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Shigeru Miyamoto net worth:
$40 Million

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$1 Million Per Year

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Shigeru Miyamoto Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

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 Run2016Video Game producer
Star Fox Zero2016Video Game producer
Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins2016Video short executive producer
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes2015Video Game general producer
Super Mario Maker2015Video Game general producer
Mario Kart 82014Video Game general producer
Pikmin2014TV Series producer
Zeruda no densetsu: Kamigami no toraifôsu 22013Video Game general producer
Pikmin 32013Video Game general producer
New Sûpâ Mario burazâzu U2012Video Game general producer
New Super Mario Bros. 22012Video Game general producer
Mario Kart 72011Video Game general producer
Zeruda no densetsu: Sukaiwôdo sôdo2011Video Game general producer
Star Fox 64 3D2011Video Game producer
Super Mario 3D Land2011Video Game general producer
Super Mario Galaxy 22010Video Game producer
Zeruda no densetsu: Daichi no kiseki2009Video Game general producer
New Super Mario Bros. Wii2009Video Game general producer
Active Health with Carol Vorderman2009Video Game producer
Mario & Ruîji RPG 3!!!2009Video Game senior producer
Animal Crossing: City Folk2008Video Game producer
Mario Kart Wii2008Video Game general producer
Link's Crossbow Training2007Video Game producer
Super Mario Galaxy2007Video Game producer
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption2007Video Game producer
Zeruda no densetsu: Mugen no sunadokei2007Video Game executive producer
Mario Strikers Charged2007Video Game producer
Super Paper Mario2007Video Game producer
Wii Sports2006Video Game general producer
Zeruda no densetsu Towairaito purinsesu2006Video Game producer
Star Fox Command2006Video Game general producer
Metroid Prime: Hunters2006Video Game executive producer
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time2005Video Game producer
Mario Kart DS2005Video Game general producer
Geist2005Video Game senior producer
Erekutoropurankuton2005Video Game producer
Star Fox: Assault2005Video Game producer
Donkey Kong Jungle Beat2004Video Game general producer
Super Mario 64 DS2004Video Game producer
Zeruda no densetsu: Fushigi no bôshi2004Video Game executive producer / general producer
Pikmin 22004Video Game producer
Mario Pinball Land2004Video Game producer
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door2004Video Game producer
Mario vs. Donkey Kong2004Video Game producer
Hoshi no Kâbî: Kagami no Daimeikyuu2004Video Game producer
Zeruda no densetsu: 4 tsu no tsurugi +2004Video Game producer
Custom Robo: Battle Revolution2004Video Game producer
1080: Avalanche2003Video Game producer
Pokémon Colosseum2003Video Game producer
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga2003Video Game producer
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!2003Video Game producer
F-Zero GX2003Video Game producer
Kirby Air Ride2003Video Game producer
GiFTPiA2003Video Game executive producer
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker2002Video Game producer
Metroid Prime2002Video Game producer
Star Fox Adventures2002Video Game producer - as S. Miyamoto
Super Mario Sunshine2002Video Game producer
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem2002Video Game producer
Zeruda no densetsu: Fushigi no ki no mi - Jikû no shô2001Video Game executive producer
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 22001Video Game producer
Super Smash Bros. Melee2001Video Game producer
Pikimin2001Video Game producer
Luigi's Mansion2001Video Game producer
Wave Race: Blue Storm2001Video Game producer
Mario Kart: Super Circuit2001Video Game producer
Dobutsu no mori2001Video Game executive producer
Super Mario Advance2001Video Game producer - uncredited
Zeruda no densetsu: Fushigi no ki no mi - Daichi no shô2001Video Game executive producer
Pokemon: Crystal Version2000Video Game producer
Pokémon: Stadium 22000Video Game producer
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask2000Video Game executive producer
Paper Mario2000Video Game producer
Donkey Kong 641999Video Game producer - uncredited
Pokémon Gold Version1999Video Game producer
Pokémon: Stadium1999Video Game producer
Pokémon Snap1999Video Game producer
Super Smash Bros.1999Video Game producer
F-Zero X1998Video Game producer
Poketto Monsutâ Pikachû1998Video Game producer
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time1998Video Game producer
1080° Snowboarding1998Video Game producer
Diddy Kong Racing1997Video Game producer - as Mr. Miyamoto
GoldenEye1997Video Game producer
Star Fox 641997Video Game producer
PilotWings 641996Video Game producer
