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Masayoshi Son

1957 - Today

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Masayoshi Son (Japanese: 孫 正義, romanized: Son Masayoshi, Korean: 손정의, romanized: Son Jeong-ui; born 11 August 1957) is a Japanese billionaire technology entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. A third-generation Zainichi Korean, he naturalized as a Japanese citizen in 1990. He is the founder, representative director, corporate officer, chairman and CEO of SoftBank Group Corp. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Masayoshi Son has received more than 3,501,407 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Masayoshi Son is the 142nd most popular businessperson (up from 163rd in 2019), the 316th most popular biography from Japan (up from 335th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Japanese Businessperson.

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  • 36

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  • 3.10

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE

Among businesspeople, Masayoshi Son ranks 142 out of 847Before him are Massimo Moratti, Lee Kun-hee, Alisher Usmanov, Phil Knight, Elizabeth Arden, and Johann Friedrich Böttger. After him are Asa Griggs Candler, Giovanni Battista Caproni, John D. Rockefeller Jr., Joe Weider, Eugène Schueller, and Theodor de Bry.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1957, Masayoshi Son ranks 40Before him are Rumiko Takahashi, Luis Garavito, Michael Madsen, Marita Koch, Shane MacGowan, and Ivo Josipović. After him are Michael Cretu, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, Anna Lindh, Caroline Kennedy, Faustin-Archange Touadéra, and John Turturro.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Masayoshi Son ranks 316 out of 6,245Before him are Takahito, Prince Mikasa (1915), Emperor Fushimi (1265), Waichiro Omura (1933), Go Nagai (1945), Jiroemon Kimura (1897), and Emperor Seiwa (850). After him are Otoya Yamaguchi (1943), Mitsuo Fuchida (1902), Tokugawa Iemochi (1846), Kondō Isami (1834), Tsuguharu Foujita (1886), and Nobuyuki Abe (1875).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In Japan

Among businesspeople born in Japan, Masayoshi Son ranks 7Before him are Soichiro Honda (1906), Kiichiro Toyoda (1894), Akio Morita (1921), Torakusu Yamaha (1851), Iwasaki Yatarō (1835), and Hiroshi Yamauchi (1927). After him are Fusajiro Yamauchi (1859), Mineko Iwasaki (1949), Shibusawa Eiichi (1840), Eiji Toyoda (1913), Mikimoto Kōkichi (1858), and Tadashi Yanai (1949).