Hideo Kojima is a well-known Buryat video game designer. In 2005, he founded Kojima Productions and had served as its director. He has also served as Konami Digital Entertainment’s vice president. Kojima has created, directed, and written many video games like Policenauts, Snatcher, and Metal Gear. He has also produced games in the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Boktai, and Zone of the Enders series. Now let’s have a close look on Hideo Kojima’s net worth in 2018.
Hideo Kojima Early Life
Hideo Kojima was born on August 24, 1963, in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan. He grew up in Kawanishi, Hyōgo.
In the beginning, Kojima wanted to become an illustrator or artist. Following that, he started to write short stories and used to publish in Japanese magazines. He studied economics and used to play a lot of video games during his free time. He wanted to become a video game designer when he was in his college’s fourth year.
Hideo Kojima is still unmarried and has got no children. He supports his mother also plays his video games. He began his career at a very young age and was inspired by ‘Super Mario Bros.’ and ‘The Portopia Serial Murder Case.’
Hideo Kojima Career
Hideo Kojima made many attempts to get into the video game industry. In 1986, he became a planner and designer in the home computer division of MSX. He became an assistant director in the Antarctic Adventure’s sequel Penguin Adventure. He then became the developer of the MSX platform game called Lost World. It got rejected by Konami.
He became a senior associate of ‘Metal Gear’ which was released in 1987. Following that, he worked on ‘Snatcher,’ which was a graphic adventure game. It was released in 1988 and was influenced by Bubblegum Crisis, The Terminator, and Blade Runner.
In 1990, he was involved in ‘Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake’ and ‘SD Snatcher’ for MSX2 games. He then went on to create ‘Snake’s Revenge.’ He released the adventure game called ‘Policenauts’ in 1994. A year later, he released ‘3DO’. This was followed by making the visual novel called ‘Tokimeki Memorial Drama Series.’
Kojima became a global celebrity after releasing PlayStation’s ‘Metal Gear Solid.’ He released ‘Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty’ in 2001. In 2003, he became the producer of ‘Boktai: The Sun Is in Your Hand.’ In the 2000s, he released ‘Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater’ and ‘‘Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django’.In 2013, he unveiled ‘Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.’
Awards & Achievements
In 2008, Hideo Kojima appeared in “Hot 100 Developers 2008” list by Next-Gen. He has also appeared in the top ten people by Newsweek in 2002. At the Game Developers Conference in 2009, he won the Lifetime Achievement Award. He had also received a Lifetime Achievement Award by MTV Game Awards in 2008. He has also received the Industry Icon Award at The Game Awards 2016.
Net Worth of Hideo Kojima
Hideo Kojima has an estimated net worth of more than $30 million. This fortune comes from his career as a professional game developer. He is one of the highest paid game developers. He has developed many games in his career. He has also served as the producer, writer, and director of many games.
Part of his wealth also comes from his acting career. His acting credits include ‘Policenauts,’ ‘Snatcher,’ ‘Ultraman Orb: I’m Borrowing the Power of Your Bonds!’, and ‘Versus.’ His net worth has also been contributed through his screenplay profession.
Hideo Kojima is considered one of the most popular game designers in the world. He has successfully developed, produced, and directed many games. He has made games for PlayStation, XBOX, Nintendo, Arcade, MSX2, and mobile games. He appeared in “the top game creators of all time” list by IGN in 2009. Hideo Kojima has been conferred with several honors in his career.