• Ryan Higa is a popular YouTuber and musician known under the name "nigahiga".
• He was born on June 6th, 1990, in Hilo, Hawaii, of part-Japanese ancestry.
• He started his YouTube channel while in high school, and gained fame due to his comedy videos.
• He is now the 21st most subscribed channel on YouTube, with more than 20 million subscribers.
• Ryan is in a relationship with model and actress Arden Cho, and has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

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Short Info

Net Worth$2 million, $2 million
Date Of BirthJune 6, 1990
FactIs American Japanese.

Who is Ryan Higa?

Ryan Higa is a popular YouTuber, who is also known under the name nigahiga – also the title of his YouTube channel. Born on the 6th June 1990, in Hilo, Hawaii, he came to prominence thanks to his comedy videos such as “How to be Ninja”, “How to be Gangster”, and “The iPod Human”, all of which have now attracted more than 40 million views.

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Early Life, Family, and Education

Ryan, of part-Japanese ancestry, grew up in his hometown with his older brother Kyle. In order to bring his ancestry closer to himself, Ryan competed in judo during his early years, and has obtained a black belt. Once in Waiakea High School, Ryan started wrestling for the school team; he matriculated in 2008.

Career Beginnings

Even while in high school, Ryan started his YouTube channel, and with his friend, Sean Fujiyoshi began uploading videos of the two lip-syncing to popular songs of the time. The two quickly became an internet sensation, incorporating new ideas into their videos. Unfortunately, the two got into a controversy over copyright violations in late 2008, so in January 2009, nigahiga channel was suspended, and many of the videos were removed. He managed to recover his channel, but had problems with his most popular videos “How to be Gangster”, and “How to be Emo”, as they were on and off the network several times before they were back online for good in the spring of 2012.

Rise to Prominence

He moved to Las Vegas in 2010, where he studied nuclear medicine at the University of Nevada. Although he started university studies, Ryan didn’t move away from his career as a YouTuber, and since then has worked with other popular YouTubers, while also starting a production company – Ryan Higa Production Company – and still working with Sean, who is mainly responsible for creating content for the channel. Ryan’s channel is now the 21st most subscribed channel on YouTube, with more than 20 million subscribers, while his videos have been viewed more than 3.5 billion times, which has added a considerable amount to his net worth.

An Accomplished Filmmaker

Ryan has also written, directed and produced several films, including “Ryan and Sean’s Not So Excellent Adventure” (2008), on which Richard Van Vleet was credited as producer and director, then “Ninja Melk”, a short film released in 2009, and “Agents of Secret Stuff” (2010), the success of which also contributed to his net worth.

Famed Musician

Ryan is a man of many talents – aside from acting and writing, Ryan is also a talented musician; back in 2016 he started a K-pop band with David Choi, Jun Sung Ahn, Phillip Wang  and Justin Chon, named Boys Generally Asian, or BgA. So far, they have released two singles “ Dong Saya Dae”, and “Who’s It Gonna Be”.

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Do You Know How Rich Successful Youtuber Ryan Higa Is?

Though he has faced a number of problems since starting his career, Ryan has managed to beat all the controversies surrounding him, and is now an acclaimed YouTuber, and filmmaker as well. So, have you ever wondered how rich Ryan Higa is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Higa’s net worth is as high as $10 million, accumulated just since 2012.

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Do You Know About Ryan Higa’s Personal Affairs, Dating, Girlfriend, Kid, Wife?

When it comes to his personal life, Ryan is focused on keeping things hidden from public eyes, however, the media has managed to discover a few details about his private life. According to sources, Ryan has been in a relationship with a girl named Arden Cho, a model and actress, since 2016. Previously, he was in a romantic relationship with Tarryn Nago from 2006 until 2010, and with Andrea Thi during 2010.

Ryan Higa Body Measurements

Are you interested in Ryan’s height and weight? If you are, read it all about it in this chapter. Ryan stands at 5ft 8ins, which is equal to 1.73m, while he weighs 152lbs or 69kg. His hair is black and his eyes are brown.

Is Ryan Higa on Social Media?

In addition to his extremely successful YouTube career, Ryan is also active on social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, on which he has over six million followers. He has primarily used social media to promote his work and become even closer to his most loyal fans. His official Facebook page has more than two million fans, while on Instagram, Ryan has been followed by over 2.6 million. Ryan is no stranger to Twitter either, on which he has a fan base of two million. Many of Ryan’s tweets have gone viral, such as his video “Dancing Without Moving!?, among many other posts, all of which you can see on his official page. So, if you aren’t already a fan of this successful comedian, filmmaker and musician, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you to become one, just follow the links to his official pages.

