Hayao Miyazaki is one of the most magnificent animators from Japan. He is a film director, screenwriter, producer, an illustrator and a manga artist. Now let’s have a close look at Hayao Miyazaki’s net worth in 2019.
The renowned film director was born during the World War II, on 5th January 1941 in Bunkyō, Tokyo. Hayao was interested in animation and manga from his early life. His father, Katsuji Miyazaki, was an Aeronautical Engineer who was also the director of his family firm Miyazaki Airplanes. His father died in March 1993, at the age of 77-78. Hayao’s mother, Dola Miyazaki was diagnosed with spinal tuberculosis, passed away in 1983. He has two brothers Shirou Miyazaki, Yutaka Miyazaki and one sister Arita Miyazaki.
Due to the World War II catastrophe, when Hayao was three years old, his family first evacuated to Utsunomiya. The family then moved to Kanuma after the bombing in Utsunomiya. He started his education at an institute in Utsunomiya. He then joined institutions like Eifuku School and Omiya Junior High. Miyazaki pursued his higher studies from Gakushuin University, in Tokyo.
Miyazaki joined Japanese studio TOEI Animation in the year of 1963 to fulfil his dream. The artist earned many praises for the script improvisation of ‘Gullivers Travels to the Moon’. He worked on an animated project, ‘Prince of the Sun’ in 1968. Next year Miyazaki got to work on ‘Puss in Boots’. In 1971, he left TOEI to join the animation company named ‘A Pro’. Here he worked with Isao Takahata and co-directed 23 episodes of ‘Lupin III’.
They both worked together on many projects like ‘Panda! Go, Panda’ and ‘Heidi, Girl of the Alps’. In 1973, he joined Nippon Animation. In 1979, Miyazaki left Nippon. In 1990, his manga works such as ‘Princess Mononoke’ and ‘Porco Rosso’ was appreciated by the audience. He directed a fantasy film in 2004, ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ as the movie’s director Mamoru Hosuda expired. The audience and critics praised the film alike. In 2008, Hayao directed the film ‘Gake no ue no ponyo’ which went on to become the highest-grossing movie at that time.
Awards and Achievements
In 1979-88, this animation director was awarded ‘Ofuji Noburo Awards’ four times. He has won the ‘Mainichi Film Award’ for his various animation movies. His movie ‘Spirited Away’ won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature while two of his other movies received nominations. He has won various other awards like Tokyo Anime Award, Japan Academy Award, Kinema Junpo Award, Annie Award, Anime Grand Prix and the Venice Film Festival.
Net worth of Hayao Miyazaki
The estimated net worth of Hayao Miyazaki is $60 million. He made this fortune in the movie business by producing-directing many movies.
Hayao Miyazaki is considered one of the greatest animation movie directors. Roger Ebert, an American movie critic proposed that Hayao might be the best filmmaker in animation history. He is hugely respected as a master storyteller.