Tadashi Yanai

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NameTadashi Yanai (柳井 正, Yanai Tadashi)
Date of Birth7 February 1949
Place of BirthUbe, Yamaguchi, Allied-occupied Japan
Net Worth37.4 billion USD
EducationBachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Waseda University (graduated 1971)
Years Active1972–present
Known ForFounder of Fast Retailing, the parent company of Uniqlo
Current TitleChairman and President, Fast Retailing
SpouseTeruyo Nagaoka
Net WorthUS$26.5 billion (as of October 2021)
RankingThe richest person in Japan (as of October 2021); the 40th-wealthiest person in the world (Bloomberg Billionaires Index)
Early CareerSold kitchenware and men’s clothing at JUSCO supermarket in 1971
Business MilestoneOpened the first Uniqlo store in Hiroshima in 1984
Company RenamingChanged father’s company name from Ogori Shoji to Fast Retailing in 1991
SoftbankStepped down from the board in 2019 after 18 years as an independent director
Personal Quote“I might look successful but I’ve made many mistakes. People take their failures too seriously. You have to be positive and believe you will find success next time.”

Tadashi Yanai Net Worth

Tadashi Yanai’s net worth is approximately 37.4 billion USD.

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