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Shunji Sugaya Age, Height, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Hyogo, Japan
Age: 43
Net Worth: $990 Million

Billionaire Shunji Sugaya

Bio/Wiki
ProfessionBusinessman
Famous ForSurging towards becoming a billionaire
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Age (as in 2020) 43 Years
BirthplaceHyogo prefecture
NationalityJapanese
College/UniversityThe Saga University of Japan (2000)
Educational QualificationA degree in Computer Programming
Relationships & More
Marital StatusNot Known
ParentsNames Not Known
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$990 million (2020)[1]Fortune.com

Shunji Optim

Some Lesser Known Facts About Shunji Sugaya

  • Shunji became fascinated with computers and programming at a tender age. In his school days, he would develop gaming applications and sell them to his companions for a few hundred Yens.

    Three people who have talked about their dreams since high school. Sugaya’s facing is Tokuda Seiji on the left and Konoichiro Nonomura on the right.

  • As time progressed, his interest in programming strengthened, to give wings to his dreams, he graduated from the Saga University of Japan in 2000, where he acquired more knowledge in the field of about computer programming.
    Shunji Sugaya
  • In March 2000, Sugaya won an award at a business contest where the founder of SoftBank Corporation., Masayoshi Son, was a judge. Later, Shunji sent Masayoshi an email to express gratitude, the two met up, and  SoftBank proposed to buy Sugaya’s idea for $2.8 million or for Sugaya to join the organisation and get stock options. But, Sugaya turned it down politely. Sugaya considers this deal as a “life-changing episode.”

    Shunji Sugaya At Optim Office

    A picture of Shunji Sugaya At Optim Corp. office

  • The same year, after declining the offer of Softbank, he decided to start his own company under the name “Optim.” The company now provides platforms for business-management applying artificial-intelligence and internet-of-things technologies. It has its headquarters in Japan with 208 employees working in it, in 2020.
    Shunji Sugaya
  • Now in 2020, at 43 years of age, his commitment bore fruits. Evidently, due to surging digitalisation in the wake of COVID-19, Optim’s shares gained 79 percent in 2020 after rising by 7.9 percent on June 10. After this, the net worth of Shunji escalated to $990 million as he owns 64% stakes in Optim Corporation.
    shunji stock
  • Optim also makes agricultural drones equipped with Artificial intelligence-based capabilities of image analysis. They can identify spots where damage is being done by insects and pests and spray agricultural chemicals only on those affected areas, thus, reducing labour and the volume of chemicals used.
    Agro Spray Drones by Optim
  • Shunji is also the Co-Founder of Newelse Inc, creator of Wishfeed, a smartphone application that allows users to find and purchase clothes. It was started in 2014.
    Wish the Shopping App

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