Soichiro Fukutake - Fortune - Billionaire list

Soichiro Fukutake
inherited billionaire.

He owns Benesse Corp. a self/long distance teaching business offering courses for babies to high school kids. He also owns Berlitz, the language instruction and translation firm. Recently partnered with LeapFrog from California to develop Japanese versions of LeapFrog's hugely popular educational toys.

No children. Education: Waseda University, Bachelor of Arts / Science.

$1.5 billion as of 2005.