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College Dropout Builds $560 Million Fortune Through AI Firm

  • AI inside’s shares have surged since listing in December
  • Taku Toguchi owns 51% and has ambitious expansion plans

Taku Toguchi knew he wanted a career in artificial intelligence as far back as when he was a teenager.

Now 36, the college dropout and serial entrepreneur has joined the ranks of Japanese founders building fortunes in AI, thanks to a stock-market rally that turned his company into one of the nation’s most richly valued.