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Hiroshi Mikitani

HIROSHI MIKITANI is the founder and chief executive of Rakuten, a leading player in the global e-commerce market, which owns Kobo and Buy.com, as well as acquisitions in France, Germany, and Brazil. He appeared on the Forbes 400 list for the first time in 2006, and today is ranked at No. 182 with a net worth of $5.6 billion.