General Info

Full NameRyan Higa
Net Worth$2 million, $2 million
Date Of BirthJune 6, 1990
Place Of BirthHilo, Hawaii, United States
Height1.74 m, 1.74 m, 1.73 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Comedian, Film producer, Actor, YouTuber, Screenwriter, Comedian, Film producer, Actor, Actor, YouTuber, Comedian, Film producer, Screenwriter
EducationUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas, Waiakea High School, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Waiakea High School, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Waiakea High School
NationalityAmerican, American, American


ParentsWendell Higa, Luci Higa, Wendell Higa, Luci Higa, Luci Higa, Wendell Higa
SiblingsKyle Higa, Kyle Higa, Kyle Higa


AwardsShorty Award for Humor, Shorty Award for Humor, Shorty Award for Humor
Music GroupsBoys Generally Asian
NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice Web Star: Male, Teen Choice Award for Choice Web Star: Comedy, Shorty Award for Video Blogger, Young Hollywood Award for Viral Superstar, Shorty Award for Best YouTube Comedian, Teen Choice Award for Choice Web Star: Male, Teen Choice Award for Choice Web Star: Comedy, Y...
MoviesAgents of Secret Stuff, Tell Me How I Die, Agents of Secret Stuff, Tell Me How I Die, Agents of Secret Stuff

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1He has two dogs named Teddy and Marley.
2Higa is a confessed fan of anime series Naruto.
3During filming of the Fruit Ninja sketch on his video Dear Ryan - Army of Lamps, Higa was hit harder than anticipated by a watermelon causing the sword he was holding to slam into his nose. Rushed to hospital, Higa was taken to the emergency room to receive stitches and medical attention.
4Ryan is cousin of a famous NBA player Jeremy Lin.
5Was the first ever Youtube channel to reach 3million subscribers.
6His Youtube channel 'NigaHiga' is a combination of "Niga", which means "rant" in Japanese, and his last name, "Higa".
7Is a member of 'YTF' (Yesterday, Today, Forever) consisting of other popular Youtubers.
8He's been making videos on You Tube since 2006.
9Is American Japanese.



My K-Pop Boyfriend2017ShortR.O.P.
Tell Me How I Die2016Scratch
Single by 302016TV Mini-SeriesTrevor
The Christian Show2016TV SeriesDisney characters
NigaHiga2007-2016TV SeriesRyan / Hanate / Regina / ...
BgA: Dong Saya Dae2016Video shortR.O.P.
Smosh Babies2014-2015TV SeriesBaby Ryan
Flight 75002014Dustin Cotchin
Bad Weather Films2014TV Series short
Saved by the Bell2013ShortZack Morris
The Long Lost Member2013ShortRyan
Internet Icon 22013Video shortJudge
Surviving the Sorority System2013ShortJustin
The Book Club2012TV SeriesYoutube Ninja
Supah Ninjas2011TV SeriesDJ Elephant Head
YouTube Assassin2011TV SeriesRyan Higa
Kung Fooled2011ShortChallenger
Smosh2010TV SeriesBoss Ninja / Peanuts Student
Agents of Secret Stuff2010ShortAden
If [Blank] Were Real2010TV SeriesStudent #3
Love Vampires2010TV SeriesCorbin's Friend
The Station2009TV SeriesTim / Ryan
Ninja Melk2009ShortRyan / Master Ching Ching / Lapchung
Electric Spoofaloo2009TV SeriesCho Cheng
Ryan and Sean's Not So Excellent Adventure2008Ryan


The Christian Show2016TV Series 1 episode
BgA: Dong Saya Dae2016Video short
The Last Skitzo!2015Short
Agents of Secret Stuff2010Short
NigaHigaTV Series 44 episodes, 2007 - 2010 writer - 2 episodes, 2007
Ninja Melk2009Short


The Christian Show2016TV Series 1 episode
The Last Skitzo!2015Short
NigaHigaTV Series 43 episodes, 2007 - 2010 co-director - 2 episodes, 2007
Ninja Melk2009Short


The Christian Show2016TV Series producer - 1 episode
The Last Skitzo!2015Short producer
Internet Icon 22013Video short executive producer
Internet Icon2012TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Agents of Secret Stuff2010Short executive producer / producer
Ninja Melk2009Short producer
NigaHiga2007TV Series producer


Ninja Melk2009Short


Ninja Melk2009Short

Music Department

BgA: Dong Saya Dae2016Video short writer


Step by Step2012TV Series special thanks - 2 episodes
The MakeShift2012TV Series special thanks - 1 episode


Smosh2013-2017TV SeriesHimself
The Last Skitzo!2015ShortHimself
YouTubers React2013TV SeriesHimself
What Does 2013 Say?2013Video shortHimself
Just Shut Up!2013TV SeriesHimself
Rewind YouTube Style 20122012Video shortHimself
Yesterday, Today, Forever2012TV SeriesHimself
Internet Icon2012TV SeriesHimself - Judge
It Has Begun: Bananapocalypse2012ShortHimself
TableTop2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Introducing Victor King and the YTF Crew2011TV Special documentaryHimself
NigaHiga2007-2010TV SeriesHimself / Hanate / R-Dizzle / ...

Archive Footage

Supah Ninjas2012TV SeriesDJ Elephant Head


Nominated Awards

2016Streamy AwardThe Streamy AwardsBest Comedy SeriesFor "Ryan Higa"
2015Streamy AwardThe Streamy AwardsBest Comedy Series
2014Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsViral Superstar
2013Streamy AwardThe Streamy AwardsBest First-Person Series

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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