Hiroshi Yamauchi, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Hiroshi Yamauchi

Japanese businessman

Date of Birth: 07-Nov-1927

Place of Birth: Kyoto, Kyōto Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 19-Sep-2013

Profession: entrepreneur

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Hiroshi Yamauchi

  • Hiroshi Yamauchi (Japanese: ?? ?, Hepburn: Yamauchi Hiroshi, November 7, 1927 – September 19, 2013) was a Japanese businessman.
  • He was the third president of Nintendo, joining the company in 1949 until stepping down on May 31, 2002, to be succeeded by Satoru Iwata.
  • During his 53-year tenure, Yamauchi transformed Nintendo from a hanafuda card-making company that had been active solely in Japan, into the multibillion-dollar video game publisher and global conglomerate that it is today. As of April 2013, Forbes estimated Yamauchi's net worth at $2.1 billion; he was the 13th richest person in Japan and the 491st richest in the world.
  • In 2008, Yamauchi was Japan's wealthiest person with a fortune at that time estimated at $7.8 billion. At the time of his death, Yamauchi was the largest shareholder at Nintendo.

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