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Yusaku Maezawa

Yusaku Maezawa

Once an aspiring rock musician in the US, Maezawa, 39, returned to Japan where he sold CDs and merchandise via mail order from home. In 1998, he formalised the business, calling it Start Today. Now, the publicly traded firm is known best for Japan’s largest online fashion mall Zozotown which has a recorded 3.5 million shoppers. His mobile app, Wear, has been described as the Facebook of fashion with an e-commerce function.