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Shigeru Miyamoto net worth:
$40 Million

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$1 Million Per Year

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Shigeru Miyamoto was born on 16 November 1952, in Sonobe, Kyoto, Japan, and is a video game designer and producer, best known for his work in the video game company Nintendo. He is responsible for the creation of popular games and characters like “Donkey Kong”, “Super Mario Brothers”, “The Legend of Zelda” and “Pokemon”. His success in the video game industry has put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Shigeru Miyamoto? As of early-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $40 million, mostly acquired through a successful career in the video game industry. He reportedly earns around $1 million per year as the company’s “Creative Fellow”. He was also previously the head of Nintendo’s Entertainment Analysis & Development Division.

Shigeru Miyamoto Net Worth $40 Million

Growing up, Shigeru found inspiration in the natural areas that surrounded his hometown, and his love for nature and exploring became a key point in the creation of some of his video games like “The Legend of Zelda”. He graduated with a degree in Industrial Design from the Kanazawa Municipal College of Industrial Arts, and contemplated becoming a professional manga artist because of his love for manga, but was soon convinced by the video game industry, thanks to the late-1970s hit “Space Invaders”. During this period, Nintendo was a small company that was focused on making playing cards, novelties and toys, but Shigeru’s father helped him get an appointment with company President Hiroshi Yamauchi and his skills and creations earned him a spot in the company’s planning department, a significant beginning to his net worth.

Miyamoto became the company’s first artist, and worked on the art for the company’s first coin operated video game “Sheriff”, and then also helped with developing the 1980 game “Radar Scope”. The game proved to be unsuccessful in penetrating the North American market, and almost led Nintendo to financial ruin. Hiroshi assigned Shigeru to work on the unsold units to essentially develop his own game, and this was the beginning of the character and game “Donkey Kong”, which became a huge success, and which led Miyamoto to develop “Donkey Kong Jr.” and “Donkey Kong 3”. He soon reworked the character Jumpman to become Mario and made him a brother named Luigi, releasing “Mario Bros.” Shigeru’s net worth was rising steadily.

After the release of Nintendo’s first gaming console system called Family Computer or Nintendo Entertainment System, Shigeru then worked on and released “The Legend of Zelda” which was an opposite of the linear game play found in “Mario Bros.” Both games demanded sequels, and Miyamoto worked to add more elements to each game. Nintendo started developing the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) and then the Nintendo 64; during the period of these consoles, Miyamoto helped develop “Pocket Monsters” or “Pokemon” which went on to become an international success. Shigeru also created “Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time”, considered by many as the greatest game from the series.

In the years of 2000-2011, Shigeru continued to make various games, each with new releases of Nintendo game systems like the Gamecube, DS, and the Wii. The most recent releases he’s made are for the Nintendo 3DS and WiiU.

As for Shigeru’s personal life, he is married to Yasuko (m. 1980) and they have two children. He prefers to keep his achievements private which is why more foreign people know him compared to locals. He also enjoys playing different musical instruments and is a semi-professional dog breeder.


