Masaaki Shirakawa

About Masaaki Shirakawa

Who is it?: Governor, Bank of Japan, JapanGovernor, Bank of Japan, Japan
Birth Day: September 27, 1949
Birth Place: Japan
Birth Sign: Libra
Prime Minister: Yasuo Fukuda
Deputy: Hirohide Yamaguchi Kiyohiko Nishimura
Preceded by: Toshirō Mutō Kazumasa Iwata
Succeeded by: Kiyohiko Nishimura
Alma mater: University of Tokyo University of Chicago

Masaaki Shirakawa Net Worth

Masaaki Shirakawa was bornon September 27, 1949 in Japan, is Governor, Bank of Japan, JapanGovernor, Bank of Japan, Japan. The chief banker of the world's third-largest economy ($5.8 trillion GDP) announced this fall that he'll inject an additional $128 billion into monetary easing programs, pushing Japan's total spent on asset-buying programs past the $1 trillion mark.

💰 Net worth: $300,000

Biography/Timeline

1972

Shirakawa joined the Bank of Japan in 1972. His varied assignments at the bank included a period as General Manager at the Ōita branch. For a time, he was General Manager for the Americas at the bank's office in New York City.

2006

Shirakawa joined the faculty of the graduate school of public policy at Kyoto University in 2006. He returned to BOJ in 2008.

2008

His nomination to be Governor of the Bank was approved on April 9, 2008. Masaaki ranks 6th on the world's most powerful by Newsweek along with economic triumvirs Ben Bernanke (4th) and Jean-Claude Trichet (5th).

2011

In 2011 he was included in the 50 Most Influential ranking of Bloomberg Markets Magazine. He is a member in the Group of Thirty.

2013

In 2013 he accepted a professor post at Aoyama Gakuin University.