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Rate Billionaires in Japan

Masayoshi Son

Masayoshi Son

Age:
56
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
2
1
Net Worth$18.4bn
CompanySoftbank
IndustryTechnology-Computer
(technology)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1981
Tadashi Yanai

Tadashi Yanai

Age:
65
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$17.9bn
CompanyFast Retailing/Uniqlo
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(apparel)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1963
Hiroshi Mikitani

Hiroshi Mikitani

Age:
49
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$9.3bn
CompanyRakuten
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(e-commerce)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1997
Yoshiaki Tsutsumi

Yoshiaki Tsutsumi

Age:
61
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$9.2bn
CompanySeibu Corporation
IndustryReal Estate
(real estate)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1894
Yasuo Takei

Yasuo Takei

Age:
71
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$8.3bn
CompanyTakefuji
IndustryMoney Management
(finance)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company0
Nobutada Saji

Nobutada Saji

Age:
55
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$7.7bn
CompanySuntory
IndustryConsumer
(brewery)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1899
Takemitsu Takizaki

Takemitsu Takizaki

Age:
68
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$6.6bn
CompanyKeyence
IndustryTechnology-Computer
(technology)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1974
Kyosuke Kinoshita

Kyosuke Kinoshita

Age:
60
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$5.6bn
CompanyAcom
IndustryMoney Management
(consumer loans)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1948
Yoshitaka Fukuda

Yoshitaka Fukuda

Age:
53
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$5.2bn
CompanyAiful
IndustryMoney Management
(finance)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1967
Kunio Busujima

Kunio Busujima

Age:
88
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$4.9bn
CompanySankyo
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(pachinko gaming machines)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1950
Masatoshi Ito

Masatoshi Ito

Age:
76
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$4.5bn
CompanyIto-Yokado
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(retail)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1961
Fukuzo Iwasaki

Fukuzo Iwasaki

Age:
76
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$4.2bn
CompanyIwasaki Sangyo Group
IndustryReal Estate
(real estate)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1923
Akira Mori

Akira Mori

Age:
77
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$4.2bn
CompanyMori Building
IndustryReal Estate
(construction)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1959
Kazuo Okada

Kazuo Okada

Age:
58
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$3.5bn
CompanyWynn Resorts
IndustryReal Estate
(casinos)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1973
Keiichiro Takahara

Keiichiro Takahara

Age:
82
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$3.5bn
CompanyUnicharm
IndustryConsumer
(diapers)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1961
Han Chang-Woo

Han Chang-Woo

Age:
83
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$3.4bn
CompanyMaruhan
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(gaming)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1957
Eitaro Itoyama

Eitaro Itoyama

Age:
58
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$3.3bn
Company
IndustryReal Estate
(golf courses)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company0
Ryoichi Jinnai

Ryoichi Jinnai

Age:
74
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$3.3bn
CompanyPromise Consumer Finance
IndustryMoney Management
(finance)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1962
Keizo Saji

Keizo Saji

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$3.2bn
CompanySuntory
IndustryConsumer
(brewery)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1899
Hiroshi Yamauchi

Hiroshi Yamauchi

Age:
73
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$2.9bn
CompanyNintendo
IndustryTechnology-Computer
(video games)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1889
Masahiro Miki

Masahiro Miki

Age:
58
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$2.8bn
CompanyABC-Mart
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(shoe retail)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1985
Den Fujita

Den Fujita

Age:
75
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$2.6bn
CompanyMcDonald's Japan
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(restaurants)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1971
Yasumitsu Shigeta

Yasumitsu Shigeta

Age:
49
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$2.6bn
CompanyHikari Tsushin
IndustryMedia
(mobile phones)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1988
Shigenobu Nagamori

Shigenobu Nagamori

Age:
69
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$2.5bn
CompanyNidec
IndustryConsumer
(electronics)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1973
Rinji Shino

Rinji Shino

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$2.5bn
CompanyMeiko Group
IndustryReal Estate
(real estate)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1949
Goroemon Yoshimoto

