Tadashi Yanai
Name: Tadashi Yanai
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Gender: Male
Birth Day: February 7, 1949
Age: 73
Country: Japan
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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Tadashi Yanai

Tadashi Yanai was born on February 7, 1949 in Japan (73 years old). Tadashi Yanai is an Entrepreneur, zodiac sign: Aquarius. Nationality: Japan. Approx. Net Worth: $30 Billion. With the net worth of $30 Billion, Tadashi Yanai is the #45 richest person on earth all the time in our database.


He had the world's fourth-largest apparel company by 2013, operating 1,200 stores globally with sales nearing $10 billion.

Net Worth 2020

$30 Billion
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Before Fame

He founded Uniqlo as a brandless warehouse business selling low-priced imports to Japanese youth. He learned how to grow the company after watching the operations of Lai Chee-ying in Hong Kong.


Biography Timeline


Yanai was born in Ube, Yamaguchi in February 1949. He attended Ube High School and later Waseda University, graduating in 1971 with a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science. His uncle was an activist for elimination of the settlement of discriminated lower-class people, called Burakumin (minority group of Japanese society).


In 1971, Yanai started in business by selling kitchenware and men's clothing at a JUSCO supermarket. After a year at JUSCO, he quit and joined his father’s roadside tailor shop. Yanai opened his first Uniqlo store in Hiroshima in 1984, and changed the name of his father’s company Ogori Shoji to Fast Retailing in 1991. He has stated: "I might look successful but I've made many mistakes. People take their failures too seriously. You have to be positive and believe you will find success next time."


In March 2011, Yanai donated 1 billion yen to victims of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Tadashi Yanai is 73 years, 9 months and 19 days old. Tadashi Yanai will celebrate 74th birthday on a Tuesday 7th of February 2023.

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