Masayoshi Son

MASAYOSHI SON 孙正义

CEO

After Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the 56-year-old “Bill Gates of Japan” donated 10 billion yen to relief efforts, along with his salary for the rest of his career. The man who calls himself Japan’s Don Quixote is also a passionate advocate of a non-nuclear power energy policy and has pledged one billion yen to support developing an energy foundation to further his cause.

Company:

Softbank

Net worth:

US$18.5 billion