SoftBank founder Son pledges to stay at helm as company’s firepower grows

SoftBank Group Corp. Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son speaks during an earnings briefing in Tokyo, Japan, July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

SoftBank Group founder Masayoshi Son, Japan’s richest man, said on Wednesday he’ll spend the next decade identifying a successor to drive his rapidly growing technology empire, which has amassed an unprecedented investment warchest over the past year.

Since the departure of former chief operating officer Nikesh Arora last year, Son has been without an immediate candidate to replace him should he step down.

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