Wave Race 64: Kawasaki Jet Ski1996Video Game producer
Mario Kart 641996Video Game producer
Poketto Monsutâ Ao1996Video Game producer
Super Mario 641996Video Game producer
Kirby's Block Ball1996Video Game producer
Kirby Super Star1996Video Game producer
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars1996Video Game producer
Poketto Monsutâ Aka1996Video Game producer
Poketto Monsutâ Midori1996Video Game producer
Sûpâ Mario: Yosshî Airando1995Video Game producer
Killer Instinct1994Video Game producer
Kirby Bowl1994Video Game producer
EarthBound1994Video Game producer
Donkey Kong1994Video Game producer
Stunt Race FX1994Video Game producer
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX1993Video Game producer / producer: original version
Hoshi no Kirby: Yume no izumi no monogatari1993Video Game producer
Star Fox1993Video Game producer
PilotWings1992Video Game producer
Super Mario Kart1992Video Game producer
Mario Paint1992Video Game producer
Yoshi1991Video Game producer - uncredited
Zeruda no densetsu: Kamigami no toraifôsu1991Video Game producer
F-Zero1990Video Game producer
Super Mario World1990Video Game producer
Super Mario Bros. 31988Video Game producer - uncredited
Super Mario Bros. 21988Video Game producer - uncredited
Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally1988Video Game producer - as Kattobi Miyamoto
Yume Koujou: Doki Doki Panic1987Video Game producer - as Miyahon
The Legend of Zelda 2: Rinku no bôken1987Video Game producer - as Miyahon
Puroresu1986Video Game producer
Metoroido1986Video Game producer
Volley Ball1986Video Game producer
Gumshoe1986Video Game producer
Super Mario Bros. 21986Video Game producer - uncredited
The Hyrule fantasy: Zeruda no densetsu1986Video Game producer - as S. Miyahon
Mach Rider1985Video Game producer
Super Mario Bros.1985Video Game producer - uncredited
Soccer1985Video Game producer
Ice Climber1985Video Game producer
Clu Clu Land1984Video Game producer
Urban Champion1984Video Game producer
Hogan's Alley1984Video Game producer
Golf1984Video Game producer
Duck Hunt1984Video Game producer
Wild Gunman1984Video Game producer
Tennis1984Video Game producer
Baseball1983Video Game producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fawful Movie2018based on characters created by filming
Legend of Zelda Abridged2016TV Series characters - 1 episode
Pikmin2014TV Series
Pêpâ Mario: Sûpâ shîru2012Video Game
New Super Mario Bros. 22012Video Game characters - uncredited
Zeruda no densetsu: Toki no okarina 3D2011Video Game screenplay / story
Super Mario 3D Land2011Video Game
Super Mario Bros. 42010Video Game characters
The Legend of Zelda: The Hero of Time2009characters - uncredited
The Legend of Zelda: The Sage of Darkness2008based on the video game by
Dairantô Sumasshu Burazâzu ekkusu2008Video Game characters
Super Mario Galaxy2007Video Game characters
Zeruda no densetsu Towairaito purinsesu2006Video Game
Super Princess Peach2005Video Game characters - uncredited
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 32003Video Game creator - uncredited
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker2002Video Game story
Mario Party 42002Video Game original characters
Mario Kart: Super Circuit2001Video Game characters - uncredited
Dr. Mario 642001Video Game character: "Mario"
Mario Party 32000Video Game original characters
Mario Tennis2000Video Game characters
Mario Party 21999Video Game original characters
Gêmu bôi gyararî 31999Video Game original characters - uncredited
Mario Party1998Video Game character
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time1998Video Game story
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!1996Video Game original creator "Donkey Kong" - as S. Miyamoto
Tetris Attack1996Video Game characters - uncredited
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest1995Video Game character creator: Donkey Kong - as S. Miyamoto
Donkey Kong Country1994Video Game creator - as S Miyamoto
Mario's Early Years! Preschool Fun1994Video Game characters - uncredited
Mario's Early Years! Fun with Letters1994Video Game characters - uncredited
Mario's Early Years! Fun with Numbers1994Video Game characters - uncredited
Link: The Faces of Evil1993Video Game characters - uncredited
Super Mario All-Stars1993Video Game characters
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX1993Video Game characters - uncredited
Mario Is Missing!1992Video Game characters - uncredited
Zeruda no densetsu: Kamigami no toraifôsu1991Video Game characters - uncredited
The Legend of Zelda 2: Rinku no bôken1987Video Game characters - uncredited
Sûpâ Mario burazâzu: Pîchi-hime kyushutsu dai sakusen!1986characters
The Hyrule fantasy: Zeruda no densetsu1986Video Game characters - uncredited
Space Firebird1980Video Game character design
Space Fever1979Video Game character design
Space Fever High Splitter1979Video Game character design

