Shigeru Miyamoto Net Worth 2020, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career and Achievement.
Shigeru Miyamoto Net Worth – Shigeru Miyamoto is a famous Japanese video game designer and producer. He is considered as one of the pioneers of the video game industry, and often regarded as the “father of modern video gaming”.
His extremely successful career spanning over four decades started in 1977 when he joined Nintendo as an artist.
Early Life, Family, and Education
Shigeru Miyamoto was born on November 16, 1952, in the rural of Sonobe, located northwest of Kyoto in Japan, to Iijake Miyamoto and Hinako Aruha as their second child.
Little Miyamoto developed a knack for doodling and many times his studies would take a back seat to this hobby.
He also remained close to nature and would explore natural surroundings in the countryside of Kyoto. Such expeditions including discovering caves and water bodies later motivated him to craft many of his popular video games, most prominently ‘The Legend of Zelda’.
He started attending ‘Kanazawa Municipal College of Industrial Arts’ in 1970 and five years later he graduated obtaining a degree in industrial design.
Prior to embarking on a career in video games, Miyamoto even contemplated a career as a Magna artist due to his sheer love for the subject.
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.
Shigeru Miyamoto’s Career
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 the opposite of the linear gameplay 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 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.
Shigeru Miyamoto Net Worth
Shigeru Miyamoto is a Japanese producer and video game designer who has a net worth of $40 million dollars.