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He was born as a Yamauchi, grandson of the second president of Nintendo.
Who's company was known across Japan as a card gaming business.
His father walked out on him and so did his mother due to the shame of the marridge.
So young Hiroshi was forced to live a strict life under the rule of his grandparents.
World War 2 came to Japan
Young Hiroshi was just a teenager at the time and wanted to enlist.
But the Yamauchi grandparents were smart not to allow him.
Considering the way it ended, it was perhaps for the best.
Hiroshi then focused on his schooling at university
To study law in an ever changing Japan under US occupation
But his career as a lawyer was cut short due to his Grandfather taking ill
So young Hiroshi Yamauchi became the 3rd President and CEO of Nintendo.
He became a businessman early in his 20s
And he asserted his authority at Nintendo
He fired anyone who was a threat to his family
The pent up anger from his childhood now had power in his early adultho