Yoshikazu Tanaka

About Yoshikazu Tanaka

Birth Day: February 18, 1977
Birth Place: Tokyo, Japan, Japan
Residence: Tokyo
Citizenship: Japan
Education: Nihon University
Occupation: founder of GREE, Inc., a Japanese Internet media

Yoshikazu Tanaka

Yoshikazu Tanaka was born on February 18, 1977 in Tokyo, Japan, Japan. Tanaka's company Gree develops free-to-play mobile and social-network-based games. He founded the company in 2004 and took it public in 2008. Tanaka, the company's president and chairman, owns a 46% stake.
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Popular As Yoshikazu Tanaka
Occupation Technology
Age 47 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born February 18, 1977 (Tokyo, Japan, Japan)
Birthday February 18
Town/City Tokyo, Japan, Japan
Nationality Japan

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Yoshikazu Tanaka’s zodiac sign is Pisces. According to astrologers, Pisces are very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Pisces are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back. Pisces is a Water sign and as such this zodiac sign is characterized by empathy and expressed emotional capacity.

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Yoshikazu Tanaka was born in the Year of the Snake. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Snake are seductive, gregarious, introverted, generous, charming, good with money, analytical, insecure, jealous, slightly dangerous, smart, they rely on gut feelings, are hard-working and intelligent. Compatible with Rooster or Ox.

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Yoshikazu Tanaka was born in Tokyo, Mitaka-City in 1977. When Tanaka was a junior high school student, Tanaka became keenly interested in changes in society by informatization and the field of information-communication by reading “Power Shift” by Alvin Toffler.


As of 2003, at the age 26, Tanaka started developing SNS GREE as a hobby. In February 2004, Tanaka opened SNS GREE to the public, as a personal website. By March 2004, over 10,000 users had joined the SNS that soon became hard for him to manage rapidly growing Service by himself. In December 2004, Tanaka established a company, GREE, Inc. in order to run the Service for the growing number of users.


In December 2008, GREE, Inc. was listed on the Market of the High-Growth and Emerging Stocks, closed at the highest market value of shares on the first day.


In February 2009, Tanaka was ranked 24th among “Japan's 40 richest Billionaires” by Forbes Asia. As of 2010, at age 33, he was ranked as “Asia's Youngest Self-Made Billionaire” under the age of 35 and was selected as the “World's Second-Youngest Self-Made Billionaire” after Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg.


In June 2010, 5 years after the foundation, GREE, Inc. was listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Tanaka was 33 years and 3 month at that time and the youngest founder whose company is listed on the TSE first section.

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