Yusaku Maezawa: from rock star to mega-rich retailer by age 35
Yusaku Maezawa is a former rock musician who started selling CDs and band t-shirts online back in the early 1990's. He then started a company called Start Today, along with a wildly-successful e-commerce site called Zozotown. Zozotown is set up like a mall, with different shops for different types of fashion and other products that are all sold on consignment. The company has doubled its value every year since it was established in 2005, and Zozotown currently has over 3 million subscribers (one must subscribe in order to access Zozotown). At age 35, Maezawa is a billionaire and his company is still flourishing despite hard economic times felt elsewhere in the world.