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Top 10 well paid celebrities in Japan

Matome Culture & Lifestyle
Sunday, February 05, 2017 at 17:59

Let's see how much Japanese celebrities earn a year!

There are so many celebrities in Japan who are on TVs or movies everyday. Japanese celebrities are generally actors/actresses and Comedians, sometimes producers or directors.
To be an well known actor generally takes a long time.
On the other hand, you can be famous comedian really quickly if you are lucky. However It is very hard to keep being successful as comedians in Japan. The comedians’ life-cycles are very short, that means even if you become famous once but could be gone from public really quickly as well.
Moreover unless you are already constantly on TV, comedian agency make take 90% of your income away as commision fee. Some comedian agencies are so greedy.

However there are some very wealthy celebrities in Japan who had made great amount of efforts or lucky shooting star.
Let me introduce top 10 well paid celebrities in Japan!!

No.10 Tomoaki Ogura (小倉智昭) / Announcer・Commentator / 2.5 million USD a year

Tomoaki Ogura
Tomoaki Ogura

No.10 (Tie) Seiji Miyane (宮根誠司) / Announcer・Commentator / 2.5 million USD a year

Seiji Miyane
Seiji Miyane

No.8 Osamu Shitara (設楽統) / Comedian / 3 million USD a year

Osamu Shitara
Osamu Shitara

No.7 Masato Sakai (堺雅人) / Actor / 3.37 million USD a year

Masato Sakai
Masato Sakai
Source: poccyary.com
Masato Sakai became so famous through smash hit drama "Hanzawa Naoki".

No.6 Masahiro Nakai (中居正広) / Ex SMAP・Singer・Commentator / 5.7 million USD a year

Masahiro Nakai
Masahiro Nakai

No.5 Ichiro Furutachi (古舘伊知郎) / Announcer・Commentator / 5.8 million USD a year

Ichiro Furutachi
Ichiro Furutachi

No.4 Akashiya Sanma (明石家さんま) / Comedian / 7 million USD a year

Akashiya Sanma
Akashiya Sanma

No.3 Tamori (タモリ) / Comedian・Commentator / 8.83 million USD a year

No.2 Beat Takeshi (ビートたけし) / Comedian・Director・Actor / 14 million USD a year

Beat Takeshi
Beat Takeshi
Source: i0.wp.com

No.1 Yasushi Akimoto (秋元康) / Producer of AKB franchise・Writer / 22.2 millions USD a year

Yasushi Akimoto
Yasushi Akimoto
Yasushi Akimoto is the kingpin of AKB idol franchise. He started AKS which runs AKB idol group.
Even though he is not known billionaire but it is said that he owns incredible visible and invisible power.
AKB group is related with Dentsu corporation which is the biggest advertising agency in Japan. The power of AKB and Yasushi Akimoto is bigger than everybody thinks.

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