Akira Toriyama is a Japanese TV celebrity, and creator of several successful manga, and video games as well including Dragon Ball Z, Dr. Slump, and Dragon Quest etc. He was born on the 5th of April, 1955 and in 2015, his current age is 60 years old. He was born in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan and raised in Kiyosu. Much is unknown about his family, childhood and educational history although it is confirmed that he began his creation work along with his school friends, who used to draw a lot of manga and other comic characters back in the days.
After winning his first prize at the One Hundred and One Dalmatians, he was encouraged to work more and it was then he though art was really fun. He is Japanese by nationality, as and belongs to white ethnicity. Not a very tall man, he has a height of about 168 cm. That is about 5 feet and 5 inches, which is not a very good height at all. He is an average looking person, and is believed to be very humorous in nature. He has not got many pictures in the media, but in which there is, has not revealed his body. Akira is a fan of motorcycles and loves speed, and he believes that this craze of his came from a young age when he saw his father working in a garage, as a repair worker. In 1989, after his anime Dragon Ball was produced as a series Dragon Ball Z, it was then that he started to gain popularity outside of Japan.
Regarding his personal life, he is believed to have been married and there aren’t many names that come up when it comes to his girlfriends. Due to his lack of affairs, people had considered him to be sexually gay, but that doesn’t seem to be the case here. He got married to his wife Nachi Mikami in the year 1982 and with 33 years to their married life, a divorce doesn’t seem to be on the road, at least for now, He hasn’t been in any other relationship, and there are no records of his affairs with other women. He is a father of two children: his son Sasuke (born 1987) and a daughter who was born in 1990.
He had been working for an Ad agency, before he really chose to be an artist and producing manga. When he quit the job, he sent one of his art to a contest organized by the local Jump magazine, which he could not win. But even after that, the manager of that magazine who asked and encouraged him to work under him contacted him. So in 1978, he made his official debut but rose to fame after he released the comedy series of Dr. Slump, every week from 1980 to 1984. For his contribution and work, he was awarded with the Shogakukan Manga Award. From 1984, he started to produce the Dragon Ball series, which became an instant hit. By 1995, he had sold 6.53 million copies of this manga and later was released in the west by mid 90s.
In order to know more about him, you can read his biography that is available in sites like IMDb and Wikipedia. You can also stay close to him, by following him in his social site accounts like Twitter and also check his pictures out in his official Instagram page. By 2015, his estimated net worth is about $45 million US dollars. Although having written and directed several TV shows, he hasn’t done acting in any movies till now.