Real Name/Full Name Tomoaki Nagao
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Nigo
Birth Place: Maebashi, Gunma, Japan
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 23rd December 1970
Age/How Old: 53 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 166 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 60 Kg
In Pounds – 132 lbs
Eye Color:  Green
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – N/A
Mother –N/A
Siblings: N/A
School: N/A
College: Benka Fashion College
Religion: Christian
Nationality: Japanese
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Riho Makise (m.2008 – present), Yuri Ichii (m.1999; div. 2002)
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: Record producer, DJ, Japanese fashion designer, entrepreneur
Net Worth: $50 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Nigo is the nickname for Tomoaki Nagao, who is best known for being a fashion designer.  He is also a Japanese music producer, DJ, and entrepreneur who owns an urban clothing line called A Bathing Ape. Bapesta is his designed collectible footwear line which is famous globally. He has been the DJ of the popular group called Teriyaki Boyz. Kanye West and Pharrell Williams are among his fashion giant clients in the show biz.

Well, how well do you know about Nigo? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Nigo’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Nigo to date.

Biography and Early Life

Nigo was born in Maebashi, Japan. Since his childhood, he was interested in fashion. Nigo doesn’t speak English thus uses a translator in his interviews. He hasn’t revealed most of his early life, family or background to the media, therefore it remains unknown. His mother worked as a nurse while his father was a billboard maker and they played a major part in encouraging him to venture in to the fashion industry.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Nigo in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Nigo’s age is 53 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024 having been born on 23 December 1970. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 166 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 132 lbs in Pound and 60 kg in Kilograms.


After completion of high school, he joined Benka Fashion College. He took fashion editing as a course in college where he started working for Popeye magazine as an editor and stylist.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

In 1999, Nigo married Yuri Ichii, and later on in 2002, the couple divorced. He then married a Japanese actress, Riko Makise in 2008. He has managed to keep his family life information out of the public thus making it less detailed.

Is Nigo Gay?

Nigo is straight. He has never been rumored to be bisexual or gay throughout his life. He has managed to keep his affairs on low key with his wife. Nevertheless, he is a married man to a beautiful wife therefore it’s proving enough that his sexual orientation is straight.

Professional Career

Nigo started as an entrepreneur where he sold few Bape T-shirts and camouflage print hoodies in a small store where teenagers were his popular customers. He released the Bapesta sneakers in 2002 which later became the Epitome collectible foot-ware as clarified by Jonathan Ross, a BBC presenter. The Epitome sneaker has a design close to that of Nike’s Air force design. However, this has a star with a lightning zap that extends out of it that represents the Nigo Bapesta Logo.

In 2009, Nigo established his own company called NIGOLD. In partnership with Pharrell Williams, Nigo created and launched Billionaire Boys Cub and ice footwear that dealt with streetwear brands in 2005. He, later on, became the creative director of his new brand Human Made and Uniqlo’s UT. To create a capsule collection, Nigo took a partnership with Louis Vuitton, a luxury brand alongside of Virgil Abloh in 2020.

Nigo has been associated with Kanye West and Pharrell Williams who are popular rap and hip hop artists. Nigo owns a sound record label, Bape as well a DJ of Teriyaki Boyz, a Japanese hip hop group. He created Nigoldeneye, an MTV Japan show and he is the producer and manager of Billie Idle, a female pop group alongside Watanabe Junnosuke, BiS manager.

He began involved with the group in 2014 when he directed Nerve, BiS music video, and later on when the group separated, together with Bis Manager they offered First Summer Uika and Hirano Nozomi, BiS Members a chance to join Billie Idle which was their new project. Nigo was the executive producer of a group debut album in 2014 titled Idle Gossip.

Nigo asked Kaws, an artist he supported his work from early days for a paint. Kaw Painted the Kaws Album which was sold for $14.8 million at Sothebeys in Hong Kong in 2019 together with several other artworks. The art collection total sales were $28 million. Nigo also worked with Andre Saraiva, Stash Futura and Hajime Sorayama.


Nigo has been a successful fashion designer as well as a record producer for years. He was awarded the Style Award in the MTV Asia Awards in 2005.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Nigo in 2024

Nigo Net Worth
Nigo Net Worth

As of 2024, Nigo has an estimated net worth of $50 million. He has earned this net worth from his successful career in fashion designing. He also works as an entrepreneur where he has accumulated his wealth from his own clothing line which is distributed worldwide.

On the sale of his company to I.T Ltd, he received 2.8 million which has greatly contributed to this wealth. Being a member of a hip-hop band with a successful music album has given hand to this net worth.  Nigo has also made appearances in several movies and owns a Japanese TV show where he has a paid salary monthly.

Nigo is one of the few multi-talented personalities in show biz. He is not only a fashion designer and an entrepreneur, but also a DJ who has worked with big names like Kanye West. He has several business ventures which have placed him among the most celebrated personalities in his career. He is a go-getter and has worked from scratch to get where he is today.


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