Masayoshi Son: Emperor of the Internet

Nobody owns more cyber-real estate than the netrepreneur Masayoshi Son

Go online this week to buy a Christmas present, e-mail a friend or sell a stock, and chances are you are going to click on a piece of Masayoshi Son's empire. You won't know it--and you probably don't know his name--but that's O.K. by Son. Soft-spoken, quick to smile, often cloaked in a slightly rumpled golf sweater, "Masa" Son is the unlikely man who would be emperor of the Internet. He has a 300-year--yes, that's 300-year--plan to invest in so many companies on the Web that no matter what country you're in, whether you're looking for a broker or a bouquet...

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