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Portrait de Masayoshi Son
Birthday : 08/11/1957
Place of birth : Tosu - Japan
Public asset : 22,012,826,345 USD
Country of residence : Japan
Linked companies : Alibaba Group Holding Ltd - SoftBank Group Corp - Sprint Corp - Yahoo Japan Corporation - ARM Holdings plc

Summary 
Mr. Masayoshi Son is Chairman at ARM Holdings Plc, Chairman at Supercell Oy, Chairman at Sprint Corp., Chairman at SoftBank Corp. and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at SoftBank Group Corp.

He is on the Board of Directors at Yahoo Japan Corp., Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Wireless City Planning, Inc. Mr. Son was previously employed as President, CEO & Representative Director by Softbank Telecom Corp., President, CEO & Representative Director by SOFTBANK BB Corp., an Independent Director by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., President by SoftBank Capital Partners LLC, Chairman by Brightstar Corp., a Principal by MIC America LLC, and a Member by Son Asset Management LLC.

He also served on the board at Yahoo Japan Corp.

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


Current positions of Masayoshi Son 
NameTitle Since
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd
(Internet Services)
Director 2005
SoftBank Group Corp
(Wireless Telecommunications Services)
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer 1981
Sprint Corp
(Wireless Telecommunications Services)
Chairman 2012
Yahoo Japan Corporation
(Internet Services)
Director 2015
SoftBank Corp. Chairman 2006
Supercell Oy Chairman 2013
ARM Holdings plc
(Semiconductors)
Director 2016
Wireless City Planning, Inc. President & Representative Director -


Holdings of Masayoshi Son 
NameEquities%Valuation
SoftBank Group Corp (9984)
Wireless Telecommunications Services
271,523,47624.7%22,012,826,345 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 Capital Partners LLC
Softbank Group International
Softbank Commerce & Services Corp.
SOI Industry Consortium, Inc.
Alisoft (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Yunfeng Investment Management Co. Ltd.
Cloud Engines, Inc.
Alibaba Group Treasury Ltd.


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