Nigahiga is a YouTuber from America who has got more than 20 million YouTube subscribers. His videos have been watched over three billion times and are also a comedian and actor. As an actor, he was seen in the film ‘Tell Me How I Die’ in 2016. His videos are mostly of comedy genre and are popular by his YouTube name “nigahiga”. He has also released two singles. Keep reading to know more about Nigahiga’s net worth in 2018.
Nigahiga Early Life
Ryan Higa, better known as “nigahiga” is the son of Luci and Wendell Higa. He is of Japanese descent and was born in Hilo, Hawaii on June 6, 1990.
He completed his schooling in 2008 from Waiakea High School. He created his first YouTube channel in 2006 when he was still a student. He has earned a black belt in judo and was also a wrestler. He has a metal bar in his arm.
Ryan Higa was in a relationship with Tarynn Nago from 2006 to 2010. Following their split, he was in a relationship with Andrea Thi. He is currently single. At one point in time, Higa had more subscribers than Taylor Swift.
In the beginning, he wanted to be a doctor of nuclear medicine and even started his training at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.
Nigahiga Career, Awards & Achievement
Ryan Higa and his friend Sean Fujiyoshi started uploading videos starting mid-2006. The duo was later joined by Tim Enos and Tarynn Nago which made them to be called ‘The Yabo Crew’. In May 2009, he hit one million subscribers. It soon peaked to seven million subscribers in February 2013.
Although his videos are popular for his lip-sync videos, it was removed from YouTube and his Id was also temporarily suspended in 2009. In 2011, he created another YouTube channel, “HigaTV”. A year later, he assisted in the formation of YOMYOMF Network.
Later, he became a judge on the online talent competition called ‘Internet Icon’. In August 2017, his subscribers reached 20 million on YouTube. Additionally, Nigahiga has also made remixes of several songs including “I Miss You Soulja Boy”, “Nice Guys”, “Christmas Swag”, “Coffee Shop Love”, and “Clenching My Body”.
He has appeared in many films like ‘Agents of Secret Stuff’, Gook’, ‘Ninja Melk’, and ‘Tell Me How I Die’. He has made parody series of various Hollywood films like ‘Titanic’, ‘Twilight’, ‘The Grudge’, ‘Never Say Never’, and Final Destination’.
Awards & Achievements
At the Teen Choice Awards in 2005, Ryan Higa was nominated for CHOICE WEB STAR: MALE. He was also nominated for Viral Superstar at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards. He has won the Shorty Award in 2012 in the category of Best in Humor. Further, the YouTuber has garnered three nominations for the Streamy Awards. In 2017, his channel on YouTube was the 21st most subscribed.
Net Worth of Nigahiga
The estimated net worth of Nigahiga is more than $2.5 million. This wealth comes from his career as a professional YouTuber. Whether acting or making parody videos, Ryan Higa has established himself as one of the rising stars of the internet. He has also successfully released the singles “Ignored” and “Millennial Love”. Even his other channel, HigaTV has hit more than 4.9 million subscribers until November 2017. He has teamed up with Jun Sung Ahn, Justin Chon, David Choi, and Phillip Wang for the KPop band “BgA”. With the band, he has released the singles “Dong Saya Dae” and “Who’s It Gonna Be”.
Nigahiga is one of the most well-known YouTube artists in the world. With a personality of talents, he rose to fame in no time. Not just on YouTube, but he has also ventured into other professions and found success. Whether is the ‘How To’, ‘Dear Ryan’ or ‘Off the Pill’ series, Ryan Higa is indeed an inspiration to many.