Japan has a record of sudden economic flourish. Their economy has been increasing with each passing day. This was mainly when the population explosion was under control and maintained. This helped in the economic expansions. Several people are known to be highly successful in their respective domains. They have not only helped in the growth of the industries but also successfully reached the most affluent positions in the country. Here is a list of the ten richest CEOs in Japan.
- Tadashi Yanai and Family
Tadashi Yanai and their family have a net worth of around $35.4 billion. He tops the list of the richest CEOs. He specializes in the industry of Fashion and retail. He built an empire of fast cloth retailing. He is the parent of the Uniqlo chain. Yanai wishes to take his company to great heights by becoming the world’s largest retail chain.
- Takemitsu Takizaki
Takemitsu Takizaki is the founder of Keyence. He enjoys a total net worth of about $22.6 billion. He is a master in the industry of manufacturing. Keying is a company that supplies sensors and electronic components for factory automation systems. Manufacturing customers include different firms and packagers like food and electronics.
- Masayoshi Son
Masayoshi Son is an industry expert in the telecom business. He has a net worth of about $20.9 billion. The name of his investment giant is SoftBank Group. He hit a peak amount in the economy in the year 2021. Many business giants are known to have invested in his company, like Apple, Qualcomm, Foxconn, etc. His vision funds have also been invested in several companies.
- Nobutada Saji and Family
Food and Beverage is the field of expertise and the cause of fame for Nobutada Saji and his family. They enjoy a net worth of about $10.3 billion. Suntory Holdings is a giant beverage company of which he is the Chairman. It was founded in 1899. Different members of his family are known to contribute to the fame they have now.
- Takahisa Takahara
Takahisa Takahara is another man of expertise in the field of Fashion and retailing. His total net worth is about $7.5 billion. He is the current CEO of Unicharm Diapers. This company was founded in 1961 by his late father. The company mainly makes personal care goods like face masks, sanitary napkins, diapers, and similar personal hygienic products.
- Ito Siblings
Another name in the Fashion and retail industry is Masatoshi Ito. He and his siblings have a total net worth of about $4.7 billion. Masatoshi is the founder and CEO of Seven & I Holdings. It’s a flourishing retail chain having stores in about 19 countries with about 79000 stores altogether. He owns several departmental stores and financial service centers.
- Hideyuki Busujima and Family
He is the master of the unique business of casinos and gambling. His total net worth is about $4.1 billion. Since 2008, Busujima has been enjoying the post of the Chairman and CEO of Sankyo, a pachinko-machine maker. Net worth estimates include the contributions made by his two sisters in the same field.
- Akio Nitori
Akio Nitori established Nitori Holdings, a retail company specializing in affordable home furnishings. The company’s shares are publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Nitori Holdings has experienced growth in metropolitan areas such as Tokyo and operates over 800 stores. Akio Nitori, the Chairman of the company, inaugurated the store in 1967 and later relinquished his position as president in 2016. Furthermore, Nitori Holdings has expanded its retail presence beyond Japan, with stores in China, Taiwan, and the United States.
- Masahiro Noda
A well-known name in the Technology industry, Masahiro Noda comes in the lead in all tech sectors. He has a total net worth of about $3.9 billion. Obic is a computer system integrator and custom software maker owned by him. It is very famous for its accounting software. It was launched in 1968.
- Masahiro Miki
Masahiro Miki is the majority owner of ABC-Mart, a prominent discount shoe store chain. Additionally, ABC-Mart is the owner of the well-known U.S. shoe brand Danner. Having a background as a former amateur boxer, Miki established ABC-Mart during the 1980s. However, he relinquished his role as Chairman of the publicly traded company in 2007.
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