SoftBank’s Saudi ties could mean cash after Kingdom’s crackdown

Masayoshi Son
Billionaire Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank Group Corp., looks on during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Billionaire Masayoshi Son may be getting closer to achieving his dream of making SoftBank Group Corp. the world’s biggest investor in technologies. The reason has to do with the main patron of Son’s $100 billion investment plan, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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