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Akira Toriyama net worth:
$45 Million

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Akira Toriyama information

Birth date: April 5, 1955 age 60
Birth place: Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Profession:Mangaka, Designer, Game artist, Writer, Art Director
Nationality:Japan
Spouse:Nachi Mikami (m. 1982)
Children:Sasuke Toriyama
Books:Dragon Ball (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 10

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Akira Toriyama was born on 5 April 1955, in Nagoya, Japan, and is a well known Japanese manga artist, as well as a game artist, character designer and art director, who began his career in his early 20s, and is probably best known for what is regarded as his finest work, Dragon Ball .

How rich is Akira Toriyama? Currently, Akira Toriyama’s net worth is estimated to be $45 million, accumulated mostly from his career as a manga artist, during a career spanning almost 40 years since his debut in this art industry in the late 1970s.

Akira Toriyama Net Worth $45 Million

Toriyama probably began his drawing career as early as elementary school, as a simple form of entertainment because there was apparently little else to keep young children amused and interested. Professionally his first job was working at an advertising agency in Nagoya, where he designed posters for almost three years. After quitting this job, Toriyama participated in an amateur contest named “Jump”, really in order to win money. Although Toriyama didn’t win the competition, he was later contacted and encouraged by Kazuhiko Torishima, who would later become his editor.

In 1978, Toriyama debuted with a series of two one-shot manga entitled “Wonder Land”, which was published in Weekly Shōnen Jump, a weekly manga anthology. Toriyama’s break-through occurred a couple of years later in 1980 with the publication of a manga series about a perverted professor and his robot Arale, entitled “Dr. Slump”. By the end of the series in 1984, Akira Toriyama had become a known name in the manga industry. In addition, “Dr. Slump” earned him a prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award in 1981, and was adapted into a series that aired on TV from 1981 to 1986.By the year 2008, “Dr. Slump” had sold over 35 million copies in Japan alone. Such a successful start in the manga industry heavily contributed to Akira Toriyama’s public recognition, as well as his net worth.

However, Toriyama’s most successful work to date was published in 1984 in Weekly Shōnen Jump under the name of “Dragon Ball”, which instantly caught the attention of the public. Initially an adventure/gag manga, “Dragon Ball” was later modified to represent a martial arts fighting series. Toriyama worked on this manga for 11 years, and produced 519 chapters, resulting in a total of 42 volumes. “Dragon Ball” has sold over 156 million copies in Japan, and a total of 230 million copies worldwide.

“Dragon Ball” soon began to be considered “the most influential shōnen manga”, as well as the “second best-selling manga of all time”. Eventually, this manga series was adapted into several TV anime, such as “Dragon Ball”, “Dragon Quest”, “Dragon Ball Z”, and “Dragon Ball GT”. “Dragon Ball Z” alone lasted for 291 episodes, and was yet again adapted into 16 films. Needless to say, Toriyama managed to gather a large sum of money from the sales. The popularity of “Dragon Ball” manga series spread worldwide, and was eventually turned into several video games, including “Dragon Quest Monsters”, “Super Dragon Ball Z”, and “Dragon Ball Online”.

A remarkably successful anime artist with a net worth of $45 million, Akira Toriyama became an influential person in the industry, and was even commissioned to illustrate characters for “Dragon Ball” games. Toriyama’s unique drawing style that defies the traditional conventions of manga series, his visually different characters and an interesting choice of alphabet to convey the message behind the pictures is what has drawn a large audience towards his work.

In his personal life, Akira is married to Yoshimi Kato, and the couple have two children.


