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Rakuten CEO – Hiroshi Mikitani

Hiroshi Mikitani serves one of the largest Japanese e-commerce and internet companies Rakuten as its Chief Executive and Chairman. He founded the company in 1997, nearly 21 years back. His company, an online marketplace, started as Rakuten Ichiba.  Later, it was rebranded as Rakuten, Inc. in 1999. In 2000, Rakuten became a publicly listed company. As Rakuten CEO, Hiroshi is focused on expanding the reach of his company outside Japan by means of acquisitions and investments. Some of his noteworthy investments include on-demand ride sharing company Lyft and social networking site Pinterest, just to name a few. For details such as age, email address, career, net worth, etc, scroll through this wiki page.

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Hiroshi Mikitani Rakuten CEO

Rakuten Competitors

Some of the leading competitors to Rakuten in the global e-commerce space are:

  1. Amazon
  2. Alibaba

Salary & Net Worth – Investors, Funding, & Valuation

Rakuten Founder Mikitani’s net worth is estimated to be around 4.4 billion USD. His salary details will be published later.

The company’s e-commerce business is valued at 19.6 billion USD. Its investors, valuation, and funding related information will be shared after a while.

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Career & Education – Company, University, & College                                  

Before he started his own business, Mikitani pursued a career path. From 1988 to 1996, he was at Industrial Bank of Japan. However, between 1991 and 1993, he took two years break to complete his MBA. Later, he quit his job and opened his own consulting firm the Crimson Group in 1996.

He went to Hitotsubashi University to earn a bachelor’s degree in commerce. Later, he attended Harvard Business School to study MBA.

Contact Hiroshi Mikitani Email Address | Twitter | LinkedIn

Hiroshi’s LinkedIn profile is You can also take a look at his Twitter handle @hmikitani_e. To reach him over email try [email protected].

Rakuten Customer Care Number | Help & Support

For customer service, you can go to company’s Contact Us page.

Wiki Trivia on Hiroshi Mikitani – Age, Wife, Family, & More

Rakuten CEO Hiroshi, age 55, was born and brought up in Japanese city Kobe (Hyogo Prefecture). He is also known by a nickname Mickey. His birthday falls on March 11, 1965. His wife is Haruko Mikitani and they have two children from the marriage.

Mikitani’s father Ryoichi was the first person from Japan to hold the USA Fulbright Scholarship. He was an economist and a professor at Yale University for two years between 1972 and 1974. At that time, the family was settled in Connecticut. His mother, Setsuko, who received her elementary education in NYC, graduated from Kobe University. She took job at a trading company. Hiroshi has one sister and one brother. Ikuko (sister’s name) is an MD in Osaka University. Kenichi (brother’s name) teaches biology at the University of Tokyo.

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