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Meet the Japanese Billionaire Who Wants to Control Your Phone Bill

Masayoshi Son is the founder and CEO of Softbank.

With a potential Sprint (S) /T-Mobile (TMUS) merger hanging in the headlines, it is important to note who could benefit the most if the deal actually comes to fruition.  

 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) and AT&T (T) , 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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