List of Japanese by net worth

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Based on Forbes Japan's Richest 2013

# Name Age Net Worth Source of Wealth Notes
1 Tadashi Yanai & family 64 US$15.5 billion Fast Retailing
2 Nobutada Saji & family 67 US$10.7 billion Suntory
3 Masayoshi Son 55 US$9.1 billion Softbank
4 Hiroshi Mikitani 50 US$6.4 billion Rakuten
5 Kunio Busujima & family 88 US$5.2 billion Sankyo
6 Akira Mori & family 77 US$5 billion Mori Trust
7 Takemitsu Takizaki 68 US$4.7 billion Keyence
8 Han Chang-Woo & family 82 US$3.4 billion Maruhan
9 Keiichiro Takahara 82 US$3.3 billion Unicharm
10 Masatoshi Ito 89 US$2.8 billion Seven & I Holdings Co.
11 Shoji Uehara 84 US$2.5 billion Taisho Pharmaceutical
12 Masahiro Miki 57 US$2.4 billion ABC-Mart
13 Hiroshi Yamauchi 85 US$2.1 billion Nintendo
14 Hiroko Takei & family US$2 billion Takefuji The late Yasuo Takei's widow
15 Yoshikazu Tanaka 36 US$1.9 billion GREE, Inc.
16 Yasumitsu Shigeta 48 US$1.65 billion Hikari Tsushin
17 Kanazawa brothers US$1.6 billion Sanyo Bussan
18 Kinoshita brothers US$1.56 billion Acom Kyosuke, Shigeyoshi and Katsuhiro Kinoshita
19 Katsumi Tada 68 US$1.52 billion Daito Trust Construction
20 Kazuo Okada & family 70 US$1.5 billion Universal Entertainment Corporation
21 Chizuko & Michio Matsui US$1.4 billion Matsui Securities
22 Minoru & Yuji Otsuka US$1.34 billion Otsuka Corporation
23 Shigenobu Nagamori 68 US$1.3 billion Nidec
24 Tada brothers US$1.26 billion Sundrug Naoki and Takashi Tada
25 Soichiro Fukutake 67 US$1.25 billion Benesse
26 Kagemasa Kozuki 72 US$1.2 billion Konami
27 Hajime Satomi 71 US$1.17 billion Sega Sammy Holdings
28 Ryoichi Jinnai 86 US$1.1 billion Promise
29 Takao Yasuda 64 US$1.08 billion Don Quijote
30 Kanbee Kokubu & family 74 US$1.07 billion Kokubu
31 Nobutoshi Shimamura & family 87 US$1.1 billion Shimamura
32 Akio Nitori 69 US$1.2 billion Nitori
33 Yoshiko Mori 72 US$1 billion Mori Building Company The late Minoru Mori's widow
34 Kazuo Inamori & family 81 US$960 million Kyocera
35 Masayuki Ishihara & family 64 US$930 million Heiwa
36 Hirokazu Sugiura & family 62 US$910 million Sugi Holdings
37 Yoji Sato & family 67 US$890 million Dynam
38 Muneaki Masuda 62 US$850 million Culture Convenience Club
39 Hiroshi Ishibashi 66 US$820 million Bridgestone
40 Nobuyoshi Fujisawa 43 US$820 milli J Trust
41 Tetsuro Funai 86 US$750 million Funai
42 Yusaku Maezawa 37 US$740 million Zozotown
43 Kentaro Ogawa & family 65 US$730 million Zensho
44 Yoshitaka Fukuda 65 US$630 million Aiful
45 Yasuhiro Fukushima 65 US$570 million Square Enix
46 Masahiro Noda 74 US550$ million Obic
47 Tomoko Namba 51 US550$ million DeNA
48 Eitaro Itoyama 71 US$500 million Shin Nihon Kanko
49 Hiroyuki Inoue US$450 million Yamato Kogyo
50 Shoichiro Toyoda 88 US$400 million Toyota Motor Corporation

2012[edit]

