Hayao Miyazaki is among the most magnificent animators from Japan, a film director, producer, screenwriter, and an illustrator and manga artist. Let’s look into details the net worth of Hayao Miyazaki in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Hayao is a renowned film director who was born during the time of the Second World War on 5th January 1941 Bunkyo in Tokyo. He got interested in animations and manga from when he was a child. His father Katsuji Miyazaki was an aeronautical engineer and also the director of a family firm Miyazaki airplanes. His father later died in 1993, and his mother had spinal TB and passed away in 1983. He has two brothers Yutaka Miyazaki and Shirou Miyazaki and one sister Arita Miyazaki.
Due to the catastrophe of the Second World War, when he was still three years old, his family moved to Utsunomiya. Then they moved to Kanuma after Utsunomiya was bombed. He started his education life at an institute in Utsunomiya then he joined institutions like Omiya junior high and Eifuku School. Then later he pursued his higher education from the University of Gakushuin in Tokyo.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Hayao Miyazaki joined Japanese studio TOEI animation in 1963 so that he could fulfill his dream. He got many praises for script improvisations for Gulliver’s travel to the moon. He then worked on an animated project, prince of the sun in 1968. The following year he got to work on puss in boots. He left TOEL in 1971 to join another animation program called A Pro. It is here that he worked with Isao Takahata and co-directed 23 episodes of Lupin III.
They then worked together on many projects like Panda! Go Panda and Heidi, Girl of the Alps. Then in 1973, he joined Nippon animation. He then left Nippon in 1979. In 1990, his works in Manga such as Princess Mononoke and Porco Rosso were appreciated. Then in 2004, he directed a fantasy film Howls Moving Castle as the directors of the movieMamoru Hosuda expired. The critics and audience praised the film alike, and in 2008 he directed the film Gake no ue no Ponyo, that went on to become the highest grossing movie.
He was awarded Ofuji Noburo award in 1979-1988 four times. He also won the Mainichi film award for several animation movies. One of his movies, Spirited Away, won the academy award for the best-animated feature while the other two movies received nominations. He has also won other awards like japan academy award, Tokyo anime award, Annie award, kinema junpo award, Venice film festival, and the anime grand Prix.
Net Worth & Earnings
Hayao Miyazaki has an estimated net worth of $60 million. This wealth is from the movie business and producing-directing other many movies. Given his active years and the number of films, it is not a surprise that his net worth is that much.
Hayao Miyazaki is also considered as one of the greatest animation movie directors. An animation movie critic, Roger Ebert proposed that he might be one of the best filmmakers in the history of animation. He is highly respected as a master storyteller.