Ryan Higa is a YouTube Celebrity who is known as ‘nigahiga’ which is his YouTube channel. He currently has over 20 million subscribers and 3 billion views on his channel. His Instagram also has 2.7 million followers. He is also popular for using the catchphrase ‘TEEHEE’ in all his videos. Let’s find out how much is Ryan Higa’s net worth in 2018.
Ryan Higa Early Life
Ryan Higa was born in 1990 on 6th June in Hilo, Hawai to Luci Higa and Wendell Higa. He also has an elder brother, Kyle. He initially belongs to the Japanese descent. Ryan Higa also has a black belt in Judo.
He went to Waiakea High School, where he wrestled using his Judo. Later he attended the University of Nevada which is located in Las Vegas to obtain a degree in nuclear medicine.
In early 2006, Ryan started dating Tarynn Nago but the couple separated in 2010. In 2010 he had a brief relationship with Andrea Thi with whom he still makes some of his YouTube videos. As of now, Ryan is single and lives in Las Vegas, USA.
Ryan Higa Career, Awards & Achievement
Ryan Higa started his YouTube channel in 2006. He started uploading lip syncing videos of himself and Sean Fujiyoshi to different songs. Then he started uploading original comic pieces which helped him in becoming more popular. In 2009-2011 his channel used to be the most subscribed YouTube channel.
Ryan has two YouTube Channels, ‘nigahiga’ on which he uploads his own skits and comedy videos and ‘HigaTV’ which can be described as a ‘challenge’ video channel, which currently has more than 4 million subscribers. Ryan has always been associated with YouTuber like Wong Fu Productions, Smosh, Traphik, Jenna Marbles, D-Trix, David Choi, and Andrew Garcia.
In 2010 he also appeared in a movie ‘Agents of Secret Stuff’ which was produced by Wong Fu Productions. This movie also features some of his friends and big YouTubers like Anthony Padilla and D-Trix. In 2016, Ryan also created a K-pop parody group called ‘Boys Generally Asia’ with his friends. In 2016 he also featured in a horror film titled ‘Tell Me How I Die’.
He has also appeared in YouTube series and movies like ‘Smosh Babies’, ‘YouTube Assassin’, ‘Supah Ninjas’, ‘I <3 Vampires’, ‘If [Blank] Were Real’, ‘Smosh’, ‘The Station’, ‘My K-Pop Boyfriend’, ‘Ninja Melk’, ‘Internet Icon 2’, and ‘The Book Club’.
Ryan Higa is also actively involved in charitable acts and can often be seen uploading videos for raising money for donations for different charities.
Awards & Achievements
Ryan Higa has been nominated for three ‘The Streamy Awards’ and ‘Young Hollywood Award’. He has also won a ‘Short Award for Humor’. So, clearly he hasn’t received many awards in his career, but Ryan Higa has definitely built a viewership of millions of subscriber. His every single video on both of his channels have at least minimum of 1 million views, which are enough to get him to the trending section of YouTube as well as for helping him earn a big fat check.
Net Worth of Ryan Higa
Ryan Higa has an estimated net worth of over $2.5 million. Ryan makes most of his income, through his YouTube videos and Google money. He is also linked with several brands, who pay him for advertising their brands in his videos.
Ryan Higa is one of the biggest YouTube Stars on the planet. He is also amongst the only YouTuber who is still trying to deliver the same type of skit based videos which initially made him popular. He is one of the first Asian YouTube celebrities, who inspired other Asians to experiment with the video streaming website.