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Top 10 Richest Celebrities of Japan

1. Ayumi Hamasaki

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Ayumi Hamasaki is the richest celebrity of Japan and ranked at No. 1 in the list of top 10 richest celebrities of Japan with an estimated net worth of US $ 450 million.  She is the artist, model, lyricist and actress and achieving the popularity in all over Asia by enforcing her position as an artist rather than being part of the Japanese music culture. She has sold more than 50 million records and becomes the best selling artist of Japan. She is also the great philanthropist and has donated 30 million yen for the Tsunami and Tohoku earthquake.

2. Masaharu Fukuyama

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Masaharu Fukuyama is the multi instrumental singer, musician and actor from Nagasaki. He represents the entertainment company “Amuse Inc” and has been the most successful entertainers of Japan since 1990, when he made his first single. He is best known for his singing career but he is also a well-known actor and has appeared in more than 15 TV dramas and 9 films. Fukuyama’s album “Zankyo” which is ranked at No.1 on the Oricon’s weekly charts and approximately sold-out 151,000 copies in its first week. Masaharu Fukuyama estimated net worth is US $ 175 million and he is ranked at No.2 in the list of top 10 richest celebrities of Japan.

3. Satoshi Ohno

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Satoshi Ohno is the Japanese idol actor, singer, radio host and an artist. He is he front lead vocalist and the leader of the Japanese musical boy band “Arashi” which has earned US $560 million since his established in 1999. Ohno starts his entertainment career and industry when he connects with the Japanese talent agency at the age of 13 in 1994. He is also been starring in the television drama for which he receives the best actor of the year award. Satoshi Ohno estimated net worth is US $ 112 million and he is ranked at third place in the list of top 10 richest celebrities of Japan.

4. Namie Amuro

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Namie Amuro is the Japanese singer and was considered as the “Queen of J-Pop” or “Japanese Madonna” during the heights of her career. She has debuted in 1992 at age of 14 as an idol girl in the group of Super Monkey’s bur she really  became famous and gets  the commercial success in 1997 when she released her single and favorite “Can You Celebrate?” which is become the best selling album by any solo female artist in Japan at that time. She is also a fashion model and actress and has been started in several fashion trends. Her first greatest hits album is the “Best Fiction’ that spent six consecutive weeks at the No.1 spot on Oricon’s weekly charts and was nominated  for the “best album of the year” at the 50th Japan Record Awards. Namie Amuro estimated net worth is US $ 100 million and she is the 4rd richest celebrity of Japan.

5. Hikaru Utada

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Hikaru Utada is the Japanese-American songwriter and singer and ranked at 5th place in the list of top 20 richest celebrities of Japan with an estimated net worth of US $55 million. Utada Japanese first album “First Love” that become the best selling album in the history of Oricon’s weekly charts history. Her three studio albums that have reached the top 10 best selling albums list of all times in Japan and have sold more than 52 million records in all over the world. The Japan Times giving her the honor of “the most influential artist of the decade” in the Japanese landscape.

6. Kumi Koda

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Kumi Koda is the Japanese singer from Kyoto and she is  best known for her pop songs and R&B, and gained famous for her 7th single “Real Emotion/1000 no Kotoba,” which was also used in the video game X-2 Final Fantast. She has become a fashion leader amongst other young women and has lent her face to many advertisements. The BBC journalist Jonathan Ross called her the Christina Aguilera of Japan while many others experts compare her career with the Britney Spears. She has sold more than 15 million records in Japan and becomes the 18th all times best selling solo artist of Japan. Kumi Koda estimated net worth is US $ 50 million and she is ranked at 6th in the list of top 10 richest celebrities of Japan.

7. Atsushi Sato

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Atsushi Sato is the Japanese singer and part timer producer. He is the leading member and vocalist of the Exile band which is the top leading musical band of Japan and has earned US $ 180 million. Atsushi has start working as the producer of the Deep group and release his first solo single album Itsuka Kitto in 2011. He is the best piano tune maker at the four years of his age that will lead him to become the vocalist. Atsushi Sato estimated net worth is US $ 20 million and he is the 7th richest celebrity of Japan.

8. Shunsuke Kiyokiba

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Shunsuke Kiyokiba is the Japanese singer and was the leading member and vocalist of the Japanese musical band “Exile” and has ranked at 8th place in the list of top 10 richest celebrities of Japan with an estimated net worth of US $ 20 million along his band partner Atsushi Sato who is also ranked at No. 7 in the same list. In 2006 he withdrawal himself for the Exile band and focusing his own solo career as the rock artist. After leaving the Exile band he released his 12th single album “Mahou No Kotoba” in 2010 and in the same year he releases the “Yale” which is his 13th single record.

9. Kazutoshi Sakurai

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Kazutoshi Sakurai is the Japanese musician and also an entrepreneur and has an estimated net worth of US $ 10 million and ranked at second last in the list of top 10 richest celebrities of Japan. He is also the lyrics writer and singing for solo project and for the “bank” band. He was ranked at No. 8 in the HMV’s and also include in the Best 30 Japanese Singer of all times. He was also ranked at 4th place by the weekly Oricon’s chart. He founded the AP Bank where he personally invested the US $ 1 million for his launching and also donated funds to the nonprofit organization.

10. Carrie Ann

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Carrie Ann starts her singing career in Japan but she is really becomes famous and first introduce herself to the American audience as a dancing star in the comedy Serial “In living Color”. Carrie Ann estimated net worth is US $ 8 million and she appears at the last position in the list of top 10 richest celebrities of Japan. She is the Japanese, Irish and Chinese descent. In Japan she releases her 3 singles “Party Girl”, “Be Your Girl” and “Yume no Senaka” and also hosted the weekly television and radio programs.

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