Kazuo Hirai Net Worth

Kazuo Hirai Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

$20 Million

Wiki Biography

Kazuo Hirai was born on the 2nd December 1960, in Tokyo, Japan, and is an entrepreneur best known to the world as the President and CEO of the Sony Corporation, a position he has held since 1st April 2012. Also, Kazuo is a board member of the Sony subsidiary Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. His career started in 1984.

Have you ever wondered how rich Kazuo Hirai is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Hirai`s net worth is as high as $20 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the business industry; his current salary is reputed to be $2 million.

Kazuo Hirai Net Worth $20 Million

Kazuo comes from a wealthy family; his father was a banker, and often brought Kazuo on his travels across the globe, including to the USA, Canada and various cities in his home country. Kazuo went to the American School located in Japan, after which he was a part of the Valley Park Middle School from 1973 until 1976. He then enrolled at the International Christian University, and graduated with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree in 1984, after which he was immediately hired by Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. as the general manager of international music for Japan. However, little by little he progressed and was appointed as head of the Sony Computer Entertainment Japan international business office in New York.

In the mid-1990s, Kazuo became a part of the computer and video game division of Sony, called Sony Computer Entertainment America; Kazuo needed only two years to finish his first video game. Since the 2000s, and a rapid development of the video game industry, both Kazuo`s career and net worth have only gone upward. With the release of games Sony PlayStation 2, such as “Ratchet & Clank”, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs and Sly Cooper, among others, Kazuo has managed to retain and even increase profits of the company.

Thanks to his successful operations, Kazuo was further promoted to the position of vice- president of its corporate executive group in July 2006, and in October the same year, he was appointed President of Sony Computer Entertainment, which only increased his net worth. The following year his net worth increased further, when he assumed the position of President and Group CEO of SCEI, when Ken Kutaragi decided to retire.

His progression didn`t stop there, as in 2009 he became the Corporate Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of Sony Corporation, in which positions Kazuo was responsible for the development and eventual success of several Sony products, including VAIO personal computers, Xperia and Walkman mobile phones among others. He also became the Chairman of Sony Computer Entertainment in 2011, but in 2012 stepped down; he still remains a member of the board of directors.

On the higher level in Sony, he became Representative Corporate Executive Officer and Executive Deputy President of Sony Corporation on the 1st April 2011, and a year later he became President and Chief Executive Officer of the Sony Corporation, which only added a substantial amount to his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Kazuo isn married to Riko Hirai, but keeps other details about their marriage strictly private.

Full NameKazuo Hirai
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 22, 1960
Place Of BirthTokyo, Japan
ProfessionCEO of Sony
EducationInternational Christian University
1President and CEO of Sony Corporation since April 1, 2012.
2His vanity license plate is FLATWEL, after the translation of his last name "Hirai", which means "flat well".
3He hasn't grown out of blue jeans and sneakers. Anything more dressy and he starts to feel uncomfortable.
4In elementary school in New York, he delivered papers, soft drinks and snacks to women getting their hair done for a 25-cent tip.
5He lost more than 30 pounds on the Atkins diet in 2003 and has kept it off since.
6While growing up, he could identify the make and model of a car just by looking at its bumper or fender.
7The former President of Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA).


Gran Turismo 5: Prologue2007Video Game executive producer


Numblast2009Video Game special thanks
White Knight Chronicles: International Edition2008Video Game special thanks: Sony Computer Entertainment America
SingStar Amped2007Video Game thanks: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Super Stardust HD2007Video Game thanks: executive management team
Piyotama2007Video Game special thanks
SingStar Pop2007Video Game thanks: Sony Computer Entertainment America
God of War II2007Video Game extra special thanks
Jeanne d'Arc2006Video Game special thanks
Shadow of the Colossus2005Video Game special thanks
EyeToy: Kinetic2005Video Game special recognition
Ape Escape 32005Video Game thanks
Genji: Dawn of the Samurai2005Video Game special thanks
God of War2005Video Game special thanks
WipEout Pure2005Video Game special thanks
EyeToy: AntiGrav2004Video Game special thanks
EyeToy: Play 22004Video Game thanks
Dark Cloud 22002Video Game special thanks
Ratchet & Clank2002Video Game special recognition: executive management team, Sony Computer Entertainment America
Ico2001Video Game special thanks
Okage: Shadow King2001Video Game special thanks
Dark Cloud2000Video Game special thanks
Spyro: Year of the Dragon2000Video Game special thanks
Tiny Tank1999Video Game special thanks: SCEA
Tomba! 2: The Evil Swine Returns1999Video Game special thanks: SCEA
The Legend of Dragoon1999Video Game special thanks
Twisted Metal 41999Video Game special thanks
Wild Arms 21999Video Game special thanks
Omega bûsuto1999Video Game special thanks
Crash Bandicoot: Warped1998Video Game special thanks: SCEA
Twisted Metal III1998Video Game special thanks
Bust a Move1998Video Game special thanks: 989 Studios


Click Online2011-2014TV Series documentaryHimself - President & CEO, Sony Corporation / Himself - President & CEO, Sony / Himself - CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment
SGNL by Sony2013TV SeriesHimself - President and CEO of Sony Corporation
Closing Bell2013TV SeriesHimself - Sony CEO & President
Worldwide Exchange2012TV SeriesHimself - Incoming CEO, Sony
Game On! The Unauthorized History of Video Games2006TV MovieHimself - President, Sony Computer Entertainment of America

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