Who is Akio Morita ?
Morita Akio popularly known as Akio Morita was born on January 26, 1921 and died on October 3, 1999. He was a Japanese businessman and co-founder of Sony along with Masaru Ibuka.
Akio was born in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. Morita’s family was involved in sake, miso and soy sauce production in the village of Kosugaya (currently a part of Tokoname City) on the western coast of Chita Peninsula in Aichi Prefecture since 1665.
He was the oldest of four siblings and his father Kyuzaemon trained him as a child to take over the family business.
Akio, however, found his true calling in mathematics and physics, and in 1944 he graduated from Osaka Imperial University with a degree in physics.
He was later commissioned as a sub-lieutenant in the Imperial Japanese Navy, and served in World War II.
During his service, Morita met his future business partner Masaru Ibuka in the Navy’s Wartime Research Committee.
On May 7, 1946, Ibuka founded Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha (Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation, the forerunner of Sony Corporation) with about 20 employees and initial capital of ¥190,000.
Ibuka was 38 years old. Morita, 25 years old joined Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha shortly after its inception, with Morita’s family investing in Sony during the early period and being the largest shareholder.
Morita suffered a stroke in 1993, during a game of tennis. On November 25, 1994, he stepped down as Sony chairman.
On October 3, 1999, Morita died of pneumonia at the age of 78.
Who is Akio Morita Spouse ?
Akio Morita got married with Yoshiko Kamei. They got married on 1951 and got divorced on 1999.
They have 3 children. But we don’t have much information about them.
We don’t have any information about his affairs & dating beside this.
What is Akio Morita Net Worth ?
His current estimated net worth is $1.35 billion.
- Birthday: January 26, 1921
- Birth Place: Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
- Died: October 3, 1999, Tokyo, Japan
- Spouse: Yoshiko Kamei (m. 1951–1999)
- Education: Osaka University (1944)
- Organizations founded: Sony Corporation, Sony Corporation of America
- Net Worth: $1.35 billion
- Awards: Albert Medal
- Cause of death: Pneumonia
- Nationality: Japanese