Masayoshi Son Profile/Bio
Yasumoto Son also Known as Masayoshi Son is a 3rd generation “Zainichi Korean” Entrepreneur, Investor & Philanthropist. He is very famous for being the CEO of a Japanese Holding company, Softbank Mobile & US based “Arm Holding “. He is well known for his $20 million early stake into Alibaba in 1999, and Yahoo in 1995.
|Real Name||Yasumoto Masayoshi|
|Profession||Entrepreneur, Investor and Philanthropist|
Masayoshi Son Personal Life/Wiki
Masayoshi Son was born on 11th of August,1957 in Tosu, a city in the eastern part of Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. He is a Korean-Japanese by Nationality . His Zodiac sign is Leo. He is 64 years of Age(as in 2022).
|Date of Birth||11 August 1957|
|Age (as in 2021)||64 years|
|Birthplace||born in Tosu , a city in the eastern part of Saga Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan|
|Hometown||Tosu, Saga , Japan|
|Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign||Leo|
Masayoshi Son Family Information
His grandfather, Son Jong-kyung, worked as a miner, while his father, Son Sam-heon, worked as a fish dealer and pig farmer. His Mother is also a Korean. Masayoshi Son’s brother is Taizo Son who is a serial Entrepreneur who founded Gung Ho Entertainment Company. In his initial days Masayoshi was quite poor and he had to live with pigs and fish in his home. Masayoshi Son is a very Private person and he likes to keep his Personal life Private so not much Information on his Family is Available in the Internet.
|Father Name||Son Sam-heon|
|Brother Name||Taizo Son|
Masayoshi Son Educational Details
Masayoshi Son completed his High School from Serramonte High School, He left to study in the US on the advice of Mc Donald’s Manager Den Fujita, He completed his high school in three weeks by taking the required Exams at Serramonte High School and Graduated from with a B.A in Economics. Son had a pure Inclination towards Microchips and Computer Science. One of his First Business Endeavors took place during his College days where he created a Translator tool with the help of his professors and sold it to Sharp Corporation for $1.7million. Not only this He made another $1.5 million by importing used video games from Japan and Installing them to Game centers and dormitories.
|School||Serramonte High School|
|College/University||University of California, Berkeley|
|Educational Qualification||Graduated from University of California, Berkeley, with a B.A in Economics.|
Masayoshi Son Girlfriends, Affairs & More
Masayoshi Son met his Love of his life (her wife) Masami Ohno while they both were studying in the US. Masami Ohno . They have 2 Daughters, Not much about them is given on the Internet. He lives in a 3 story mansion in Tokyo with his Family.
|Children’s||He has 2 daughters|
Masayoshi Son Money Factor
According to Forbes magazine Masayoshi son is the Second richest person in Japan. Masayoshi was one of the few people who had the futuristic Vision of E-commerce and Internet. He is one of the Early Investors in Jack Ma’s Alibaba.com and also bought Stakes in Yahoo.com . He understood the concept of Digitalization very fast and invested $20billion in Alibaba. His Company SoftBank holds around 29.5% of Alibaba.
Masayoshi acquired Arm Holdings, A British Semiconductor and Technology Company in July 2016,which they later sold to Nvidia. SoftBank also planned that The combination of Arm and Nvidia will create a computing company that will be more futuristic and bring the Era of AI(Artificial Intelligence).Not only this, Son also Invested in the Largest Solar Power Project in Saudi, after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster to Save the people of the world from the Disastrous Nuclear Industry.
Masayoshi Remains a true Inspiration to all of the Youth like us. His Dedication and Futuristic Views are worth to be applauded. Masayoshi Son was ranked at number 43 on the Forbes list of The World’s Billionaires 2019, with a net worth of $22.9 billion, and was Crowned as the 45th Influential Person in the World. We all Hope to see more Technological Advancement from Masayoshi son in the near Future.
|Net Worth (approx.)||2,370 crores USD|
Masayoshi son Facts
- Third generation Korean with Japanese Citizenship.
- He was one of the Early Investors in Alibaba and Yahoo
- He pledged to donate 10 billion yen ($120 million) and his remaining salary until retirement to support victims of the Tohuku Earthquake and Tsunami
- He is the CEO of Softbank Corp
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