Based in Tokyo, Japan, SoftBank is a massive business conglomerate that spans across several industries, from software and telecommunication to media and finance. Masa Son, founder of SoftBank, is a Japanese-born, moved to the US at the age of 16 to pursue higher education. Upon graduating in 1981, Masa returned home and established SoftBank with the goal of becoming the leading distributor of US software in Japan. After achieving $350M in revenues in 1992, Masa decided to venture into other sectors including telcos and publishing, in addition to landing joint ventures with giants like Cisco and Microsoft. In the late…

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