Satoshi Tajiri, Dr. Bug

Satoshi Tajiri is a Japanese game developer and editor who became internationally famous after creating the famous Pokemon game. He founded the game designing company name Game Freak. He has also produced a few live-action films and other games.

Well, how well do you know about Satoshi Tajiri? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Satoshi Tajiri’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Satoshi Tajiri to date.

Biography and Early Life

The birthplace of Satoshi is Setagaya in Tokyo. However, his parents relocated to Machida when he was a child. He grew up in the rural areas of Machida along with his two siblings. His father, Satoshi Tajiri Senior, was a Nissan Brand’s car salesman, while his mother, Takayoshi Tajiri, was a homemaker. While growing up, he grew immense interest in collecting various insects.

As he lived in a rural area, it was very easy and fascinating for him to catch insects. In an interview later, he revealed that the rural areas of Japan are developing fast, so he wanted to give this generation of children the sense and happiness of collecting insects through his games.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Satoshi Tajiri in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Satoshi Tajiri’s age is 51 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 28 August 1965. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 143 lbs in Pound and 65 kg in Kilograms.


Satoshi started his formal education by attending his local high school named Machida High School. He was never fond of formal and theoretical studies and used to miss classes frequently. However, in his senior year, he studied seriously and finally got his high school graduation degree in 1985.

He planned not to attend college. However, to make his games and company, he wanted to learn more about computers and technology. To pursue his interest, he got himself enrolled in the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He got his college graduation degree in 1987. His major was electronics and Computer Science.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Satoshi is a very private and introverted person who likes to keep his personal life extremely private. He never disclosed any information about his dating life. However, after dating for a few years, he got married to his classmate Yun Sai Tajiri in 2000. The couple welcomed their son Sariyashi Tajiri two years later in 2002. Satoshi doesn’t like to talk about his family life in public and loves to keep them out of public and media attention.

Is Satoshi Tajiri Gay?

Though much dating information of Satoshi isn’t available, it is known that currently, he is in a two-decade-long marriage relationship. He also has a son with his wife. He has never heard of getting linked to any men either. These facts prove him to be straight. It is safe to assume that his sexual orientation is hetero.

Professional Career

While studying in high school, he started to edit a fan fiction magazine named Game Freak. He wrote about various games in the handwritten magazine and sold them to his friends. After graduating, he started working as a game programmer. He then bought a game development hardware and started his own game company named Game Freak in 1989. He published two games soon after starting his company. The game named Quinty became a hit, and a Japanese game company named Namco bought it.

Next year he started to develop the Pokemon Red And Green series under the mentorship of Shigeru Miyamoto. It took him six years to finish the game. Soon after publishing the game through a game developing company named Nintendo, it became widely famous. Satoshi included special secret characters in his game to increase the interest of people. He also tried to exclude violence from his games. Besides Pokemon, he has also developed two other games named ‘Mario and Wario’ and ‘Pulseman.’


Satoshi was titled one of the top 100 game creators of all time by an American video games operating website named IGN Entertainment. In 2008, he was listed as a Hot 100 game developer by Edge Magazine. In 2011, along with Tsunekazu Ishihara, he won Computer Entertainment Developers Conference Award.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Satoshi Tajiri in 2021

As of 2021, it has been revealed that Satoshi has an estimated net worth of around $15 million. He is one of the wealthiest game developers in the world. He owns the patents of the games he invented and earns a considerable sum of royalty money. Satoshi has also produced live-action films, which became a big hit at the box office. From being an exclusive producer, he has earned a healthy sum of money too.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He loves to work at irregular hours, such as midnight or early morning.
  • He took six years to develop the Pokemon games series.

Satoshi is one of the best game developers and designers in the world. His journey from a rural village in Japan to becoming a millionaire is highly inspirational. He is best known for being a humble and down-to-earth person towards his fans. He is active on Twitter and often shares his game ideas and details.


Facts of Satoshi Tajiri

  • Gender Male
  • full nameSatoshi Tajiri
  • birthplaceSetagaya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Date of Birth August 28, 1965
  • Age 58 years 3 months
  • Horoscope Virgo
  • Lucky Number 12
  • Lucky Stone Sapphire
  • Lucky Color Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Taurus, Capricorn
  • nationalityJapanese
  • religionChristian
  • net worth$15 million
  • professionVideo Game Designer, Director, Editor
  • weightIn Kilograms – 65 Kg, In Pounds – 143 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 170 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorLight Brown
  • high schoolMachida High School

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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