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Japanese billionaire wants to steer Startups in the world

The Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son is pushing ahead with the spin-off of Softbank Telecom business, the realignment of his Empire. As Son and his "Vision Fund" the fortunes of the most promising Startups in the world would like to draw, and so our future is shaped.

Today, Japanese Softbank group brings its mobile subsidiary, to the stock exchange. It is the biggest Japanese IPO of all time. The founder and Boss of Softbank Masayoshi Son. Son is with assets of more than $ 20 billion according to current Forbes list of the richest man in Japan, global he is in the 39. Rank. On the Forbes list of most powerful people in the world, he has brought it to 2018 to 55. Maybe he can make it in the coming year 2019 forward.

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As always, such a list comes into being, headed by Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin's second winner, with a ranking of three Donald Trump will not be happy. In fifth place we find with the Amazon founder and the Tech Multi-billionaire Jeff Bezos is targeting the richest man in the world - a man from the industry, the Son.

What makes the Japanese to be a powerful man? He could shape with his own billion - and, above all, with his billion - dollar Fund "Vision Fund" and help to shape how our future will look like.

Who has the money has the Say

Because of the Vision Fund, with nearly $ 100 billion in capital, the largest technology Fund in the world The largest Investor in Saudi Arabia. The country is participating in the state Fund, Public Investment Fund (PIF) with 45 billion dollars. Mischievous, you could say that the Son was in the choice of its business partners not necessarily picky, because the Saudi crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is suspected to be the mastermind of the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi. At an investors ' conference in Riyadh in October, there had been Cancellations. As one of Saudi Arabia's role in the world may judge: A place of transparency, of human rights and democracy is not it.

The Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al-Saud, and Masayoshi Son, SoftBank Group-CEO

of Course, one may argue that in the case of investments anyway the point of return, points are crucial. Nevertheless, it is Thought-provoking, if you know that, among other things, in Riyadh decisions are mitgetroffen, the concern for the global future in such a significant industry. This affects not only the "Vision Fund" and its investors. In any case, the complexity in the Business is not excessively reduced ask, if it is said: Who gives the money, defines the direction. And who gives the most money the most.

Sons group Softbank controls approximately one-third, other investors, among others, the United Arab Emirates, Apple, Qualcomm or Sharp. From the current document to the SEC, it emerges that, to date, a total of 14 investors are on Board. Some of the senior employees of the "Vision Fund" have exercised their craft, by the way, among other things, the Deutsche Bank or refined.

the market leaders of the future

Son has recognized the paramount importance of the Tech sector and to cards be Softbank Empire completely. we are looking for The topic: The digital Revolution. "We focus on business models that are led by 'disruptive innovators', the fundamental platforms for the Revolution in information technology to offer" on the home page of Softbank.

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son: Disruptive innovators looking for

networking, mobility services, robotics and Artificial intelligence, the colorful Palette of the technologies of the future, it will be from now on, Sons Playground. Mainly Artificial intelligence is a Son of the greatest Revolution in the history of mankind. "I've spent 97 percent of my time with the control of the Telecom business and only three percent with the Invest in," said Son.

A master plan for the next 300 years

He will reverse the ratio. Be "Target" are in particular so-called unicorns. Be called in the Startup scene, young companies in the financial market a valuation of more than one billion dollars. The minimum investment in the Fund is $ 100 million each. From these companies, of course, the market leaders of the future.

And if the Son of the future says, he also means the future, because the man is thinking long-term. He create a company that will grow for 300 years, he announced to the world once in the Japanese business newspaper "Nikkei". Currently in planning: The "Vision Fund II".

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