Hiroshi Yamauchi

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Hiroshi Yamauchi was born on 7 November 1927 in Kyoto, Japan, and was a businessman best known for being the third president of Nintendo, and expanding the company during his presidency. He passed away in 2013.

So just how rich was Hiroshi Yamauchi? Authoritative sources estimate that Yamauchi’s net worth was as high as $4.2 billion, accumulated largely from his presidency at Nintendo, which lasted for almost five decades. During the ‘90s he was also the owner of the baseball team the Seattle Mariners.

Hiroshi Yamauchi attended preparatory school at the age of 12. He was originally supposed to study law or engineering, but his plans were interrupted by World War II, and although Hiroshi was too young to fight, he was put to work in a military factory. Once the war was over, he went on to study law at Waseda University, however, when his grandfather, the president of Nintendo suffered a stroke, Yamauchi dropped out of college and replaced him in the company. Despite being young and inexperienced, he managed to expand Nintendo, establishing its new headquarters in Kyoto. Nintendo’s big breakthrough happened when Hiroshi signed a licensing agreement for his plastic playing cards with Walt Disney in 1959 – Nintendo was making playing cards for family games. Yamauchi’s ideas were a huge success with more than 600,000 units of cards sold in a year, firmly establishing his net worth.

In the following period, Hiroshi had several ideas for the expansion of the company, but all of those failed and almost bankrupted Nintendo. However, in the upcoming period, he focused on toy making, teaming-up with Gunpei Yokoi, who was working in the toy development. Nintendo produced toys that were new to the market, and received recognition for their originality. Having realized that electronics and software had their big breakthrough and could be used in the entertainment section, he went on to launch Color TV Game 6 in Japan, and Nintendo began to expand in the US market as well. After creating several games that received mediocre response, Yamauchi went on to team up with the designer Shigeru Miyamoto and create Donkey Kong. The previously mentioned game was released in 1981 and was a hit, earning a total of $280 million.

In the following years, Yamauchi focused on something that was cheap enough so that almost everyone could buy it, going on to create Famicom, Nintendo’s Family Computer home video game console. Yamauchi then released Nintendo 64, a fully 3D capable console in 1999, and Gamecube in 2001, so Nintendo achieved notable success during Hiroshi’s presidency, however, he retired in May 2002. Nonetheless, Yamauchi remained respected and on a high position in the company until 2005, when he completely retired. He refused the pension Nintendo was offering him, stating that the company could use it for something better.

In his personal life, Yamauchi’s grandparents arranged a marriage for him with Mitchiko, and he had three children with her. She gave birth to their daughter Yōko, but suffered several miscarriages in the following period. Later on, the couple had another daughter, Fujiko, and a son, Katsuhito. Hiroshi was on bad terms with his father, who left the family when Hiroshi was just a child; they never spoke again.

IMDB Wikipedia $4.2 Billion 1927 1927-01-07 2013 Businessperson Hiroshi Shikanojo Hiroshi Yamauchi Hiroshi Yamauchi Net Worth Japan Japanese Kyoto Kyoto Prefecture Michiko Inaba Michiko Inaba (m. ?–2012) November 7 Richest Billionaires September 19 Shigeru Miyamoto Waseda University 山内溥

Hiroshi Yamauchi Quick Info

Full NameHiroshi Yamauchi
Net Worth$4.2 Billion
Date Of BirthNovember 7, 1927
DiedSeptember 19, 2013, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Place Of BirthKyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
ProfessionBusinessperson
EducationWaseda University
NationalityJapanese
SpouseMichiko Inaba (m. ?–2012)
ChildrenTei Yamauchi
ParentsHiroshi Shikanojo
Nicknames山内溥
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0945666/

Hiroshi Yamauchi Important Facts

  • Resigns as President of Nintendo Co. Ltd [May 2002]
  • Announced that he will be stepping down from Nintendo. He will officially step down after the 29th June Shareholder’s Meeting. [April 2005]
  • Became director of Nintendo. When he stepped down from his presidency, he was offered place of Director of the company, and he took it. [May 2002]
  • Former president of Nintendo Company, Ltd.