Based on Forbes Japan's Richest 2012

# Name Age Net Worth Source of Wealth Notes
1 Tadashi Yanai & family 63 US$10.6 billion Fast Retailing
2 Nobutada Saji & family 66 US$7.9 billion Suntory
3 Masayoshi Son 54 US$6.9 billion Softbank
4 Hiroshi Mikitani 47 US$6.3 billion Rakuten
5 Kunio Busujima & family 86 US$5.7 billion Sankyo
6 Takemitsu Takizaki 66 US$4 billion Keyence
7 Yoshikazu Tanaka 35 US$3.5 billion GREE, Inc.
8 Akira Mori & family 75 US$3.2 billion Mori Trust
9 Keiichiro Takahara 81 US$2.9 billion Unicharm
10 Han Chang-Woo & family 81 US$2.8 billion Maruhan
11 Hiroshi Yamauchi 84 US$2.7 billion Nintendo
12 Masatoshi Ito 87 US$2.6 billion Seven & I Holdings Co.
13 Eitaro Itoyama 69 US$2.5 billion Shin Nihon Kanko
14 Masahiro Miki 56 US$2.4 billion ABC-Mart
15 Hiroko Takei & family 70 US$2 billion Takefuji The late Yasuo Takei's widow
16 Katsumi Tada 66 US$1.9 billion Daito Trust Construction
17 Shigenobu Nagamori 67 US$1.8 billion Nidec
18 Kazuo Okada & family 69 US$1.6 billion Universal Entertainment Corporation
19 Soichiro Fukutake 66 US$1.5 billion Benesse
20 Kanazawa brothers US$1.4 billion Sanyo Bussan
21 Kinoshita brothers US$1.3 billion Acom Kyosuke, Shigeyoshi and Katsuhiro Kinoshita
22 Ryoichi Jinnai 85 US$1.25 billion Promise
23 Akio Nitori 68 US$1.2 billion Nitori
24 Kanbei Kokubu & family 72 US$1.18 billion Kokubu
25 Hajime Satomi 70 US$1.15 billion Sega Sammy Holdings
26 Nobutoshi Shimamura & family 86 US$1.1 billion Shimamura
27 Minoru & Yuji Otsuka 89/59 US$1.05 billion Otsuka Corporation
28 Tetsuro Funai 85 US$1 billion Funai
29 Yasumitsu Shigeta 47 US$990 million Hikari Tsushin
30 Yusaku Maezawa 36 US$950 million Zozotown
31 Kazuo Inamori & family 80 US$940 million Kyocera
32 Takao Yasuda 62 US$930 million Don Quijote
33 Chizuko & Michio Matsui 57/58 US$910 million Matsui Securities
34 Tada brothers US$900 million Sundrug Naoki and Takashi Tada
35 Muneaki Masuda 61 US$850 million Culture Convenience Club
36 Shoji Uehara 84 US$800 million Taisho Pharmaceutical
37 Hirokazu Sugiura & family 60 US$740 million Sugi Holdings
38 Hiroshi Ishibashi 63 US$670 million Bridgestone
39 Yasuhiro Fukushima 64 US$660 million Square Enix
40 Kentaro Ogawa 64 US$650 million Zensho

2010[edit]

Based on Forbes Japan's Richest 2010

# Name Age Net Worth Source of Wealth Notes
1 Tadashi Yanai 60 US$9.2 billion Fast Retailing
2 Nobutada Saji 64 US$8.6 billion Suntory
3 Akira Mori 73 US$6.1 billion Mori Trust
4 Masayoshi Son 52 US$5.6 billion Softbank
5 Kunio Busujima 84 US$5.3 billion Sankyo
6 Hiroshi Mikitani 44 US$4.7 billion Rakuten
7 Hiroshi Yamauchi 82 US$3.8 billion Nintendo
8 Eitaro Itoyama 67 US$3.4 billion Shin Nihon Kanko
9 Takemitsu Takizaki 64 US$2.9 billion Keyence
10 Hiroko Takei 68 US$2.5 billion Takefuji The late Yasuo Takei's family
11 Masahiro Miki 54 US$2.1 billion ABC-Mart
12 Keiichiro Takahara 78 US$1.95 billion Unicharm
13 Shigenobu Nagamori 65 US$1.9 billion Nidec
14 Masatoshi Ito 85 US$1.85 billion Ito-Yokado
15 Yokyu Kanzawa US$1.8 billion Sanyo Bussan
16 Katsumi Tada 64 US$1.75 billion Daito Trust Construction
17 Han Chang-Woo 78 US$1.7 billion Maruhan
18 Yoshikazu Tanaka 32 US$1.6 billion GREE, Inc.
19 Soichiro Fukutake 64 US$1.4 billion Benesse
20 Minoru Mori 75 US$1.35 billion Mori Building Company
21 Tetsuro Funai 83 US$1.3 billion Funai Electric
22 Ryoichi Jinnai 83 US$1.25 billion Promise
23 Kanbei Kokubu 70 US$1.2 billion Kokubu
24 Nobutoshi Shimamura 83 US$1.1 billion Shimamura
25 Kinoshita brothers US$1.05 billion Acom Kyosuke, Shigeyoshi and Katsuhiro Kinoshita
26 Kazuo Okada 67 US$1 billion Universal Entertainment Corporation
27 Chizuko & Michio Matsui 55/56 US$960 million Matsui Securities
28 Kazuo Inamori 78 US$920 million Kyocera
29 Junichiro Takada 73 US$900 million Takata Corporation
30 Akio Nitori 66 US$890 million Nitori
31 Muneaki Masuda 59 US$800 million Culture Convenience Club
32 Hajime Satomi 68 US$780 million Sega Sammy Holdings
33 Kenji Kasahara 34 US$720 million mixi
34 Yasuhiro Fukushima 62 US$710 million Square Enix
35 Tada brothers US$700 million Sundrug Naoki and Takashi Tada
36 Minoru & Yuji Otsuka 87/56 US$690 million Otsuka Corporation
37 Takao Yasuda 60 US$690 million Don Quijote
38 Yasumitsu Shigeta 44 US$660 million Hikari Tsushin
39 Shoji Uehara 82 US$640 million Taisho Pharmaceutical
40 Shoichiro Toyoda 84 US$620 million Toyota Motor Corporation

