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Full NameMasashi Kishimoto
First NameMasashi
Last NameKishimoto
Birth NameMasashi Kishimoto
ProfessionManga Artist
Birth CityNagi, Okayama
Birth CountryJapan
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
No Of Children1
AwardsQuill Award for Graphic novel
SibilingsSeishi Kishimoto
FilmographyThe Last: Naruto the Movie,Boruto: Naruto the Movie
EducationKyushu Sangyo University
Height168 cm
Weight57 kg
Date of BirthNovember 8,1974
Age45 years
Married Date2013

How Much Is The Net Worth Of Masashi Kishimoto? 

Masashi Kishimoto is estimated to have a net worth of around $20 million as of 2019. He mainly earns from his paycheck from his professional career as a manga artist aka Mangaka. He gathers his fortune from one of the most popular manga of all time, Naruto.    

Here know Kishimoto’s earnings from the merchandise sales, copies sold, guest appearances in several comic con events and other miscellaneous income sources. 

Masashi Kishimoto: The Journey Of The Creator Of One Of The Most Liked Mangas Naruto

Masashi Kishimoto is a Japanese manga artist having a net worth of around $20 million as of 2019. He is estimated to have a salary of around $4.88 million per year listing himself on the list of highest-paid Japanese Mangaka. 

Kishimoto started his professional career as a Manga artist in 1995 after his first manga Karakuri got famous. After that, he published several mangas but was not successful. Ultimately in 1997, he wrote a one-shot version of Naruto which was published in Akamaru Jump Summer.  

Masashi Kishimoto drawing naruto.

In September 1999, Naruto was published as the serialized version manga which was an instant hit. The manga not only managed to get success in Japan but it was a great hit in America too.

Interesting Fact: In around 2015, One Piece writer Eiichiro Oda for the first read Naruto and claimed Masashi as his toughest competition and a frenemy.

As soon as Naruto got onto the hype, Hayato Date started to direct the anime adaption of Naruto on 3 October 2002. It was adapted into the Manga series which has resulted in over $1 billion to $1.5 billion of profit to the Weekly Shonen jump Comics as well as TV Tokyo. Whereas Kishimoto himself made around $30 to $40 million according to reliable sources.

Did You Know? With the income from the media sales, merchandise sales and its franchise, Shonen Jump are ranked on the top 10 list of highest-grossing media franchises.

Masashi finished Naruto in 15 years with 72 volumes starting from 21 September 1999 to 10 November 10, 2014. His manga movies and TV shows have hit a big sales milestone and made the place on #3 of the best-selling manga series after Dragon Ball franchise and One Piece Franchise. 

Art by Masashi Kishimoto 
Art by Masashi Kishimoto 

A source claimed that Kishimoto managed to make $5 million to $7 million per year from the royalty of the merchandise sales and pays from the TV Tokyo. Moreover, he also earned some percentage of income from TV Tokyo’s Naruto Tape sales to other channels like Cartoon Network, Disney XD, Animax Asia, and other channels.

Do You Remember? There is an Ichiraku Ramen in Naruto manga and it is real. Masashi Kishimoto frequented Ichiraku Ramen Shime Shiten located in 574-3 Befuchou, Shime, Kasyua District, Fukuoka, Japan. A person can get a Miso Chashu Pork Ramen for $8.48 per bowl. 

Apart from Naruto, his other notable manga’s are Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru. On May 13, 2019, his manga series Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump.

He Is Also Credited For The Story And Character Designing Of The Films Like

MoviesBox Office
Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie$17.9 million
The Last: Naruto the Movie$19.84 million
Boruto: Naruto the Movie$39.5 million

Some Of His Other Popular Art Books And Novels Are:

  • The Art of Naruto: Uzumaki
  • Naruto: Shikamaru's New Story
  • Naruto: Itachi's True Story
  • Naruto: Tales of a Gutsy Ninja
  • Strings on Fire

If his new manga series manages to attract huge mass and become successful, he will eventually rise to the new stardom and increase his fortune to the next level. 

Besides earning from his manga sales, he also earns from the guest appearances in events and other Comic Cons.

Coming to his future earnings, his manga Naruto is getting a live adaption movie through which he is rumored to get millions of dollars.  

Lavish Lifestyle, Houses, Cars, Expenses, Taxes, Insurances

Well, there is no information regarding his residences and cars. A source reported that he has his workplace at his house in Okayama, Japan. And in an interview, he said that he has kept his workplace clean. 

Masashi Kishimoto's house in Okayama, Japan
Masashi Kishimoto's house in Okayama, Japan 

Regarding his expenses, Kishimoto mostly spends his income in house and car maintenance, tax payments, paintbrushes, papers, clothes, insurance premiums, charity works, foods, daily use expenses, and other miscellaneous expenditures.

The Personal Life Of Masashi Kishimoto

Masashi Kishimoto was born on 8 November 1974 in Nagi, Okayama, Japan to the Japanese family alongside his twin brother; Seishi Kishimoto. His brother is also a successful manga artist known for his creations like 666 Satan, O-Parts hunter and Sukedachi 09.

What Is Masashi Kishimoto Relationship Status?

Regarding his married life, Masashi Kishimoto is a married man. He and his wife exchanged the vows in 2003 after dating for a few years. His wedding was attended by Oda where Oda claimed that Kishimoto's wife looked like Sakura. 

Masashi Kishimoto's wife is like Naruto's Sakura.
Masashi Kishimoto's wife is like Naruto's Sakura.

It was in 2015 that the married couple went on a honeymoon due to the busy schedule of Kishimoto.

Do You Know? The part where fictional character Hinata Hyuga made a scarf for protagonist Naruto Uzumaki is based on the real-life wish of his wife wanting to make a scarf for him.

Kishimoto and his wife are blessed with a son whose identity is yet to be revealed. 

How Old Is Masashi Kishimoto? Age, Height, And Weight

As of 2019, Masashi Kishimoto is 44 years old. He holds a Japanese Nationality and belongs to the Asian ethnic group.

Kishimoto stands 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm) in height and his body weighs around 57 kg (125 pounds). 


Don't worry. Although there are several assumptions of Masashi Kishimoto to be dead, the news was just a hoax.  

He was said to be dead back in 2011 Tsunami but later reported that he was fine. As of now, he is living a fit and healthy life.  

Updated On Fri Sep 06 2019 Published On Fri Sep 06 2019 By Bean