List of Japanese by net worth

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Based on Forbes Japan's Richest 2015

# Name Age Net Worth Source of Wealth Notes
1 Tadashi Yanai & family 66 US$21.1 billion Fast Retailing
2 Masayoshi Son 57 US$13.9 billion Softbank
3 Nobutada Saji & family 69 US$10.9 billion Suntory
4 Hiroshi Mikitani 50 US$10.5 billion Rakuten
5 Takemitsu Takizaki 69 US$8.8 billion Keyence
6 Keiichiro Takahara 84 US$5.4 billion Unicharm
7 Han Chang-Woo & family 84 US$4.9 billion Maruhan
8 Kunio Busujima & family 90 US$4.4 billion Sankyo
9 Masatoshi Ito 91 US$3.8 billion Seven & I Holdings Co.
10 Akira Mori & family 78 US$3.8 billion Mori Trust
11 Masahiro Miki 59 US$3.5 billion ABC-Mart
12 Shigenobu Nagamori 70 US$3.1 billion Nidec
13 Yoshiko Mori 74 US$2.8 billion Mori Building Company The late Minoru Mori's widow
14 Yasumitsu Shigeta 50 US$2.1 billion Hikari Tsushin
15 Kinoshita brothers US$2.1 billion Acom Kyosuke, Shigeyoshi and Katsuhiro Kinoshita
16 Takao Yasuda 66 US$2 billion Don Quijote
17 Akio Nitori 71 US$1.9 billion Nitori
18 Naruatsu Baba 37 US$1.7 billion Colopl
19 Minoru & Yuji Otsuka US$1.7 billion Otsuka Corporation
20 Kanazawa brothers US$1.6 billion Sanyo Bussan Yokyu, Zenkyu and Shinkyu Kanazawa
21 Hiroko Takei & family US$1.6 billion Takefuji The late Yasuo Takei's widow
22 Tada brothers US$1.6 billion Sundrug Naoki and Takashi Tada
23 Yusaku Maezawa 39 US$1.5 billion Zozotown
24 Kenji Kasahara 39 US$1.07 billion mixi
25 Katsumi Tada 69 US$1.5 billion Daito Trust Construction
26 Hirokazu Sugiura & family 64 US$1.4 billion Sugi Holdings
27 Chizuko & Michio Matsui US$1.3 billion Matsui Securities
28 Kazuo Okada & family 72 US$1.3 billion Universal Entertainment Corporation
29 Soichiro Fukutake 69 US$1.2 billion Benesse
30 Yoshikazu Tanaka 38 US$1.1 billion GREE, Inc.
47 Yoshiyuki Sankai 56 US$1.1 billion Cyberdyne Inc.
32 Kazuo Inamori & family 83 US$1.1 billion Kyocera
33 Nobutoshi Shimamura & family 89 US$1.1 billion Shimamura
34 Shoji Uehara 87 US$1 billion Taisho Pharmaceutical
35 Hiroshi Ishibashi 68 US$980 million Bridgestone
36 Yoji Sato & family 69 US$965 million Dynam
37 Masayuki Ishihara 66 US$950 million Heiwa
38 Hajime Satomi 73 US$925 million Sega Sammy Holdings
39 Muneaki Masuda 64 US$910 million Culture Convenience Club
40 Ryoichi Jinnai 88 US$900 million Promise
41 Masahiro Noda 76 US$870 million Obic
42 Yasuhiro Fukushima 67 US$850 million Square Enix
43 Susumu Fujita 42 US$780 million Cyber Agent
44 Kagemasa Kozuki 74 US$750 million Konami
45 Yoshitaka Fukuda 67 US$740 million Aiful
46 Yoshiko Shinohara 80 US$680 million Tempstaff
47 Masatoshi Kumagai 51 US$670 million GMO Internet
48 Satoshi Suzumi 61 US$650 million Pola
49 Tetsuro Funai 88 US$630 million Funai
50 Kentaro Ogawa & family 66 US$600 million Zensho

