Ex-truck driver becomes a billionaire with some help from Amazon

Masaru Wasami, president and chief executive officer of Maruwa Unyu Kikan Co., poses for a photograph in Tokyo, on Oct. 2, 2019. Foto: Bloomberg photo by Akio Kon

Masaru Wasami started working part time at a vegetable store at age 12, determined to help his ailing mother in her battle with tuberculosis.

Just three years later, he walked away from school and a promising future as a long-distance runner to thrust himself into the business full time...

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