Shoji Uehara

SHOJI UEHARA 上原昭二

Honorary chairman

The 86-year-old pharmaceuticals magnate gives through two foundations, with the larger memorial fund (dedicated to his father) spending US$20 million annually to support life sciences research and overseas Japanese academics. His company is an official sponsor of Japan’s national rugby team and has built two museums dedicated to modern art and Buddhist art respectively.

Company:

Taisho Pharmaceutical

Net worth:

US$1 billion