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dairantou sumasshu burazâzu for Nintendo 3DS2014Video Game senior supervisor: Nintendo
Donkey Kong Country Returns2010Video Game supervisor
Dairantô Sumasshu Burazâzu ekkusu2008Video Game senior supervisor: Nintendo
Mario & Sonikku at Pekin Orinpikku2007Video Game supervisor
Super Mario Galaxy2007Video Game game design concept
New Super Mario Bros.2006Video Game supervisor
Mario Party 52003Video Game supervisor
F-Zero: Farukon densetsu2003TV Series supervisor
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour2003Video Game supervisor
Mario Party 42002Video Game supervisor
Mario Party 32000Video Game supervisor
Mario Tennis2000Video Game supervisor
Excitebike 642000Video Game advisor
Kirby 642000Video Game supervisor
Mario Party 21999Video Game supervisor
Super Smash Bros.1999Video Game advisor / director: various games / original designer: "Donkey Kong", "Link", "Luigi" and "Mario" / producer: various games
Mario Party1998Video Game supervisor
Yoshi's Story1997Video Game supervisor
BS Zelda no Densetsu: Inishie no Sekiban1997Video Game original design
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire1996Video Game staff: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Picross 21996Video Game supervisor
Super Mario 641996Video Game game director
BS Sûpâ Mario USA1996Video Game original game designer
Mario no sûpâ pikurosu1995Video Game supervisor
Mario's Picross1995Video Game staff
Super Mario Bros.1993based on the concept and characters created by: Nintendo
Super Mario Bros. 31988Video Game designer - uncredited
Super Mario Bros. 21986Video Game game designer - uncredited
Excitebike1984Video Game game designer
Donkey Kong 31983Video Game game designer
Mario Bros.1983/IVideo Game game designer
Popeye1982Video Game game designer
Donkey Kong Jr.1982/IVideo Game programmer
Donkey Kong1981Video Game game designer
Radar Scope1979Video Game graphics
Bandido1979Video Game game designer
Color TV Game Block Breaker1979Video Game game designer: external design

