August 24, 1934|
March 8, 2012 (aged 77)|
|Occupation||Real estate tycoon|
US $ 1.4 billion (est.)|
|Parent(s)||Taikichiro Mori (father)|
|Relatives||Akira Mori (brother)|
Minoru Mori (森 稔 Mori Minoru, August 24, 1934 – March 8, 2012) was considered to be one of Japan's most powerful and influential building tycoons. He joined his father, Taikichiro's, real estate business after graduating from Tokyo University and was president and CEO of Mori Building, of which he and his older brother Kei's (a university professor) families owned 100%. He owned 12.74% of Sunwood Corporation.
The family name is found on many real estate developments in Japan. Minoru and his brother Akira were listed on the Forbes list of the world's richest men. His largest project was the Roppongi Hills development in Tokyo which opened in 2003. The Shanghai World Financial Center, which was once China's tallest building, was completed in 2008. Mori acknowledged the influence of Le Corbusier but believed he had surpassed the Swiss architect's urban designs, particularly in the Roppongi Hills project.
In 2008, he was named Asia Businessman of the Year 2007 by Fortune magazine.
- Shanghai World Financial Center
- Roppongi Hills
- Mori Tower
- Ark Hills
- Atago Green Hills
- Holland Hills
- Omotesando Hills
- Roppongi First Building
- Akasaka Tameike Tower
- Ark Towers
- Wangdu Towers
- Ark Forest Terrace
- Roppongi First Plaza
- Nishi-Azabu Forest Plaza
- Moto-Azabu Hills
- "The World's Billionaires: #721 Minoru Mori". Forbes. March 3, 2010.
- Sposato, William. "Minoru Mori, Japanese Real Estate Magnate, Dies - WSJ.com". Online.wsj.com. Retrieved 2012-03-12.
- "Sunwood Corp. shareholder structure". 2009. Archived from the original on 2010-01-02. Retrieved 2010-03-09.
- Chandler, Clay (2008). "Fortune Article - Asia Businessman of the Year". CNN. Retrieved 2008-08-29.
- Minoru Mori, Builder Who Changed the Face of Modern Tokyo, Dies at 77, New York Times, 14 March 2012
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