Nintendo Spotting: Hiroshi Yamauchi


Pretty sure that I just snapped a picture of Hiroshi Yamauchi, the 14th richest man in Japan and Nintendo’s largest shareholder. What was Yamauchi-san doing tonight in LA? Well, looking after his former company of course! After all, he was once president of Nintendo of Japan!

Eugene lives in New Mexico and has been a life long gamer since getting his hands on an NES. Always partial to Nintendo, Eugene has made it a point to keep informed on all things Mario.


  1. Nice snapshot. I keep forgetting how long it’s been since he stepped down as CEO.

  2. Don’t know if your joking but I can let you know for fact that’s not Hiroshi Yamauchi

  3. @Rawbiz
    You may be right, but it certainly looked like him to me. I thought so mainly because of the way the rest of the Japanese fellows treated him as he walked down those stairs. The nearly bowed so low that they were kissing his feet!

  4. He might be a shareholder, but he doesn’t look like H.Yamauchi who has never traveled to the U.S not even to see a baseball team he owned play. I know he gave the team(Seattle Mariners) to Nintendo of America. If that was him it would be a BIG DEAL..any keep up the great work.