Yoshikazu Tanaka

About Yoshikazu Tanaka

Birth Day: February 18, 1977
Birth Place: Tokyo, Japan, Japan
Birth Sign: Pisces
Residence: Tokyo
Citizenship: Japan
Education: Nihon University
Occupation: founder of GREE, Inc., a Japanese Internet media

Yoshikazu Tanaka Net Worth

Yoshikazu Tanaka was bornon February 18, 1977 in Tokyo, Japan, Japan. Tanaka's company Gree develops free-to-play mobile and social-network-based games. He founded the company in 2004 and took it public in 2008. Tanaka, the company's president and chairman, owns a 46% stake.
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💰 Net worth: $1.13 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

2010 $1.4 Billion
2011 $2.2 Billion
2012 $4.3 Billion
2013 $1.8 Billion
2014 $1.6 Billion
2015 $1.1 Billion
2016 $1 Billion
2017 $1.1 Billion
2018 $1.2 Billion

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Biography/Timeline

1977

Yoshikazu Tanaka was born in Tokyo, Mitaka-City in 1977. When Tanaka was a junior high school student, Tanaka became keenly interested in changes in society by informatization and the field of information-communication by reading “Power Shift” by Alvin Toffler.

2003

As of 2003, at the age 26, Tanaka started developing SNS GREE as a hobby. In February 2004, Tanaka opened SNS GREE to the public, as a personal website. By March 2004, over 10,000 users had joined the SNS that soon became hard for him to manage rapidly growing Service by himself. In December 2004, Tanaka established a company, GREE, Inc. in order to run the Service for the growing number of users.

2008

In December 2008, GREE, Inc. was listed on the Market of the High-Growth and Emerging Stocks, closed at the highest market value of shares on the first day.

2009

In February 2009, Tanaka was ranked 24th among “Japan's 40 richest Billionaires” by Forbes Asia. As of 2010, at age 33, he was ranked as “Asia's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire” under the age of 35 and was selected as the “World's Second-Youngest Self-Made Billionaire” after Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg.

2010

In June 2010, 5 years after the foundation, GREE, Inc. was listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Tanaka was 33 years and 3 month at that time and the youngest founder whose company is listed on the TSE first section.