Ryan Higa, best known by his online name “NigaHiga” is an American YouTube personality, actor and comedian. He rose to fame through his hilarious YouTube videos, which has more than 20 million subscribers as of November 2017. His popularity on social media earned him film offers. He holds the record of being the first YouTuber to accumulate 3 million subscribers and remained as the most subscribed channel on YouTube for 677 consecutive days from 2009–2011, longer than any other channel besides PewDiePie.
Check out his biography that profiles about his childhood, acting career, personal life, family life, height, weight, vital stats, achievements, net worth and fun facts.
Ryan Higa Biography
YouTuber Personality, Comedian, Actor
Birthday / Date of Birth
Ryan Higa was born on 6 June 1990, in Hilo, Hawaii, United States.
He is currently 27 years old.
Higa attended Waiakea High School in his hometown from where he graduated in 2008. He then joined University of Nevada in Las Vegas to study nuclear science.
- Father – Wendell Higa
- Mother – Luci Higa
- Siblings – Kyle Higa (Older Brother)
Ryan Higa is currently single who previously dated fellow YouTuber Tarynn Nago between 2006 and 2010. He was was also rumored to be dating model and actress, Arden Cho.
- In feet – 5 feet 8½ inches
- In centimeters – 174 cm
- In meters – 1.74 m
- In Kilograms – 69 kg
- In Pounds – 152 lbs
- Measurements – 38-13-32
- Chest – 38 inches
- Biceps / Arms– 13 inches
- Waist – 32 inches
His shoe size is currently unavailable.
In 2006, Ryan Higa along with his friends Fujiyoshi, Enos, and Nago launched their YouTube channel, “nigahiga” and began posting lip syncing videos of popular songs. They instantly acquired attention amongst the internet users and soon became the talk of the town.
It was not long before they garnered fame, their YouTube account was temporarily suspended owing to copyright issues. Then, they removed all of the lip syncing videos and started making own musical and comical videos. Since then, Higa became unstoppable, and his YouTube channel reached over 3 million subscribers becoming the firrst ever channel to do so. His channel has amassed more than 20 million subscribers and over 3 billion views as of November 2017.
His second YouTube channel, “HigaTV” was created in 2011, which has more than 4.9 million subscribers until November 2017.
Ryan made his first onscreen appearance with the comedy movie, Ryan and Sean’s Not So Excellent Adventure in 2008.
In 2007, Ryan appeared in the comedy TV series NigaHiga as himself. He appeared in 16 episodes until 2010.
Ryan Higa Net worth
Higa achieved immense popularity through different social media platforms, particularly by posting videos on YouTube. As of 2017, Ryan Higa has accomplished a net worth of $2.5 million US dollars. Most of his wealth results from YouTube ad revenue, brand endorsements, acting, stage performances, and many others.
Ryan Higa Favorites
- Favorite Color – Green
Social Media Portfolio
After attaining fame and recognition, Higa launched his own production company called Ryan Higa Production Company in 2012 to explore different areas of work.
Acording to Higa, his channel name is a combination of “Niga”, which means “rant” in Japanese, and his last name, “Higa”
Growing up, he was trained in judo and over the years, has managed to gain black belt position in this martial arts form. And, also a competitive wrestler.
In 2012, Higa helped form the YOMYOMF Network, which hosts the online video-making talent competition, Internet Icon, of which he served alongside Christine Lakin and Timothy DeLaGhetto as main judges.
His popular comedy videos include “How to be a Gangster”, “The iPod Human”, and “Nice Guys”.