Masayoshi Son

Founder at SoftBank Group Corp.

Masayoshi Son

Masayoshi Son

Founder at SoftBank Group Corp.

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SVF Holdco (UK) Ltd.
SoftBank Capital Partners LLC
SoftBank Holdings, Inc.

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08/11/1957 - Tosu, SA, Japan



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Director & President at SoftBank Holdings, Inc.

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Executive Chairman at Sprint Corp.

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Global Co-Head-Emerging Markets at Deutsche Bank AG

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Co-Founder at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at SoftBank Corp.

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Director, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at SoftBank Corp.

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Chief Executive Officer at ARM, Inc.

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Chief Operating Officer & Representative Director at SoftBank Corp.

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Co-Founder at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

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GungHo Online Entertainment America (GOEA) is a multiplatform publisher dedicated to delivering the best titles, content and support for the online gaming community. Established in 2012 and led by former Square Enix and XSEED Games executive Jun Iwasaki, GOEA is the US division of GungHo Online Entertainment, an established Japanese publisher. GOEA’s content partners include leading developers Game Arts, Acquire and Gravity, all of which are subsidiaries of GungHo Online Entertainment. GOEA publishes and distributes network-oriented games for console, handheld, mobile, tablet and MMO-style games for PC.

BA in Economics
Class of 1980

University of California Berkeley National rankings: In a National Research Council analysis of 212 doctoral programs at American universities, 48 Berkeley programs place among the top 10 nationwide. Faculty awards and honors: There are 8 Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur Fellows, and 4 Pulitzer Prize winners among the current faculty. History of UC Berkeley: Historical highlights, arranged by topic, following the campus's development — from UC's founding in 1868 to a turn-of-the-century building boom, a research explosion in the 1930s, the Free Speech Movement of the '60s, and Berkeley's key role today in science and technology revolutions. Timeline of discoveries and contributions by UC Berkeley scholars. Traditions of Cal: Who was the Angel of Death? What's with the "Big C" up there in the hills — and why is it sometimes green? Who wears Oski's jolly bear head and size 54 yellow sweater? Tours and webcams: Check out what's happening on Sproul Plaza, the campus's true heart. See stunning live views of the Bay Area from the Lawrence Hall of Science's perch in the Berkeley hills. Chancellor and administration: Information on Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer, and how the university is organized. Organizational charts are included. UC System overview and links: On the campuses, laboratories, and medical centers that comprise UC's public educational system, as well as UC's K-12 partnerships, economic impact, and agriculture and environmental resources.



Career History
2016 - Current

SoftBank Investment Advisers is a global advisory firm that seeks to make investments in the technology sector. They focus on growing businesses run by disruptive innovators that are seeking to be the foundational platforms of the information revolution.

1981 - Current

SoftBank Group Corp. operates as a holding company which engages in the management of its group companies. It operates through the following segments: SoftBank, Sprint, Yahoo Japan, Distribution, Arm, SoftBank Vision Fund and Delta Fund, and Brightstar. The SoftBank segment provides mobile communication, broadband, and telecom services in Japan. The Sprint segment provides mobile communication services in the United States. The Yahoo Japan segment engages in the business of Internet advertising, e-commerce, and membership services. The Distribution segment distributes mobile devices, and sells personal computer (PC) software, peripherals, and mobile accessories in Japan. The Arm segment designs microprocessors and develops software technologies. The SoftBank Vision Fund and Delta Fund segment provides mobile telecommunications services, sales of mobile handsets, and fixed-line telecommunications services. The The Brightstar segment provides, through Brightstar, distribution of mobile devices overseas. The company was founded by Masayoshi Son on September 3, 1981 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Softbank Group Corp

Softbank Vision Fund invests in technology companies located globally. The fund invests in technology sectors such as internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, information infrastructure, communication, biotechnology, fintech and mobile applications. It provides financing for both private and public companies, committing to a minimum of USD100 million deal checks with a focus on both minority and majority deals.

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Prior - 2014

Brightstar Corp. provides wireless distribution and supply-chain services. It offers global distribution services in the areas of channel management, product development, logistics, marketing and manufacturing services. The firm also provides supply chain, device insurance and protection, buyback and trade-in, omnichannel, financial and mobile digital solutions; and distributes mobile accessories. It offers services to wireless device manufacturers and retailers, mobile network operators and enterprises. The company was founded by R. Marcelo Claure in 1997 and is headquartered in Miami, FL.

1995 - Prior

UTStarcom Holdings Corp. is a telecom infrastructure company, which develops technology for cloud-based services, mobile, streaming, and other applications. It operates through the following segments: Equipment, and Services. The Equipment segment focuses on equipment sales including network infrastructure and application products, which include broadband products, wireless infrastructure technologies. The Services segment provides services and support for equipment products and also the new operational support segment. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Hong Kong.

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Founder at Carmen Group, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Rank #34
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #32
Hurun - Global Rich List
Rank #82
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
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