Akira Mori, president and CEO of Mori Trust (an offshoot his family’s Mori Building) is the 286th richest billionaire in the world and sixth in Japan. Mori Trust owns 96 commercial and apartment developments in Japan, as well as 32 hotels including the Shangri-La and Conrad in Tokyo. The firm is also looking to expand overseas, especially with acquisitions in New York and London. In February, Marriott International and Mori Trust agreed to renovate five existing Laforet properties in Japan’s most scenic destinations, rebranding them as Marriott Hotels.
Net worth:US$4.9 billion