Kazuo Inamori & family

About Kazuo Inamori & family

Birth Day: January 21, 1932
Birth Place: Japan
Birth Sign: Aquarius
Alma mater: Kagoshima University
Awards: Othmer Gold Medal
Fields: Engineering, Chemistry, Philanthropy, Management

Kazuo Inamori & family Net Worth

Kazuo Inamori & family was born on January 21, 1932 in Japan. Kazuo Inamori is the founder and chairman emeritus of manufacturing firm Kyocera. Kyocera produces electronic equipment and components for semiconductors, telecom equipment and more. Inamori founded the company, originally called Kyoto Ceramics, with his former supervisor and colleagues in 1959. Inamori retired from Kyocera's board of directors in 2005. A trained Buddhist priest, he heads the Inamori Foundation, which awards the Kyoto Prize, for technology, basic science, and arts and philosophy.
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💰Kazuo Inamori & family Net worth: $740 Million

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Kazuo Inamori was born January 21 1932 in Kagoshima, on the island of Kyushu in Japan. Inamori graduated from Kagoshima University in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science degree in applied chemistry. He became a researcher at Shofu Industries in Kyoto, Japan. There he was important in several developments, developing fosterite as an insulator for high frequency radio waves; using fosterite for the mass production of high frequency insulator components; and developing an electric tunnel kiln for use in sintering.


In 1959, Inamori and several other colleagues established Kyoto Ceramic, later known as Kyocera. The company manufactured high-frequency insulator components for television picture tubes for Matsushita Electronics Industries (later Panasonic) in Japan, and silicon transistor headers for Fairchild Semiconductor and ceramic substrates for IBM in the United States. At Kyocera, Inamori implemented his Amoeba Management system.


Inamori, who is a Zen Buddhist priest, established the Inamori Foundation in 1984, which awards the annual Kyoto Prize to honor those who have made "extraordinary contributions to science, civilization, and the spirituality of humankind."


In 2005, Inamori helped to establish the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio), with a gift of $10 million. The center awards the Inamori Ethics Prize to those who serve as examples of ethical leadership and make significant contributions to the betterment of global society.


At the age of 77, Inamori became the CEO of Japan Airlines when it entered bankruptcy protection on January 19, 2010, and led the air carrier through its restructuring, eventually allowing the company to re-list on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in November 2012. Inamori has been an International Advisor of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.


After deregulation of Japan’s telecommunications industry in 1984, Inamori founded Daini Denden (DDI) Corporation. DDI later entered the cell phone Business, merging with KDD (Kokusai Denshin Denwa) and IDO (Nippon Idou Tsushin Corporation in 2000 to form KDDI, which has grown to become Japan's second-largest Telecommunication services provider.