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SoftBank’s Son Offers Mea Culpa After Jesus Comment Backfires

It seems like almost nothing is going right for Masayoshi Son these days.

SoftBank Group Corp. reported record losses on Monday after writing down the value of investments, including WeWork and Uber Technologies Inc. On a call with investors that followed, Son compared himself to another high-profile visionary who was initially misunderstood -- Jesus Christ. The billionaire also said the Beatles did not become a success overnight, according to a person on the call. He was promptly pilloried in the media.