SoftBank’s CEO Masayoshi Son seemingly fell asleep during a panel at a Saudi Arabian event

Masayoshi Son, CEO of mega-tech investor SoftBank, appeared to be nodding off during a panel during a global investment conference in Saudi Arabia dubbed “Davos in the desert.”

During a panel at the Future Investment Initiative, Son spent about half a minute with his eyes closed before his head dropped and he appeared to wake from his slumber, blinking a few times before turning to the panellist next to him, who had been talking throughout Son’s apparent shuteye.

The investor have previously put money into companies like Uber, Indian digital payments company Paytm, alt-lender SoFi, online real-estate marketplace Compass, InsurTech firms ZhongAn and Lemonade, business lender Oaknorth and Kabbage, the online loan platform.

However, one investment in particular could have been the cause for Son needing a few extra Zs of apparent sleep: WeWork. Son and SoftBank have spent the past few months removing the WeWork founder Adam Neumann after the company’s botched IPO and taken control of the office space-renting company.

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