Masayoshi Son

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Masayoshi Son now owes SoftBank US$4.7 bil on side deals

Masayoshi Son is now personally on the hook for about US$4.7 billion on side deals he set up at SoftBank Group Corp.

Digital Economy

SoftBank pledges sweeping cost cuts after US$23.4 billion loss

"The loss is the biggest in our corporate history and we take it very seriously."

Digital Economy

SoftBank reports record US$23.4 billion loss as holdings fall

Son has been taking defensive measures.
How a celebrity CEO's rule of fear helped bring down hot startup Zilingo - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Startups, Entrepreneurs, Digital economy

How a celebrity CEO's rule of fear helped bring down hot startup Zilingo

It’s a steep fall for Zilingo from just five months ago, when Bose’s fundraising efforts valued the company at US$1.2 billion.
Greensill blowup shows the limits of technology - THE EDGE SINGAPORE


Greensill blowup shows the limits of technology

Greensill Capital, one of the Vision Fund’s investee companies, filed for bankruptcy this week

Global stocks

SPAC boom and SoftBank's mega-rally boost Masayoshi Son's billions

After closing at an all-time high on March 3, SoftBank shares slipped 5.3% on March 4 amid a decline in the broader stock market.


SoftBank’s Son presses Grab for truce with rival Gojek

SoftBank Group Corp.’s Masayoshi Son is stepping up pressure on Grab Holdings to work out a ceasefire with rival Gojek.


Almost everyone at SoftBank thinks going private is a bad idea

Insiders say everyone except founder Masayoshi Son opposes the idea of taking Softbank private.


Softbank back in black after riding the tech boom

Several SoftBank-backed companies have also pulled off successful initial public offerings, raising the prospects for more in the future.

Startups, Entrepreneurs, Digital economy

Pay rise for Softbank Vision Fund CEO despite staggering losses

Rajeev Misra's renumeration for the past business year more than doubles despite US$13 billion worth of losses.