Nigo is a famous fashion designer from Japan. He is the creator of his own clothing line called ‘A Bathing Ape’. It is an urban clothing line also called ‘Bape’. He also works as an entrepreneur and record producer. Nigo started his career at an early age and serves as the DJ of the hip hop group known as Teriyaki Boyz. He has worked with several hip hop artists. Here is a quick summary of Nigo’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Nigo Early Life
Nigo’s real name is Tomoaki Nagao. He was born in Japan on 23 December 1970.
After completing his schooling, he attended the Bunka Fashion College in Japan. He was interested in fashion from an early age.
Nigo was first married to Yuri Ichii. The couple was married from 1999 to 2002. In 2008, he got married to Japanese actress Riko Makise.
In his college, Niko took fashion editing as a course. He speaks very little English and always uses a translator while conversing.
Nigo Career, Awards & Achievement
Niko has served as a stylist and editor or Popeye Magazine. Later, he used to sell camouflage print hoodies and Bape T-shirts in a small store. It soon became a destination for teenagers and later he released the shoe called ‘Bapesta’.
He also created the Bapesta logo. Niko then created his own clothing line which has been known as difficult to get acquired by Americans. Additionally, he serves as the creative director of the UT Brand of Uniqlo. He has also produced the Ice Cream Footwear brands and Billionaire Boys Club brand along with Pharrell Williams. He currently serves as the co-owner of the brands.
In 1993, he created A Bathing Ape in Ura-Harajuku, Shibuya, Japan. His stores are also located in London, Hong Kong, China, New York City, Paris, Singapore, Tai Pei, Los Angeles, and Bangkok. His company has also previously operated ‘The Cay Soldier’, ‘Baby Milo’ Bape Café’, and ‘Bape Cuts hair salon. He left the brand in 2013 after it got acquired by I.T. Group.
Niko is the founding member and the DJ of the hip hop group based in Japan called Teriyaki Boyz. With them, he has released the albums ‘Beef or Chicken’ and ‘Serious Japanese’. They have also released the mixtape ‘Delicious Japanese’ in 2009.
Their singles include “Tokyo Drift (Fast & Furious)”, “I Still Love H.E.R.”, “Work That!”, “Itsumo It’s More”, “Even More”, and “Heartbreaker”. In addition to these, the group has released the remix albums ‘The Official Delivery Iccho DVD’ and ‘World Tour’.
He has worked with many rap artists like Pharrell Williams and Kanye West. Niko is the creator of the MTV Japan show known as ‘Nigoldeneye’. He serves as the manager and producer of the girl pop group called BILLIE IDLE. He has also appeared in the short film called ‘Akihabara Majokko Princess’ by Takashi Murakami.
Awards & Achievements
Nigo’s biggest career feat is to be a successful fashion designer as well a record producer. At the 2005 MTV Asia Awards, he won the Style Award.
Net Worth of Nigo
The estimated net worth of Nigo is more than $40 million. He made this net worth by venturing into several professions in his career. He sold his company to I.T. Ltd., for $2.8 million. He has created his own clothing line and is also the head stylist and co-owner of several brands along with Pharrell Williams. He has appeared in the movie and has got his own show in MTV Japan. Additionally, Niko has released many albums with the Teriyaki Boyz.
Nigo is one of the most famous fashion designers in the world. His brand has expanded to several cities in the world. He is an influential person who has been active in several endeavors. He also has served as the executive producer of the album ‘Idle Gossip’ by Billie Idle.