Goroemon Yoshimoto

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$2.5bn
Company
IndustryReal Estate
()
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company0
Yasuyuki Nambu

Yasuyuki Nambu

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$2.5bn
CompanyPasona Inc
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(staffing services)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1976
Hisakazu Yamaguchi

Hisakazu Yamaguchi

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$2.4bn
CompanyDaiwan Can
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(cans)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1950
Kanichiro Ishibashi

Kanichiro Ishibashi

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$2.4bn
CompanyBridgestone Corp
IndustryMining and metals
(tires)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1931
Akio Morita

Akio Morita

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$2.3bn
CompanySony
IndustryConsumer
(technology)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1946
Akihiko Otsuka

Akihiko Otsuka

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$2.2bn
CompanyOtsuka Holdings
IndustryTechnology-Medical
(pharmaceuticals)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1921
Naruatsu Baba

Naruatsu Baba

Age:
36
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$2.2bn
CompanyColopl
IndustryTechnology-Computer
(software)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company2008
Tadahiro Yoshida

Tadahiro Yoshida

Age:
54
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$2.2bn
CompanyYKK
IndustryConsumer
(zippers)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1934
Kazuo Matsuda

Kazuo Matsuda

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$2.2bn
CompanyNichiei
IndustryMoney Management
(small-company lending)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1963
Masahiro Ohga

Masahiro Ohga

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$2.1bn
Company
IndustryMedia
()
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company0
Taizo Son

Taizo Son

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$2.1bn
CompanyGungHo Online Entertainment
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(internet companies)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company2002
Shoji Uehara

Shoji Uehara

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$1.9bn
CompanyTaisho Pharmaceutical
IndustryTechnology-Medical
(pharmaceuticals)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1912
Masao Morita

Masao Morita

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$1.9bn
CompanySony
IndustryMedia
(electronics)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1947
Kenichi Mabuchi

Kenichi Mabuchi

Age:
48
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$1.8bn
CompanyMabuchi Motor Company
IndustryNon-consumer industrial
(electric motors)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1946
Masakuni Osano

Masakuni Osano

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$1.7bn
CompanyKyo-Ya Company
IndustryReal Estate
(real estate)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1960
Katsumi Tada

Katsumi Tada

Age:
68
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$1.7bn
CompanyDaito Trust Construction
IndustryReal Estate
(real estate)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1974
Yoshikazu Tanaka

Yoshikazu Tanaka

Age:
37
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$1.6bn
CompanyGREE, Inc
IndustryTechnology-Computer
(social network)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company2004
Tetsuro Funai

Tetsuro Funai

Age:
74
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$1.6bn
CompanyFunai Electric
IndustryTechnology-Computer
(electronics)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1961
Kenkichi Nakajima

Kenkichi Nakajima

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$1.6bn
CompanyHeiwa
IndustryConsumer
(pachinko)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1946
Kenshin Oshima

Kenshin Oshima

Age:
48
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$1.5bn
CompanySFCG
IndustryMoney Management
(banking)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1978
Yoshiko Mori

Yoshiko Mori

Age:
73
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$1.4bn
CompanyMori Building
IndustryConstrution
(construction)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1959
Takao Yasuda

Takao Yasuda

Age:
64
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$1.4bn
CompanyDon Quijote
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(retail)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1980
Soichiro Fukutake

Soichiro Fukutake

Age:
55
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$1.4bn
CompanyBenesse Corporation
IndustryOther
(publishing)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1955
Kagemasa Kozuki

Kagemasa Kozuki

Age:
73
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$1.4bn
CompanyKonami Corporation
IndustryRetail, Restaurant
(toys)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1969
Masafumi Miyamoto

Masafumi Miyamoto

Age:
-1
Citizenship
Japan
Region:
East Asia
0
0
Net Worth$1.3bn
CompanySquare
IndustryTechnology-Computer
(video games)
Inherited WealthYes
Founded Company1983

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