Kentaro Ogawa

About Kentaro Ogawa

Birth Place: Tokyo, Japan, Japan
Win-Loss: 95-66
ERA: 2.62
Strikeouts: 739

Kentaro Ogawa Net Worth

Kentaro Ogawa was born in Tokyo, Japan, Japan. Ogawa founded fast-food outfit Zensho in 1982. Publicly-traded Zensho has a network of more than 4,800 restaurants. Its Sukiya chain serves shredded beef over rice (called gyudon or a beef bowl) at 1,970 locations across Japan. Ogawa wants to turn Zensho into the world's number one food company so that it "can help eradicate hunger and poverty from the world."
Kentaro Ogawa is a member of Food and Beverage

💰 Net worth: $1.61 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

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Biography/Timeline

1954

Ogawa attended Fukuoka Prefectural Meizen High School, graduating in 1954. He signed with the Toei Flyers, but instead of pursuing professional baseball, he went to work in the private sector.

1964

Deciding to return to professional baseball at age 30, he made his NPB debut for the Chunichi Dragons in 1964. In 1967 he went 29-12 with a 2.51 ERA and 16 complete games, winning the Eiji Sawamura Award. The next year he led the league in losses with 20, while still compiling a low 3.27 ERA and 9 complete games. In 1969 he returned to form, winning 20 games for the second time.

1970

On May 6 of that year, Ogawa was arrested for taking part in auto race-fixing. He was also implicated in baseball game-fixing. On June 6, 1970, the NPB commissioner committee banned Ogawa for life.