|Full Name :||Hiroshi Mikitani|
|Born :||11th- Mar - 1963|
|Zodiac Sign :||Pisces|
|Birth Place :|| Kobe
|Education :||Harvard University Cambridge Massachusetts,
Hitotsubashi University Kunitachi Japan
|Networth :||7.7 Billion USD|
Rakuten, Japan’s largest e-commerce company is not unheard of in the world obsessed with internet shopping. The man behind it, the Harvard-graduate Hiroshi Mikitani’s is a story that is a source of inspiration and awe, but mostly of courage.Mikitani had it all perfect right from the childhood.
He was born to scholarly parents, his father being a professor and an economist Ryoichi Mikitani and mother Setsuko who worked for a trading company as well. After graduating from the prestigious Hitotsubashi university in Japan, he went on to bag a job in the Industrial Bank of Japan and this, according to a Japanese family was a perfect career success story.
But for Mikitani, this wasn’t enough. When he was transferred to the USA in 1993, he got himself an MBA in the world’s best business school, the Harvard Business School. Post that, although he has worked for three more years in Industrial Bank of Japan, he always knew that he wanted venture off on his own path.He pursued the big dream that he’s always had, ‘to start an internet shopping company’, something that was touted as risky back in the 90’s when e-commerce wasn’t really prospering. Mikitani thought that all that the internet shopping needed was “another chance” and “the right way to do it”.