Shigeru Miyamoto

1952 - Today

Shigeru Miyamoto

Shigeru Miyamoto (Japanese: 宮本 茂, Hepburn: Miyamoto Shigeru, pronounced [mijamoto ɕiɡeɾɯ]; born November 16, 1952) is a Japanese video game designer and producer at Nintendo, where he serves as one of its representative directors. He is the creator of some of the most acclaimed and best-selling game franchises of the company, such as Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Donkey Kong. Born in Sonobe, Japan, he graduated from Kanazawa Municipal College of Industrial Arts, he would originally try to have a career in being a manga artist, until eventually being interested in video games and, with the help of his father, would join Nintendo in 1977 when he impressed then president Hiroshi Yamauchi with his toys. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shigeru Miyamoto has received more than 3,305,790 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular game designer.

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Among GAME DESIGNERS, Shigeru Miyamoto ranks 1 out of 37After him are Hideo Kojima, Gunpei Yokoi, Satoru Iwata, Satoshi Tajiri, Jeff Kinney, Sid Meier, Gary Gygax, Shinji Mikami, Toru Iwatani, Hironobu Sakaguchi, and Yu Suzuki.

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Among people born in 1952, Shigeru Miyamoto ranks 45Before him are Emomali Rahmon, George Papandreou, Mr. T, Vahid Halilhodžić, Paul Stanley, and Allan Simonsen. After him are Bert van Marwijk, İbrahim Tatlıses, Uli Hoeneß, Diana Gabaldon, Charles Scott Sherrington, and Osvaldo Ardiles.

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Among people born in Japan, Shigeru Miyamoto ranks 228 out of 3,113Before him are Issey Miyake (1938), Jiro Horikoshi (1903), Shoichi Yokoi (1915), Edogawa Ranpo (1894), Emperor Seinei (444), and Hideki Shirakawa (1936). After him are Hideo Sakai (1909), Terauchi Masatake (1852), Mōri Motonari (1497), Masao Ono (1923), Emperor Go-Murakami (1328), and Hōjō Tokimune (1251).