Sony Corporation Wiki, History, Owner, CEO, Products, Subsidiaries and Net Worth

One of the most popular companies in the world is Sony Corporation and this is due to some of their products. Ranging from the PlayStation, to their Cameras, TVs and even their artistes under Sony Music.

No doubt, Sony has impacted our lives one way or the other through either their products or services which is coming directly from their multiple subsidiaries across the world. It is one of the top and as we might want to call it, the crème de la crème of Asian companies.

Sony Corporation

 

According to their official website, Sony.net, their purpose is to fill the world with emotion, through the power of creativity and technology. Their values include the following:

  • Dreams & Curiosity
  • Diversity
  • Integrity & Sincerity
  • Sustainability

Sony Corporation Wiki and History

We can trace the origin of Sony to the World War II. In 1946, a Japanese man by the name, Masaru Ibuka started an electronics shop in Tokyo with just 8 employees at that time. Later that year, there was a merge between Ibuka’s electronics shop and Akio Morita’s Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo. The company they came together to create was later called Type-G but in 1958, it was changed to Sony.

Sony is a Japanese multinational conglomerate and trust us when we say Sony is indeed a very large company that cuts across different continents. It has its headquarters at Sony City,  in Minato, Tokyo, Japan.

Sony Corporation is the holding company of Sony Group and has traded publicly on New York Stock Exchange Market since 1970. It is also listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange. Fortune Magazine ranked Sony as the 122nd in the Fortune Global 500 List.

Company Profile

Founded

1946

Owner

Citibank (Largest Shareholder)

Founders

Masaru Ibuka

Akio Morita (Later)

Type

Public

Stock Exchange

Listed on NYSE as SNE.

Listed on TYO as 6758

Board Chairman

Shuzo Sumi

President and CEO

Kenichiro Yoshida

Industry

Multiple

Headquarters

Minato, Tokyo, Japan

Official Website

Sony

Employees

10,000 – 120,000

Sony Corporation Owner and CEO

The co-founders of Sony are:

  • Masaru Ibuka
  • Akio Morita

The CEO of Sony is Kenichiro Yoshida.

Sony Products

Sony Products

They offer their products and services in these areas:

  • TV & Video
  • Audio
  • Digital Camera
  • Smartphones & Internet
  • Game & Network Services
  • Pictures
  • Music
  • Financial Services

Sony Corporation Subsidiaries

You can check out the comprehensive list by here.

Sony Corporation Net Worth

The Japanese company is reportedly worth close to $50 billion.