2007[edit]

Based on Forbes Japan's Richest 2007

# Name Age Net Worth Source of Wealth Notes
1 Akira Mori 69 US$5.5 billion Mori Trust
2 Masayoshi Son 49 US$5.45 billion Softbank
3 Hiroshi Yamauchi 79 US$4.8 billion Nintendo
4 Kunio Busujima 82 US$4.3 billion Sankyo
5 Hiroko Takei 65 US$4 billion Takefuji The late Yasuo Takei's family
6 Nobutada Saji 61 US$3.9 billion Suntory
7 Eitaro Itoyama 65 US$3.8 billion Shin Nihon Kanko
8 Tadashi Yanai 58 US$3.6 billion Fast Retailing
9 Takemitsu Takizaki 62 US$2.7 billion Keyence
10 Masatoshi Ito 83 US$2.6 billion Ito-Yokado
11 Yoshitaka Fukuda 59 US$2.5 billion Aiful
12 Kinoshita brothers US$2.37 billion Acom Kyosuke, Shigeyoshi and Katsuhiro Kinoshita
13 Hiroshi Mikitani 42 US$2.2 billion Rakuten
14 Kazuo Okada 64 US$2.1 billion Aruze
15 Fukuzo Iwasaki 82 US$2 billion Iwasaki Sangyo
16 Toichi Takenaka 64 US$1.9 billion Takenaka Corporation
17 Masahiro Miki 51 US$1.8 billion ABC-Mart
18 Kanbei Kokubu 68 US$1.7 billion Kokubu
19 Ryoichi Jinnai 80 US$1.4 billion Promise
20 Yasumitsu Shigeta 42 US$1.37 billion Hikari Tsushin
21 Tetsuro Funai 80 US$1.34 billion Funai Electric
22 Shigenobu Nagamori 53 US$1.3 billion Nidec
23 Kenshin Oshima 59 US$1.2 billion SFCG
24 Minoru & Yuji Otsuka 84/53 US$1.16 billion Otsuka Corporation
25 Han Chang-Woo 76 US$1.16 billion Maruhan
26 Hajime Satomi 65 US$1.14 billion Sega Sammy Holdings
27 Soichiro Fukutake 61 US$1.11 billion Benesse
28 Tadahiro Yoshida 60 US$1.1 billion YKK
29 Chizuko & Michio Matsui 52/54 US$1.09 billion Matsui Securities
30 Kazuo Inamori 75 US$1 billion Kyocera
31 Yasuhiro Fukushima 59 US$900 million Square Enix
32 Shosuke Idemitsu 79 US$895 million Idemitsu Kosan
33 Shoichiro Toyoda 82 US$800 million Toyota Motor Corporation
34 Keiko & Yoichi Erikawa 58/56 US$780 million Koei
35 Yusuke Miyama 61 US$775 million Leopalace21
36 Shoji Uehara 79 US$770 million Taisho Pharmaceutical
37 Ryuji Arai 61 US$730 million Bic Camera
38 Nobutoshi Shimamura 71 US$650 million Shimamura
39 Etsuko & Gen Fujita 77/NA US$630 million The late Den Fujita's family
40 Akio Nitori 63 US$610 million Nitori

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Forbes.com: Japan's 50 Richest:

Forbes.com: Japan's 40 Richest: