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My answer on Quora to: “E-Commerce: Who are the top e-commerce entrepreneurs in Asia?”


Three top e-commerce entrepreneurs from Japan:
Hiroshi Mikitani from Rakuten (
$10 billion market cap.

Minoru Tanaka from (
$1.5 billion market cap.

Teruhide Sato from Netprice (…)
$70 million market cap.

Mikitani and Sato started their e-commerce platforms by themselves and still lead them, while Tanaka joined (which offers Japan’s biggest price comparison engine, amongst others) joined five years after inception.

Who are the top e-commerce entrepreneurs in Asia?

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