Hajime Satomi

About Hajime Satomi

Birth Day: January 16, 1942
Birth Place: Japan
Birth Sign: Aquarius
Occupation: CEO Director and Chairman of Sega Corp Chairman and Director of Sammy Corporation Chairman, CEO, President and Director of Sega Sammy Holdings

Hajime Satomi Net Worth

Hajime Satomi was bornon January 16, 1942 in Japan. Satomi is the president and CEO of Sega Sammy, a Japanese pachinko machine and gaming software firm. He founded pachinko machine maker Sammy, which got into the videogame business when it acquired Sega in 2004. Sega Sammy has a 45% stake in South Korean gambling-and-entertainment resort Paradise City, scheduled to open in April 2017. Satomi is also a top ranked owner of thoroughbred horses.
Hajime Satomi is a member of Gambling & Casinos

💰 Net worth: $1.14 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

2011 $1.2 Billion
2012 $1.1 Billion
2014 $1.1 Billion
2018 $930 Million

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Biography/Timeline

1975

Hajime Satomi withdrew from Aoyama Gakuin University November 1975 and founded Sammy Corporation. Sammy experienced significant growth when it began Manufacturing machines for the pachislot and pachinko industry (one of Japan's most popular forms of gambling) and was successfully listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in March 2001. Sammy Corporation is now the leading manufacturer of pachislot and pachinko machines.

2003

With 22% shares bought in 2003, Sammy then bought a controlling share 1.1 Billion dollars in Sega in 2004. Hajime Satomi heads the newly combined $4.5 billion (sales) group, now called Sega Sammy Holdings Inc. with its main businesses being those of Sammy Corporation and Sega Corporation.

2005

At the Asia Business Leaders Award in 2005, The Sega Corporation named Satomi as the new chairman in a realignment of management, after the Sammy Corporation became Sega's biggest shareholder. Satomi, Sammy's President, succeeded Hisao Oguchi, who has now become vice chairman and chief creative officer of the new board. The announcement came two months after Sammy, bought 22.4 percent of Sega for 45.33 billion yen ($427 million), becoming the largest shareholder in the company.