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Masayoshi Son, founder and president of Japanese Internet investor Softbank Corp., has been named Businessman of the Year by U.S. business magazine Forbes Global for his visionary work that may transform Japan’s economy.

In choosing Son as winner of the title created last year to recognize the most challenging and unique entrepreneur, Forbes Global hailed Son for building Softbank into a holding company of Internet company stakes worth more than $18 billion after starting with nothing 20 years ago.

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