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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug 1991 characters
Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins 1991 character
Deuraegon bol: Ssawora Son O-gong, igyeora Son O-gong 1990 original story - uncredited
Dragon Ball Z: Bardock the Father of Goku 1990 TV Movie manga "Dragon Ball" - Shûeisha [Weekly Shônen Jump] series
Dragon Ball Z: Tree of Might 1990 creator / story
Kennosuke-sama 1990 Short manga
Pink mizu-dorobô ame-dorobô 1990 Short manga
Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest 1990 story
Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone 1989 Short character / story
Dragon Ball Z 1989 TV Series story
Dragon Ball TV Series original manga - 153 episodes, 1986 - 1989 original author - 2 episodes, 1986
Dragon Ball 1989 original story
Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure 1988 character / story "Weekly Shônen Jump serialization"
Dragon Ball: Goku's Fire Fighting Regiment 1988 Short story
Dragon Ball: Goku's Traffic Safety 1988 Video short story
Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle 1987 Short character
Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies 1986 original author / original manga
Dokutaa Suranpu Arale-chan 1981 TV Series comic
Ginga Patrol Jaco 2016 characters / story pre-production
The Fall of Men 2015 Short characters post-production
Dragon Ball Super TV Series original author - 6 episodes, 2015 story draft - 2 episodes, 2015
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' 2015 manga / screenplay
Dream 9 2013 TV Movie characters
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods 2013 manga / original author
DragonBall Z: The Saiyan Saga 2013 Video short manga
Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock 2011 TV Movie creator
Dragon Ball Z Kai 2009-2011 TV Series manga - 98 episodes
Doragon Boru: Suupaa Saiyajin Zetsumetsu Keikaku 2010 Video short creator
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 2010 Video Game story
Dragonball Z Tenkaichi Tag Team 2010 Video Game story
Dragon Ball DS 2: Charge! Red Ribbon Army 2010 Video Game story
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2009 Video Game story
DragonBall: Revenge of King Piccolo 2009 Video Game story
Dragonball: Evolution 2009 novel series "Dragonball"
Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World 2008 Video Game story
Dragon Ball: Hey! Son Goku and Friends Return!! 2008 Short story
Dragon Ball: Origins 2008 Video Game story
Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit 2008 Video Game story
Dragonball Z: Budokai tenkaichi 3 2007 Video Game characters
Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road 2007 Video Game story
Jump Ultimate Stars 2006 Video Game characters and universe: DragonBall, Dragon Ball Z, & Dr. Slump
Battle Stadium D.O.N. 2006 Video Game characters and universe: DragonBall Z
Super Dragon Ball Z 2006 Video Game story
Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai 2006 Video Game story
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2005 Video Game story
Jump Super Stars 2005 Video Game characters and universe: Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z & Dr. Slump
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 2004 Video Game story
Dragon Ball Z 1996-2003 TV Series manga - 278 episodes
Dragon Ball 1999 TV Series character
Doctor Slump 1997 TV Series
Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might 1997 TV Mini-Series manga - 3 episodes
Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy 1997 TV Movie creator
Dragon Ball: The Path to Power 1996 character
Dragon Ball GT 1996 TV Series creator
Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon 1995 character
Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn 1995 character
Dr. Slump & Arale-chan Ncha! Wakuwaku Hot Natsu Yasumi 1994 Short manga
Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly 1994 character
Dr. Slump & Arale-chan Hoyoyo! Tasuketa Same ni Tsurerarete 1994 Short manga
Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming 1994 character
Go! Go! Ackman 1994 Video short original story
Kosuke & Rikimaru 1993 writer
Dragon Ball Z 1993 Video Game characters
Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiya-jin Zetsumetsu Keikaku 1993 Video creator
Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound 1993 character
Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan 1993 character
Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks 1993 TV Movie character
Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13 1992 character
Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler 1992 creator
Dragon Ball Z: Gather Together! Goku's World 1992 Video short story
Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge 1991 characters

Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dragon Ball Super TV Series original character designer - 2 episodes, 2015 character designer - 1 episode, 2015
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' 2015 character designer
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods 2013 character designer
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies 2009 Video Game character designer / monster designer
Blue Dragon 2007-2008 TV Series original character designer - 49 episodes
Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors 2007 Video Game character & monster design
Blue Dragon 2006 Video Game character designer
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King 2004 Video Game character designer
Dragon Warrior VII 2000 Video Game animator: character and monster
Tobal No. 1 1996 Video Game character designer
Doragon kuesuto VI: Maboroshi no daichi 1995 Video Game character designer / monster designer
Chrono Trigger 1995 Video Game character designer
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride 1992 Video Game character designer / monster designer
Dragon Warrior IV: The Guided Ones 1990 Video Game character designer / monster designer
Dragon Warrior III 1988 Video Game animator / character/monster designer - GBC 2001 release/Original Japanese Release
Dragon Warrior II 1987 Video Game character designer / monster designer
Dragon Warrior 1986 Video Game character designer / monster designer
Crusher Joe 1983 special character designer: "MAX 310"

