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2017 Japan Top 50 Richest

The top 50 richest people in Japan in 2017 have a combined estimated net worth of more than $186.12 billion, in the Forbes report released in 2018.

Masayoshi Son, who is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of SoftBank ( Japanese conglomerate), top the list with an estimated net worth of $21.9 billion. Tadashi Yanai is 2nd on the list with $19.3 billion, with key holdings in Fast Retailing (Uniqlo). Nobutada Saji, Chief Executive of Suntory (Japan’s fourth-largest brewer and food manufacturer), is 3rd on the list with $18 billion.

Takemitsu Takizaki, Keyence (manufacturer of automation sensors, vision systems) and Akira Mori, Mori Trust (real estate developer), rounded up the top 5 richest people in Japan with $17.6 billion and $6.6 billion respectively.

 

Top 5 Richest in Japan:

Rank Name Net Worth (USD) Age Source Company
1 Masayoshi Son $21.9 B 60 internet, telecom SoftBank
2 Tadashi Yanai $19.3 B 69 fashion retail Fast Retailing
3 Nobutada Saji $18 B 72 beverages Suntory
4 Takemitsu Takizaki $17.6 B 73 sensors Keyence
5 Akira Mori $6.6 B 81 real estate Mori Trust

 

Japan’s Richest Fast Facts:

The Richest: Masayoshi Son with $21.9 Billion, SoftBank

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Top 50 Total Net Worth: $186.12 Billion

The Average Age: 69.7 Years Old

The Oldest Age: 94 Years Old ($3.9 Billion, Masatoshi Ito, Seven & i Holdings – Japan’s biggest retail group)

The Youngest Age: 41 Years Old ($1.17 Billion, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Gree – Social Networking Service)

 

2017 Japan Top 50 Richest:

Rank Name Net worth (USD) Age Source Company
1 Masayoshi Son $21.9 B 60 internet, telecom SoftBank
2 Tadashi Yanai $19.3 B 69 fashion retail Fast Retailing
3 Nobutada Saji $18 B 72 beverages Suntory
4 Takemitsu Takizaki $17.6 B 73 sensors Keyence
5 Akira Mori $6.6 B 81 real estate Mori Trust
6 Shigenobu Nagamori $5.5 B 73 motors Nidec
7 Hiroshi Mikitani $5.4 B 53 online retail Rakuten
8 Keiichiro Takahara $5.2 B 87 diapers Unicharm
9 Akio Nitori $4.8 B 74 home furnishings Nitori Holdings
10 Hideyuki Busujima $4.6 B pachinko machines Sankyo
11 Yasumitsu Shigeta $4.3 B 53 mobile phone retailer Hikari Tsushin
12 Kobayashi Brothers $4.1 B cosmetics Kose Corp.
13 Masahiro Miki $4 B 62 shoes AMC-Mart
14 Masatoshi Ito $3.9 B 94 retail Seven & i Holdings
15 Minoru and Yuji Otsuka $3.4 B software Otsuka Corp.
16 Kazuo Okada $3 B 75 casinos Universal Entertainment Corporation
17 Chang-Woo Han $2.8 B 87 pachinko parlors Maruhan
18 Yusaku Maezawa $2.7 B 42 online retail Start Today
19 Yoshiko Mori $2.6 B 77 real estate Mori Building
20 Kinoshita Family $2.5 B consumer loans Acom
21 Tada Brothers $2.4 B drugstores Sundrug
22 Takao Yasuda $2.35 B 69 retail Don Quijote
23 Masateru Uno $2.2 B 71 drugstores Cosmos Pharmaceutical
24 Katsumi Tada $2.15 B 72 real estate Daito Trust Construction
25 Satoshi Suzuki $2.1 B 64 cosmetics Pola Orbis Holdings
26 Masahiro Noda $1.9 B 79 software Obic
27 Hiroko Takei $1.8 B consumer finance TFK Corp.
28 Kanazawa Brothers $1.7 B pachinko machines Sanyo Bussan
29 Yasuhiro Fukushima $1.6 B 70 video games Square Enix Holdings
30 Chizuko & Michio Matsui $1.55 B 65 online brokerage Matsui Securities
31 Kenji Kasahara $1.5 B 42 social network Mixi
32 Kentaro Ogawa $1.45 B 69 restaurants Zensho
33 Yasuaki Yamanishi $1.4 B 71 shopping centres Izumi
34 Nobutoshi Shimamura $1.37 B 92 retail Shimamura Co.
35 Kazumi Iida $1.35 B 78 homebuilding Hajime Construction
36 Susumu Fujita $1.33 B 45 internet media CyberAgent
37 Kagemasa Kozuki $1.32 B 77 video games Konami
38 Hiroshi Okura $1.3 B 81 cosmetics Noevir Holdings Co.
39 Soichiro Fukutake $1.28 B 72 education Benesse Holdings
40 Eiichi Kuriwada $1.2 B 71 package delivery Sagawa Express
41 Yoshiyuki Sankai $1.2 B 59 robotics Cyberdyne Inc.
42 Yoshikazu Tanaka $1.17 B 41 social network Gree
43 Yoshiko Shinohara $1.15 B 83 staffing Temp Holdings
44 Shoji Uehara $1.1 B 90 pharmaceuticals Taisho Pharmaceuticals
45 Hiroshi Ishibashi $1.05 B 71 tires Bridgestone
46 Hajime Satomi $1.04 B 76 video games, pachinko Sega Sammy Holdings
47 Masayuki Ishihara $1.03 B 69 pachinko machines Heiwa
48 Yoichi & Keiko Erikawa $1 B video games Koei Tecmo Games
49 Masatoshi Kumagai $970 M 54 internet services GMO Internet
50 Hirokazu Sugiura $960 M 67 drugstores Sugi Holdings

 

*Data 4th April 2018

Source: Caproasia Institute, Forbes

 

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