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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:

RankNameNet Worth (USD)AgeSourceCompany
1Masayoshi Son$21.9 B60internet, telecomSoftBank
2Tadashi Yanai$19.3 B69fashion retailFast Retailing
3Nobutada Saji$18 B72beveragesSuntory
4Takemitsu Takizaki$17.6 B73sensorsKeyence
5Akira Mori$6.6 B81real estateMori Trust

 

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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:

RankNameNet worth (USD)AgeSourceCompany
1Masayoshi Son$21.9 B60internet, telecomSoftBank
2Tadashi Yanai$19.3 B69fashion retailFast Retailing
3Nobutada Saji$18 B72beveragesSuntory
4Takemitsu Takizaki$17.6 B73sensorsKeyence
5Akira Mori$6.6 B81real estateMori Trust
6Shigenobu Nagamori$5.5 B73motorsNidec
7Hiroshi Mikitani$5.4 B53online retailRakuten
8Keiichiro Takahara$5.2 B87diapersUnicharm
9Akio Nitori$4.8 B74home furnishingsNitori Holdings
10Hideyuki Busujima$4.6 Bpachinko machinesSankyo
11Yasumitsu Shigeta$4.3 B53mobile phone retailerHikari Tsushin
12Kobayashi Brothers$4.1 BcosmeticsKose Corp.
13Masahiro Miki$4 B62shoesAMC-Mart
14Masatoshi Ito$3.9 B94retailSeven & i Holdings
15Minoru and Yuji Otsuka$3.4 BsoftwareOtsuka Corp.
16Kazuo Okada$3 B75casinosUniversal Entertainment Corporation
17Chang-Woo Han$2.8 B87pachinko parlorsMaruhan
18Yusaku Maezawa$2.7 B42online retailStart Today
19Yoshiko Mori$2.6 B77real estateMori Building
20Kinoshita Family$2.5 Bconsumer loansAcom
21Tada Brothers$2.4 BdrugstoresSundrug
22Takao Yasuda$2.35 B69retailDon Quijote
23Masateru Uno$2.2 B71drugstoresCosmos Pharmaceutical
24Katsumi Tada$2.15 B72real estateDaito Trust Construction
25Satoshi Suzuki$2.1 B64cosmeticsPola Orbis Holdings
26Masahiro Noda$1.9 B79softwareObic
27Hiroko Takei$1.8 Bconsumer financeTFK Corp.
28Kanazawa Brothers$1.7 Bpachinko machinesSanyo Bussan
29Yasuhiro Fukushima$1.6 B70video gamesSquare Enix Holdings
30Chizuko & Michio Matsui$1.55 B65online brokerageMatsui Securities
31Kenji Kasahara$1.5 B42social networkMixi
32Kentaro Ogawa$1.45 B69restaurantsZensho
33Yasuaki Yamanishi$1.4 B71shopping centresIzumi
34Nobutoshi Shimamura$1.37 B92retailShimamura Co.
35Kazumi Iida$1.35 B78homebuildingHajime Construction
36Susumu Fujita$1.33 B45internet mediaCyberAgent
37Kagemasa Kozuki$1.32 B77video gamesKonami
38Hiroshi Okura$1.3 B81cosmeticsNoevir Holdings Co.
39Soichiro Fukutake$1.28 B72educationBenesse Holdings
40Eiichi Kuriwada$1.2 B71package deliverySagawa Express
41Yoshiyuki Sankai$1.2 B59roboticsCyberdyne Inc.
42Yoshikazu Tanaka$1.17 B41social networkGree
43Yoshiko Shinohara$1.15 B83staffingTemp Holdings
44Shoji Uehara$1.1 B90pharmaceuticalsTaisho Pharmaceuticals
45Hiroshi Ishibashi$1.05 B71tiresBridgestone
46Hajime Satomi$1.04 B76video games, pachinkoSega Sammy Holdings
47Masayuki Ishihara$1.03 B69pachinko machinesHeiwa
48Yoichi & Keiko Erikawa$1 Bvideo gamesKoei Tecmo Games
49Masatoshi Kumagai$970 M54internet servicesGMO Internet
50Hirokazu Sugiura$960 M67drugstoresSugi Holdings

 

*Data 4th April 2018

Source: Caproasia Institute, Forbes

 

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