Akira Toriyama
Akira Toriyama
Celebrated Name: Akira Toriyama
Real Name/Full Name: Akira Toriyama
Gender: Male
Age: 66 years old
Birth Date: April 5, 1955
Birth Place: Nagoya, Japan
Nationality: Japanese
Height: 1.78 m
Weight: 74 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Nachi Mikami
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes [a son (Sasuke) and a daughter]
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Akira Toriyama Gay? : No
Profession: Manga artist, author, art director
Salary: $800K (estimated)
Net Worth in 2021: $55 million
Last Updated: July 2021

Akira Toriyama is a manga artist and artistic designer. He is very popular in the anime world for his exquisite works such as Dr. Slump and Dragon Ball which are the highly appreciated characters

Maybe you know about Akira Toriyama very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2021? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Akira Toriyama’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography:

Akira Toriyama was born in a village called Nagoya, Aichi, Japan, on 5 April 1955. His father had an auto repair business and enjoyed motorbike racing.

When he was in school, his classmates drew, imitating anime and manga, as a result of not having many forms of entertainment at that time. Soon after that, he realized his skills when he started drawing pictures of his friends, and after winning a prize at a local art studio. Thus, he got interested in the work.

In 1974, he joined the high school to study art, specializing in publicity, which, in 1977 he left to enroll in the ‘cartoon drawing’ course.

Personal Life:

Toriyama got married to Yoshimi Katō on May 2, 1982. who is an ex manga artist from the beautiful Nagoya under the pen name “Nachi Mikami.”

He is a famous public figure in Japan. For instance, every time there are rumors which do not exist in real-time.

Despite his fame, Toriyama does not like to expose himself to the media, and also he does not want to give any interviews either.

Age, Height, and Weight:

Being born on 5 April 1955, Akira Toriyama is 66 years old as of today’s date 24th July 2021. His height is 1.78m tall, and his weight is 74 kg.

Career:

Akira Toriyama is famous for being illustrator; Manga and game artists are best known for his work the Manga series “Dr. Slump” from 1980 until 1984 and “Dragon Ball” from 1984 until 1995.

He went to the Industrial Higher School in 1973, and immediately, he was hired by an advertising company in Nagoya, where he worked for three years, but his lack of interest made him ditch his job. His mangaka life started with a publication in Shonen Jump. Later he created many other stories for that magazine and collected them in volumes. Toriyama received immense stardom in Japan and abroad, thanks to his work Dragon Ball, which has been seen by more than three generations worldwide.

Many people may not know, but before becoming a manga artist, he worked at an advertising agency in Nagoya designing posters for three years. Following his success, Toriyama has built his studio is called Bird Studio, which is a play on his name, “tori,” meaning “bird.” Toriyama does nearly all of the work at Bird Studio himself.

He draws inspiration from cartoonist Osamu Tezuka, Walt Disney’s ‘101 Dalmatians,’ and says that Jackie Chan’s movie ‘Drunken Master’ was the inspiration behind his manga ‘Dragon Ball.

Awards & Achievements:

  • He was given the 1981 Shogakukan Manga Award for best shōnen or shōjo manga with Dr. Slump, which went on to sell over 35 million copies in Japan alone.
    • His next series, the Dragon Ball, became one of the most successful and popular Manga in the world. It sold 250-300 million copies worldwide.
    • He was presented the ‘Prix Special 40th Anniversary Festival Award’ at France’s ‘Angoulōme International Comics Festival’ in 2013.

Net Worth & Salary of Akira Toriyama in 2021:

Akira Toriyama Net Worth
Akira Toriyama Net Worth

This Japanese illustrator has done very well thus far! Most of Akira’s money comes from being an illustrator and character designer.

As of July 2021, He has accumulated a significant net worth of $55 million, by creating famous magazines, comics, and characters that are known worldwide, like the Dragon Ball and Dr. Slump. This tremendously successful manga series was adapted into five anime and many animated movies as well as video games, which boosted his means of income and propelled the likelihood of other companies using his work for creating films, magazines as well as video games.

Akira has opened new doors for numerous comic artists and character designers worldwide through his work. The trend of Manga and Anime has now even started to influence the western world.

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