Wednesday August 12, 2020

Demise of a thoroughly modern tycoon

Takafumi Horie, the young multimillionaire at the centre of the scandal that rocked the Tokyo Stock Exchange last week, called his first company Livin’ on the Edge Inc.

21st January, 2006

Takafumi Horie, the young multimillionaire at the centre of the scandal that rocked the Tokyo Stock Exchange last week, called his first company Livin’ on the Edge Inc.

For a time, he really was.

In less than ten years in business, the celebrity entrepreneur ruffled feathers and captured hearts, a businessman in a t-shirt and jeans in a country of grey suits.

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