Shigeru Miyamoto
Shigeru Miyamoto
Real Name/Full Name Shigeru Miyamoto
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Shigeru Miyamoto
Birth Place: Sonobe Kyoto, Japan
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 16 November 1952
Age/How Old: 51 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres –165 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 4″
Weight: In Kilograms –65 Kg
In Pounds – 143 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –Iiijake Miyamoto
Mother –Hinako Miyamoto
Siblings: N/A
School: N/A
College: Kanazwa Municipal College of Industrial Arts
Religion: Shinto
Nationality: Japanese
Zodiac Sign: Scorpion
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Yasuko Miyamoto
Kids/Children Name: Kenshi Miyamoto
Profession: Game designer , game producer , game director
Net Worth: $50 Million
Last Updated: January 2021

Shigeru Miyamoto is one of the most popular Japanese video game developer and a prevalent producer. He struggled a lot during his initial days and was unable to land on a proper job. He had also faced a financial crisis before received loads of success in the video game industry. He considers it to be God’s grace that has landed him in a position where he is allocated as a “Father of modern video games” and a pioneer too.

Well, how well do you know about Shigeru Miyamoto? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Shigeru Miyamoto’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if your all set, here is what we know about Shigeru Miyamoto to date.

Biography and Early Life

Shigeru Miyamoto was born on 16th November 1952 in the city of Sonobe, Kyoto, Japan to his father who worked in a small school as an English teacher. From his childhood only, he was curious to learn and know things that happen around him. He used to love manga and wants to become a manga artist. He got inspired by the western genre television shows and that made him enter the video game industry.

Shigeru was the first artist of the company Nintendo who helped to create the art for the game Sheriff. He also has a Shetland Sheepdog called Pikku and also inspired Nintendogs. Instead of being proud he is a very humble and down to Earth craftsman.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Shigeru Miyamoto in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Shigeru Miyamoto’s age is 51 years old as of today’s date 18th January 2021 having been born on 16 November 1952. Though, he is 5′ 4″ in feet and inches and 165 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 143 lbs in Pound and 65 kg in Kilograms.

Education

As a child, Shigeru was a very curious and keen child who loves to explore the nature around his house and countryside too. After his schooling, he did his graduation from Kanazawa College of Art in 1975. Two years later then under his father’s guidance, he joined Nintendo in 1977 and become one and only artist who makes art for arcade games.

He is considered the father of modern video gaming. He has modern and unique ideas for storylines with characters. He not only focuses on technical aspects but also on the storyline and characters.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Shigeru has spent much o his childhood in rural areas. His father taught the English language. He failed to find a job after his graduation. Since he has a deep passion for manga he wanted to seek a profession in it before he started in vide o games.

Miyamoto is married to his beautiful wife, Yasuko. They both have 2 children- a daughter and a son. As a father, he made sure that both children played outdoors as well. He isn’t comfortable speaking English and he prefers speaking Japanese only.

He isn’t a big fan of playing games. He loves to involve his leisure time in guitar, mandolin, and banjo. He loves blur-grass music. He loves petting dogs and he believes he is quite professional in doing it. He has a peculiar hobby of guessing the dimensions of objects and rearranging furniture.

Is Shigeru Miyamoto Gay?

Miyamoto is extremely happily married to his beautiful wife, Yasuko. He is not gay and an absolute straight person. He loves his wife deeply ever since they met and they love to spend quality time with each other.

Professional Career

Shigeru has a degree as an industrial designer, however, he failed to manage a job via it. He was the first artist to create a game on Nintendo in the year 1979. He considers himself very lucky that even though he has not been well aware of tech he has managed to earn his dignity in the genre of video games.

His first game was “Radar Scope” launched in the year 1979, though it worked okayish in Japan but has left “Nintendo in financial crisis. He later added a few changes in its unsold units and launched as “Donkey Kong”. This worked and even he had to release its 2 sequels. His other notable work includes ‘Mario Bros and its sequel “Super Mario Bros”., “The Legend of Zelda”, and many others.

Awards

  • In 1998 he was awarded the Hall of Fame Award by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Science USA
  • In 2009 he was announced as New Super Mario Bros. Winner
  • In 2010 he was awarded BAFTA Fellowship Award
  • In 2007 he was Game Developers Choice Award Nominee in Best Game.
  • In 2007 he got Life Time Achievement Award by Game Developer Choice Awards.
  • In 2016 he was the winner of the NAVGTR Award.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Shigeru Miyamoto  in 2021

Shigeru Miyamoto Net Worth
Shigeru Miyamoto Net Worth

As of 2021, Shigeru Miyamoto, a Japanese Producer, and Video Game Designer have a total net worth of $50 million. His salary per year is $1 million. He has earned this fortune after working in the game creating industry for years.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • His kids used to play video games during their youth but he also prefers them to play outside.
  • He can speak English but cannot speak fluently so he used to prefer to give interviews in Japanese.
  • Generally, he doesn’t sign an autograph and doesn’t appear in Japanese Television Shows.
  • More foreign people approach him rather than Japanese people.
  • Rather than playing video games, he loves to play guitar, mandolin, and banjo.
  • He loves to enjoy bluegrass music.
  • He always has fun while rearranging furniture even if it is night.
  • Kyoto countryside inspired him to create the seminal video game, The Legend of Zelda.

Shigeru Miyamoto is one of the most successful pioneers in video game designing. He is one of those successful businessmen who has been able to spread his career for over 4 decades. His life took a  completely different turn after he joined “Nintendo”. He weaves a unique yet creative storyline. It is his creativity and different thought process that has made him one of the best franchiser and “father of modern video gaming”.

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