Ryan Higa
Ryan Higa

Being the popular YouTuber Ryan Higa that he is and often referred to nigahiga, he was born on the 6th of June 1990 in Hilo, Hawaii. Higa came to prominence through videos such as “How to be Ninja,” “How to be Gangster,” and “The iPod Human.” These videos have attracted more than 40 million views

Quick Biography

The youtuber was born in Hilo, Hawaii, United States, on the 6th of June 1990.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Ryan Higa
Age: 32 years old
Birth Date: June 6th, 1990
Birth Place: Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Nationality: American
Religion: unknown
Parents: Luci and Wendell Higa
Spouse: N/A
Children: N/A
Height: 1.73m
Weight: 65 kg
Profession: YouTuber
Net Worth in 2022: $12 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Ryan is  32 years old, 1.73m tall and 65 kg heavy.

Education, School/College University

He completed his graduation from Waiakea High School in 2008.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

He has an elder brother who is named Kyle. He was born to his mom Luci Higa who acts as a manager for him. Ryan, of part-Japanese ancestry. He grew up with his older brother Kyle in his hometown.

Married? Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Ryan Higa With Partner Arden Cho
Ryan Higa With Partner Arden Cho

Ryan is not that guy that is fond of making his private details public. This on end has note burred the media from discovering a few details about his private life.

It is reported that Ryan has been in a relationship with a girl named Arden Cho, a model, and actress, since 2016.

Before this relationship, he was dating with Tarryn Nago from 2006 until 2010.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): In relation
When did he get married? (married date): N/A
Does he have any relationship affair? Arden Cho (2015–)
Is Ryan Higa Gay? no
Wife/Spouse? (name): N/A
Kids: N/A

Professional Life and Career

Ryan was training to be a doctor of nuclear medicine before trying YouTube back in 2006, where he used it to share videos with his friends and family. The videos received encouraging comments that made him take up the format more seriously and started making videos for his fans that he ended up gaining over 2.9 billion views on his channel. His video, ‘Nice Guys’ became the most-watched video.

Director Richard Van Vleet helped him to create the movie ‘Ryan and Sean’s Not So Excellent Adventure,’ which has Ryan and Sean in lead roles.

Higa is most fond of the 35-minute short called ‘Agents of Secret Stuff’ amongst his works, which features many other YouTubers and actors.

His ‘Off the Pill’ series on his channel that captures him ‘ranting’ on camera without taking his ADHD pills derived his name Nigahiga. Apart from the rants in his videos is parody, spoofs, sketches.

Higa loves what he does and does not mind being criticized. He has a powerful personality that he takes discouraging comments lightly. This is because of what he experienced at school that is racism, which made him stronger inside.

He has not had a smooth journey on his YouTube career because the time he started his channel, it was not a popular platform, and as such, not everything was under tight scrutiny as it is now.

For instance, in 2008, his uploads of lip-synced videos and some of his popular comic videos were taken down from his channel because they contained copyrighted songs.

His account was temporarily suspended in 2009, and he had to either remove videos or audio-swap them. At this time, many companies had begun taking YouTube, seriously, and YouTube business was just catching up.

To avoid copyright claims, he composed his own music for his videos. Later, he went to study nuclear medicine at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, which time he created videos all by himself, sometimes collaborating with other YouTubers.

He founded Ryan Higa Production Company In 2012. Sean Fujiyoshi joined him again to create videos for the channel.

Awards & Nominations

Among the awards and nominations, he has received include:

The Streamy Awards

2016 Nominee
Streamy Award
Best Comedy Series

For “Ryan Higa”

2015 Nominee
Streamy Award
Best Comedy Series
2013 Nominee
Streamy Award
Best First-Person Series
Audience Choice Personality of the Year


Young Hollywood Awards

2014 Nominee
Young Hollywood Award
Viral Superstar

Ryan Higa Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2022

Ryan Higa Net Worth
Ryan Higa Net Worth

As of August 2022, Ryan Higa has an estimated net worth of $12 million, and an annual income is around $2 million.

He was able to collect a decent amount of money from his successful YouTube career. By the time it was April 2019, he had around 21 million subscribers with the total views of 4,028,318,235.

The youtuber is thought to make about $5.6k – $89.2k per month and $66.9k – $1.1 million annually.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

Since he began his YouTube career, he has not been mentioned in noteworthy scandals.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Ryan Higa Facebook page has around 2M fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 2M followers. On Ryan Higa Instagram account, he has around 2.5m followers while on YouTube, Ryan Higa has around 21.5M subscribers.

He was able to collect a decent amount of money from his successful YouTube career. By the time it was April 2019, he had around 21 million subscribers with the total views of 4,028,318,235. Seeing that he still gaining more popularity, he is thought to increase exponentially in his net worth.


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