Last week, Donald Trump met with SoftBank CEO Masatoshi Son, who said he would invest $50 billion into the U.S. with the hope of creating 50,000 jobs. The investment, if it comes to fruition, will come out of the technology fund Apple may contribute to. The SoftBank fund will place financial bets on emerging technologies. If the deal between Apple and SoftBank goes through, it will be Apple's second major investment of the year. Earlier in 2016, the company plunked down a $1 billion investment in the Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing.
MORE: Apple has held talks to invest in $100B SoftBank Technology fund that Softbank CEO touted alongside Pres.-elect Trump last week – DJ pic.twitter.com/HG4qXKRgHO— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) December 12, 2016