How rich is Kazunori Yamauchi?
Kazunori Yamauchi Net Worth:
Kazunori Yamauchi Net Worth:Kazunori Yamauchi (山内 一典, Yamauchi Kazunori, born August 5, 1967) is a Japanese game designer, professional racing driver, and CEO of Polyphony Digital and producer of the Gran Turismo series.He became the president of Polyphony Digital after designing his first game Motor Toon Grand Prix, a cartoon-inspired racing title similar to Mario Kart. Motor Toon Grand Prix later spawned a sequel, Motor Toon Grand Prix 2, which was the only game in the franchise released outside of Japan. Since then, Yamauchi has fulfilled his dream of creating realistic driving simulators with his massively successful Gran Turismo series. He has also expressed interest in broadening out to other game genres; in 1999 Polyphony Digital released Omega Boost, a shoot 'em up title set in space, which has since proven to be Yamauchi's only foray outside of racing game development. As a result of Gran Turismo success, Yamauchi has become an important figure in the worldwide automotive industry. For his help with promoting Volkswagen models in the series, the company gave him a Golf R32.. Polyphony Digital worked with Nissan to design the multifunction display (which relays various pieces of car data to the driver, including G-Force generated, torque distribution and lap times) found in the R35 GT-R. The car as well as the display itself appear in the latest games in his franchise, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6. He was given a Nissan GT-R for his contribution.On a video included with Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, Yamauchi remarked his favorite car design is the Ford GT and he owns two in real life.A documentary focusing on Gran Turismo and Yamauchi called Kaz: Pushing the Virtual Divide, was released in January 22, 2014 on Hulu.
|Birth date:||August 5, 1967|
|Birth place:||Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, Japan|
|Profession:||Designer, Video Game Designer, Race car driver|
|Nominations:||BAFTA Games Award for Best Handheld Game|