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Father of SoftBank CEO Son offered constant kudos

Masayoshi Son's dad repeatedly assured him he was a 'genius'

Softbank Group Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son was told repeatedly by his father that he was a "genius." (Photo by Akiyoshi Inoue)

TOKYO -- SoftBank Group Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son says of his father: "I respect him most as an entrepreneur and he has been my best teacher." In a recent interview with The Nikkei, Son's father, Mitsunori, explained how his son became a successful entrepreneur who built a corporate giant in a single generation with sales totaling nearly 10 trillion yen ($88.5 billion).

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