Eiichiro Oda to Akira Toriyama: 5 Richest Mangakas of All Time – Naruto’s Masashi Kishimoto Surprisingly Doesn’t Make the List

Masashi Kishimoto, the creator of Naruto is not included in the list of the top 5 wealthiest mangakas in a shocking revelation.

Eiichiro Oda to Akira Toriyama: 5 Richest Mangakas of All Time – Naruto’s Masashi Kishimoto Surprisingly Doesn’t Make the List


  • Mangakas responsible for creating one of the most successful franchises manage to retain quite a fortune over the years.
  • Masashi Kishimoto, the creator of Naruto is surprisingly not mentioned in this list.
  • The wealthiest mangaka ever is none other than Eiichiro Oda, the author and creator of the One Piece franchise.
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One would think that mangakas responsible for creating one of the world’s most known forms of entertainment would be wealthy, which is true for Masashi Kishimoto too. However, he surprisingly still does not make it to the top 5 list of the wealthiest mangakas ever.

Masashi Kishimoto
Masashi Kishimoto | Mangaka

While Kishimoto might have not made the list, there are many other names you might now present on it. Below is the same list, ranked accordingly from the least wealthy to the most wealthy mangaka in the world.


5. Mangaka Hajime Iseyama – Attack on Titan

With an estimated net worth of nearly $45 million, we are starting the list with none other than Hajime Iseyama, the man behind the famous Attack on Titan franchise. The series ended back in 2021, and many fans were left heartbroken by the mind-bending plot twists towards the end.

Attack on Titan Creator Hajime Isayama
Hajime Isayama | Attack on Titan

4. Gosho Aoyama – Detective Conan

Detective Conan is one of the longest-actively running franchises ever, with its inception back in 1994, even before One Piece. One would assume its creator would have made a fortune in such a long time, which is indeed the case, as Gosho Aoyama, the man behind Detective Conan, has an estimated net worth of $50 million.

Detective Conan
Detective Conan


3. Akira Toriyama – Dragon Ball

Akira Toriyama is responsible for creating one of the most influential franchises ever in the anime and manga industry. Dragon Ball can be given credit for spreading the craze of anime out of Japan and around the globe, making it obvious Toriyama must have made a fortune in the process. His estimated net worth remains near $55 million.

Akira Toriyama
Akira Toriyama | Dragon Ball

2. Runiko Takahashi – Inuyasha / Ranma ½

This might seem to be a surprising entry to a few of the younger readers, however, Runiko Takahashi is one of the most recognized female mangaka out there. She is responsible for creating many different successful mangas back in the 90s, such as Inuyasha and Ranma ½.


1. Eiichiro Oda – One Piece

This is an entry many might have predicted to take the first place in the list. Eiichiro Oda is the man responsible for creating the impeccable One Piece franchise, which also at the same time is the best-selling manga ever in history. With such a legacy, Oda is speculated to have an estimated net worth of $200 million, defeating every single entry in the list above.

Eiichiro Oda | One Piece
Eiichiro Oda | One Piece

Nonetheless, Naruto fans should not frown yet, as while Masashi Kishimoto might not be on the list of the Top 5 wealthiest mangakas ever, he still has an estimated net worth of nearly $25 million.

Aaditya Chugh

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Aaditya Chugh is a Gaming Content Writer at FandomWire. With a passion for everything gaming, he's the one you turn to for the latest insights and reviews straight from the industry. Whether he's diving into timeless classics like the first ever Doom or staying up-to-date with the newest releases like Helldivers 2 and Stellar Blade, he provides whatever you might need to stay in the loop.