Soichiro Fukutake Net Worth
Soichiro Fukutake Net Worth: Soichiro Fukutake is a Japanese businessman who has a net worth of $1.3 billion. As the eldest son of Tetsuhiko Fukuke, the founder of today's Benesse Corporation and Benesse Holdings, Inc., Soichiro Fukutak started to make his fortune after he joined the family business. Born in 1945 in Okayama Prefecture, Soichiro Fukutake completed his studies at the School of Science and Engineering in Waseda University. Upon graduation, he spent some time working for Nissei Sangyo Co. Ltd. before entering Fukutake Publishing in 1973. After his father's death in 1976, he moved the Tokyo office to the Okayama headquarters. Even though it wasn't easy for him to adjust to the drastic change in the environment, he felt the benefits from the move few months later. Now, Benesse is one of the largest educational services companies in the world. It has acquired Berlitz language school in 2001, and has been expanding overseas especially in China, Korea and Taiwan. Also, it has gone beyond prep courses and language instruction into businesses like nursing homes, executive training and translation services.