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Entrepreneur Mentored by Rakuten Billionaire Becomes One Himself

  • Founder Minami took job platform Visional public this year
  • His net worth surged as the stock jumped after the IPO

Soichiro Swimmy Minami came under the wing of Japanese billionaire Hiroshi Mikitani, the founder of e-commerce giant Rakuten Group Inc., when he worked at Rakuten’s professional baseball team back in 2004. 

Mikitani told him businesses must fix a social problem. Minami took his words to heart.