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Hiroshi Yamauchi

Hiroshi Yamauchi (Hepburn: Yamauchi Hiroshi, 7 November 1927 – 19 September 2013) was a Japanese businessman.
He was the third president of Nintendo, joining the company in 1949 until stepping down on 31 May 2002, to be succeeded by Satoru Iwata. During his 53-year tenure, Yamauchi transformed Nintendo from a hanafuda card-making company that had been active solely in Japan into a multibillion-dollar video game publisher and global conglomerate.

In April 2013, Forbes estimated Yamauchis net worth at $2.1 billion; he was the 13th richest person in Japan and the 491st richest in the world. In 2008, Yamauchi was Japans wealthiest person with a fortune at that time estimated at $7.8 billion.
At the time of his death, Yamauchi was the largest shareholder at Nintendo.

Howard Lincoln

Howard Charles Lincoln (born February 14, 1940) is an American lawyer and businessman, known primarily for being the former Chairman of Nintendo of America and the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Seattle Mariners baseball team, representing absentee majority owner Hiroshi Yamauchi until Yamauchi died on September 19, 2013


Mario is a character in the Mario video game franchise, owned by Nintendo and created by Japanese video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. Acting as the companys mascot, as well as being the eponymous protagonist of the series, Mario has appeared in over 200 video games since his creation. Depicted as a short, pudgy, Italian plumber who resides in the Mushroom Kingdom, his adventures generally center upon rescuing Princess Peach from the Koopa villain Bowser. Marios fraternal twin brother and sidekick is Luigi.

With more than 600 million units sold worldwide, the overall Mario franchise is the best-selling video game franchise of all time.[12][13] Outside of the Super Mario platform series, other Mario genres include the Mario Kart racing series, sports games such as the Mario Tennis and Mario Golf franchises, role-playing games such as Mario & Luigi, Super Mario RPG, and Paper Mario, and educational games such as Mario Is Missing!, Marios Time Machine, and Mario Teaches Typing. The franchise has branched into several media, including television shows, film, comics, and licensed merchandise. Mario has been voiced by Charles Martinet since 1990.

Masayuki Uemura

Masayuki Uemura (Uemura Masayuki, 20 June 1943 – 6 December 2021) was a Japanese engineer, video game producer, and professor. He was known for his work as an employee of Nintendo from 1971 to 2004, most notably for serving as a key factor in the development of the Nintendo Entertainment System.

A former employee of Sharp Corporation, Uemura joined Nintendo in 1971 working with Gunpei Yokoi and Genyo Takeda on solar cell technology for the Laser Clay Shooting System arcade game.

After becoming General Manager of Nintendo R&D2, Uemura served as the lead architect for the Nintendo Entertainment System and Super NES game consoles.
He retired from Nintendo in 2004 and became director for the Center for Game Studies at Ritsumeikan University.

Minoru Arakawa

Nintendo of America

Shigeru Miyamoto

Shigeru Miyamoto (pronounced [mijamoto ɕiɡeɾɯ]; born November 16, 1952) is a Japanese video game designer, producer and game director at Nintendo, where he serves as one of its representative directors.
He is the creator of some of the most acclaimed and best-selling game franchises of all time, including Mario and The Legend of Zelda.

Born in Sonobe, Japan, he graduated from Kanazawa Municipal College of Industrial Arts. He originally sought a career as a manga artist, until developing an interest in video games.
With the help of his father, he joined Nintendo in 1977 after impressing then-president Hiroshi Yamauchi with his toys.
He became the companys first artist and helped create art for the arcade game Sheriff, and was later tasked with creating a new arcade unit for the company. This eventually led to the 1981 game Donkey Kong.

Miyamoto went on to create both Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda, which became massive successes for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
The games helped Nintendo and the NES to dominate the console game market, especially after the video game crash of 1983.
His games have been flagships of every Nintendo video game console, from the arcade machines of the late 1970s to the present day. He managed Nintendos Entertainment Analysis & Development software division, which developed many of the companys first-party titles.
As a result of Nintendo president Satoru Iwatas death in July 2015, Miyamoto took on the role of acting president alongside Genyo Takeda until being formally appointed as the companys Creative Fellow a few months later.