Ryan Higa Net Worth

How much is Ryan Higa worth?

Net Worth:$12 Million
Profession:Professional Comedian
Date of Birth:June 6, 1990
Country:United States of America
1.73 m

About Ryan Higa

Ryan Higa is best known for his nickname “nigahiga”. He’s an American actor, comedian, internet personality, and musician. He began his career in 2006 when the video-sharing platform YouTube was founded. He eventually began uploading comedy videos on his channel and by 2009, he was the most subscribed personality on the platform. From 2009 to 2011, he was the most subscribed channel for 677 consecutive days.

American comedian, internet personality, musician, and actor Ryan Higa has a net worth of $12 million dollars, as of 2021. Higa is known for his comedy videos on YouTube. His YouTube channel, nigahiga, was the most subscribed channel on YouTube for 677 consecutive days from 2009–2011.

How Did Ryan Higa Get So Rich?

Being the most subscribed channel on the most popular video-sharing platform is how this influencer became rich. Shortly after he began uploading videos, he was joined by other rising stars Tim Enos, Kyle Chan, Tarynn Nago, and Ryan Villaruel. By December 2008, Higa and Fujyoshi uploaded their most popular videos “How To Be Emo” and “How To Be Gangster” that accumulated nearly $10.000. Just a month later, in January 2009, his “higaniga” account was temporarily suspended due to copyrighted videos.

In August 2009, he released his very first film – “Ninja Melk”. The 26 minutes long short film that focuses on ninjas became viral and by the end of the year, it earned him $2.500. A couple of months later, he created his first independent film with Wong Fu Productions. The film called “Agents of Secret Stuff” was uploaded in November 2010 and became one of his most-watched videos. Since the early 2010s when he moved to Las Vegas, he put together his own production company named RHPC (Ryan Higa Production Company).

Why is he so famous?

Ryan Higa became famous almost immediately after he created his channel on YouTube. He was born on June 6, 1990, in Hilo, Hawaii. He and his older brother named Kyle were born and raised in their hometown. He attended the Waikea High School and when he was a teenager, he was a fan of judo and other sports. He competed in judo in both his and many other high schools and eventually earned himself a black belt rank.

After his graduation from high school in 2008, he enrolled at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, where he studied nuclear medicine. Just a year later, he dropped out of university to pursue other ventures and focus his attention to vlogging and creating other videos online. In mid-2006, alongside his friend and fellow student Sean Fujyoshi, he created an account on YouTube, which just premiered in February 2005. Both he and Fujyoshi began posting videos that mostly included them lip singing to songs.

What Makes Him So Successful?

What makes the social media mogul so successful is his many works in the show business. In addition to his first channel, created in July 2006, which as of now has 408 videos and has accumulated 21.5 million subscribers and a total of 4,3 billion views, in April 2009, he created another channel called “HigaTV”. The second channel focuses mostly on gaming videos, vlogs, and his podcast videos. It’s just as successful as his first and by 2020, it has 5 million subscribers and a total of 875 million views.

Apart from YouTube, at the peak of his career, Ryan Higa became an actor and television personality. He first took part in the series “Electric Spoofaloo”, “The Stallion”, “Lost Vampires”, “If Blank Were Real”, and “Smoosh”. In 2007, he began his own television series called “NigaHiga” where he appears as both himself and other characters such as Rave, R-Dizzle, and Hayate.

He also became a director and producer of numerous films and series – “Agents of Secret Stuff”, “Internet Icon”, and “The Christian Show” to name a few. Since the early 2010s when his first YouTube channel was temporarily suspended due to copyright material, he became a musician that has created five singles, including “I’m Hardcore”, “Ignored”, and “Millenial Love”.


Ryan Higa is one of the most eminent names on YouTube. He first created his channel in 2006 when he was just 16 years old, while he was still attending high school. A couple of years later, he dropped out of university to focus on his YouTube career. Starting in the 2010s, the American YouTube personality became an actor, director, and producer that has starred in more than 30 projects. Presently, boasting more than 20 million followers online and a net worth of $10 million, he remains one of the most-followed and richest personalities on the internet.

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