Ryan Higa, popularly known as nigahiga (/nihi/ NEE—HEE-), is an American Internet personality who was born on June 6, 1990. Higa, best known for his YouTube comedy videos, began making videos in 2006 and was one of the platform’s most popular creators in its early years. From 2009 through 2011, his main YouTube channel, nigahiga, was the most subscribed channel on YouTube for 677 straight days, a feat only PewDiePie has achieved.
Higa was the first individual on YouTube to surpass the 2 million and 3 million subscriber milestones. In 2018, Higa established the “Off the Pill” podcast, which has featured YouTubers and celebrities including KevJumba, Andrew Yang, and Jeremy Lin. Higa began streaming on Twitch in 2020, where he responds to his previous videos and broadcasts video game material, most notably in Valiant.
He has around 21 million YouTube subscribers and 500,000 Twitch followers as of April 2021. Higa has been nominated for three additional Shorty Awards, six Streamy Awards, and five Teen Choice Awards, as well as being recognized on Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 list.
God gave us YouTube in 2005. Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, three former PayPal workers, did. A year after it began, a 16-year-old high school student named Ryan Higa decided to submit videos of himself and his friend, Fujiyoshi Sean, lip-synching to popular songs of the time.
The videos were popular, and the team soon added comedic sketches to their repertory. But then they ran into a snag… or rather, they got a smack on the wrist and had to remove a number of their movies due to copywriting issues.
But that didn’t deter Higa’s ambition. Rather than retreating quickly, he merely shifted course. If he couldn’t perform other people’s songs without being chastised, creating his own would be the logical next step. That’s precisely what he did. By 2010, the majority of the music on Higa’s nigahiga channel was composed by him.
Which may or may not explain why, in the same year, it became the first YouTube channel to surpass 3 million followers. Higa decided to take things a step further in 2011 with the launch of HigaTV, inspired by his early success with nigahiga. HigaTV featured (or, more appropriately, features— 9 years after its start, it’s still one of YouTube’s most popular channels) video blogs and short films, moving away from the music-driven material of nigahiga.
It was a huge success right from the outset. It has become a worldwide phenomenon. According to his bio, Higa’s video vlogs and short films have gathered a whopping 18.8 billion watch time minutes, making him one of YouTube’s most popular artists. His “Nice Guys” video has over 82 million views, while HigaTV has 4.97 million subscribers and 855 million total video views.
Ryan Higa Nigahiga’s Net Worth
Ryan Higa has a net worth of $10 million and is a YouTube sensation, actor, comedian, and producer of Japanese heritage. Ryan Higa, popularly known as Nigahiga on YouTube, was born on June 6, 1990, in Hilo, Hawaii, and attended Waiakea High School, where he wrestled.
Higa attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and majored in filmmaking. He is a black belt in Judo and has participated in the sport. Higa is best known for developing the Nigahiga YouTube channel, which is extremely famous. Ryan started the channel with his pals Sean Fujiyoshi, Tim Enos, and Tarynn Nago (known as “The Yabo Crew”), but after moving to Las Vegas to attend UNLV, the majority of his videos have been solo.
While still students at Waiakea High School, Higa and Fujiyoshi began making YouTube videos of themselves in mid-2006. The duo lip-synched to tunes in these videos. They quickly moved beyond songs, incorporating a variety of other comic pieces.
In Love with A Princess
Higa made his relationship with Arden Cho public in February 2019. The couple had been dating for “a time” but had never made their relationship social media official. Higa’s admirers were overjoyed. Arden Cho was a former Miss Korea, the Asian face of Clinique, and the star of the American teen film Teen Wolf.
Arden first debuted on Higa’s channel in the short film Agents of Secret Stuff in 2010, and since then, fans have been pushing the two to work together. Higa followed up his statement with a video titled “Revealing My Not-So-Secret Girlfriend,” which included the stunning actress.
Ryan had to go on the record again 13 months later to proclaim the end of the relationship. Arden’s supporters speculated that the enigmatic text messages on her personal Instagram profile were directed at her ex-boyfriend, accusing the YouTube creator of cheating on his partner.
“NO, I did not cheat on Arden at any point throughout our relationship,” Ryan responded. He went on to say that their breakup was amicable and mutually beneficial. There have been no rumors regarding who the comedian and film producer has been dating since the March 2020 announcement.