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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super Mario Run 2016 Video Game producer
Star Fox Zero 2016 Video Game producer
Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins 2016 Video short executive producer
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes 2015 Video Game general producer
Super Mario Maker 2015 Video Game general producer
Mario Kart 8 2014 Video Game general producer
Pikmin 2014 TV Series producer
Zeruda no densetsu: Kamigami no toraifôsu 2 2013 Video Game general producer
Pikmin 3 2013 Video Game general producer
New Sûpâ Mario burazâzu U 2012 Video Game general producer
New Super Mario Bros. 2 2012 Video Game general producer
Mario Kart 7 2011 Video Game general producer
Zeruda no densetsu: Sukaiwôdo sôdo 2011 Video Game general producer
Star Fox 64 3D 2011 Video Game producer
Super Mario 3D Land 2011 Video Game general producer
Super Mario Galaxy 2 2010 Video Game producer
Zeruda no densetsu: Daichi no kiseki 2009 Video Game general producer
New Super Mario Bros. Wii 2009 Video Game general producer
Active Health with Carol Vorderman 2009 Video Game producer
Mario & Ruîji RPG 3!!! 2009 Video Game senior producer
Animal Crossing: City Folk 2008 Video Game producer
Mario Kart Wii 2008 Video Game general producer
Link's Crossbow Training 2007 Video Game producer
Super Mario Galaxy 2007 Video Game producer
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption 2007 Video Game producer
Zeruda no densetsu: Mugen no sunadokei 2007 Video Game executive producer
Mario Strikers Charged 2007 Video Game producer
Super Paper Mario 2007 Video Game producer
Wii Sports 2006 Video Game general producer
Zeruda no densetsu Towairaito purinsesu 2006 Video Game producer
Star Fox Command 2006 Video Game general producer
Metroid Prime: Hunters 2006 Video Game executive producer
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time 2005 Video Game producer
Mario Kart DS 2005 Video Game general producer
Geist 2005 Video Game senior producer
Erekutoropurankuton 2005 Video Game producer
Star Fox: Assault 2005 Video Game producer
Donkey Kong Jungle Beat 2004 Video Game general producer
Super Mario 64 DS 2004 Video Game producer
Zeruda no densetsu: Fushigi no bôshi 2004 Video Game executive producer / general producer
Pikmin 2 2004 Video Game producer
Mario Pinball Land 2004 Video Game producer
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door 2004 Video Game producer
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2004 Video Game producer
Hoshi no Kâbî: Kagami no Daimeikyuu 2004 Video Game producer
Zeruda no densetsu: 4 tsu no tsurugi + 2004 Video Game producer
Custom Robo: Battle Revolution 2004 Video Game producer
1080: Avalanche 2003 Video Game producer
Pokémon Colosseum 2003 Video Game producer
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga 2003 Video Game producer
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! 2003 Video Game producer
F-Zero GX 2003 Video Game producer
Kirby Air Ride 2003 Video Game producer
GiFTPiA 2003 Video Game executive producer
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker 2002 Video Game producer
Metroid Prime 2002 Video Game producer
Star Fox Adventures 2002 Video Game producer - as S. Miyamoto
Super Mario Sunshine 2002 Video Game producer
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem 2002 Video Game producer
Zeruda no densetsu: Fushigi no ki no mi - Jikû no shô 2001 Video Game executive producer
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 2001 Video Game producer
Super Smash Bros. Melee 2001 Video Game producer
Pikimin 2001 Video Game producer
Luigi's Mansion 2001 Video Game producer
Wave Race: Blue Storm 2001 Video Game producer
Mario Kart: Super Circuit 2001 Video Game producer
Dobutsu no mori 2001 Video Game executive producer
Super Mario Advance 2001 Video Game producer - uncredited
Zeruda no densetsu: Fushigi no ki no mi - Daichi no shô 2001 Video Game executive producer
Pokemon: Crystal Version 2000 Video Game producer
Pokémon: Stadium 2 2000 Video Game producer
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 2000 Video Game executive producer
Paper Mario 2000 Video Game producer
Donkey Kong 64 1999 Video Game producer - uncredited
Pokémon Gold Version 1999 Video Game producer
Pokémon: Stadium 1999 Video Game producer
Pokémon Snap 1999 Video Game producer
Super Smash Bros. 1999 Video Game producer
F-Zero X 1998 Video Game producer
Poketto Monsutâ Pikachû 1998 Video Game producer
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 1998 Video Game producer
1080° Snowboarding 1998 Video Game producer
Diddy Kong Racing 1997 Video Game producer - as Mr. Miyamoto
GoldenEye 1997 Video Game producer
Star Fox 64 1997 Video Game producer
PilotWings 64 1996 Video Game producer
Wave Race 64: Kawasaki Jet Ski 1996 Video Game producer
Mario Kart 64 1996 Video Game producer
Poketto Monsutâ Ao 1996 Video Game producer
Super Mario 64 1996 Video Game producer
Kirby's Block Ball 1996 Video Game producer
Kirby Super Star 1996 Video Game producer
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars 1996 Video Game producer
Poketto Monsutâ Aka 1996 Video Game producer
Poketto Monsutâ Midori 1996 Video Game producer
Sûpâ Mario: Yosshî Airando 1995 Video Game producer
Killer Instinct 1994 Video Game producer
Kirby Bowl 1994 Video Game producer
EarthBound 1994 Video Game producer
Donkey Kong 1994 Video Game producer
Stunt Race FX 1994 Video Game producer
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX 1993 Video Game producer / producer: original version
Hoshi no Kirby: Yume no izumi no monogatari 1993 Video Game producer
Star Fox 1993 Video Game producer
PilotWings 1992 Video Game producer
Super Mario Kart 1992 Video Game producer
Mario Paint 1992 Video Game producer
Yoshi 1991 Video Game producer - uncredited
Zeruda no densetsu: Kamigami no toraifôsu 1991 Video Game producer
F-Zero 1990 Video Game producer
Super Mario World 1990 Video Game producer
Super Mario Bros. 3 1988 Video Game producer - uncredited
Super Mario Bros. 2 1988 Video Game producer - uncredited
Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally 1988 Video Game producer - as Kattobi Miyamoto
Yume Koujou: Doki Doki Panic 1987 Video Game producer - as Miyahon
The Legend of Zelda 2: Rinku no bôken 1987 Video Game producer - as Miyahon
Puroresu 1986 Video Game producer
Metoroido 1986 Video Game producer
Volley Ball 1986 Video Game producer
Gumshoe 1986 Video Game producer
Super Mario Bros. 2 1986 Video Game producer - uncredited
The Hyrule fantasy: Zeruda no densetsu 1986 Video Game producer - as S. Miyahon
Mach Rider 1985 Video Game producer
Super Mario Bros. 1985 Video Game producer - uncredited
Soccer 1985 Video Game producer
Ice Climber 1985 Video Game producer
Clu Clu Land 1984 Video Game producer
Urban Champion 1984 Video Game producer
Hogan's Alley 1984 Video Game producer
Golf 1984 Video Game producer
Duck Hunt 1984 Video Game producer
Wild Gunman 1984 Video Game producer
Tennis 1984 Video Game producer
Baseball 1983 Video Game producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fawful Movie 2018 based on characters created by filming
Legend of Zelda Abridged 2016 TV Series characters - 1 episode
Pikmin 2014 TV Series
Pêpâ Mario: Sûpâ shîru 2012 Video Game
New Super Mario Bros. 2 2012 Video Game characters - uncredited
Zeruda no densetsu: Toki no okarina 3D 2011 Video Game screenplay / story
Super Mario 3D Land 2011 Video Game
Super Mario Bros. 4 2010 Video Game characters
The Legend of Zelda: The Hero of Time 2009 characters - uncredited
The Legend of Zelda: The Sage of Darkness 2008 based on the video game by
Dairantô Sumasshu Burazâzu ekkusu 2008 Video Game characters
Super Mario Galaxy 2007 Video Game characters
Zeruda no densetsu Towairaito purinsesu 2006 Video Game
Super Princess Peach 2005 Video Game characters - uncredited
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 2003 Video Game creator - uncredited
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker 2002 Video Game story
Mario Party 4 2002 Video Game original characters
Mario Kart: Super Circuit 2001 Video Game characters - uncredited
Dr. Mario 64 2001 Video Game character: "Mario"
Mario Party 3 2000 Video Game original characters
Mario Tennis 2000 Video Game characters
Mario Party 2 1999 Video Game original characters
Gêmu bôi gyararî 3 1999 Video Game original characters - uncredited
Mario Party 1998 Video Game character
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 1998 Video Game story
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! 1996 Video Game original creator "Donkey Kong" - as S. Miyamoto
Tetris Attack 1996 Video Game characters - uncredited
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest 1995 Video Game character creator: Donkey Kong - as S. Miyamoto
Donkey Kong Country 1994 Video Game creator - as S Miyamoto
Mario's Early Years! Preschool Fun 1994 Video Game characters - uncredited
Mario's Early Years! Fun with Letters 1994 Video Game characters - uncredited
Mario's Early Years! Fun with Numbers 1994 Video Game characters - uncredited
Link: The Faces of Evil 1993 Video Game characters - uncredited
Super Mario All-Stars 1993 Video Game characters
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX 1993 Video Game characters - uncredited
Mario Is Missing! 1992 Video Game characters - uncredited
Zeruda no densetsu: Kamigami no toraifôsu 1991 Video Game characters - uncredited
The Legend of Zelda 2: Rinku no bôken 1987 Video Game characters - uncredited
Sûpâ Mario burazâzu: Pîchi-hime kyushutsu dai sakusen! 1986 characters
The Hyrule fantasy: Zeruda no densetsu 1986 Video Game characters - uncredited
Space Firebird 1980 Video Game character design
Space Fever 1979 Video Game character design
Space Fever High Splitter 1979 Video Game character design

