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Masayoshi Son

Masayoshi Son

A businessman and entrepreneur with one of the largest media companies in Japan, SoftBank. He was born in 1957 and lives in Tokyo, Japan. 

Masayoshi Son is a Tokyo-based entrepreneur with an estimated worth of more than $24 billion, which he earned from various investments and business ventures. The most notable are SoftBank Group and SoftBank Vision Fund. 

Background and Education

Son was born on August 11, 1957 on the island of Kyushu in Japan. From a young age, he was interested in entrepreneurship and business. He moved to the United States and attended the University of California at Berkeley and studied computer science and economics. While attending college, he sold his first company, a multilingual translating device, for $1 million. 

Entrepreneurship

A little over a year after completing college, Son returned to Japan and founded SoftBank in 1981. The company started by selling software products and later expanded into telecommunications and venture capital. It has two venture capital funds with a total value of more than $200 billion.

Investments

Son has invested in major companies, such as Uber and AliBaba. Other companies he has invested in are DoorDash, Yahoo Japan, Vodafone Japan. 





Timeline

September 1981

SoftBank in founded

Son founds his media and telecommunications company.

August 11, 1957

Son is born

Masayoshi Son is born in Tosu, Japan. 

People

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Role
LinkedIn







Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

The Incredible Story Of Softbank's Masayoshi Son, Now The Most Influential Man In Indian Startups - OfficeChai



Web

December 15, 2017

Who is Masayoshi?

Anita Balakrishnan



December 31, 2017

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Masa Son: SoftBank's young entrepreneurs are like Jedi

March 8, 2019

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

SoftBank Group

Masayoshi Son

Japan



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