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Softbank Group Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son credits his father for his willingness to keep adapting, a strategy that shapes SoftBank's core businesses. (Photo by Akiyoshi Inoue)
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SoftBank Masayoshi Son inspired by dad's business travails

Father of billionaire tech mogul did business in booze, pork and pinball

TAKASHI SUGIMOTO, Nikkei staff writer | Japan

TOKYO -- There can be little doubt that Masayoshi Son, chairman and CEO of Japan's SoftBank Group, was one of the most notable business people in Asia in 2017, given his bold decisions and far-reaching strategies.

Among other things, he successfully persuaded Saudi Arabia to provide money to help set up his $93 billion dollar Vision Fund to make investments in the technology sector and enable the next wave of innovation.

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