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dairantou sumasshu burazâzu for Nintendo 3DS 2014 Video Game senior supervisor: Nintendo
Donkey Kong Country Returns 2010 Video Game supervisor
Dairantô Sumasshu Burazâzu ekkusu 2008 Video Game senior supervisor: Nintendo
Mario & Sonikku at Pekin Orinpikku 2007 Video Game supervisor
Super Mario Galaxy 2007 Video Game game design concept
New Super Mario Bros. 2006 Video Game supervisor
Mario Party 5 2003 Video Game supervisor
F-Zero: Farukon densetsu 2003 TV Series supervisor
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour 2003 Video Game supervisor
Mario Party 4 2002 Video Game supervisor
Mario Party 3 2000 Video Game supervisor
Mario Tennis 2000 Video Game supervisor
Excitebike 64 2000 Video Game advisor
Kirby 64 2000 Video Game supervisor
Mario Party 2 1999 Video Game supervisor
Super Smash Bros. 1999 Video Game advisor / director: various games / original designer: "Donkey Kong", "Link", "Luigi" and "Mario" / producer: various games
Mario Party 1998 Video Game supervisor
Yoshi's Story 1997 Video Game supervisor
BS Zelda no Densetsu: Inishie no Sekiban 1997 Video Game original design
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire 1996 Video Game staff: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Picross 2 1996 Video Game supervisor
Super Mario 64 1996 Video Game game director
BS Sûpâ Mario USA 1996 Video Game original game designer
Mario no sûpâ pikurosu 1995 Video Game supervisor
Mario's Picross 1995 Video Game staff
Super Mario Bros. 1993 based on the concept and characters created by: Nintendo
Super Mario Bros. 3 1988 Video Game designer - uncredited
Super Mario Bros. 2 1986 Video Game game designer - uncredited
Excitebike 1984 Video Game game designer
Donkey Kong 3 1983 Video Game game designer
Mario Bros. 1983/I Video Game game designer
Popeye 1982 Video Game game designer
Donkey Kong Jr. 1982/I Video Game programmer
Donkey Kong 1981 Video Game game designer
Radar Scope 1979 Video Game graphics
Bandido 1979 Video Game game designer
Color TV Game Block Breaker 1979 Video Game game designer: external design

