How Masayoshi Son Became One of the Most Powerful Investors in Tech – Bloomberg

Love him or hate him, Softbank’s Masayoshi Son is shaking up Silicon Valley and global investing. He once lost more money than anyone has ever lost in history, but has since recovered to make some of the world’s most successful tech investments. (Video by Robin Fall) (Source: Bloomberg)
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What Wealthy People Know

Did you know…?

  • The Wilshire 5000 is made up of 3,492 publicly traded companies
  • Total listed domestic companies fell from 7,322 at its peak in 1996 to 3,671 in 2016, a 50% decrease
  • There were 90% fewer IPOs in 2016 vs. 1996 peak
  • 140 public companies represent more than 50% of the total U.S. market capitalization
  • There are more than 5,900,000 private companies in the U.S.
  • Number of U.S. “unicorns” (private companies worth more than $1bn) has grown from 39 in 2013 to 134 today