Masahiro Sakurai
Masahiro Sakurai
Real Name/Full Name Masahiro Sakurai
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Masahiro Sakurai
Birth Place: Musashimurayama, Tokyo, Japan
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 3 August 1970
Age/How Old: 53 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 171 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms –  65 Kg
In Pounds – 143 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –NA
Mother –NA
Siblings: NA
School: NA
College: NA
Religion: NA
Nationality: Japanese
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: NA
Wife/Spouse Name: Michiko Sakurai
Kids/Children Name: NA
Profession: Video game director,song writer
Net Worth: $12 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Masahiro Sakurai was born in Musashimurayama, Tokyo, Japan, on 3 August 1970. He renowned game director with games like super smash bros. Since childhood, he loved video games and, as a result, started developing games later worked as a video game designer, director. He is also a songwriter.

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Biography and Early Life

Masahiro was born in a small family of three people on 3 August 1970 in Tokyo, Japan; he was the only child of his parent and was grown up in a strict disciplined Japanese family. He joined his first company while he was in high school. He was passionate about video games since childhood, and upon growing up, he chooses his passion as a full-time profession.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Masahiro Sakurai in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Masahiro Sakurai’s age is 53 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024 having been born on 3 August 1970. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 171  cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 143 lbs in Pound and 65kg in Kilograms.


Masahiro is also an educated guy like most of us. He got his primary education at some local school in his home town; after primary school, he joined a specialist school where he was getting a degree in Electrical Engineering but later dropped out of specialist school and joined a regular high school; after some time, he dropped out of school to join his first video game company HAL.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Masahiro has a very private life. Apart from his professionalism, nothing much is available in the public domain. He is very close to his family; they always supported his passion for video games and let him work towards it. He got married in 2008 to Michiko Sakurai; she was a co-worker in his video game company. She used to test games at the HAL when they first met. He does not have any kids till now. All the information available are through his interview. Other than that, nothing is known because he likes to keep his personal life very private.

Is Masahiro Sakurai Gay?

Masahiro has not made any public statement related to him being gay. He is married for 12 years; before that, he was in a relationship with his wife for many years while working in HAL, although he doesn’t have any kids but by choice. Looking at his happy marriage, it is nothing but clear that he is not gay.

Professional Career

Masahiro joined his first company HAL when he was in high school. During his time at HAL, he created the first character Kirby and directed Kirby’s dreamland in 1989, which continued until 2004 by various sequels. In 1999, he directed his most famous game Super Smash Bros. He left HAL in 2003 as HAL was rooting for sequels of the same game, and Masahiro was interested in new ones.

He believed that people don’t understand that sequels required the same amount of hard work and dedication as the original game because people think it’s the same game with mods and tweaks. After leaving HAL, he joined Q entertainment company where he worked on the puzzle game called Meteos for the Nintendo platform, which was released in 2005; he founded his own company Sora Ltd.

All his work afterward was through sora; his wife joined him in his company and worked as a tester for his games and co-directed many with him even after leaving HAL, he continued to work on smash bros. His last work on Super Smash Bros came out in 2018 as Super Smash Bros ultimate. He is uncertain about him being able to produce games in the future. So after the final update of Super Smash Bros, many suspect that he is retired.

Masahiro also wrote songs that were used in his games. From the beginning of his career, he was into one-button games. In 2013, he was diagnosed with calcific tendinitis, which affected his work severely and delayed the updates for many games; his wife took up his job and worked on his left projects.


Masahiro got many awards and nominations for his games. He got the “Japan game award” in 2015, in 2019, he got games award for Super Smash Bros ultimate, he also won Global awards japan for Super Smash Bros. He also got the NAVGTR award in 2015. He got many more awards for his games and their popularity. His works were frequently nominated for awards.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Masahiro Sakurai in 2024

Masahiro Sakurai Net Worth
Masahiro Sakurai Net Worth

Masahiro started his professional career very young and has been earning since then. He directed many popular games and has constant sequels for them. He also started his own company and was working hard till his retirement, and all of this resulted in him with a fortune of $12 million as of 2024.

Born in a small Tokyo neighborhood, Masahiro was passionate about playing games and continued to work on games throughout his career. Today we cannot talk about pixel games without mentioning Masahiro. He dedicated his whole life to his love of video games. The result was a tremendous success because he used to test his every work personally. even when his times were rough, he got support from his wife to finish his projects while he was recovering.


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