It is not necessary for one to born with a silver spoon in mouth to become successful and rich. If we look at Japan we will find out few who might have migrated from neighboring countries but today are considered as the wealthiest and most unbeaten personalities of the nation. Investing time and capital in various sectors of business these few have accumulated huge wealth and property in their name. Let us glance through the given list to know the top ten richest people in Japan.
List of Top 10 Richest Japanese 2012
Net Worth ($bil)
|1||Tadashi Yanai & Family||10.6|
|2||Nobutada Saji & Family||7.9|
|5||Kunio Busujima & Family||5.7|
|8||Akira Mori & Family||3.2|
|10||Han Chang-Woo & Family||2.8|
Top Ten Richest People in Japan 2012
Read the names of the top ten richest people in Japan and know more about their lives.
1. Tadashi Yanai & Family
Founder and president of Fast Retailing, Tadashi Yanai & family is the wealthiest among the richest people in Japan. He was born on 7th February, 1949 and donated 1 billion to the victims of Great East Japan Earthquake. Married with two kids his net worth is $10.6 billion.
2. Nobutada Saji & Family
The 66 years old Japanese businessman, Nobutada Saji & family is the chief executive of Suntory Ltd, Japan’s fourth-largest brewer and food manufacturer. With an MBA degree from University of California, Los Angeles he owns a total wealth of $7.9 billion.
3. Masayoshi Son
Born as a Zainichi Korean, Masayoshi Son is currently a Japanese citizen who has become one of the richest people in Japan with riches equivalent to $6.9 billion. He is the current chief executive of Soft Bank and Soft Bank and Mobile.
4. Hiroshi Mikitani
Co founder and CEO of Rakuten, Hiroshi Mikitani is a Japanese businessman who made $6.3 billion through online retailing. The 47 years old was born in Kobe, Japan and earned a MBA degree from Harvard University.
5. Kunio Busujima & Family
Founder and chairman of Sankyo, one of the three Pachinko gambling machine makers, is the fifth richest people in Japan. Born on April 1st, 1925 he is blessed with four children and has accumulated $5.7 billion in his name thus making him one among the richest people in Japan.
6. Takemitsu Takizaki
Takemitsu Takizaki is a 66 years old Japanese businessman who has founded Keyence, a leading supplier of sensors and other electronic devices for factory automation systems. He has a reputation for being amid the top ten richest people in Japan with net worth of $4 billion.
7. Yoshikazu Tanaka
Developing SNS GREE as a hobby at the young age of 26, today Yoshikazu Tanaka has emerged as one in the group of top ten richest people in Japan with $3.5 billion to his credit. His hobby gave shape to GREE, Inc. which is currently an internet business company in Japan.
8. Akira Mori & Family
President and CEO of the Mori Trust, Akira Mori is in the eighth position in the list of top ten richest people in Japan with net value of $3.2 billion. The 75 year old Japanese along with late brother Minoru, inherited his initial fortune from his father.
9. Keiichiro Takahara
Keiichiro Takahara is the founder and chairman of Unicharm, a Japanese company dealing with making of diapers, sanitary napkins and other personal-care goods based on which he made 2.9 billion and stands in the league of top ten richest men in Japan.
10. Han Chang-Woo & Family
Han Chang-Woo is the head of Japan’s largest manufacturer of pachinko parlors and other business like bowling alleys, golf B-driving ranges and movie theaters and has wealth of $2.8 billion value.