Shigeru Miyamoto is a video game producer and designer from Japan. He is one of the first people who worked at the multinational consumer electronics and video games company, Nintendo, and currently works as one of their representative directors.
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Shigeru Miyamoto (宮本 茂) was born on November 16, 1952, in Sonobe town, Kyoto, Japan. His father, Iijake Miyamoto, worked as an English teacher, and his mother is Hinako Arusha. Shigeru Miyamoto graduated from Kanazawa College of Art with an industrial design degree.
Shigeru Miyamoto is married to Yasuko Miyamoto. Shigeru and Yasuko are the parents of 1 son and one daughter. His son’s name is Kenshi Miyamoto.
Shigeru Miyamoto loves to play on several musical instruments such as the guitar.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 16 November 1952, Shigeru Miyamoto is 67 years old as of today’s date 8th September 2020. His height is 1.65 m tall, and his weight is 65 kg.
Shigeru Miyamoto began his career with Nintendo in 1977, at their planning department, and back then, the company was small. He first helped them in developing two arcade games, Sheriff, and Radar Scope.
During the 1980s, Shigeru Miyamoto designed many games including Donkey Kong, Popeye, Donkey Kong Jr., Mario Bros., Donkey Kong 3, Excitebike, Devil World, Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Super Mario Bros. 2, and Super Mario Bros. 3.
In the 1990s, Shigeru Miyamoto assisted in designing the Nintendo 64 controller. After a lot of games success with Nintendo, he continued on working on more games including Super Mario World, F-Zero, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Yoshi, Super Mario Kart, Mario Paint, Star Fox, Super Mario All-Stars, Link’s Awakening, Yoshi’s Island, Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, Super Mario RPG, Star Fox 64, and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
Shigeru Miyamoto has also designed many games during the 2000s including Pikmin, Luigi’s Mansion, Metroid Prime, Super Mario Sunshine, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Mario Kart: Double Dash, Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Super Mario 64 DS, Pikmin 2, Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, Nintendogs, Wii Sports, New Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Galaxy, Wii Fit, Wii Music, Mario Kart Wii, Super Mario Galaxy 2, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, and Star Fox Zero.
In 2015, Shigeru Miyamoto started working as one of Nintendo’s representative directors.
Shigeru Miyamoto is also the co-author of a book about The Legend of Zelda game series called The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, which he co-authored along with Eiji Aonuma, Akira Himekawa and it were released in 2011.
Awards & Achievements
Shigeru Miyamoto has been the designer of several historical games, which makes him earn a lot of award winnings and nominations. His award winnings include an Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame (1998), Game Developers Choice Lifetime Achievement Award (2006), British Academy of Film and Television Arts Fellowship Award (2010), NAVGTR Award for Game, Classic Revival (The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask), and others.
Net Worth & Salary of Shigeru Miyamoto in 2020
As of September 2020, Shigeru Miyamoto has an estimated net worth of more than $45 million with an annual salary of $1.4 million. He made his fortune from being the first artist for Nintendo, and one of their representative directors. The video games that Shigeru Miyamoto worked on were sold for hundreds of millions of units across the world. The Mario game series were sold more than 450 million units.
Shigeru Miyamoto is one of the most important contributors to the games industry. He is the designer of the famous game series, Mario. Shigeru Miyamoto has been one of Nintendo’s representative directors since 2015, but he is their first artist. He is married to Yasuko Miyamoto, and they are happily living together.