The Son rises once more

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SINGAPORE (Nov 24): In February 2000, Masayoshi Son briefly became the richest man in the world, overtaking Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.

Two days later, as the stock price of his Tokyo-listed flagship SoftBank Group slipped, he lost the title.

“It was the briefest period anyone has spent being the richest man in the world,” Son recounted in a TV interview a few years ago... (Click here to read the full story.)