Masashi Kishimoto is a manga artist from Japan who rose to fame because of his manga series titled Naruto. It lasted between 1999 and 2014. Two anime films namely Boruto: Naruto the movie and The Last: Naruto the movie was also under his supervision. Let’s find out more about how much is Masashi Kishimoto’s net worth in 2018.
Masashi Kishimoto was born in 1974 on eighth November. His birthplace was Nagi, Okayama, Japan. His parents welcomed into the world two identical twins on the date mentioned above. The other one besides Masashi was Seishi Kishimoto.
Kishimoto has been married since 2003. His busy schedule could not let the couple go for their honeymoon until 2015. The two have been blessed with one boy child.
As early as his childhood moments, Kishimoto had shown interest in manga. In addition to that, he played games such as baseball and basketball among other sports.
In 1995, Kishimoto submitted his first manga pilot to Shueisha. It was titled Karakuri. He worked together with an editor called Kasuke Yahagi. Most of their drafts ended up being rejected including Michikusa as well as Asian Punk. His one-shot Naruto’s version which he wrote in 1997 was published in Akamaru Jump Summer.
In December of that same year got a shot with weekly shonen jump. He revised Karakuri which was released for the first time in 1998. Unfortunately, it was not a huge success.
After the setback, he shifted to seinen with two drafts namely Baseball King and Mano which concerned baseball and Mafia, respectively. His editor wanted him to give shonen genre a second chance. Therefore, he embarked on Magic Mushroom. Later, Yahagi suggested serialisation of storyboards. They began working on Naruto. It premiered in weekly shonen jump in September 1999. Initially, it clinched position 43 but soon after that turned into a hit. 15 years later, with a collection of over 700 chapters. In 72 volumes, Naruto came to an end in 2014 on tenth November.
Thanks to Naruto, Yuuchi Itakura as well as Osamu Kajisa who used to be his assistants have gotten a share of their success. His other films are The Last: Naruto the Movie and Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie in 2014 and 2012, respectively. In the former, Masashi was the character designer, chief story supervisor and the owner of that original story. For the latter, he was the character designer as well as the story planner.
Back in 2010, Kishimoto produced a baseball manga titled Bench. Between April and July 2015, his series titled Naruto: Seventh Hokage and Scarlet springs. Besides manga, Kishimoto has written films, art books, novels among others.
Other manga includes Boruto: Naruto Next Generation, Mario and Naruto: The Path Lit by the Full Moon. Also, Kishimoto has been part of Tekken 6, Naruto: Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution, Motion Comic: Naruto and Educational Manga: The History of Japan Volume 1.
Awards & Achievements
In 2013 the Agency for Cultural Affairs of the Japanese government presented Masashi, the Rookie of the Year award.
Net Worth of Masashi Kishimoto
Masashi Kishimoto has an estimated net worth of about $20 million. His primary source of income is his career as a manga artist. Kishimoto as of October 2015 had sold more than 220 million copies of Naruto all over the world. In addition to that, he has made money by selling his films, manga, novels and other publications.
This Japanese manga artist who goes by the name Masashi Kishimoto has had a successful career path indeed. His most successful manga is a series called Naruto aired between 1999 and 2014. He has done series in genres of mafia manga, baseball manga as well as the shonen genre.