The Japanese Celebrities with the Highest Net Worth
1. Carrie Ann
Carrie Ann begins her singing career in Japan, but it is as a dance star in the comedy series “In Living Color” that she first becomes recognised in the United States.
Carrie Ann’s net worth is estimated to be at $8 million. Her ancestors are Japanese, Irish, and Chinese. She released three songs in Japan: “Party Girl,” “Be Your Girl,” and “Yume no Senaka,” as well as hosting weekly television and radio shows.
2. Ayumi Hamasaki
With an estimated net worth of US $ 450 million, Ayumi Hamasaki is Japan’s richest celebrity. She is placed No. 1 on the list of the top 10 richest celebrities in Japan.
She is an artist, model, songwriter, and actress who has gained fame beyond Asia by focusing on her role as an artist rather than being a part of Japanese music culture.
She has sold over 50 million albums in Japan, making her the country’s best-selling artist. She is also a renowned philanthropist, having donated 30 million yen to the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami relief fund.
3. Masaharu Fukuyama
Masaharu Fukuyama is a Nagasaki-based multi-instrumentalist, musician, and actor.
Since 1990, when he released his first single, he has represented the entertainment firm “Amuse Inc,” which has been Japan’s most successful entertainers. He is primarily renowned for his singing, but he has also acted in over 15 television dramas and nine films.
The album “Zankyo,” by Fukuyama, debuted at No. 1 on the Oricon weekly charts and sold 151,000 copies in its first week. Masaharu Fukuyama has a net worth of $175 million dollars.
4. Satoshi Ohno
Satoshi Ohno is an idol actor, singer, radio host, and artist from Japan. He is the front lead vocalist and leader of the Japanese musical boy band “Arashi,” which has made $560 million in revenue since its inception in 1999.
In 1994, at the age of 13, Ohno connects with a Japanese talent agency and begins his entertainment career and industry.
He has also been seen in the television drama for which he won the award for best actor of the year. Satoshi Ohno’s net worth is estimated to be $112 million.
5. Hikaru Utada
Hikaru Utada is a Japanese-American singer and composer with a net worth of $55 million dollars.
Utada’s debut album, “First Love,” went on to become the best-selling album in Oricon’s weekly rankings history.
Her three studio albums have sold more than 52 million records worldwide, making them among the top ten best-selling albums of all time in Japan.
In the Japanese landscape, she was named “the most influential artist of the decade” by the Japan Times.
6. Namie Amuro
Namie Amuro is a Japanese singer who was dubbed the “Queen of J-Pop” or “Japanese Madonna” during her peak years.
She made her debut as an idol girl in the Super Monkeys in 1992 when she was 14 years old, but it was in 1997 when she released her single and favorite “Can You Celebrate?” which became the best-selling album by any solo female artist in Japan at the time.
She’s also a model and actor who’s appeared in a number of fashion trends.
Namie Amuro has a net worth of $100 million dollars.