Ex-Nintendo chairman is Japan’s richest man

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 8 May 2008 08:04 GMT

According to this Forbes article, ex-Nintendo chairman Hiroshi Yamauchi is now Nintendo’s richest man.

The aging boss netted more than $3 billion in the past year alone, mainly from Wii’s success.

Apparently, Japan’s 40 wealthiest businesspeople are worth $89.9 billion, up $10.7 billion from last year.

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