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Profession: Entrepreneur

Date of Birth: Aug 11, 1957

Country: Japan

Masayoshi Son was born in Japan and has an estimated net worth of $7 billion dollars. A businessman who jumped on the computer chip bandwagon early, Masayoshi Son patented and sold his first microchip while still in college for $1 million dollars. He is the founder and CEO of SoftBank Capitol and the CEO of SoftBank Mobile, which recently became Vodafone K.K.
Masayoshi Son (Japanese: ???, Korean: ??? Son Jeong-ui; born August 11, 1957 in Tosu, Saga Prefecture, Japan), born a Zainichi Korean and now a naturalized Japanese citizen, is a businessman and the founder and current chief executive officer of SoftBank Capital, and the chief executive officer of SoftBank Mobile (the renamed, effective October 1, 2006, Vodafone K. K. ). According to Forbes magazine, his net worth is $8.1 billion as of 2011 and he is the richest man in Japan, despite being the person who has lost the most money in history (approximately $70 billion in the dot com crash of 2000). Forbes also describes him as a philanthropist.
A third-generation son of a Korean family in Japan, Son's family adopted the Japanese surname Yasumoto (???) in daily life to avoid discrimination, and Son used this surname when he was a child. Son pursued his interests in business by securing a meeting with Japan McDonald's president Den Fujita. Taking his advice, Son began studying English and computer science.
At age 16, Son moved to California and finished high school while staying with friends and family in South San Francisco. He attended the University of California, Berkeley in which he majored in economics and studied computer science. Enamored by a microchip featured in a magazine, Son at age 19 became confident that computer technology would ignite the next commercial revolution.
Convinced that anything related to microchips could yield a fortune, Son decided to produce at least one entrepreneurial idea a day. He patented a translating device that he eventually sold to Sharp Electronics for $1 million. Applications of the patent include the Wizard series of Sharp PDAs.
Flush with cash, Son imported Space Invaders video arcade systems and dispersed them about the UC Berkeley campus. Soon after graduating from Berkeley with a BA in economics in 1980, Son started Unison in Oakland, California, which has since been bought by Kyocera. In 1990, Son Masayoshi h

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Just as we started to question Masayoshi Son’s sanity for attempting to buy, well, everything, the Japanese visionary pulled off an impressive judo flip in India. As the largest backer of e-commerce startup Snapdeal, Son’s SoftBank Group Corp. had been ...
Posted: August 10, 2017, 10:49 pm

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son says he wants to invest in either Uber or Lyft

SoftBank has been heavily linked with an investment in Uber in recent weeks, and today CEO Masayoshi Son confirmed his interest in pursuing a deal. However, in a twist, Son said that SoftBank is also considering buying into Uber’s arch-enemy in the U.S ...
Posted: August 7, 2017, 12:00 am

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Now Playing In India: Jeff Bezos Vs Masayoshi Son

SoftBank Group’s Masayoshi Son has set up a direct clash with Founder Jeff Bezos after the Japanese firm’s Vision Fund armed India’s largest online retailer Flipkart with fresh capital to take on the American giant. The fund will invest ...
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