SoftBank's Son richest Japanese on Forbes' billionaire ranking
The Japan News -- Mar 05
SoftBank Corp. President Masayoshi Son is the richest Japanese with 18.4 billion dollars in net worth, according to U.S. magazine Forbes' 2014 list of billionaires in the world, released Monday.

The Internet and telecommunications tycoon came 42nd in the overall rankings. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is back on top of the list of the world’s richest people.

Gates, who led the list for 15 of the past 20 years, won the spot back from Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu, who had topped the list for the past four years. Gates’ net worth is estimated at $76 billion; Slim Helu follows at $72 billion.

Source: The Japan News
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