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star Fox Zero 2016 Video Game supervising director
Pikmin 2014 TV Series
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon 2013 Video Game
Pêpâ Mario: Sûpâ shîru 2012 Video Game
Kirby 3D 2012 Short
Zeruda no densetsu: Toki no okarina 3D 2011 Video Game
Animal Crossing: City Folk 2008 Video Game
Mario & Sonikku at Pekin Orinpikku 2007 Video Game supervisor
Super Mario 64 DS 2004 Video Game supervising director
Wario Land 4 2001 Video Game
Dobutsu no mori 2001 Video Game
Mario Artist: Paint Studio 1999 Video Game
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 1998 Video Game
Super Mario 64 1996 Video Game game director
Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt 1988 Video Game
Super Mario Bros. 3 1988 Video Game uncredited
Super Mario Bros. 2 1986 Video Game
The Hyrule fantasy: Zeruda no densetsu 1986 Video Game as S. Miyahon
VS. Super Mario Bros. 1986 Video Game uncredited
Super Mario Bros. 1985 Video Game uncredited
Donkey Kong 3 1983 Video Game

Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2004 Video Game original character designer - uncredited
Punch-Out!! 1984 Video Game character designer

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super Mario Bros. 1985 Video Game graphic designer - uncredited

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super Smash Bros. 1999 Video Game assistant director

