Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son says he feels 'so stupid' for passing up early opportunities to invest in Tesla and Amazon
SoftbankCEO Masayoshi Sonspoke at The New York Times' DealBook Conference on Tuesday.
- Softbank has invested in
techgiants including Google, Amazon, and Microsoft.
- Son said he regrets previous chances to invest in Amazon and
Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son is a big proponent of owning up to mistakes, and he acknowledged two of his biggest while speaking at The New York Times DealBook conference on Tuesday morning.
"I'm so stupid, don't embarrass me," Son said, putting his hand to his head after host Andrew Ross Sorkin mentioned that Son had a chance to invest with
"I bang my head" when thinking about it now, he told Sorkin. "If I had enough money and guts," he said,"if I were smart enough" he would have invested. Softbank does now have investments in Amazon and Tesla, along with other tech giants including Alphabet and Microsoft.Masayoshi Son is the founder and CEO of Softbank and worth over $23 billion, according to Bloomberg's Billionaire Index.
Son admires the leaders of these tech firms, he told Sorkin. He mentioned respect for Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg,
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