Akira Mori

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Akira Mori
Born (1936-07-12) 12 July 1936 (age 82)
Tokyo, Japan
Residence Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Alma mater Keio University
Occupation President and CEO, Mori Trust
Known for Property developer
Net worth $3.8 billion (February 2015)[1]
Spouse(s) married
Children 3
Parent(s) Taikichiro Mori
Relatives Minoru Mori (brother)

Akira Mori (森 章, Mori Akira, born 12 July 1936) 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 Taikichiro Mori founded in 1959.[2] Forbes estimates that as of 2013, he is the fourth-wealthiest person in Japan with a net worth of approximately $5 billion.[3]

He attended Keio University, graduating in 1960 and joining Yasuda Trust & Banking (now part of Mizuho Trust & Banking). He formally joined Mori Building as an employee in 1972.

Following their father's death in 1993, he and his older brother Minoru Mori inherited the family business and in 1999 they split it after a falling-out. Akira headed Mori Trust, while his brother headed what was left of the Mori Building company until his death on March 8, 2012.[2] 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. These include the Tokyo Shiodome Building in a commercial district near Tokyo Bay, and about 30 hotels including the Conrad Tokyo.[4] He expressed interest in expanding the company's Tokyo real estate portfolio in 2013 in the midst of economic reforms being enacted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Akira Mori". Forbes. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b Japan's Visionary Real Estate Billionaire Minoru Mori Dies
  3. ^ "The World's Billionaires". Forbes. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  4. ^ Forbes profile of Akira Mori & family
  5. ^ "Billionaire Mori Says Tokyo Real Estate Best Abenomics Bet". Bloomberg.