Top 10 Richest Japanese People

Let us look at the below list of Top 10 Richest Japanese people in 2016 and 2017. Japan is an island country located in East Asia. It shares its border with China, Korea, Taiwan and Russia. Japan is the world`s 10th largest country with a population of 126 million. It faced different incidents like atomic bombing, earthquakes which led to the economic crisis, but due to hard working people it retains its position. Japan is also 3rd richest economy in the world.

The major role in raising economy is played by business tycoons belonging to different sectors of the economy. These people also are famous and richest as well. Japan also has a large number of well-known people from different professions, some of these re also listed in Forbes list of richest people in the world.

Here we are discussing a list of top 10 richest Japanese people in 2016 these are:

10. Masahiro Miki:

Masahiro Miki Richest Japanese People 2018

Masahiro Miki is a Japanese billionaire businessman, the founder of discount shoemaker ABC-Mart, which is a firm of discount shoe makers. ABC-Mart is the most famous publicly traded shoe makers not only in Japan, but now also in Taiwan and South Korea. Miki has a net worth of $3.4 billion.

9. Masatoshi Ito:

Masatoshi Ito Richest Japanese People 2016

Masatoshi Ito is Japanese self-made businessman and billionaire. He is the founder, owner and chairman of Seven & I, the largest retail group of Japan as well as the world. It has thousands of satellite hubs all around the world. Only in Japan, there are 10,000 7-Eleven stores. He owns a net worth of $4.2 billion.

8. Akira Mori:

Akira Mori Richest Japanese People 2016

Akira Mori is the president and CEO of Mori Trust, a real estate developer in Tokyo, Japan and an offshoot of Mori Building, the company his father Takichiro Mori founded in 1959. Akira has been fortune from his family business after death of his father and brother. Mori Trust owns and operates 67 buildings, manages 89 buildings, consisting of office and residential buildings, mainly in central Tokyo and other major Japanese cities. Mori enjoys a net worth of $3.7 billion.

7. Han Chang-Woo:

Han Chang-Woo Richest Japanese People 2017

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Han Chang-woo is a Zainichi Japanese-Korean businessman who is the chairman and CEO of Maruhan the pachinko parlor operator, which is a Japanese niche gambling device management company. It is a private based company based in Japan and Korea. He has a net worth of $4.3 billion.

6. Kunio Busujima:

Kunio Busujima Richest Japanese People 2017

Kunio Busujima is Japanese businessman and billionaire. He is the honorary chairman of Sankyo, which is one of the largest pachinko machine maker in Japan. Kunio is one of the successful businessman of Japan currently the company is run by his son. He has a net worth of $4.5 billion.

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5. Keiichiro Takahara:

Keiichiro Takahara Richest Japanese People 2016

Keiichiro Takahara is Japanese businessman and a well-known billionaire. He is the chairman of Unicharm, which is the maker of sanitary, diapers, napkins and some personal products. The population of Asia is also benefited by his company, including China, which is considered the largest sales market of Unicharm. Keiichiro has a net worth of $5.6 billion.

4. Takemitsu Takizaki:

Takemitsu Takizaki Richest Japanese People 2017

Takemitsu Takizaki is a Japanese businessman. He is the chairman of Keyence, a Japanese manufacturer of automation sensors, vision systems, bar code readers, laser markers, measuring instruments, and digital microscopes. The company focused on the Research & Development which led the company to the deep level of technology patents which results in the remarkable growth of revenue. He has a net worth of $7.6 billion.

3. Hiroshi Mikitani:

Hiroshi Mikitani Richest Japanese People 2018

Hiroshi Mikitani is a Japanese businessman. He is the co-founder and CEO of Rakuten the largest Japanese e-retailer business. He is also the head of Japan Association of New Economy, which is a group of technology companies working to raise the economy of the country. He owns a net worth of 8.7 billion. Also Read: Most Beautiful Japanese Celebrities

2. Masayoshi Sons:

Masayoshi Sons Richest Japanese People 2017

Masayoshi Son is a Japanese businessman and the founder and current chief executive officer of SoftBank, the chief executive officer of SoftBank Mobile, and current chairman of Sprint Corporation. He is also a philanthropist and is also counted among the 100 most powerful people of the world. He has a net worth of $14.1 billion.

1. Tadashi Yanai:

Tadashi Yanai Richest Japanese People 2018

Tadashi Yanai is a Japanese businessman, the founder and president of Fast Retailing, of which Uniqlo is a subsidiary. He is routinely ranked as one of the richest men in Japan. He started from a small outlet at the roadside and now is the richest person in Japan. His company has now flagship store and is well managed all across the world. He has a net worth of $20.2 billion.

These people are making Japan the 3rd richest economy in the world by playing their roles. All of these are very important for their country as Japan has faced a lot of crises, but still because of such people making progress and developing. These dedicated people are the huge and remarkable resource of their country.


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  1. Most of these Japanese have found great success in entrepreneurship based on automotives, technology and electrical appliances. Some of the best goods are manufactured and exported to various parts of the world from Japan. This brings the manufacturers a lot of revenue.

  2. Even after going through a lot of crisis, Japan has still managed to be one of the richest economies in the world. In the list, we find almost everyone has companies of technology and electronics, they export some high quality stuffs to other parts of the world and earn revenue.
    Although it ‘s a small nation, Japan has good working manpower and they pioneer some most sophisticated technology.

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