Nigahiga Net Worth

Net Worth: $10 million
Age: 28
Full name: Ryan Higa
Born: June 6, 1990
Country of Origin: United States of America
Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Vlogger
Last Updated: 2018


This article contains all you need to know about Nigahiga including his career, youtube channel, songs, friends, family and Nigahiga net worth.

Nigahiga’s Age

Nigahiga was born Ryan Higa on June 6, 1990 in Hilo, Hawaii, United States. Nigahiga age is 28 as of 2018.

Nigahiga’s Family and Mini Bio

Nigahiga is a famous American Youtube personality, actor, and comedian best known for his YouTube channel, Nigahiga.

Nigahiga is of Japanese origin specifically from Okinawa but was born and raised in the United States along with his elder brother, Kyle.

While growing up, the Vlogger practiced Judo, competing in several competitions and he currently holds a black belt rank in the fighting sport.

Higa attended Waiakea High School and was active in sports, participating in both Judo and wrestling before graduating in 2008.

While in High school, Higa created his Youtube channel after his nick name, Nigahiga in 2016 along with his friend named, Sean Fujiyoshi.

They began running the channel by uploading all sorts of videos including clips of the duo lip-syncing to songs of famous American musicians.

The channel first gained local audience as family, friends, students and people from his neighbourhood subscribed to his channel to catch a glimpse of the hilarious character.

Later, they drifted to uploading comic videos including series of ‘How to be’ clips, ‘tips to become a ninja’ and ‘gangster or nerds’ videos, which made Nigahiga became very popular.

The Japanese born American has been called a natural comedian who conveys hilarious messages to his teeming audience with the utmost flair.

Nigahiga is known to write, produce, direct and act his hilarious video clips and he is widely praised for being multi-talented.

His video clips also features guest appearances from his friends including Tim Enos, Ryan Villaruel, Kyle Chun, and Tarynn Nago.

As regard numbers, the comedian has had quite a career as a Vlogger.

Nigahiga is currently one of the most subscribed youtube channels with over 21 million subscribers as of 2018.

Also, the comedian runs another YouTube channel called HigaTV where he uploads behind the scene clips from the videos for his main channel.

HigaTV has about 5 million subscribers.

Nigahiga was the first youtube channel to hit 3 million subscribers and the channel once boasted of more subscribers than popular US pop singer, Taloy swift.

Higa’s channel is the only YouTube channel to have maintained the number one spot for most subscribed YouTube channel for two years, after being number one from 2009 to 2011.

More facts about the Vlogger including Nigahiga’s net worth are revealed in subsequent sections. Keep scrolling!

Nigahiga’s Career

Nigahiga’s career began from back in the days of high school when he and his friend Sean Fujiyosi, created the YouTube channel, Nigahiga named after the Vlogger.


They began the channel by uploading videos of themselves lip syncing popular American songs in 2016 and later, they switched to uploading comic videos.

On the December 24, 2008, Nigahiga’s two most popular YouTube videos titled ‘How To Be Gangster’ and ‘How To Be Emo,’ were removed from the channel due to copyright violations.

And by January 2009, the Nigahiga YouTube channel was temporarily suspended and Higa was required to take down copyrighted video clips from his channel.

To comply with Youtube’s directives, Higa took down all his lip syncing videos with the exception of ‘You’re Beautiful,’ which was audio swapped.

Also, all the videos on the channel that contained copyrighted songs were taken down from the channel.

The comedian then began to make his own original music and by August 2009, Nigahiga re-uploaded the videos How to be Gangster and How to be Emo but took down the videos few days later.

However, the following year, the Vlogger put back the videos ‘How to be Ninja,’ ‘How to be Gangster’ and ‘How to be Emo’ on to his channel.

Nigga began to upload solely original content onto his channel after moving to Las Vegas where he enrolled to obtain a degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

In 2012, Nigahiga established a production company called, Ryan Higa Production Company (RHPC), through which the contents for his channel are made.

In 2016, Higa and other YouTubers and friends created the parody K-pop group Boys Generally Asian.

Nigahiga’s YouTube

In mid-2016, three high school friends named Higa, Fujiyoshi, Enos and Nago who are collectively called ‘The Yabo Crew’ created the ‘Nigahia’ youtube channel.

Four years later, the channel attained over 3 million subscribers becoming the first YouTube channel to do so.

The Vlogger reportedly coined the name from the combination of the Japanese word, ‘Niga’ which means rant and his his last name, “Higa”.

In 2011, Higa created another Youtube channel called HigaTV where he uploads video blogs and behind the scenes footage of his primary channel.

Nigahiga’s Friends

The celebrity Vlogger has achieved great feat as a social media entrepreneur all thanks to his friends.

Higa is never shy to appreciate the input of his friends to his success.

Nigahiga friends are Sean Fujiyoshi, Tim Enos and Tarynn Nago. Together with Higa, they are known as The Yabo Crew.

Nigahiga’s Instagram

Apart from YouTube, Nigahiga is active in other social networking sites including Instagram where he uploads photos and short video clips to keep his fans updated about his works.

Nigahiga’s Songs

The Japanese born American is multi-talented and has also tested his talent in music.

In 2015, the Vlogger took to the studio to see if he could make a career out of music.

The singer has since released two independent singles with both achieving moderate recognition.

Nigahiga songs include;

“Ignored” ft David Cho, released in 2015.

“Millennial Love” ft Kina Grannis, released in 2017.

Nigahiga’s Net Worth (2018) 

What is Nigahiga’s net worth? Is Nigahiga among the richest YouTubers? This section provides details of Nigahiga’s net worth and answers all your questions about his finances.

Nigahiga’s net worth is currently estimated to be $10 million as of 2018.

Let’s take a look at how Nigahiga net worth is accumulated;

The channel, Nigahiga has about 22 million subscribers as of 2018, growing at a speedy rate of about 4000 new subscribers per day.

The channel has amassed over 3.8 billion views as of 2018, since it was created in 2006. Nigahiga net worth has increased significantly from massive views the channel enjoys.

The channel gets 1,000,000 views per day from the hundreds of video clips contained in the channel.

He uploads videos on a weekly or bi-weekly basis which generates an estimated $1,800 per day ($660,000 per year) to add to Nigahiga’s net worth.

Like other YouTubers, Nigahiga earns about $2 – $5 per 1,000 monetized views after YouTube takes its cut and this forms the basis of his YouTube earnings.

Apart from YouTube AD campaign, YouTubers also earn from their subscribers who pay a certain amount to view premium contents on their channel and this adds to Nigahiga’s net worth.

Trivia about Nigahiga

Did you know that Nigahiga never intended to be a social media entrepreneur?

Did you know that the comedian trained to become a doctor of nuclear medicine?

Did you know Nigahiga initially shared his comic videos with only family and a few friends until a stranger encouraged him to go public?

Did you know that Nigahiga’s YouTube channel has over 19 million subscribers as of 2018?

Did you know that Nigahiga’s video clips have been viewed more than 3 billion times as of 2018?

Did you know that popular American film director, Richard Van Vleet helped Nigahiga and his friend Sean create their movie, ‘Ryan and Sean’s Not So Excellent Adventure?’

Did you know that Nigahiga has featured in movies including ‘Ninja Melk’ which he acted along with his friends Tim Enos and Tarynn Nag and Sean?

Did you know that amongst all his films, the popular Vlogger picked the 35-minute short called ‘Agents of Secret Stuff’ as his best film? The film also featured several YouTubers and actors.



The Vlogger would forever be remembered as the first YouTuber to hit 3 million subscribers and we expect Nigahiga’s net worth to keep increasing with time.




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