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Taizo Son

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Net worth 2018: $2.1 Billion
Industry: Technology
Country: Japan
BirthDay: 29 September 1972
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Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Tokyo University
BIOGRAPHY

Taizo Son was bornon 29 September 1972 in Japan. Youngest brother of Masayoshi Son and founder of GungHo Online Entertainment, he joins the list as a billionaire, with the company stock up 40% over the past year. Taizo founded online gamer GungHo in 2002; now its flagship product Puzzle & Dragons is the world's top-grossing app for iOs and Android. Taizo also founded seed accelerator Movida Japan in 2009.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2014

$2.1 Billion

2018

$2.1 Billion

TIMELINE
2014

The company finished offering its seed acceleration program in June 2014

2013

In 2013 he founded Mistletoe, a hub for startups and the overall entrepreneurial ecosystem

2009

In 2009 he founded a seed stage accelerator MOVIDA JAPAN which supported 47 startups

2005

He then managed the company as CEO and it went public on Nippon New Market Hercules (which later became JASDAQ) on March 9, 2005

2002

He is also chairman of mobile gaming company GungHo, which he founded in 2002

1998

In 1998 he co-founded Onsale, a company which later became GungHo

1972

Taizo Son (born September 29, 1972) is a Japanese serial entrepreneur and investor

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