Masayoshi Son Net Worth

Masayoshi Son Net Worth

Net Worth: $24.3 Billion
Source of wealth:

Internet, Telecom (Softbank)

Full Name Masayoshi Son / 孫 正義
Birth Place Tosu, Saga, Japan
Date of Birth Aug 11, 1957 (age 64)
Nationality Japanese
Ethnicity Korean
Occupation Businessman, CEO of Softbank
Marital Status Married
Children 2
Education University of California Berkeley (B.A.)
Last Updated
Oct 19, 2018

About Masayoshi Son / 孫 正義

Japanese businessman Masayoshi Son has an estimated net worth of $20.7 billion as of 2017, according to Forbes; making him the second richest man in Japan. His estimated net worth rose to $24.3 billion as of October 2018. He is the founder and CEO of SoftBank.

Masayoshi Son was born on August 11 1957 in Tosu, Saga, Japan. He started studying English and Computer Science upon Japan McDonald president Den Fujita’s advice. He moved to California when he was 16 and completed his high school while staying with friends and family in South San Francisco. He majored in economics and studied computer science at the University of California.

Son patented a translating device, which he eventually sold to Sharp Electronics for $1 million. Today his SoftBank Group Corp is a multinational company. It is a mobile internet powerhouse. Son is the chairman and CEO of the company. He is also the CEO of SoftBank Mobile and chairman of Sprint Corporation.

Masayoshi Son Net Worth

Son is married and has two children. He lives in Tokyo and in the US. He bought a home in Woodside, California, in 2012 for around $100 million. He is involved in many philanthropic activities. In 2011 he pledged to donate $120 million and his remaining salary until his retirement to help support victims of 2011 earthquake and tsunami. He is very critical of the nuclear industry.