What is Nigo’s net worth? Tomoaki Nagao known professionally as Nigo is a Japanese Deejay, Fashion designer, record producer & an entrepreneur. He is famous for creating the A Bathing Ape (BAPE) clothing line. He is a deejay for the Teriyaki boyz Japanese hip hop group. He also works with major celebrity icons in the music industry like Kanye west, Pharrel Williams, Verbal, Wise, Ryo-z and Ilmari.
His partnership with Pharrel Williams started way back in 2005 after they partnered to create and launch the street wear brands Billionaire Boys Club & Ice Cream footwear. He became the Uniqlo UT Brand creative director & owned the new brand Human Made in 2014. HE IS THE MTV japan show creator called Nigoldeneye. With Watanabe Junnosuke, is the producer of the female pop group BILLIE IDLE
Biography & Early Life
Nigo was born on 23rd December 1970, Maebashi, Gunma, japan. He started at a minor supply selling T-shirts and facade print hoodies which became popular amongst the youth in Japan. In 1996 Kaws was introduced to Nigo who supported his art and published it as the kaws album which made 28.4 million dollars in 2019. In 2002, he released a sneaker Bapesta which was aired by Jonathan Rose in the BBC as the personification of collectible footwear. He later associated with Pharrel Williams and formed Billionaire footwear which made his brand sell more.
Nigo net worth, Career & Rise to Fame
His association with American big star artists like Pharrel Williams & Kanye west, has made him popular worldwide, his involvement with the BILLIE IDLE group began when he directed a music video in 2014,for BiS’ before the group’s disbanding. He later together with Watanabe, approached first summer Haiku & Nozomi a chance to be part of their new project BILLIE IDLE, Nigo was the executive director of the debut album.
He is the fashion director of the UT Uniqlo & his own clothing line ‘Human made’ & has fashion stores in many countries all over the world including Bangkok, China, Paris, Hong Kong, Tai pie, London and many others.
Nigo founded the teriyaki boyz hip hop group that has been performing well over the years. The teriyaki boyz most popular album releases include serious Japanese, beef or chicken & a mixtape, Delicious Japanese in the year 2009.
He has appeared in many Japanese movies including Takashi’s Akihabara Majokko Princess. He has been awarded The Style award in the Asian MTV Awards. As a successful fashion designer & entrepreneur he has made a great fortune with his investments.
Nigo is worth $40 million.
How He Spends His Money
Nigo is the kind of man that believes in the slogan ‘No Pain, No Gain’ and won’t risk jumping over a crocodile’s mouth NOT EVEN ONCE by just spending extravagantly, instead, he invests his earnings as much as possible, evident in his chain of clothing lines in many major cities in the world. Though flashy, he knows exactly how to manage his spending. He rides a Bugatti and lives in a $10million mansion in japan.
He has mentored many stars in japan & produced many successful albums and singles, we expect to see more from this tireless & ambitious personality.