Japenese Entrepreneur, Kazuo Inamori, Kyocera and KDDI Founder, dies at 90

Japenese Entrepreneur, Kazuo Inamori, Kyocera and KDDI Founder, dies at 90

Kazuo Inamori was a Japanese philanthropist, entrepreneur, and founder of Kyocera and KDDI. He was the chairman of Japan Airlines.

The Founder of Kyocera and KDDI Kazuo Inamori, Dies at Age 90

Kazuo Inamori, the founder of component maker Kyocera Corp (6971.T) and one of Japan’s most renowned entrepreneurs, has died at the age of 90, the company said on Tuesday.

Inamori, who died of natural causes at his Kyoto home on Aug. 24, founded Kyocera, then Kyoto Ceramic Co., in 1959 as a maker of exquisite ceramics, with the business becoming a key supplier of components for smartphones and cars.

Kazuo Inamori Age, Family, Early Life

Kazuo Inamori was born on 30 January 1932 (90 years old) in Kagoshima, Japan. He holds a Japanese nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity. His Zodiac sign is Aquarius.

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So yet, we do not have any specific information regarding Kazuo Inamori’s family members.

Kazuo Inamori Wife, What about his Children?

Inamori was survived by his wife Asako and three daughters.

Kazuo Inamori Career, What was his profession?

Kazuo Inamori became a researcher at Shofu Industries in Kyoto, Japan. There he was important in several developments, developing forsterite as an insulator for high-frequency radio waves; using forsterite for the mass production of high-frequency insulator components, and developing an electric tunnel kiln for use in sintering.

In 1959, Inamori and several other colleagues established Kyoto Ceramic, later known as Kyocera. The company manufactured high-frequency insulator components for television picture tubes for Matsushita Electronics Industries (later Panasonic) in Japan, and silicon transistor headers for Fairchild Semiconductor and ceramic substrates for IBM in the United States.

At Kyocera, Inamori implemented his Amoeba Management system. After the deregulation of Japan’s telecommunications industry in 1984, Inamori founded Daini Denden (DDI) Corporation. DDI later entered the cell phone business, merging with KDD (Kokusai Denshin Denwa) and IDO (Nippon Idou Tsushin Corporation) in 2000 to form KDDI, which has grown to become Japan’s second-largest telecommunication services provider.

At the age of 77, Inamori became the CEO of Japan Airlines when it entered bankruptcy protection on 19 January 2010, and led the air carrier through its restructuring, eventually allowing the company to re-list on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in November 2012. Inamori has been an International Advisor of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

How much is Kazuo Inamori Net Worth?

According to Forbes, Inamori and his family have a net worth of $1.1 billion, ranking them 32nd on this year’s list of Japan’s 50 richest people.            

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Which school and college did he go to?

Kazuo Inamori graduated from Kagoshima University in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science degree in applied chemistry.

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

Inamori is not active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Physical Appearance of Kazuo Inamori’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair ColorWhite
Eye colorGrey
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Kazuo Inamori’s should be knows

Zodiac signAquarius
Relationship StatusMarried