Nigahiga Net Worth in 2021

Nigahiga Net Worth

Starting from 2006, Nigahiga has become one of the greatest You Tubers with more than 21 million subscribers at present. He has risen to fame with his comedy videos and has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of February 2021.

His YouTube channel goes by the name nigahiga and apart from making comedy content, he also works as an actor and a musician.

With all these sources mentioned above, Nigahiga is surely making a lot of money.

Let us take a look into a short biography of this massively successful figure, how is he earning a living, how is he handling both his personal and professional life, his age, weight, height, and other facts. 

Nigahiga Net Worth and Overview

Net Worth$ 10 Million
Date of BirthJune 6, 1990
Age 30 years
Height1.73 m
Source of WealthYouTuber, Actor, Musician, Film Producer, Comedian, 
Country of OriginUnited States of America
Last UpdatedFebruary 2021

Early Life

Ryan Higa, popularly known as Nigahiga, was born on June 6th, 1990 in Hawaii, United States. He was born to Wendell Higa and Luci Higa and has an elder brother named Kyle. He belongs to Okinawan descent. 

Higa graduated in 2008 from Waiakea High School. He created his YouTube channel while he was a student in 2006.

his childhood, Higa took part in judo and wrestling competitions and has won himself a black belt. 


In 2006 while they were in high school, Nigahiga started making lip-syncing videos on YouTube with his friend Sean Fujiyoshi. Gradually they started creating comedy content side by side making songs. They introduced guests in their videos too such as Ryan Villaruel, Tim Enos, Kyle Chun, and Tarynn Nago. 

In 2009, Higa started losing his lip-syncing videos due to copyright issues, for which he decided to compose his music. In the same year, he released a short film named “Nija Melk” which was about ninjas.

The story was about a ninja master and his student, and the characters were played by his friends Bryson Murata, Tim Enos, and Tarynn Nago. 

Higa also made a film of 35 minutes with an American film-making group named “Wong Fu Productions”.

The name of the film was “Agents of Secret Stuff” and Higa uploaded this on his channel in 2010. Aki Aleong, an American character actor made a guest appearance on this film including other well-known You Tubers as well.

The film featured Anthony and Ian from the comedy channel Smosh, comedian KassemG and Hiimrawn. 

As Higa started college and shifted to Las Vegas, he started making solo videos on his channel.

He made content by collaborating with other YouTubers. In 2012, Higa developed the Ryan Higa Production Company with Sean Fujiyoshi.

They work together and make comedy content for his channel. By 2015, his production company was moved to a studio in Nevada. 

Higa, along with his friends and other fellows You Tubers came up with an American K-pop parody group named “Boys Generally Asian”.

The group has released a single called “Dong Saya Dae” in 2016. Higa came up with his channel name using the Japanese word Niga meaning rant and his surname Higa.

By 2011, he had created another channel with the name HigaTV. This channel mainly contains videos like behind the scenes and his day-to-day blogs. 

Higa assisted in making a YouTube channel named “You Offend Me, You Offend My Family” in 2012 which holds talent shows and competitions such as “Internet Icon”.

The show features judges like Timothy DeLaGhetto and Christine Lakin. 

Higa was featured in a movie named “Ryan and Sean’s Not So Excellent Adventure” in 2008, which was produced by Richard van Vleet.

The film was aired in California and Hawaii and also was sold on DVD later in 2009 in the United States.

The film was about a movie producer who finds Higa and Fujiyoshi from their YouTube videos and calls them to make a movie in Hollywood.

They gladly take the offer and come face to face with many situations on their way to Hollywood. 

Higa had also appeared in a horror movie in 2016 named “Tell Me How I Die” and in another movie “Finding Ohana” in 2021. 

Highlights and Achievements

  • In 2009, Nigahiga’s YouTube channel has been the most subscribed channel for 677 days straight. 
  • The nigahiga channel was the first YouTube channel to reach 3 million subscribers by 2010. 

Age, Height, and Weight

Nigahiga was born on 6th June 1990 and as of today, he is 30 years old. Higa is 1.73 meters tall and his weight is 65 kg. 

Personal Life

Ryan Higa seemed to not reveal much about his personal life online. He has confirmed the rumor that he has been dating the actress Arden Cho for years.

Higa is known to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHA) and he identifies himself as an agnostic.

Higa had an interest in studying nuclear medicine and becoming a doctor, for which he received training at the University of Nevada. 


In 2008, Higa lost two of his videos for copyright violation. He had two popular videos with Fujiyoshi, named “How to be a Gangster” and “How to be Emo” which were later removed.

Higa’s account got suspended for a while in 2009 because most of his videos were facing copyright issues.

Any videos, where copyright music has been used were being deleted from his channel, causing him to lose all of his lip-syncing videos. 

Nigahiga Net Worth in 2021


Ryan Higa has an estimated net worth of 10 million dollars as of February 2021.

He has earned himself a fortune from his YouTube career and he has become a well-known internet personality due to his unique content. Combing both his channels he has crossed 25 million subscribers.

Higa is not only known as a You Tuber, his works in films and series have also been entertaining people, who receive major inspiration from him.

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