Tony Richardson, founder and president of RichardsonHeritage Group Inc., was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and then moved to Rocky Mount, North Carolina, at the age of nine. He earned his B.A. in Mathematical Sciences and B.A. in Bible Missions at Harding University (Arkansas, USA); a Certificate of Achievement in Negotiation from the Heriot-Watt University School of Business (Edinburgh, U.K.); a Certificate in Level 3 Japanese-Language Proficiency from the Japan Association of International Education & The Japan Foundation (Tokyo, Japan); and is a former member of the National Association of Securities Dealers (USA). Tony and his wife Vanessa own a home in Charlotte, North Carolina, and rent a townhouse in Ibaraki, Japan (about an hour north of Tokyo), where they now reside with their two children.