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Portrait de Masayoshi Son
Birthday : 08/11/1957
Place of birth : Tosu - Japan
Public asset : 25,221,552,308 USD
Country of residence : Japan
Linked companies : Alibaba Group Holding Ltd - SoftBank Group Corp - Sprint Corp - Yahoo Japan Corporation

Summary 
Founder of SoftBank Group Corp. and SB Investment Advisers (UK) Ltd., Masayoshi Son is a Japanese businessperson who has been at the head of 12 different companies and presently occupies the position of Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at SoftBank Group Corp., Chairman for SoftBank Corp., Chairman at Supercell Oy and President & Director at SoftBank Holdings, Inc. (which are all subsidiaries of SoftBank Group Corp.) and President & Representative Director at Wireless City Planning, Inc.

He is also on the board of Yahoo Japan Corp. (former Chairman), Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Sprint Corp. (former Chairman).

Masayoshi Son previously occupied the position of Principal at MIC America LLC, President for SoftBank Capital Partners LLC, Chairman of Brightstar Corp., President, CEO & Representative Director at Softbank Telecom Corp., President, CEO & Representative Director at SOFTBANK BB Corp., Chairman for SVF Holdco (UK) Ltd. and Member of Son Asset Management LLC.

He received an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley.


Current positions of Masayoshi Son 
NameTitle Since
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd
(Internet Services)
Director 2000
SoftBank Group Corp
(Wireless Telecommunications Services)
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer 1981
Sprint Corp
(Wireless Telecommunications Services)
Director 2012
Yahoo Japan Corporation
(Internet Services)
Director 1996
SoftBank Corp. Chairman 2006
Supercell Oy Chairman 2013
SoftBank Holdings, Inc. President & Director -
Wireless City Planning, Inc. President & Representative Director -
SB Investment Advisers (UK) Ltd. Founder -


Holdings of Masayoshi Son 
NameEquities%Valuation
SoftBank Group Corp (9984)
Wireless Telecommunications Services
271,523,47624.7%25,221,552,308 USD


Masayoshi Son : Personal Network 


Biography of Masayoshi Son 
Masayoshi Son|孫 正義|Son Masayoshi|lead=yes|extra= Son Jeong-ui; born August 11, 1957}} is a Japanese businessman and the founder and current chief executive officer of SoftBank, the chief executive officer of [Mobile], and current chairman of Sprint Corporation. According to Forbes magazine, his net worth is $22.3 billion as of 2014 and "he is the richest man in Japan", despite having the distinction of losing the most money in history (approximately $70 billion during the dot com crash of 2000). Forbes also describes him as a philanthropist.

Son was named the world's 45th most powerful person by Forbes Magazine's List of The World's Most Powerful People in 2013. Applications of the patent include the Wizard series of Sharp PDAs.

Son graduated from Berkeley with a BA in economics in 1980, and started Unison in Oakland, California, which has since been bought by Kyocera. In 1990, Son Masayoshi adopted Japanese citizenship.

Yahoo! BB
Although SoftBank's stake in Yahoo! had dwindled to 7%, Son established Yahoo! BroadBand in September 2001 with Yahoo! Japan in which he still owned a controlling interest. After a severe devaluation of SoftBank's equity, Son was forced to focus his attention on Yahoo! BB and BB Phone. So far, SoftBank has accumulated about $1.3 billion in debt. Yet, Yahoo! BB acquired Japan Telecom, the then third largest broadband and landline provider with 600,000 residential and 170,000 commercial subscribers. Yahoo! BB is now Japan's leading broadband provider.

Vodafone K. K.
On March 17, 2006 Vodafone Group announced it had agreed to sell Vodafone K.K. to SoftBank for approximately 1.75 trillion Japanese yen (approximately US$ 15.1 billion). On April 14, 2006 SoftBank and Vodafone K. K. jointly announced, that the brand and company name Vodafone will be changed to a "new, easy-to-understand and familiar company name and brand". Masayoshi Son is the CEO (Representative Director) of Vodafone K. K.

Sprint Corporation and engaged in investing in a nation-wide solar power network for Japan.

Philanthropy ==
In 2011 Masayoshi Son pledged to donate 10 billion yen ($120 million) and his remaining salary until retirement to help support victims of 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.{{Citation | newspaper = Bloomberg | title = Softbank’s Son pledges 120 milion salary for quake relief | date = 2011-04-04 | url = >



Source @ Wikipedia

Citations
“They don't change that much. And that means their growth or adaptation to the new generation is getting somewhat lagged behind the new trend.”

“We believe that online investing is going to be one of the highest growth business segments of the next decade.”


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Masayoshi Son : Connections 
Softbank Group International
Brightstar Global Group, Inc.
Activate IT, Inc.
SoftBank Holdings, Inc.
Breakthrough Prize In Life Sciences
Swirl Networks, Inc.
Brightstar Corp.
WeWork Cos., Inc.
SB Ventures VI Ltd.
SB US VI Ltd.
China Entrepreneur Club
G.U. Co., Ltd.
Forum Mondial de L'Economie
SoftBank Corp.
Softbank Commerce & Services Corp.


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