Masayoshi Son

Startups • Entrepreneurs • Digital economy

Masayoshi Son's bankers are worried about their favourite client

(Dec 16): Masayoshi Son’s Japanese bankers are taking a hard look at their most important client.

Company in the news

SoftBank falls as Son says business as usual after record loss

SINGAPORE (Nov 11): Masayoshi Son wants investors to believe that a record loss from investments in money-losing start-ups WeWork and Uber Technologies is but a bump in the road.

Company in the news

Son desperately needs that second US$100 bil

SINGAPORE (Nov 11): SoftBank Group Corp chairman Masayoshi Son is in the kind of pickle that even Jamie Dimon cannot get him out of.

Startups • Entrepreneurs • Digital economy

SoftBank reveals US$6.5 billion loss from Uber, WeWork turmoil

(Nov 6): Masayoshi Son is finally disclosing the damage from SoftBank Group Corp’s bets on WeWork and Uber Technologies Inc.

Disruption and Digitalisation

SoftBank to invest US$2 bil through Grab to grow Indonesia's digital infrastructure

(July 29): SoftBank will invest the US$2 billion ($2.7 billion) over five years through Grab to help accelerate the development of Indonesia’s digital infrastructure.


Klook concludes US$425 mil series D funding with SoftBank-led round

SINGAPORE (April 9): Klook, the Hong Kong-based travel booking platform today announced the completion of its US$425 million ($575.3 million) series D funding after it raised over US$225 million in


Swiss Re in talks to sell stake to SoftBank; deal said worth US$10 bil

TOKYO (Feb 8): Swiss Re said it is in preliminary talks to sell a minority stake to SoftBank Group - a deal that reportedly could be worth US$10 billion ($13.3 billion) or more, in what would be th


The Son rises once more

SINGAPORE (Nov 24): In February 2000, Masayoshi Son briefly became the richest man in the world, overtaking Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.


Grab gets US$2 bil from SoftBank, Didi to fight Uber in Asia

(July 24): Grab raised US$2 billion ($2.7 billion) from Didi Chuxing and SoftBank Group Corp.

Taizo Son


Billionaire Taizo Son ditches Japan to start afresh in Singapore

SINGAPORE (April 18): Singapore may have just added a new tech billionaire, but it had to lure him from Japan first.

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