2013[edit]

Based on Forbes Japan's Richest 2013

# Name Age Net Worth Source of Wealth Notes
1 Masayoshi Son 55 US$22.3 billion Softbank
2 Tadashi Yanai & family 64 US$15.5 billion Fast Retailing
3 Nobutada Saji & family 67 US$10.7 billion Suntory
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 million 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

2006[edit]

Based on Forbes Japan's Richest 2006

# Name Age Net Worth Source of Wealth Notes
1 Masayoshi Son 48 US$7 billion Softbank
2 Yasuo Takei 76 US$5.6 billion Takefuji
3 Kunio Busujima 81 US$5.4 billion Sankyo
4 Nobutada Saji 60 US$5 billion Suntory
5 Akira Mori 68 US$4.9 billion Mori Trust
6 Hiroshi Mikitani 41 US$4.5 billion Rakuten
7 Tadashi Yanai 57 US$4.4 billion Fast Retailing
8 Eitaro Itoyama 64 US$4.3 billion Shin Nihon Kanko
9 Kinoshita brothers US$3.5 billion Acom Kyosuke, Shigeyoshi and Katsuhiro Kinoshita
10 Masatoshi Ito 82 US$3.3 billion Ito-Yokado
11 Takemitsu Takizaki 61 US$3 billion Keyence
12 Yoshitaka Fukuda 58 US$2.8 billion Aiful
13 Fukuzo Iwasaki 81 US$2.4 billion Iwasaki Sangyo
14 Hiroshi Yamauchi 78 US$2.2 billion Nintendo
15 Yasumitsu Shigeta 41 US$1.9 billion Hikari Tsushin
16 Tetsuro Funai 79 US$1.85 billion Funai Electric
17 Ryoichi Jinnai 79 US$1.75 billion Promise
18 Shigenobu Nagamori 52 US$1.7 billion Nidec
19 Kazuo Okada 63 US$1.55 billion Aruze
20 Minoru & Yuji Otsuka 83/52 US$1.5 billion Otsuka Corporation
21 Kenshin Oshima 58 US$1.4 billion SFCG
22 Hideo Morita 54 US$1.35 billion Sony The late Akio Morita's son
23 Tadahiro Yoshida 59 US$1.3 billion YKK
24 Soichiro Fukutake 60 US$1.28 billion Benesse
25 Reijiro Kobayashi 78 US$1.25 billion KOSÉ
26 Yoshiaki Tsutsumi 72 US$1.2 billion Seibu Railway
27 Hajime Satomi 64 US$1.17 billion Sega Sammy Holdings
28 Han Chang-Woo 75 US$1.15 billion Maruhan
29 Toichi Takenaka 63 US$1 billion Takenaka Corporation
30 Masakazu Shiiki 78 US$980 million Sanyo Shinpan
31 Kanbei Kokubu 67 US$970 million Kokubu
32 Nobutoshi Shimamura 70 US$925 million Shimamura
33 Kazuo Inamori 74 US$875 million Kyocera
34 Reijiro & Yasuo Hattori US$850 million Seiko
35 Shoichiro Toyoda 81 US$730 million Toyota Motor Corporation
36 Shoji Uehara 78 US$710 million Taisho Pharmaceutical
37 Yoji Sato 60 US$705 million Dynam
38 Yasuhiro Fukushima 58 US$700 million Square Enix
39 Kenkichi Nakajima 85 US$690 million Heiwa Corporation
40 Muneaki Masuda 55 US$680 million Culture Convenience Club

1996[edit]

Based on Forbes World's Billionaires 1991[1]

