Hiroshi Yamauchi

1927 - 2013

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Hiroshi Yamauchi (Japanese: 山内 溥, Hepburn: Yamauchi Hiroshi, 7 November 1927 – 19 September 2013) was a Japanese businessman. He was the third president of Nintendo, joining the company in 1949 until stepping down on 24 May 2002, to be succeeded by Satoru Iwata. During his 53-year tenure, Yamauchi transformed Nintendo from a hanafuda card-making company that had been active solely in Japan into a multibillion-dollar video game publisher and global conglomerate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hiroshi Yamauchi has received more than 786,149 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Hiroshi Yamauchi is the 127th most popular businessperson (down from 109th in 2019), the 275th most popular biography from Japan (down from 253rd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Japanese Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Hiroshi Yamauchi ranks 127 out of 604Before him are Walter Chrysler, Uli Hoeneß, Christina Onassis, Basil Zaharoff, Gordon Moore, and Roy O. Disney. After him are Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche, Henry Ford II, Yves Rocher, Lee Iacocca, Max Manus, and Ethan Allen.

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Among people born in 1927, Hiroshi Yamauchi ranks 79Before him are Abdul Halim of Kedah, Jupp Derwall, Kurt Masur, Bob Fosse, Lee Konitz, and John Vane. After him are Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Robert Shaw, Megumu Tamura, Marvin Minsky, Ram Narayan, and Alan MacDiarmid. Among people deceased in 2013, Hiroshi Yamauchi ranks 60Before him are Mohammed Omar, Sylvia Browne, Lawrence Klein, Ovadia Yosef, John Cornforth, and Kenneth Waltz. After him are Wilfried Martens, Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Sara Montiel, Kenneth G. Wilson, Colin Wilson, and Jack Vance.

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Among people born in Japan, Hiroshi Yamauchi ranks 275 out of 5,560Before him are Yoshio Fujiwara (null), Emperor Seinei (444), Ken Noritake (1922), Shūsaku Endō (1923), Osamu Shimomura (1928), and Masahiro Hamazaki (1940). After him are Maeda Toshiie (1538), Emperor Sutoku (1119), Sada Abe (1905), Ko Takamoro (1907), Kazuko Hironaka (1950), and Kōnosuke Matsushita (1894).


Among businesspeople born in Japan, Hiroshi Yamauchi ranks 5Before him are Soichiro Honda (1906), Kiichiro Toyoda (1894), Akio Morita (1921), and Iwasaki Yatarō (1835). After him are Masayoshi Son (1957), Torakusu Yamaha (1851), Fusajiro Yamauchi (1859), Mikimoto Kōkichi (1858), Eiji Toyoda (1913), Norio Ohga (1930), and Tadashi Yanai (1949).