“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Takafumi Horie is a Japanese entrepreneur who founded livedoor, a website-design operation that grew into an internet portal involved in a wide range of businesses. After being arrested on accusations of securities fraud in 2006, he severed all connections with his company. He was granted bail and his trial began September 4, 2006. On March 16, 2007, Horie was sentenced to a 2 years and 6 months imprisonment.
He is popularly known as Horiemon, a name also given—and chosen by popular demand via voting on a Livedoor website—to a racehorse he owns.