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Soichiro Fukutake

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Net worth 2018: $1.27 Billion
Industry: Service
Residence: Auckland, New Zealand
Country: Japan
BirthDay: 1945
Children: 1
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Waseda University

Soichiro Fukutake was bornon 1945 in Auckland, New Zealand, Japan. Soichiro Fukutake is #1759 in List Billionaires People In The World. Fukutake inherited and expanded Benesse Holdings, which provides education and other services, including senior care and language classes. He now serves as an executive advisor to the company. His son Hideaki Fukutake is a board member. The company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange; Fukutake's family owns a 15% stake. In 2014 Benesse purchased Tokyo-based Minerva, which runs 400 English-language schools for children. The Fukutake Foundation supports art, science and regional Japanese culture.


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Soichiro Fukutake (福武 總一郎, Fukutake Sōichirō, born 1945) is a Japanese billionaire, and the former chairman of the Benesse Corporation, a publishing firm and juku company known for its patronage of the arts.Fukutake inherited Benesse, which his father founded in 1955 as Fukutake Publishing. After his father's death in 1986, he renamed it Benesse (Latin for well-being), and expanded the company, and his family owns 15% of the company. Benesse owns 275 nursing homes in Japan and the Berlitz language schools.Fukutake is married, with one son, and lives in Auckland, New Zealand.He has created four museums or "art shrines" on the islands of Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima in an archipelago in Japan's southern Seto Inland Sea, including the Chichu Art Museum. They have been built in collaboration with the architect Tadao Ando.
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