J.R. Ridinger is a visionary. Back in 1984 when computers were still a relatively new thing, he predicted that someday most people would own a computer and that most of them would do all of their shopping at home via these computers. He also envisioned a time when consumers directed the path of the marketplace. founded Market America in 1992 and remains its Chairman and CEO. MA offers in-demand, market-driven products via its online partner stores.
Its sales model allows its customers to get paid to shop. The Market America management strongly feel that they will be revolutionizing shopping in the future. There hope is that the Market America sales model will give the power to the consumer and better enable them to build up the economy of tomorrow. Its primary online shopping site, Shop.Com, is among the largest online retailers in the world. They are absolutely committed to providing their customers with anything they need.
Market American is today headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina. It has locations all over the world with a total of more than 800 employees. To date, these locations have accumulated sales of several billion dollars. Ridinger and his wife live in Miami Beach, Florida, with their summers spent in New York City. The couple have two daughters and two grandchildren.