You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Meet Masayoshi Son, the Japanese investor with a $21 billion fortune whose SoftBank mega-fund just lost $10 billion from its market value after reports of risky tech investments

Business Insider Logo By kwarren@businessinsider.com (Katie Warren,Taylor Nicole Rogers) of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 21:  SoftBank's market value dropped by about $10 billion this week after The Wall Street Journal reported that the company has been making massive, risky tech investments. The Japanese conglomerate has invested millions in some of Silicon Valley's biggest tech companies, including Uber, WeWork, Slack, and DoorDash. SoftBank's founder and CEO, Masayoshi Son, is the third-richest person in Japan, with a $20.6 billion personal fortune. He owns $45 million worth of real estate in Tokyo as well as a $117.5 million estate in Silicon Valley. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SoftBank lost about $10 billion from its market value this week after The Wall Street Journal reported that the Japanese conglomerate has been making huge, risky investments in tech stocks.SoftBank's founder and CEO is Masayoshi Son, who's worth an estimated $20.6 billion, per Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. That makes him the third-richest person in Japan after Uniqlo founder Tadashi Yanai and Keyence founder Takemitsu Takizaki.Through SoftBank and his first $100 billion Vision Fund, Son has invested millions in some of Silicon Valley's biggest tech companies, including Uber, Slack, Amazon, Tesla, and Netflix. Softbank was the biggest investor in WeWork, losing more than $4.7 billion after the coworking company's failed IPO. Here's a look at Son's life, career, investments, and real-estate portfolio.Read the original article on Business Insider

Meet Masayoshi Son, the Japanese investor with a $21 billion fortune whose SoftBank mega-fund just lost $10 billion from its market value after reports of risky tech investments

SoftBank lost about $10 billion from its market value this week after The Wall Street Journal reported that the Japanese conglomerate has been making huge, risky investments in tech stocks.

SoftBank's founder and CEO is Masayoshi Son, who's worth an estimated $20.6 billion, per Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. That makes him the third-richest person in Japan after Uniqlo founder Tadashi Yanai and Keyence founder Takemitsu Takizaki.

Through SoftBank and his first $100 billion Vision Fund, Son has invested millions in some of Silicon Valley's biggest tech companies, including Uber, Slack, Amazon, Tesla, and Netflix. Softbank was the biggest investor in WeWork, losing more than $4.7 billion after the coworking company's failed IPO. 

Here's a look at Son's life, career, investments, and real-estate portfolio.

Read the original article on Business Insider
© Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images
AdChoices

More From Business Insider

Business Insider
Business Insider
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon