Akira Mori was born on 12th July, 1936. He is an 80 year old Japanese businessman and is the president and CEO of a real estate developer; Mori Trust. The company was founded by his father in and is situated in Tokyo, Japan.
He is the fourth richest person in Japan.
Akira graduated from Keio University in 1960. After completing his graduation he joined Yasuda Trust & Banking. After gaining work experience, he later joined his father’s company in the year 1972 as an employee.
His father died in 1993 and thus, he and his brother, Minoru inherited the family business. They worked together till 1999 and then they split-up. Akira headed the Mori Trust and his brother took care of Mori Building Company.
Akira’s Parents: Taikichiro Mori and Hana Mori
Taikichiro Mori was born on 1st March, 1904. He graduated in 1928 from Tokyo College of Commerce. He was married to Hana Mori and they have four children including Akira. In 1932, he was appointed as a Professor at Kyoto Sericulture Technical High School. He founded Mori Building Company after his retirement as Dean of Yokohama City University in 1959. With the gradual success of his company, he ended up being the richest man in the world in 1991-1992. He died of heart failure on 30 January 1993.
Akira’s Siblings: Kei Mori, Minoru Mori and Aiko Mori
Akira has three siblings, two brothers; Kei, Minoru and a sister; Aiko. While Kei Mori and Aiko Mori are reputed University Professors, his brother Minoru is a businessman.
Minoru Mori was born on 24th August, 1934 and was a businessman. He was among Japan’s most powerful and influential building entrepreneurs he graduated from Tokyo University and joined Mori Building. Kei Mori also holds the shares of Mori Building. He was the CEO and President of the company and was listed under world’s richest men by Forbes.
He was married and had two children. He acquired various accomplishments in the field of business. He was named as Asia Businessman of the Year 2007 by Fortune magazine in the year 2008. He was honored with Order of the British Empire in 2009 by Queen Elizabeth II. He created China’s tallest building in the year 2008; Shanghai World Financial Center. He died on 8th March, 2012 due to a heart failure.
Akira Mori is married and has three children.
Akira’s Daughter: Miwako Date
Miwako Date is the daughter of Akira. She went to Sacred Heart Private Girls’ School in Tokyo. She graduated in media and governance from Keio University, Tokyo. After her graduation, she started working at a Japanese consulting firm. Later in 1998, she made the decision to join the family business and started working at Mori Trust. She became Executive Managing Director of Mori Trust in 2008. Today, she is the President of the Mori Trust Hotels & Resorts Co. and also the Chairman of Mampei Hotel, Karuizawa. Miwako is heading the areas of construction management, real estate development, etc.
Akira Mori’s Career:
Akira Mori started his business with focus in real estate in Tokyo but with time he has successfully managed to spread the company into different cities. The Mori Trust owns 67 buildings including offices and residential buildings in various cities of Japan including Tokyo. The company also operates about 30 hotels including The Conrad, Tokyo.
Net worth of Akira Mori:
Akira was in the Forbes Lists of Billionaires in 2016 at rank 286. He has a net worth of $4.3 Billion. In 2016, he was also listed under Japan’s 50 Richest People’s list at rank 6.