Hiroshi Mikitani is a Japanese businessman having an estimated net worth of $7.9 billion as of September 2015,according to Forbes. He’s the fourth wealthiest man in the list of Japan’s Top 50 Richest and 215th in the listing of World Billionaires. Produced on March 11, 1963 in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, he attended Hitotsubashi University and graduated in 1988. He also founded a consulting group called Crimson Group in 1997. Mikitani has gained his estimated net worth of $9.6 billion as the chairman and CEO of Rakuten, a Japanese electronic commerce an Internet company that he founded in 1997. After two years, he changed the name of the company to Rakuten, Inc. He’s in addition the head of the E-Commerce and Banking Business Units and also the head of the Development Units. He continues to work on the acquisition of additional companies to help grow his international offerings together with to challenge major online stores like Amazon and eBay. Hiroshi Mikitani has spent more than $1 billion over the past few years in obtaining Buy.com in the U.S. and Play.com in the U.K. to name a few. He also executed a project called “Englishnization”, that will gradually make English the language of Rakuten despite having a bulk of Japanese staff. He believes that English just isn’t an advantage but this is a prerequisite. In May 2012, he bought a $100 million position in the photo-sharing site Pinterest together with Kobo, Canada’s e-book reader company, before that year. Lately, he’s profited from online deregulation when the prohibitions on online drug sales and election campaigning was lifted. This means he can rake in more money in Japan.