Tadashi Yanai

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Birthday
7, 1949
Birthplace
Japan
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
7, 1949 (age 70)
Birthplace
Japan

About

Founder of Fast Retailing, at one point Asia's largest apparel firm. He married affordability with stylishness in his Uniqlo clothing line.

Before Fame

He founded Uniqlo as a brandless warehouse business selling low-priced imports to Japanese youth. He learned how to grow the company after watching the operations of Lai Chee-ying in Hong Kong.

Trivia

He had the world's fourth-largest apparel company by 2013, operating 1,200 stores globally with sales nearing $10 billion.

Family Life

He was born in Japan and attended Ube High School and Waseda University.

Associated With

He adopted the approach of the Swedish fashion giant H&M, which also found a balance between affordability and style with the latter accomplished by engaging models like Daphne Groeneveld.