KAZIO Inamori (Kazuo Inamori)( founder and chairman of Kyocera, and DDI Corporation.)
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Biography KAZIO Inamori (Kazuo Inamori)
Dr.. Inamori was born January 30, 1932 and grew up in the southern prefecture of Kagoshima. His family was not rich, and he was the second son of seven children. At the age of 27, he and seven other of his colleagues create the Kyoto Cerainic Co. Ltd. - A company with a statutory fund of 10,000 dollars, which had to borrow. Known today as the Kyocera Corporation, . This company is present in the "Fortune 500" (373rd place with annual sales of nearly $ 4 billion), . in the business weekly "Global 1000" (179 th place in the market value of $ 12 billion).,
. In 1971, Kyocera has become the first Japanese company to commence proceedings in California
. Since 1980, its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange, and is currently on the board of directors consists of four Americans.
In 1984, Dr.. Inamori joined 225 other companies and formed the DDI Corporation, the first and largest private telephone company, challenged the monopoly of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT). As Chairman of the Board of Directors of DDI, Dr.. Inamori created in Japan, eight regional cellular telephone systems.
In 1993, Kyocera and DDI formed Nippon Indium. Currently, Motorola and Nippon Iridium are the largest investors of the Project Iridium - the global satellite network that will establish a telephone connection between any two points on the planet. Already in the first year of its existence, DDI has brought half a billion dollars profit on sales of nearly four billion dollars and issued its shares.
. In 1995, DDI has penetrated into the sphere of personal communications systems, and built a nine branches providing services to "pocket" telephone service in all major cities of Japan.
. In 1984, thanking the community for his success, Dr.
. Inamori personally made 200 million dollars and established the Inamori Foundation, pay an annual Kyoto Prize. Annually awards three prizes in categories: general scientific research,
Advanced technology, Applied Arts and Humanities. Prizes are awarded to individuals or teams and approximately 500,000 dollars each. By the tenth anniversary of the Fund, these awards were presented to 2 Japanese, 16 Europeans and 13 Americans.