Although we all know him as a proficient Mangaka, Akira Toriyama is also a successful gaming artist, and it would be a little surprising to find out that that is where he is more popular compared to the anime industry. Well, it is reasonable given that despite its popularity, Dragon ball’s franchise had spent a lot of time off the screens and papers. It was just recently that the franchise was rejuvenated through dragon ball super and its respective movies. So in this post, we are going to talk about Akira Toriyama’s net worth in 2020, his Age, Wife, Cars, Manga he had worked on, and everything else you might need to know about him.
Akira Toriyama Age, Wife and Cars/House
Akira Toriyama was born on the 5th of April 1955, so this makes him 65 years old as of date. He married Yoshimi Kato in 182, who is now a former manga artist from Nagoya and was known by her pen name as Nachi Mikami. Toriyama has a lot of interest in cars and motorcycles, which is something he took after his father.
His father used to work in an auto repair business and found it calming when he repaired and understood the mechanics behind cars and motorcycles. Even though he prefers a low key life, he is reported to be residing in Kiyosu, Japan, and rarely speaks about his properties. He owns a house in Osaka that is estimated to cost $4 773 along with a two story working studio known as “Bird Studio” located in Aichi Prefecture:
The house is said to be painted Orange as a tribute to his greatest work so far: Dragon Ball. He is also rumored to do most of his work in this studio
Akira Toriyama Manga
Akira Toriyama had worked on several Manga projects which were under the following titles in his career.
- The Wonder Island
- Dr. Slump
- Dragon Balls
- Dragon Ball Super
He has also worked with other artists and produced shows like Sachie-Chan good, which was published in North America in SJ Alpha Yearbook in 2013. His other works include Tomato, Girl detective, Poala and Roid, Chobit, Lady Red, Pink, Clear Skies, Karamaru, and many more.
Akira Toriyama Early Life and Career
He developed an interest in arts from a young age just when he was still an elementary schooler. He used to imitate anime and Manga that he used to follow, as he had no other forms of entertainment at the time. His advancement was further influenced by the pictures he used to draw as he managed to win a prize at a local art studio for the picture of One Hundred and One Dalmatians as he managed to realize that art can be fun as well
At first, he was working as an employee for an advertising agency in Nagoya for three years. He used to design posters for different companies but ended up quitting the job. He participated in an amateur contest that was hosted by Jump Magazine as he was aiming for the prize money. Things didn’t go as well for him; instead, he only got a word of encouragement from Kazuhiko Torishima. He then made his debut with a story titled “The Wonder Island” and had it published in 1978 as it made it to the Weekly Jump. From 1980 to 1990, he worked on Dr. Slump, a comedy series that ended up being serialized in the Weekly Shonen Jump as well.
By the time DR. Slump finished airing, Toriyama had grown to be much more popular. This was followed by Dragon Ball, which premiered in 1984. He worked on Dragon Ball until 1995 as this series was heated right away from its start and had a lot of successes. Dragon Ball Super followed this, although this one was not based on the Manga as these received a lot of praise and earned him several awards.
Akira Toriyama Awards and Achievements
Toriyama was awarded the Shogakukan Manga Awards for the success and praises he had received on his work based on Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Super. Whilst he was still young, he had won a prize at a local art studion for a picture of 101 Dalmatians that he managed to draw.
His works in Dragon Ball took the series in the top 20 highest-grossing media of all times as it became popular very quickly and managed to sell in over 40 countries. The anime being broadcasted in over 80 countries. Its manga volumes sold over 160 million copies in Japan and made it the second best selling manga series in history after One Piece.
Akira Toriyama Net Worth In 2020
Akira Toriyama’s net worth is estimated to be over $50 million as of 2020. His wealth comes from several sources, such as his career as a Mangaka. Besides this, he works as a character designer for various video games. He also writes books, art, and portrays, which contributes to his net worth as well.