For the richest people in Japan, the year was mixed. Despite the growth of index Nikkei by 5%, as 31 of the 50 participants of the list declined compared to last year. Total state 50 richest people in Japan is estimated at $178 billion, a year ago it was $186 billion
Last year’s leader, Japan’s Dream fell to second place, despite the growth in the value of shares to SoftBank, through which his fortune grew by $2.1 billion to $24 billion Sona has overtaken Tadashi Yanai, founder of Fast Retailing, the parent company of clothing chain Uniqlo. Yanai was on the top of the rankings for the first time in 2016. During the year he earned the most: since last year its state grew by $5.6 billion to $24.9 billion
Sleep hit the headlines because of large investments, which attracted Fund with SoftBank — Vision Fund — with assets of $100 billion Vision Fund raised $45 billion from the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia and smaller amounts from the Fund Mubadala (Abu Dhabi), Apple, Qualcomm and billionaire Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison.
Success this year was achieved and took the third place ranking Takemitsu, Tanizaki, whose fortune rose $1 billion to $18.6 billion His company Keyence, a manufacturer of sensors with headquarters in Tokyo, expands its activities in China, where sensors are used for monitoring the machines and robots in factories.
The reduction in condition rating — Nobutada Saji and his family. Fortune is estimated at $10.8 billion, $7.2 billion less than last year. Part of this decline is due to the emergence of information about that part of the shares of the manufacturer of alcoholic drinks Suntory, ownership of which was previously attributed to the family Saji belongs to charities and therefore should not be considered in calculating the state. On the wealth Saji reflected a reduction in global beer sales.
In the ranking of the four freshman. Takahisa Takahara debuts with a fortune of $5.2 billion after he and his siblings inherited a share in the manufacturer of diapers Unicharm; his father, Keiichiro Takahara who founded the company, died at the age of 87 in October 2018. Takahisa managed Unicharm as CEO since 2001. Among other newcomers Shintaro Yamada, whose auction Mercari went to the exchange in June 2018; Masaaki Arai, the founder of realty firm Open House, traded on the Tokyo stock exchange, and Toshio Motoya, the founder of the online budget hotels APA Group.
It is noteworthy that the rating left Yoshiko Shinohara, the first female billionaire of Japan, which earned their own status. Over the past year, shares of Persol Holdings, the company on the selection of temporary staff, which she founded, fell by more than a third. Drop half of cost stock robot manufacturer Cyberdyne has forced its founder Yoshiyuki Sankai to leave a rating.
Translation Natalia Balabanchevo
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