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Takashi Murakami Net Worth 2024

Takashi Murakami Net Worth – $100 million

What is Takashi Murakami’s net worth? Who is Takashi Murakami’s wife?


Takashi Murakami, dubbed the Japanese Andy Warhol, is a Japanese contemporary artist best known as the creator of the artistic movement “Superflat.”


He was born on February 1, 1962, in Tokyo, Japan.

His mother was a homemaker, while his father was a taxi driver.

”When I was in high school, I was fat,” Murakami told HBR in March 2021. ”I was unpopular-with only one or two real friends. I just played video games in coffee shops.” 

In 1988, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Japanese painting at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.

In 1993, Takashi earned his doctorate from the National University of Fine Arts and Music in Tokyo.

In 1994, he moved to New York to attend PS1’s International Studio Program.

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In 1996, Takashi’s sculptures and paintings were featured at the second Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane.

Also in 1996, Murakami founded the Hiropon factory in Tokyo.

In 1998, he created the sculpture – ”My Lonesome Cowboy.” It depicts a smiling nude anime-inspired male figure with spiked hair.

In 2000, Takashi produced an art historical moment in curating his exhibition of ”Superflat” artists for Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art.

”When I first proposed the idea of Superflat in 2000, the Internet culture hadn’t yet emerged,” Murakami said for CR Fashion Book in May 2020. He added: ”I came up with the idea at a time when the iMac had just come out, and cell phones had a very weak signal with a lot of noise when you were talking.”

In 2008, Murakami founded his own Kaikai Kiki gallery in Tokyo. In the same year, he was named one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine.

In 2009, Pharrell unveiled a collaborative sculpture with Takashi at Art Basel. The sculpture was sold for $2 million.

In February 2012, he opened an exhibition in Doha, Qatar.

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Murakami exhibits at the Chateau de Versailles in Versailles, France on September 05th, 2010 – © Getty Images

In 2013, Murakami released ”Jellyfish Eyes,” a Japanese fantasy film.

”I know it’s a weak film – the story has not enough shocks and surprises,” Takashi said in an interview with Business Times. ”But that’s alright. In the art world, when you make your first painting, it’s going to be weak. So I accept that I have to go through a process before I become good.”

In 2016, the first episode of the anime TV series ”Six Hearts Princess” was released.

In 2018, he collaborated with fashion designer Virgil Abloh on a series of artworks. Murakami and Abloh first met in 2018 when Virgil served as creative director for Kanye West, while Murakami designed an album cover for the rapper.

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”What triggered the collaboration was our re-encounter when Virgil came to visit my show at the MCA Chicago last year, where he has his own exhibition scheduled next year,” Murakami said to Architectural Digest.

In October 2020, Tekashi 6ix9ine received a tattoo with Murakami’s famed flower design on his shoulder.

In 2022, Takashi designed Sir Lewis Hamilton’s helmet for that the Suzuka Grand Prix.

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Takashi Murakami is married, but the name of his wife was not disclosed.


”Each collaboration is a creative moment to meet with different talent.”

”I feel like the tendency for people to perceive a painting is, ‘OK, one artist paints a painting.’”

”Japanese people don’t get my art.”

”My aesthetic sense was formed at a young age by what surrounded me.”

”I believe those who can lay themselves bare are the true creators, but it’s very difficult to really tell your story honestly.”

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Takashi Murakami – Net Worth 2024

So, how much is Takashi Murakami worth? Murakami earned most of his wealth from selling his paintings. For instance, in 2010, he sold the piece ”And then, and then and then and then and then” for $2 million. Therefore, Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami has an estimated net worth of $100 million.

In 2007, Takashi sold the painting ”Vapor Trail” for $2.1 million.

He co-founded the art production and artist management company, Kaikai Kiki Co.

In 2013, Takashi directed ”Jellyfish Eyes.” It tells the story of a boy who moves with his mom to a city filled with strange creatures.

In September 2020, Takashi and Perrier signed a new collaboration. 

”When PERRIER first approached me, I felt extremely lucky to have the opportunity to collaborate with this sparkling water brand with such a long history,” he said in a statement.

Murakami has also collaborated with the fashion brand Louis Vuitton.

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