Masayoshi Son Net Worth & Biography
|11 August 1957
|Tosu, Saga, Japan
|Businessman, Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist
Masayoshi Son is the founder, owner, and chief executive officer of SoftBank, a popular telecommunications company. After establishing SoftBank, he went on to work with a list of top organizations like BB Technologies where he served as Chairman of the Board, and Yahoo where he headed its Japan establishment as chief executive officer. CEO Son currently heads Sprint Corporation Mobile and its Telecom sector. According to Forbes magazine’s survey in 2021, Masayoshi Son is the wealthiest man in Japan. He has made his wealth by working in the Japanese Tech sector for many decades without looking back or letting any obstacles get the best of him. His fortune which has been approximated to many billions of dollars also makes him eligible to rank as one of the world’s richest businessmen. Below, you will find all that there is to know concerning Masayoshi Son’s biography and net worth.
Early Life: Childhood, Education
This businessman was born on August 11 1957, in Tosu, Japan. Although belonging to Korean ethnicity, Son’s family adopted Japanese culture and assumed the surname Yasumoto. He has purposely kept the details of his parents and siblings (if any) away from public knowledge. We also do not have enough information regarding his early life and childhood.
According to available records, Son attended the University of California and graduated with his bachelor’s degree in economics. According to his own claims, even as a child, he showed great interest in computer chips, and as he grew, he was convinced that computers would revolutionize the commercial sector, and he made up his mind to be a part of the imminent revolution.
Professional Life: Entrepreneurial Career
As soon as he graduated from the University of California with his bachelor’s degree in economics, Mr. Son set out to establish himself professionally by pursuing his dreams in the commercial and technology sectors. As of the time of publishing this article, Son is known to be the founder, owner, and chief executive officer of SoftBank, a popular telecommunications company. After establishing SoftBank, he went on to work with a list of top organizations like BB Technologies where he served as Chairman of the Board, and Yahoo where he headed its Japan establishment as chief executive officer. CEO Son currently heads Sprint Corporation Mobile and its Telecom sector. He currently owns roughly 25 percent of the SoftBank company which is invested in over one thousand internet businesses.
His accomplishments while occupying the leadership position at SoftBank as the company’s founder and the chief executive officer have been clear enough for all to see. Over the past decade, he has led the telecoms company fiercely against all odds to the peak of its success where it is currently regarded as one of the most successful companies in Japan. Because of his roughly 25 percent stake in the company, his wealth is currently estimated at 30 billion dollars with even more room to grow in the coming years. He is one of the world’s wealthiest people, and most precisely, he is the richest man in the whole of Japan.
Personal Life: Marriage, Kids, Private Interests, Philanthropy
While studying at the University of California in Berkeley, Masayoshi met his wife Masami Ohno. The duo fell in love and decided to get married without hesitation. Theirs has been a blissful and fruitful union since they tied the knot several decades ago. They are the proud parents of two daughters, and reside in a three-story, $50 million house in Tokyo that boasts a cutting-edge sophisticated golf course.
In addition to his business intelligence and strategic skills, one other thing that anyone can emulate from Mr. Son is how much love and respect he affords his wife and family. He remembers to dedicate a decent amount of his time to his household by spending every possible free time close to his beloved wife and their children, giving them his all to ensure that his fatherly love and figure is present in his daughters’ lives. When he is less concerned with his profession, Son likes to relax in his mansion with his family and relatives. He also enjoys playing golf as well.
Masayoshi Son Net Worth: Salary, Income Sources, Assets
As of this writing, CEO Son is yet to publish the details of his salary or official earnings. He is an investor, businessman, and philanthropist whose wealth has come from the success of his Japan-based company SoftBank. Mr. Masayoshi Son’s net worth is pegged at $30 billion.
In addition to his $50 million mansion in Tokyo, Japan, Son also owns the Tiffany Building in Ginza which he purchased for $326 million. He also owns a home in Woodside, California which he paid $117 million to acquire in 2019.