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Masayoshi Son

CEO, Softbank
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Net worth 2018: $22.36 Billion
Industry: Telecom
Residence: Tosu, Saga Prefecture, Japan
Country: Japan
BirthDay: 11 August 1957
Sigh: Virgo
Height: 1.67m
Children: 2
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of California, Berkeley
BIOGRAPHY

Masayoshi Son was bornon 11 August 1957 in Tosu, Saga Prefecture, Japan, Japan, is CEO, Softbank. Masayoshi Son is #36 in List Billionaires People In The World. Japan's richest man, Son founded and runs SoftBank, a mobile telecom and investment firm. In December 2016, Son promised Donald Trump that SoftBank would lead a $50 billion investment from the "SoftBank Vision Fund" into U.S. firms. Saudi Arabia's government is the biggest investor in the SoftBank Vision Fund; it may invest as much as $45 billion over five years. Apple, chip firm Qualcomm, contract manufacturing firm Foxconn, and the family office of Larry Ellison are investors in the Vision Fund. SoftBank acquired struggling U.S. mobile phone carrier Sprint Nextel for $22 billion in 2013.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$3.7 Billion

2010

$5.9 Billion

2011

$8.1 Billion

2012

$7.2 Billion

2013

$8.6 Billion

2014

$18.4 Billion

2015

$13.2 Billion

2016

$17 Billion

2017

$21.2 Billion

2018

$22.36 Billion

TIMELINE
2016

In September 2016 SoftBank announced that the transaction is complete

2013

Son was named the world's 45th most powerful person by Forbes Magazine's List of The World's Most Powerful People in 2013

2011

In 2011 Masayoshi Son pledged to donate 10 billion yen ($120 million) and his remaining salary until retirement to help support victims of 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami

2001

 Although SoftBank's stake in Yahoo! had dwindled to 7%, Son established Yahoo! BroadBand in September 2001 with Yahoo! Japan in which he still owned a controlling interest

2000

According to Forbes magazine, Son's estimated net worth is US $23 billion and he is the richest man in Japan, despite having the distinction of losing the most money in history (approximately $70bn during the dot com crash of 2000)

1995

Son was an early investor in internet firms, buying a share of Yahoo! in 1995 and investing $20 Million in the Alibaba stake in 1999

1980

in Economics in 1980, and started Unison in Oakland, California, which has since been bought by Kyocera

1957

Masayoshi Son (Japanese: 孫 正義, Hepburn: Son Masayoshi, Korean: 손정의 Son Jeong-ui; born August 11, 1957) is a Japanese businessman of Korean descent who is the founder and current chief executive officer of Japanese telecommunications corporation SoftBank, the chief executive officer of SoftBank Mobile, current chairman of Sprint Corporation and chairman of Arm Holdings

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