Masayoshi Son

Japanese businessman

Masayoshi Son (Japanese: 孫正義, Son Masayoshi, Korean: 손정의; RR: Son Jeong-ui, born 11 August 1957) is a Korean-Japanese billionaire technology businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Japanese holding company SoftBank, CEO of SoftBank Mobile and chairman of UK-based Arm Holdings.[2]

Masayoshi Son
Masayoshi Son (孫正義) on July 11, 2008.jpg
Masayoshi Son in 2008
Born (1957-08-11) 11 August 1957 (age 65)
Tosu, Saga, Japan
EducationUniversity of California, Berkeley
OccupationEntrepreneur, investor, philanthropist
Known forPrincipal founder of Softbank
Net worthUS$19.5 billion (March 2020)[1]
TitleChairman, president and CEO of Softbank
Spouse(s)Masami Ohno

According to Forbes magazine, Son's net worth is US$23 billion, and he is the second richest man in Japan.[3]


  1. "Forbes profile: Masayoshi Son". Forbes. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  2. "Masayoshi Son's $58 Billion Payday on Alibaba". 2014-05-08. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
  3. Sorkin, Andrew Ross (2010-12-13). "A Key Figure in the Future of Yahoo". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 April 2012.