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix 2005 Video Game writer: "Moustache, Barrel, and Gorilla"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fawful Movie 2018 special thanks filming
Tiny Brains 2013 Video Game special thanks
Somewhere Over the Flagpole: A Nintendo Movie 2008 Short grateful acknowledgment
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes 2004 Video Game very special thanks
Donkey Kong 64 1999 Video Game special thanks - as Mr. Miyamoto

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Video Game Revolution 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
5th Annual Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Awards 2002 TV Special documentary Himself - Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Electric Playground 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Unlocked: The World of Games, Revealed 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Nerdy Nummies 2014 TV Series Himself
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
Game On! The Unauthorized History of Video Games 2006 TV Movie Himself - Game Designer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Completionist 2016 TV Series short Himself
Gamers Heart Japan 2011 Video documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Academy Fellowship BAFTA Awards BAFTA Games
2007 Lifetime Achievement Award Game Developers Choice Awards
1998 Hall of Fame Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, USA

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 BAFTA Games Award BAFTA Awards Best Family and Social Game New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009) · Takashi Tezuka
· Hiroyuki Kimura
2010 BAFTA Games Award BAFTA Awards Best Gameplay New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009) · Takashi Tezuka
· Hiroyuki Kimura
2010 BAFTA Games Award BAFTA Awards Best Sports Game Wii Fit Plus (2009) · Tadashi Sugiyama
· Hiroshi Matsunaga
2007 Game Developers Choice Award Game Developers Choice Awards Best Game Zeruda no densetsu Towairaito purinsesu (2006) · Eiji Aonuma
· Satoru Iwata
2003 Game Developers Choice Award Game Developers Choice Awards Excellence in Game Design Super Mario Sunshine (2002) · Satoru Iwata
· Yoshiaki Koizumi
· Takashi Tezuka
· Kenta Usui
2001 Game Developers Choice Award Game Developers Choice Awards Excellence in Game Design Zeruda no densetsu: Mujura no kamen (2000) · Eiji Aonuma


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#Fact
1 Many of the things in his games were based on experiences from his childhood. For example, his game, The Legend of Zelda (1986), was inspired by his childhood, when he would explore different forests and caves. The chain chomps in Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988) were also inspired by a terrifying memory, where Miyamoto was walking home from school, when a big scary dog jumped at him, attached to a chain. The chain just barely out of reach of the child.
2 Still working on the Next Zelda game called "Zelda: The Twilight Princess (2005) (VG). [November 2005]
3 Overseeing the production of Metroid Prime 2 and Metal Gear Solid : The Twin Snakes [2003]
4 Overseeing the release of Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and the production of the upcoming "Legend of Zelda" game for the Nintendo Gamecube, and making the final adjustments on Nintendo's new handheld, codenamed "Nintendo DS". [August 2004]
5 Although he is ambidextrous, he prefers his left hand. This is why some of his most famous characters are left handed, like Mario and Link.
6 Is often referred to as "God" by his fans, as many consider him to be the god of game development.
7 On his own will, he doesn't receive a higher salary than the other developers on Nintendo
8 Enjoys swimming, skiing, playing softball, the guitar, mandolin, and banjo.
9 His favorite movie is Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
10 Was introduced to Nintendo by his father who was a schoolmate to now former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi. Yamauchi was so impressed with Miyamoto's untrained artistic abilities that he was instantly hired.
11 His wife was a former Nintendo employee.
12 Is the game designer who has sold the most titles total, ever.
13 Rides his bike to work every day.
14 Is the most respected game designer in the industry.
15 Has rejected several offers from game companies to stay with Nintendo.

#Quote
1 Who knows how Mario will look like in the future? Maybe he'll wear metallic clothes.
2 A great idea can solve multiple problems at the same time.
3 My favorite video game character is not Mario, it's Pac-Man.
4 The money which I earn is mainly dedicated to video games and I am very content.
5 What if, on a crowded street, you look up and see something appear that should not, given what we know, be there. You either shake your head and dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than we think. Perhaps it really is a doorway to another place. If you choose to go inside you may find many unexpected things.
6 Nintendo is the company which makes the most innovative products. I am not sure that I would be able to make games like that elsewhere. At Nintendo I can make the games which I want.
7 Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock 'n' roll.
8 A delayed game will eventually be good, a bad game is bad forever.

#Trademark
1 Frequently inserts his own game references in different games of his own creation.


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