Petrello was giving, he and the company have donated to the Bike MS, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, as well as over $3 million in education scholarships. Tony and the company also donated $7 million to Texas Children’s Hospital in aid of medical research for childhood neurological disorders. Anthony Petrello is the Executive Committee’s Board Chairman, President, and CEO of Nabors Industries Ltd, a world leader in drilling geothermal and natural gas. He is a Yale and Harvard graduate having a BS and MS in Mathematics. He is married to Cynthia and serves as a Director of Stewart & Stevensons LLC.

The story of the remarkable investor Mr. Paul Mampilly

Since the year 2016, Mr. Paul Mampilly has been working as a senior editor with the Banyan Hill Publishing Company. For the past two years, Paul has been and continues to assist everyday Americans to increase their financial fortunes by deciphering the stock markets, technological advancements while also looking for other special opportunities that one can take advantage of and make a quick buck. Paul Mampilly has a Master’s of Business Administration from Fordham University which to a good extent explains his unparalleled expertise, especially in financial matters.

26 years ago, Mr. Paul Mampilly’s career began from the ground up as an assistant portfolio manager at Bankers Trust. At the financial firm, Paul learned several skills and gained a lot of experience on how the financial industry operates, how and when to buy certain stocks while at the same time building networks of prominent and influential people in the financial sector. With all these, Paul rapidly soared through the ranks to work at various important positions with coveted financial sector firms like the Deutsche Bank and ING. At these companies, Paul was tasked with handling multi-million dollar accounts showing the amount of confidence such firms had in him.

For instance, in 2006 executives at Kinetics Asset Management hired Mr. Paul Mampilly to oversee the operations of their hedge fund. Mr. Mampilly applied his hands on deck approach to managing the fund and almost single-handedly helped the fund grow from $6 billion when he started to a whopping $25 billion in cash and assets representing an average of 26% returns yearly. These efforts were even recognized by Barron’s and they named them as one of the “World Best” hedge fund management firm.

During the world financial crisis of 2008 – 2009, a high-status investment competition was run by the Templeton Foundation and Mr. Mampilly was among the other invited participants of the competition. Much as it was a really challenging period especially for the financial sector players, Mr. Paul Mampilly won the competition by growing his investment from an initial amount of $50 million to $88 million, an astounding performance.

After working on Wall Street for several years making money for just the super-rich, Paul retired to spend more time with family and friends. Today, Mr. Paul Mampilly is still an ardent investor and is the founder of the popular Profits Unlimited and Extreme Fortunes newsletters in which he provides remarkable investment advice to help ordinary people make better investment decisions.

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Eric Lefkofsky, The Billionaire with a Billion Ideas

Not many billionaires have a story as touching as Eric Lefkofsky’s. He began from very humble beginnings as a carpet vendor in the university back in the early nineties and managed to rise to a respectable entrepreneur with a net worth of almost 2 billion dollars in just three short decades. It was clear that he was always a brilliant mind which was never scared of following his passion and believing whatever he was doing.

Over the years, he managed to come up with ideas and tried them before putting his money behind it. And the latter is what made sure that most of his ventures always blossomed, giving him a much better chance at thriving in business since the financial institutions still had his back and trusted him with virtually everything they did which was an added advantage.

So, what are the ventures that billionaire Eric Lefkofsky started and managed to make them succeed? As earlier stated, there are more than we can fit in this short piece. He co-founded InnerWorking in the fall of 2001. He then left a very favorable InnerWorkings venture in October of 2012 with a new idea in mind.

In 2015, Erick Lefkofsky in collaboration with Keywell started the echo global logistics. This company had one goal which was to deal with freight logistics on behalf of their clients, and it was so lucky that it got a financial boost from one of the most prominent, most notable technology investors in the United States, The New Enterprise Associates.

He went ahead and started quite a handful of ventures and among them was none other than Tempus. Tempus is a clinical business that Eric began to make sure that patients are getting the best care. The company has some of the best equipment and needless to say; they do all in their power to get things done the right way.

Under his stewardship, he has managed to pick on some of the very best doctors and nurses to work for Tempus. In addition to that, he has also ensured that the medical facility has got state of the art medical equipment.

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Groupon Founder’s Next Move: Curing Cancer at Tempus

Eric Lefkofsky is the Co-Founder of the Tempus Company based in the United States. Eric Lefkofsky is one of the few people with the strongest commitment to solving the cancer problem affecting millions of people around the world. In fact, the National Cancer Institute stated that more than 20 million people are suffering from the illness in the United States. In fact, we might achieve the most sophisticated business plan for those seeking advanced business solutions in a manner that depicts the best business in the industry. While we are assimilating our capabilities for a greater good, few people are solving these problems with the correct measure of growth.

Eric Lefkofsky is also considered as one of the most influential figures in Chicago. Gone are the days when making money was a priority for him. In his latter days, Eric Lefkofsky has committed saving people’s lives. While he has used Groupon Company to save people’s money through cheaper restaurants and accredited better business solutions in a manner that is not capacitated in the industry. This is the reason why he is looking towards generating the cancer cure through cop-founding Tempus Company based in Chicago. When it comes to solving people’s problems, Eric Lefkofsky is second to none. This is because of his assimilation techniques that are geared towards becoming part of the business solution to the needs his clients face in the industry.

Eric Lefkofsky is always involved in the daily business with achieved capabilities in the industry. Perhaps this is the reason why we must seek the most sophisticated solution to cancer. When Eric Lefkofsky’s wife was diagnosed with cancer, it hit him that life is too short for those who are unprepared. Cancer has been a major source of death for many people in the United States. While the illness is a major epidemic, the cure of the disease is not yet established. However, we might consider seeking better business values in a manner that is not paralleled in the industry. Eric Lefkofsky is the Co-Founder of Tempus Company that is expected to develop the cure for cancer through world-class research.

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