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Hajime Satomi

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Net worth 2018: $930 Million
Country: Japan
BirthDay: 16 January 1942
Sigh: Aquarius
Children: 3
BIOGRAPHY

Hajime Satomi was bornon 16 January 1942 in Japan. Satomi is the president and CEO of Sega Sammy, a Japanese pachinko machine and gaming software firm. He founded pachinko machine maker Sammy, which got into the videogame business when it acquired Sega in 2004. Sega Sammy has a 45% stake in South Korean gambling-and-entertainment resort Paradise City, scheduled to open in April 2017. Satomi is also a top ranked owner of thoroughbred horses.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2011

$1.2 Billion

2012

$1.1 Billion

2014

$1.1 Billion

2018

$930 Million

TIMELINE
2005

At the Asia Business Leaders Award in 2005, The Sega Corporation named Satomi as the new chairman in a realignment of management, after the Sammy Corporation became Sega's biggest shareholder

2003

With 22% shares bought in 2003, Sammy then bought a controlling share 1

2001

Sammy experienced significant growth when it began manufacturing machines for the pachislot and pachinko industry (one of Japan's most popular forms of gambling) and was successfully listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in March 2001

1975

Hajime Satomi withdrew from Aoyama Gakuin University November 1975 and founded Sammy Corporation

1942

Hajime Satomi (里見 治, Satomi Hajime, born January 16, 1942) is a Business magnate who is the founder of Sammy Corporation, which merged with Sega to form the holding company Sega Sammy Holdings

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