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star Fox Zero2016Video Game supervising director
Pikmin2014TV Series
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon2013Video Game
Pêpâ Mario: Sûpâ shîru2012Video Game
Kirby 3D2012Short
Zeruda no densetsu: Toki no okarina 3D2011Video Game
Animal Crossing: City Folk2008Video Game
Mario & Sonikku at Pekin Orinpikku2007Video Game supervisor
Super Mario 64 DS2004Video Game supervising director
Wario Land 42001Video Game
Dobutsu no mori2001Video Game
Mario Artist: Paint Studio1999Video Game
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time1998Video Game
Super Mario 641996Video Game game director
Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt1988Video Game
Super Mario Bros. 31988Video Game uncredited
Super Mario Bros. 21986Video Game
The Hyrule fantasy: Zeruda no densetsu1986Video Game as S. Miyahon
VS. Super Mario Bros.1986Video Game uncredited
Super Mario Bros.1985Video Game uncredited
Donkey Kong 31983Video Game

Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mario vs. Donkey Kong2004Video Game original character designer - uncredited
Punch-Out!!1984Video Game character designer

Art Department

Art Department

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

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super Smash Bros.1999Video Game assistant director

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix2005Video Game writer: "Moustache, Barrel, and Gorilla"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fawful Movie2018special thanks filming
Tiny Brains2013Video Game special thanks
Somewhere Over the Flagpole: A Nintendo Movie2008Short grateful acknowledgment
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes2004Video Game very special thanks
Donkey Kong 641999Video Game special thanks - as Mr. Miyamoto

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Video Game Revolution2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
5th Annual Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Awards2002TV Special documentaryHimself - Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Electric Playground1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Unlocked: The World of Games, Revealed2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Nerdy Nummies2014TV SeriesHimself
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Game On! The Unauthorized History of Video Games2006TV MovieHimself - Game Designer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Completionist2016TV Series shortHimself
Gamers Heart Japan2011Video documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Academy FellowshipBAFTA AwardsBAFTA Games
2007Lifetime Achievement AwardGame Developers Choice Awards
1998Hall of FameAcademy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, USA

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010BAFTA Games AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Family and Social GameNew Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)· Takashi Tezuka
· Hiroyuki Kimura
2010BAFTA Games AwardBAFTA AwardsBest GameplayNew Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)· Takashi Tezuka
· Hiroyuki Kimura
2010BAFTA Games AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Sports GameWii Fit Plus (2009)· Tadashi Sugiyama
· Hiroshi Matsunaga
2007Game Developers Choice AwardGame Developers Choice AwardsBest GameZeruda no densetsu Towairaito purinsesu (2006)· Eiji Aonuma
· Satoru Iwata
2003Game Developers Choice AwardGame Developers Choice AwardsExcellence in Game DesignSuper Mario Sunshine (2002)· Satoru Iwata
· Yoshiaki Koizumi
· Takashi Tezuka
· Kenta Usui
2001Game Developers Choice AwardGame Developers Choice AwardsExcellence in Game DesignZeruda no densetsu: Mujura no kamen (2000)· Eiji Aonuma


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#Fact
1Many 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.
2Still working on the Next Zelda game called "Zelda: The Twilight Princess (2005) (VG). [November 2005]
3Overseeing the production of Metroid Prime 2 and Metal Gear Solid : The Twin Snakes [2003]
4Overseeing 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]
5Although he is ambidextrous, he prefers his left hand. This is why some of his most famous characters are left handed, like Mario and Link.
6Is often referred to as "God" by his fans, as many consider him to be the god of game development.
7On his own will, he doesn't receive a higher salary than the other developers on Nintendo
8Enjoys swimming, skiing, playing softball, the guitar, mandolin, and banjo.
9His favorite movie is Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
10Was 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.
11His wife was a former Nintendo employee.
12Is the game designer who has sold the most titles total, ever.
13Rides his bike to work every day.
14Is the most respected game designer in the industry.
15Has rejected several offers from game companies to stay with Nintendo.

#Quote
1Who knows how Mario will look like in the future? Maybe he'll wear metallic clothes.
2A great idea can solve multiple problems at the same time.
3My favorite video game character is not Mario, it's Pac-Man.
4The money which I earn is mainly dedicated to video games and I am very content.
5What 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.
6Nintendo 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.
7Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock 'n' roll.
8A delayed game will eventually be good, a bad game is bad forever.

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


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