1. Tadashi Yanai
Tadashi Yanai is the richest person of Japan and ranked at top in the list of top 10 richest people of Japan with an estimated net worth is US $ 21.1 billion. His fortune is up more than US $3 billion in the last year which he drives from the global expansion of his fast retailing business. The company’s core brand “Uniqlo” which is reported the 65 percent increase in the international sales in 2014 which is the part of his strategy of developing flagship stores and keep observance on the company culture which includes the 3 months training of every new employee. Yanai has opened the first Uniqlo retail store in 1984 as a small roadside outlet. His sons Koji and Kazumi earnings of US $1 billion are also reflected as the part of this sum.
2. Masayoshi Son
Masayoshi Son’s has purchase the mobile internet powerhouse of Softbank after Chinese E-Commerce giant Alibaba that went public in 2014. He is inspired by the famous investor Warren Buffett and he announced the “Son premium” which is much like the “Buffet premium and he also says that he wants to sink the US $10 billion into Indian startups. He introduced the human-like robot which he named as “Pepper,” that was the first robot of world that can sense the human feelings. Masayoshi Son has made investment of US $250 million in the Legendary Entertainment which makes the movies that include “Interstellar” and “Godzilla”. He bought a home in the Woodside, California in 2012 which is not far from the San Francisco which is cost US $100 million. Masayoshi Son estimated net worth is US $ 13.9 billion and he is the second richest people of Japan.
3. Nobutada Saji
Nobutada Saji is the Japan’s richest person and ranked at No.3 in the list of top 10 richest people of Japan with an estimated net worth of US $ 10.9 billion. In 2014 he stepped down as the CEO of Suntory Holdings and passing the baton to an outsider for the first time in the company’s history of 116 years. He holds the chair and hopes to bring back the company into family hands once inheritor Nobuhiro Torii has gain the management experience. Torii is the head of the Suntory Beverage & Food which is the nonalcoholic drinks and food business and listed entity in last year.
4. Hiroshi Mikitani
Hiroshi Mikitani is the CEO and the Chairman of the Japan’s leading e-retailer business “Rakuten” that is always on the hunt for a deal. He purchases the “Ebates” in 2014 for the US $1 billion which is an online rebate site in the United States that provide the facility to receive cash back when buying goods from the stores like Home Depot and Macy’s. He is the head of the Japan Association of New Economy which is the group of technology companies that work with Japan’s Prime Minister Abe to rise up the country’s economic growth. Mikitani estimated net worth is US $ 10.5 billion and he is ranked at 4th place in the list of top 10 richest people of Japan.
5. Takemitsu Takizaki
Takemitsu Takizaki is the Japan’s richest person and the founder and chairman of “Keyence” which is the publicly traded company and the worldwide supplier of sensors and some other electronic products and components for the automation system of factory. Company has strongly focused on the Research &Development that led the company to the deep level of technology patents and the company also attracts the top talent which is totally performance based. All this helped to boost his fortune by over US $2 billion in last year and he ranked at No.5 in the list of top 10 richest people of Japan with an estimated net worth of US $ 8.8 billion.
6. Keiichiro Takahara
Keiichiro Takahara is also the Japan’s richest person and the chairman of the “Unicharm” which is the maker of sanitary napkins, diapers and some personal care products, which is currently run by his son Takahisa. The growing population of Asia is the benefit of the company along with the China which is key growth market in the region. According to the company’s recent figures the company has sells its 17 percent of sanitary products in Asia. Keiichiro Takahara estimated net worth is US $ 5.4 billion and he is the sixth richest person of Japan.
7. Han Changwoo
Han Changwoo is the CEO and the chairman of “Maruhan” which is the Japan’s leading pachinko parlor operator. The privately owned company also holds the golf driving ranges, bowling alleys, and movie theaters. Han is the Korean-Japanese businessman and continues to invest in his homeland country Korea. His latest project is the dream Island which is an entertainment hub that including the shopping malls, hotels and golf courses that will be construct on the reclaimed land of Korean Yeongjong Island. Han Changwoo estimated net worth is US $ 4.9 billion and ranked at No. 7 in the list of top 10 richest people of Japan.
8. Kunio Busujima
Kunio Busujima is the Japan’s richest person and the honorary chairman of Sankyo which is the one of three major pachinko machine makers in Japan. His son Hideyuki who is currently running the company after the Kunio Busujima has transferred all his shares in the publicly traded company to his name. Kunio Busujima net worth is US $ 4.4 billion and he is ranked at No.8 in the list of top 10 richest people of Japan.
9. Masatoshi Ito
Masatoshi Ito is the chairman of the Japan’s leading retail group of “Seven & XI” and has thousands of stores in all over the world which includes the Seven-Eleven convenience departmental stores. Seven & I has been seen as the surge in Nanaco with its electronic money system and first in Japan’s traditional economy. His company continues to expand and has dozen of franchisees that have turned over the duplicate stores in to new franchisees and has willing to pay higher fees. Masatoshi Ito estimated net worth is US $ 3.8 billion and he is the second last person in the list of top 10 richest people of Japan.
10. Akira Mori
Akira Mori is the last richest person in our list with an estimated net worth of US $ 3.4 billion. He is the chairman of the real estate mogul “Mori Trust” which is currently operated in 88 rental buildings and 30 hotels, including the Shangri-La Hotel in Tokyo. He purchases the buildings and bulldozes them to make modern high raised buildings. Akira and his brother Minoru is the inherited billionaire and their initial fortune is becomes from their father.