Art Director

Art Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies 2009 Video Game
Torneko III: Mysterious Dungeon 2002 Video Game
Dragon Warrior VII 2000 Video Game
Torneko: The Last Hope 1999 Video Game
Tobal No. 2 1997 Video Game
Numamonjaa: Time and Space Adventures 1996 Video short
Doragon kuesuto VI: Maboroshi no daichi 1995 Video Game
Torneko Quest 1993 Video Game
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride 1992 Video Game
Pink mizu-dorobô ame-dorobô 1990 Short
Dragon Warrior IV: The Guided Ones 1990 Video Game
Dragon Warrior 1989 TV Series

Costume Designer

Costume Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Torneko III: Mysterious Dungeon 2002 Video Game
Dragon Warrior VII 2000 Video Game
Torneko: The Last Hope 1999 Video Game
Tobal No. 2 1997 Video Game
Doragon kuesuto VI: Maboroshi no daichi 1995 Video Game
Torneko Quest 1993 Video Game
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride 1992 Video Game
Kennosuke-sama 1990 Short
Pink mizu-dorobô ame-dorobô 1990 Short
Dragon Warrior IV: The Guided Ones 1990 Video Game
Dragon Warrior 1989 TV Series

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kosuke & Rikimaru 1993

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dragonball: Evolution 2009 executive producer

Production Designer

Production Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chrono Trigger 1995 Video Game

Set Decorator

Set Decorator

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chrono Trigger 1995 Video Game

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The History of Trunks Abridged 2015 TV Short special thanks
Bardock: Father of Goku Abridged 2009 TV Short special thanks

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#Fact
1 In Japan, May 9 is officially known as Goku Day, after his hero Goku (May 9, or 5-9, can be written in Japanese as as "go"-"ku").
2 He claims not to plan his stories in the long-term.
3 He planned to end "Dragon Ball" with the Frieza saga (where Goku faces Frieza, the destroyer of his planet), but his publishers persuaded him to carry on the saga to include the Android, Cell and Buu sagas.
4 His "Dragon Ball" protagonist Son Goku was voted in a 2009 poll by Mania.com as the most iconic anime hero of all time.
5 His "Dragon Ball" manga extended only up to the end of the DBZ series and the third anime series Dragon Ball GT (1996), was an original work (and thus considered by some fans to be non-canon); however, Toriyama was involved in that series by supervising its production, although this was limited.
6 He is a fan of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and would often listen to its musical scores while drawing.
7 His favourite animated film is Walt Disney's 101 Dalmatians (1961).
8 His favourite character from the "Dragon Ball" saga is Piccolo.
9 He cites the works of cartoonists Osamu Tezuka and Walt Disney and kung-fu comedian Jackie Chan as an influence on his work.
10 Has a son, Sasuke (born April 1987) & a girl (October 1990).
11 Is friends with Eiichiro Oda, who credits Toriyama as an influence on his manga "One Piece". The two worked together on a crossover called "Cross Epoch", where both "Dragon Ball" and "One Piece" characters had to get to a tea party (but a series of misadventures kept getting in their way).
12 He often carried out crossovers between his works "Dragon Ball" and "Dr Slump". In Dragon Ball (1986), Dr's Slump's home Penguin Village appears for a few episodes in the General Blue saga. Likewise, Arale Norimaki, Dr Slump's daughter, makes a few cameo appearances throughout the Dragon Ball saga; in a similar manner, when Toriyama started a new "Dr Slump" series following the end of "Dragon Ball", Goku made a cameo appearance.
13 Contrary to popular belief, Toriyama DID have a role in anime-only material on Dragon Ball Z (1989). He created Bardock and Pikkon, and it was his idea to have Yamcha as a baseball player.
14 His favourite PC game is Myst (1993).
15 Enjoys watching movies starring Jackie Chan.
16 Mostly known as the creator of the popular anime "Dragon Ball", the most popular series of which is Dragon Ball Z (1989) (released in the West as Dragon Ball Z (1996)).

#Quote
1 About Blue Dragon (2007): "This may be my final anime, I'm a little worried (about it). There's incredible pressure, but at the same time, there's a sense of accomplishment - that it's worth doing. Blue Dragon will be a masterpiece, not simply because I'm working hard on it, but because the staff is expecting nothing less."
2 His favourite "Dragonball" character: I believe mine would be Piccolo. He was the first character in my manga where I was like, "He has a scary face, but he's so cool!" It really is cliché when bad guys turn into good guys, but it just feels great drawing it!
3 About Drunken Master (1978): If I hadn't seen this movie, I would never have come up with Dragonball.

#Trademark
1 Characters drawn in a clean line and design.


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