President & CEO
Game developer Baba, 37, founded smartphone game-maker Colopl in 2008, and took it public just four years later. Colopl’s success has been in recognising and riding on the smartphone revolution, with users playing location-based games on their Google Android devices. Among its hottest titles are White Cat Project and Meow Star Acres. Baba wants his company to make 30 new games a year; he is also investing in virtual reality games.
Net worth:US$1.49 billion