Hiroshi Mikitani

HIROSHI MIKITANI 三木谷浩史

Chairman and CEO

Japan’s king of e-commerce plans to donate much of his fortune to causes, particularly  to endow an improved English language programme in the Japanese educational system. Having lost family and friends in the 1995 Kobe earthquake, the 49-year-old donated generously to rebuilding efforts following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, mobilising Rakuten’s merchants in the south to help victims in the north.

Company:

Rakuten Group

Net worth:

US$8.1 billion