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SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son predicts 15 of the companies in its $100 billion Vision Fund will go bankrupt

SoftBank has become much stricter with the companies in its $100 billion Vision Fund after its stake in WeWork seems unlikely to pay off.
WeWork cofounder and former CEO Adam Neumann.

SoftBank’s CEO now says its $9 billion bet on WeWork and Adam Neumann was a mistake — but he still thinks WeWork will end up making money

"It's not science, it's art. You get excited with an entrepreneur who seems great but does not necessarily deliver a great return."

SoftBank reportedly considered a big move to take the company private before settling on a plan to sell off billions in assets

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son reportedly discussed taking the company private with investors including activist shareholder Elliot Management.
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son, left, and WeWork CEO Adam Neumann.

SoftBank could walk away from the $3 billion WeWork stock buybacks it agreed to as part of its bailout plan: WSJ

The Japanese investor cited regulatory inquiries from US agencies including the SEC and the Justice Department as rationale to pull out.
SoftBank Group Corp. Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son.

SoftBank billionaire Masayoshi Son broke a 3-year Twitter silence to promise 1 million coronavirus tests, then backpedalled

Son was met with intense backlash online after saying he would offer 1 million free tests for the virus.

‘We were kings of the world’: WeWork’s Adam Neumann fostered a culture of superiority at the troubled coworking startup

"Adam was the sun and we all revolved around him," a WeWork employee told the Financial Times after the IPO collapsed and Neumann stepped down.

Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and the rabbit-duck illusion: SoftBank’s CEO used the famous image to rebrand as an investor

"Mr Buffett and myself are a little bit different," Masayoshi Son said. "I'm still making some craziness."

SoftBank just made $12 billion after Sprint’s stock rocketed 70%

The Uber and WeWork investor owns nearly 85% of the wireless carrier's shares, which soared after a judge approved Sprint's merger with T-Mobile.

Activist investor Elliott Management has built a more than $2.5 billion stake in SoftBank, the conglomerate behind WeWork

SoftBank's battered stock became appealing to Elliott after WeWork's failed initial public offering process, according to The Journal.