|Auckland, New Zealand, Japan
|78 YEARS OLD
|Auckland, New Zealand
|former chairman of Benesse Corporation
Soichiro Fukutake, also famously known as Service in Japan, is projected to have a net worth of $1 billion by the year 2024. As a prominent figure in the business world, Fukutake has amassed his wealth through various endeavors. He is the Chairman of the Fukutake Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to supporting education and culture. Fukutake has also been the driving force behind the successful development of numerous resorts, hotels, and art-related ventures under the umbrella of his company known as Benesse Corporation. With a penchant for providing excellent service and innovative solutions, Soichiro Fukutake continues to make a significant impact in his field, earning him both acclaim and financial success.
Fukutake inherited Benesse, which his Father founded in 1955 as Fukutake Publishing. After his father's death in 1986, he renamed it Benesse (Latin for well-being), and expanded the company, and his family owns 15% of the company. Benesse owns 275 nursing homes in Japan and the Berlitz language schools.