Hiroshi Yamauchi Filmography

TitleYearStatusCharacterRole
Star Fox 64 3D2011Video Game executive producer – original versionProducer
Nintendo Puzzle Collection2003Video Game executive producerProducer
Star Fox Adventures2002Video Game executive producerProducer
Golden Sun 22002Video Game executive producerProducer
Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem2002Video Game executive producerProducer
Zeruda no densetsu: Fushigi no ki no mi – Jikû no shô2001Video Game executive producerProducer
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 22001Video Game executive producerProducer
Pikimin2001Video Game executive producerProducer
Luigi’s Mansion2001Video Game executive producerProducer
Wave Race: Blue Storm2001Video Game executive producerProducer
Advance Wars2001Video Game executive producerProducer
Golden Sun2001Video Game producerProducer
Mario Kart: Super Circuit2001Video Game executive producerProducer
Mobile Golf2001Video Game executive producerProducer
Pokémon Card GB2: GR Dan Sanjou!2001Video Game executive producerProducer
F-Zero: Maximum Velocity2001Video Game executive producerProducer
Pokemon: Crystal Version2000Video Game executive producerProducer
Mario Party 32000Video Game executive producerProducer
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask2000Video Game executive producerProducer
Mario Artist: Polygon Studio2000Video Game executive producerProducer
Kirby Tilt ‘n’ Tumble2000Video Game executive producerProducer
Mario Tennis2000Video Game executive producerProducer
Mario Artist: Communication Kit2000Video Game executive producerProducer
Kirby 642000Video Game executive producerProducer
Wario Land 32000Video Game executive producerProducer
Mario Artist: Talent Studio2000Video Game executive producerProducer
Mario Party 21999Video Game executive producerProducer
Mario Artist: Paint Studio1999Video Game executive producerProducer
Pokémon Gold Version1999Video Game executive producerProducer
Mario Golf1999Video Game executive producerProducer
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe1999Video Game executive producerProducer
Pokémon Snap1999Video Game executive producerProducer
Super Smash Bros.1999Video Game executive producerProducer
F-Zero X1998Video Game executive producerProducer
Mario Party1998Video Game executive producerProducer
Pokémon: Trading Card Game1998Video Game executive producerProducer
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time1998Video Game executive producerProducer
1080° Snowboarding1998Video Game executive producerProducer
Yoshi’s Story1997Video Game executive producerProducer
Diddy Kong Racing1997Video Game producer – as Mr. YamauchiProducer
GoldenEye1997Video Game executive producerProducer
Star Fox 641997Video Game executive producerProducer
BS Zelda no Densetsu: Inishie no Sekiban1997Video Game executive producerProducer
Blast Corps1997Video Game executive producerProducer
PilotWings 641996Video Game executive producerProducer
Wave Race 64: Kawasaki Jet Ski1996Video Game executive producerProducer
Mario Kart 641996Video Game executive producerProducer
Picross 21996Video Game executive producerProducer
Poketto Monsutâ Ao1996Video Game executive producerProducer
Super Mario 641996Video Game executive producerProducer
Kirby’s Block Ball1996Video Game executive producerProducer
3-D Tetris1996Video Game executive producerProducer
Kirby Super Star1996Video Game executive producerProducer
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars1996Video Game executive producerProducer
Poketto Monsutâ Aka1996Video Game executive producerProducer
Poketto Monsutâ Midori1996Video Game executive producerProducer
Mario no sûpâ pikurosu1995Video Game executive producerProducer
Sûpâ Mario: Yosshî Airando1995Video Game executive producerProducer
Mario’s Tennis1995Video Game executive producerProducer
Teleroboxer1995Video Game executive producerProducer
Killer Instinct1994Video Game executive producerProducer
Kirby Bowl1994Video Game executive producerProducer
EarthBound1994Video Game executive producerProducer
Donkey Kong1994Video Game executive producerProducer
Wario no mori1994Video Game executive producerProducer
Stunt Race FX1994Video Game executive producerProducer
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX1993Video Game executive producer / executive producer: original versionProducer
Star Fox1993Video Game executive producerProducer
PilotWings1992Video Game executive producerProducer
Super Mario Kart1992Video Game executive producerProducer
Zeruda no densetsu: Kamigami no toraifôsu1991Video Game executive producerProducer
Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters1991Video Game executive producerProducer
Mario Open Golf1991Video Game executive producerProducer
F-Zero1990Video Game executive producerProducer
Super Mario World1990Video Game executive producerProducer
Dr. Mario1990Video Game executive producerProducer
Super Mario Bros. 31988Video Game executive producer – uncreditedProducer
Super Mario Bros. 21988Video Game executive producer – uncreditedProducer
Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally1988Video Game executive producer – as H.YamauchiProducer
Yume Koujou: Doki Doki Panic1987Video Game executive producer – as H. YamauchiProducer
Golf: U.S. Course1987Video Game executive producerProducer
Golf: Japan Course1987Video Game executive producerProducer
The Legend of Zelda 2: Rinku no bôken1987Video Game executive producer – as H. YamauchiProducer
Metoroido1986Video Game executive producerProducer
Super Mario Bros. 21986Video Game executive producer – uncreditedProducer
The Hyrule fantasy: Zeruda no densetsu1986Video Game executive producer – as H. YamauchiProducer
Super Mario Bros.1985Video Game executive producer – uncreditedProducer
Robot Block1985Video Game executive producer – uncreditedProducer
Wave Race 64: Kawasaki Jet Ski1996Video GameDirector
Yoshi1991Video GameDirector
Excitebike1984Video GameDirector
Mario Bros.1983/IVideo GameDirector
Donkey Kong1981Video GameDirector
Super Smash Bros.1999Video Game company president: Nintendo JapanMiscellaneous
Haisukûru gôsutobasutâzu1995Video advertisingMiscellaneous
Laser Clay Shooting System1973Video Game game designerMiscellaneous
Conker’s Bad Fur Day2001Video Game special thanksThanks
Jet Force Gemini1999Video Game special thanksThanks
Donkey Kong 641999Video Game special thanks – as Mr. YamauchiThanks
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble!1996Video Game special thanks – as Mr. YamauchiThanks
Killer Instinct 21996Video Game special thanks – as Mr. YamauchiThanks
Killer Instinct1994Video Game special thanks: original KI development team – as Mr. YamauchiThanks
Donkey Kong Country1994Video Game special thanks – as Mr YamauchiThanks