Japan's 40 Richest

Minami, Kiyoe; Kelly, Tim
May 2008
Forbes Asia;5/19/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 9, p35
The article presents information about Japan's 40 richest people. Japan's 40 wealthiest businesspeople are worth $89.9 billion, up $10.7 billion from 2007. Twenty people are richer than 2007, helped by the yen's 17% gain against the U.S. dollar. Hiroshi Yamauchi, who retired as Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s chairman after 55 years in 2005, has a fortune of $7.8 billion. Akira Mori whose Mori Trust is one of biggest landlords has a fortune of $7.7 billion. Kunio Busujima is with $5.4 billion.


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