Who is Akira Toriyama and what is his net worth 2018? Akira Toriyama is a Japan-based manga, a Japanese comic book, and game artist. He is a character originator for many popular video games including the Dragon Quest series, Blue Dragon and Chrono Trigger. Akira debuted in this industry with highly successfully manga Dr. Slump. With his remarkable work in the field of manga, Akira has written his name in history.
He considered as one of the most influential manga artist. His creation Dragon Ball has sold over 240 million copies worldwide, which made it the second best-selling manga as of date. So how much this Winner of Shogakukan Manga Awards Own? How much is Akira Toriyama’s Net Worth? To obtain the exact answer, we need to know him little better. Let’s find out some more facts about him and his life.
This eminent artist was born on April 5, 1955 in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. He has one older sister. Since childhood, his passion was drawing. He was highly influenced by Disney movies and Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy. By the time he reached in primary school, his interest in comics and cartoons dwindled and shifted to line- action movies such as Western, War Films and science fiction.
To follow his passion of drawing, he joined a technical high school in Nagoya. His first job was as a in-house graphic designer in a small advertising company in Nagoya at the age of 20. It was the begging of his unstoppable journey.
Akira is married to his lady love Nachi Mikami. They tied the knot in 1982. The love for manga of both made them a perfect match for each other. She had contributed in book Illustration of Rock as a manga artist. Together the couple has a son named Sasuke Toriyama born in 1987 and a daughter born in 1990. Presently, Akira lives in his home studio in Kiyosu.
Akira started earning at an early age of 20. He entered into the world of manga with a contest organised by Jump magazine. Though he didn’t win the contest, but he impressed Kazuhiko Torishima who contacted him and encouraged him. He debuted in 1978 with a story titled Wonder Island, which was published in Weekly Shonen Jump. He raised to stardom with the comedy series Dr. Slump which was serialised from 1989-1984. By the end- of- year 1984, he was officially a manga superstar.
The anime adaptation of Dr. Slump went on air in 1981. It was also a major hit. By the end of year 2008, 35 million copies of Dr. Slump were sold in Japan. After Dr.Slump, he started working on Dragon Ball. In 1984 Dragon Ball was born, and it was an instant hit. It made Akira, an overnight star. Dragon Ball holds the record of the second best-selling manga of all the time in Japan. The exceptional success of manga increases the circulation of magazine as well. The series run till 1995. In the duration of 11 successful years, Akira produced 519 chapters.
Dragon Ball got adapted in numerous animated movies, numerous video games and mega-merchandising. Dragon Ball entertained the world-wide audiences and till date has sold over 240 million copies across the world. Owing to his unmatched design sense, he worked as a character designer for the popular Dragon Quest series of role-playing video games. Apart from this, he has served as a character designer for many other games including Super Famicom RPG Chrono Trigger and for Tobal No. 1 for play station.
In 2002, he made an appearance in the launch of Weekly Shonen Jump’s North American correspondent, Shonen Jump. He designed an electric car for CQ Motors in 2005. Akira worked with Hironobu Sakagauchi and Nobuo Uematsu in 2006 for Mistwalker Xbox 360 exclusive RPG Blue Dragon. His work is endless ranging from art books, anime, video games, and manga. Presently, he contributes to the Dragon Ball Super anime and manga since 2015.
Akira’s exceptional work grabbed him an award of Shogakukan Manga Award for best shonen manga for DR. Slump in 1981.
Net Worth of Akira Toriyama
Akira has an estimated net worth of $70 million. Thanks to his exceptional talent. Major chunk of his net worth comes from his work as a manga artist.
Akira Toriyama born with a talent and with his devotion he honed himself in the respective field. Today, he is at the pinnacle of success. His work is a source of motivation for many manga artist and character designer.