Masayoshi Son is the founder and CEO of SoftBank and is the richest man in Japan with an estimated net worth of $20.5 billion.
Seeking to bring aggressive competition to the like of of Verizon (VZ - Get Report) and AT&T (T - Get Report) , Softbank invested $20.1 billion in Sprint in late 2012 and Son now serves as its chairman. If Sprint and T-Mobile successfully merge, the joint telecom would have a combined 67.7 million subscribers.
Who is Masayoshi Son and how did he get his start? Here's some information about the billionaire businessman.
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