CEO and Co-founder of Meicai
A farmer's son who became an astronomer, Liu Chuanjun is also a serial entrepreneur. After his first startup (selling high-end organic food) failed after six months, Liu founded group-buying site Wowo (aka 55tuan), now Nasdaq-listed, which he sold it in 2011, to refocus on farm products.
Liu majored in astronomy and holds a master’s from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, where his research areas included spaceflights of Chinese space program Shenzhou 6 and 7. He was born in 1982 in Shandong and goes home every year to help work the land.