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Masayoshi Son

Entrepreneur, Investor and Philanthropist; Founder, President & CEO of Softbank

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Masayoshi Son Biography

Masayoshi Son is a Korean-Japanese technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder and CEO of the Japanese holding company SoftBank, CEO of SoftBank Mobile and chairman of UK-based Arm Holdings. He is well known for his $20 million early stake into Alibaba in 1999.

According to Forbes magazine, Son's estimated net worth is US$30.5 billion, and the richest man in Japan, despite having the distinction of losing the most money in history (approximately $70 billion during the dot com crash of 2000).

Son was named the world's 45th most powerful person by Forbes Magazine's List of The World's Most Powerful People in 2013 and was ranked at number 43 on the Forbes list of The World's Billionaires 2019, with a net worth of $22.9 billion.

His first business endeavors began as a student. With the help of some professors, Son invented an electronic translator that he sold to Sharp Corporation for $1.7 million. He made another $1.5 million by importing used video game machines from Japan, on credit, and installing them in dormitories and restaurants.

Son is also a philanthropist and activist. In 2011, he pledged to donate 10 billion yen ($120 million) and his remaining salary until retirement to support victims of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Additionally, Son engaged in investing in a nationwide solar power network for Japan in response to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011.

Son graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Economics in 1980. He lives in Tokyo with his wife and two daughters.

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  • How do I book Masayoshi Son to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Masayoshi Son for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Masayoshi Son, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Masayoshi Son or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Masayoshi Son

    Speaking fees for Masayoshi Son, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Masayoshi Son are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Masayoshi Son, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Masayoshi Son speak about?

    Masayoshi Son is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Economy and Finance, Finance, Non Profit, Science and Technology, Technology Speakers.
  • Where does Masayoshi Son travel from?

    Masayoshi Son generally travels from Tokyo, Japan, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Masayoshi Son’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Masayoshi Son for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Masayoshi Son for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Masayoshi Son or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Entrepreneur, Investor and Philanthropist; Founder, President & CEO of Softbank

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Masayoshi Son Biography

Masayoshi Son is a Korean-Japanese technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder and CEO of the Japanese holding company SoftBank, CEO of SoftBank Mobile and chairman of UK-based Arm Holdings. He is well known for his $20 million early stake into Alibaba in 1999.

According to Forbes magazine, Son's estimated net worth is US$30.5 billion, and the richest man in Japan, despite having the distinction of losing the most money in history (approximately $70 billion during the dot com crash of 2000).

Son was named the world's 45th most powerful person by Forbes Magazine's List of The World's Most Powerful People in 2013 and was ranked at number 43 on the Forbes list of The World's Billionaires 2019, with a net worth of $22.9 billion.

His first business endeavors began as a student. With the help of some professors, Son invented an electronic translator that he sold to Sharp Corporation for $1.7 million. He made another $1.5 million by importing used video game machines from Japan, on credit, and installing them in dormitories and restaurants.

Son is also a philanthropist and activist. In 2011, he pledged to donate 10 billion yen ($120 million) and his remaining salary until retirement to support victims of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Additionally, Son engaged in investing in a nationwide solar power network for Japan in response to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011.

Son graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Economics in 1980. He lives in Tokyo with his wife and two daughters.

Masayoshi Son Videos

  • Masayoshi Son Keynote at MWC 2017
    Masayoshi Son, CEO and Founder of SoftBank which is owner of ARM since September 2016, is giving the opening keynote at the 2017 Mobile World...
  • Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank Corporation on buying T-Mobile
    Masayoshi Son, founder, C.E.O and chairman of SoftBank Corporation on buying T-Mobile.
  • SoftBank Leadership Program Summer 2012: Masayoshi Son

FAQs on booking Masayoshi Son

  • How do I book Masayoshi Son to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Masayoshi Son for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Masayoshi Son, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Masayoshi Son or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Masayoshi Son

    Speaking fees for Masayoshi Son, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Masayoshi Son are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Masayoshi Son, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Masayoshi Son speak about?

    Masayoshi Son is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Economy and Finance, Finance, Non Profit, Science and Technology, Technology Speakers.
  • Where does Masayoshi Son travel from?

    Masayoshi Son generally travels from Tokyo, Japan, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Masayoshi Son’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Masayoshi Son for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Masayoshi Son for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Masayoshi Son or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Masayoshi Son is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Masayoshi Son for your event is available upon request. Masayoshi Son generally travels from TokyoJapan and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are R "Ray" Wang, Mike Walsh, Zach Piester, Sallie Krawcheck and Maynard Webb. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Masayoshi Son for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Masayoshi Son Speaker Videos

  • Masayoshi Son Keynote at MWC 2017
    Masayoshi Son, CEO and Founder of SoftBank which is owner of ARM since September 2016, is giving the opening keynote at the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
    Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank Corporation on buying T-Mobile
    Masayoshi Son, founder, C.E.O and chairman of SoftBank Corporation on buying T-Mobile.
  • SoftBank Leadership Program Summer 2012: Masayoshi Son

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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