# Name Net Worth Source of Wealth Notes
1 Yoshiaki Tsutsumi US$9.2 billion Seibu Railway
2 Yasuo Takei US$5.2 billion Takefuji
3 Masayoshi Son US$4.6 billion Softbank
4 Masatoshi Ito US$4 billion Ito-Yokado
5 Iwasaki family US$4 billion Iwasaki Sangyo
6 Minoru & Akira Mori US$3.9 billion Mori Building Company
7 Keizo Saji US$3.2 billion Suntory
8 Kyosuke Kinoshita US$3.1 billion Acom
9 Goroemon Yoshimoto US$2.5 billion
10 Rinji Shino US$2.5 billion
11 Yasuyuki Nambu US$2.5 billion Pasona
12 Hisakichi Yamaguchi US$2.4 billion
13 Kanichiro Ishibashi US$2.4 billion Bridgestone
14 Eitaro Itoyama US$2.3 billion Shin Nihon Kanko
15 Akio Morita US$2.3 billion Sony
16 Akihiko Otsuka US$2.2 billion Otsuka Pharmaceutical
17 Kazuo Matsuda US$2.2 billion
18 Masahiro Ohga US$2.1 billion
19 Ryoichi Jinnai US$2.1 billion Promise
20 Shoji Uehara US$1.9 billion Taisho Pharmaceutical
21 Masakuni Osano US$1.7 billion Kokusai Kogyo The late Kenji Osano's nephew
22 Kenkichi Nakajima US$1.6 billion Heiwa Corporation
23 Kunio Busujima US$1.6 billion Sankyo
24 Kenshin Oshima US$1.5 billion SFCG
25 Takemitsu Takizaki US$1.4 billion Keyence
26 Hiroshi Yamauchi US$1.4 billion Nintendo
27 Tadahiro Yoshida US$1.3 billion YKK
28 Den Fujita US$1.3 billion
29 Hiroshi Takei US$1.3 billion
30 Masafumi Miyamoto US$1.3 billion Square
31 Soichiro Fukutake US$1.3 billion Enix
32 Masakazu Shiiki US$1.2 billion Sanyo Shinpan
33 Kenichi Mabuchi US$1.1 billion Mabuchi Motor
34 Kazuo Inamori US$1.1 billion Kyocera
35 Isono family US$1.1 billion Meidi-Ya
36 Renichi Takenaka US$1.1 billion Takenaka Corporation
37 Ryusuke Kimura US$1.1 billion
38 Otani family US$1 billion
39 Toyoda family US$1 billion Toyota Motor Corporation
40 Junichi Murata US$1 billion Murata Machinery

1991[edit]

Based on Forbes World's Billionaires 1991[2]

# Name Net Worth Source of Wealth Notes
1 Taikichiro Mori US$15 billion Mori Building Company
2 Yoshiaki Tsutsumi US$14 billion & more Seibu Railway
3 Kitaro Watanabe US$7 billion & more Azabu Building
4 Kenkichi Nakajima & family US$6.1 billion Heiwa Corporation
5 Takenaka family US$5.4 billion Takenaka Corporation
6 Yoneichi Otani & family US$5 billion New Otani Hotels
7 Hirotomo Takei US$4.5 billion
8 Tetsuo Ohga family US$4 billion & more
9 Hattori family US$3.5 billion Seiko
10 Ken Hayashibara US$3 billion Hayashibara Co., Ltd.
11 Isono family US$3 billion Meidi-Ya
12 Junichi Murata & family US$3 billion Murata Machinery
13 Rinji Shino US$3 billion
14 Haruhiko Yoshimoto & family US$3 billion
15 Eitaro Itoyama US$2.9 billion Shin Nihon Kanko
16 Hisakichi Yamaguchi US$2.9 billion
17 Al-Rajhi family US$2.8 billion
18 Yohachiro Iwasaki US$2.8 billion Iwasaki Sangyo
19 Tadao Yoshida & family US$2.8 billion
20 Kiyoshi Sagawa US$2.7 billion Sagawa Express

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World's Billionaire List 1996". areppim AG. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Here's Forbes' Richest List". Tulsa World. Retrieved 2016-12-14. 

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