Pineapple Pen Guy Net Worth

March 20, 2023
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Kazuhito Kosaka was born on 17 July 1973, in Aomori, Aomori Prefecture, Japan, and performing under the stage names Daimaou Kosaka and Pikotaro is a comedian, best known internationally through his single entitled “PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)”. All of his endeavors have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Pineapple Pen Guy? As of late-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $3 million, mostly earned through the success of the single “PPAP (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen)”. He insists that the character Pikataro is a different fictional character represented by him. He’s performed all around the world and as he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.


Pineapple Pen Guy Net Worth $3 million


While Pineapple Pen guy was mostly known only in Japan for most of his career, he had the idea of creating the “PPAP” song while sitting around at his house in the biggest apple-producing regions of Japan in Aomori, which led him to incorporate apple in the song, but then he realized that he had an open can of pineapples.

Eventually, the “PPAP” music video was released through YouTube in 2016, and showcased Pikotaro wearing an animal print costume, dancing around, and singing in English; he then holds the named items and pushes them together. The video proved to be immensely popular, hitting one million views during its first month, especially among Japanese students, and it also caught the attention of international celebrities such as Justin Bieber. The video then started accumulating over 1.5 million hits a day, with media outlets calling the song, the new “Gangnam Style”. This led various people to produce their own versions of the song. Pineapple Pen Guy then released a video on how to do the dance and gestures, before releasing a “Long version” of the music video. He soon made an appearance in the Japanese edition of “Sesame Street”, before the song was then officially released later in the year through Avex Music Creative. His popularity increased his net worth significantly.

Pineapple Pen Guy’s song has since been featured in the animated film “The Emoji Movie”. The song debuted in fourth spot on the “Billboard Japan Hot 100” and quickly reached the top spot. It became the shortest song to chart in history, and then the shortest to reach the top spot, being recognized as such by Guinness World Records. It has sporadically appeared on the charts since, and reached other charts around the world as well, including the US Billboard Hot 100, Canadian Hot 100, South Korean Digital Songs (Overseas), and Hungary Single Top 40. His net worth rose even further as he was invited to perform during President Donald Trump’s Fall 2017 trip to Asia – he was invited by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who wanted to keep the mood upbeat during the visit.

For his personal life, it is known that Pineapple Pen Guy married model Hitomi Yasueda in 2017.

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