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SoftBank Group Corp., a Japanese multinational corporation, was founded in 1981 by its CEO Masayoshi Son, Japan’s richest man, and is Japan’s third largest public company. Its portfolio of investments include interests in the telecommunications, ecommerce, internet technology services, finance, media and semiconductor businesses. Two of its most prominent holdings are the British chip designer ARM Holdings and an 80% interest in Sprint. It recently made a $4 billion investment in Nvidia and is Nvidia’s fourth largest shareholder.

In 2016, Softbank announced the formation of the Vision Fund, stating that it intended to raise $100 billion for technology investments. The company stated that the fund would particularly focus on the field of artificial intelligence. In May 2017, the fund closed its first round of $93 billion. More than half the money - $60 billion - was raised in the Middle East: $45 billion from Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund and $15 billion from Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Investment Company. Other investors include Apple, Sharp, Foxconn, Oracle and Qualcomm.

Softbank's founder and CEO, Masayoshi Son, Japan's riches man, is a futurist who has predicted the singularity, the moment in time when machines will become smarter than humans and technology will progress exponentially. Son has predicted that will occur in 2047.

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5735I can't argue with what you said. :)Jurgis Bekepuris-5 hours ago
5734And neither are Sardar Biglari and Eddie Lampert (Sears/Kmart). At least MasayosGlenn Petersen-8 hours ago
5733SoftBank is not Berkshire Hathaway of technology.Jurgis Bekepuris-yesterday
5732SoftBank Is the Berkshire Hathaway of Technology, Bernstein Says By Julie VerhaGlenn Petersen-last Friday
5731SoftBank says it could invest as much as $880 billion(!) in tech That’s not a tGlenn Petersen-last Thursday
5730SoftBank deals held up before US security regulator Series of deals delayed befGlenn Petersen-last Wednesday
5729$100 billion is not enough — SoftBank is in talks to raise a second giant tech fGlenn Petersen-last Tuesday
5728SoftBank: Japan’s FANG Play The firm shows up in many of today’s big deals, andGlenn Petersen-last Sunday
5727U.S. Mega Banks Are This Close to Breaking Their Profit Record Bloomberg Why dzzpat-October 12
5726SoftBank Leads $93 Million Investment in AI Software Startup By Selina Wang Glenn Petersen-October 11
5725 Masayoshi Son’s Grand Plan for SoftBank’s $100 Billion Vision Fund By KATIE Glenn Petersen-October 11
5724SoftBank's Long Goodbye By ShulGlenn Petersen2October 9
5723Here’s how a tender offer like Uber’s would unfold There’s no guarantee that theGlenn Petersen-October 5
5722Uber board splits difference with Travis Kalanick Dan Primack Axios October 3, Glenn Petersen-October 3
5721Softbank invests in Uber's biggest Indian rival: India's Ola Raises $2 Glenn Petersen-October 2
5720The resolution of them power struggle at Uber could determine if Softbank actualGlenn Petersen-October 1
5719SoftBank Plots Deals to Build $300 Billion Asset-Management Arm By Giles TurnerGlenn Petersen-September 29
5718Are analysts too bullish in Softbank? Already slightly overvalued based on PE, PProThinker-September 29
5717More background on Masayoshi Son: As the bubble burst, he reportedly loGlenn Petersen1September 27
5716Duplicate deletedGlenn Petersen-September 27
5715Uber-SoftBank Deal Is Said to Ensure Limits on Kalanick’s Power By Eric NewcomGlenn Petersen-September 27
5714The Link Between SoftBank, Alzheimer's and Data By Giles Turner and Jared SGlenn Petersen1September 25
5713SoftBank's Masayoshi Son breaks the mold of conservative Japanese investors Glenn Petersen-September 24
5712This would be a huge deal for Softbank. Its 80% interest in Sprint is currently Glenn Petersen-September 22
5711SoftBank’s $93 billion Vision Fund is the biggest of all time — and it’s not eveGlenn Petersen-September 22
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