Masashi Kishimoto Net Worth: Masashi Kishimoto is a Japanese manga artist who has a net worth of $20 million. Masashi Kishimoto was born in Nagi, Okayama, Japan in November 1974. He is best known for creating the manga series Naruto. Masashi started reading manga at an early age and was inspired by artists such as Katsuhiro Otomo and Akira Toriyama.
He spent years working on his own shonen manga for the Weekly Shonen Jump. Masashi has a younger twin brother named Seishi Kishimoto who is also a manga artist. Masashi created Naruto and it started in serialization in 1999. As of February 2013 Naruto has sold more than 130 million copies in Japan. In addition to Naruto manga he helped make the film Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie. His first manga work was Karakuri in 1995. Kishimoto has released five Naruto guides including First-Third Official Data Books, The Official Fan book, and The Official Premium Fan book. He has also released three Naruto art books and three Naruto novels. He worked as a character designer and scenario writer for Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie in 2012 and was also a guest character designer in 2009 for Tekken 6.