Hiroyuki Nishimura

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Hiroyuki Nishimura’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Hiroyuki Nishimura

Eye Color


Place Of Birth

Sagamihara, Japan


45 years old

Birth Date

November 15, 1976

Star Sign


Hiroyuki Nishimura Facts

Child Star?



Entrepreneur, Writer

Education & Qualifications

Chuo University

Net Worth

$3 million


1.7m (5'7"")



Chinese Year

Year of the Dragon

About Hiroyuki Nishimura 

Hiroyuki Nishimura was born in Japan, on November 16, 1976, in Sagamihara, Kanagawa but he was raised in the city of Tokyo.

Hiroyuki Nishimura is an internet celebrity tycoon. He's also a television personality and self-help writer.

He is the creator and former administrator of 2channel, the most popular Japanese discussion board. Hiroyuki Nishimura made more than $750,000 in annual revenue from 2channel in 2008. The site was also managed by 300 unpaid volunteer administrators. Nishimura rationalized the discussion around his profits by saying that he doesn't think it's any different than someone opening a convenience store in front of a train station.

The credit card information of thousands of 2channel subscribers was accidentally leaked into the public domain in August 2013, prompting a wave of lawsuits against the service. At about the same period, the anti-matome campaign erupted on 2channel, a contentious community engagement in which the members protested against matome blogs that specialize in summarizing 2channel posts, claiming that they were stealing site traffic.

Jim Watkins, as chairperson of N.T. Technology, Inc., 2channel's domain record holder, took the name on February 19, 2014. He gained total control of the site, stripped Hiroyuki Nishimura of all authority, and became the administrator. Watkins stated that Nishimura owed him money and that the acquisition was used to settle Nishimura's obligations, while Nishimura stated that he had paid everything due and that the name transfer constituted an unlawful domain takeover.

In line with his claim that 2channel was unjustly taken, Hiroyuki Nishimura launched a series of cases against Jim Watkins. He tried to reclaim the site through both the WIPO's Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy as well as the Japanese judicial framework. Nishimura holds the brand 2channel through the Japan Patent Office, but the WIPO declined to interfere on his side because of it, advising the sides to go to court instead because it was not a matter of domain name disputes but rather a business disagreement. To prevent legal issues, Jim Watkins rebranded 2channel as 5channel and handed it to Loki Technology Inc. in October 2017.

In 1998, Hiroyuki Nishimura established Tokyo Access LP. He created Irregulars and Partners KK with Ichiro Yamamoto in June 2001, which was involved in managing 2channel but later quit. Nishimura was a board member of Niwango Inc, the company that established Nico Nico Douga, and a consultant to Skip-Up KK, CEO of Tokyo Plus KK, co-founder of Future Search Brazil KK, and a board member of Skip-Up KK in January 2007. In February 2013, he departed his position at Niwango.

Hiroyuki Nishimura purchased the site 4chan from Christopher Poole on September 21, 2015.

Hiroyuki Nishimura Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Hiroyuki Nishimura’s net worth?

The net worth of the internet celebrity tycoon from Japan, Hiroyuki Nishimura, is estimated to be around $5 million.

How much does Hiroyuki Nishimura earn per year?

The yearly earnings of Hiroyuki Nishimura are yet to be known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Hiroyuki Nishimura?

Hiroyuki Nishimura is 5 ft 6 in (173 cm) tall.

How old is Hiroyuki Nishimura?

Hiroyuki Nishimura is 45 years old as of May 25, 2022.

Childhood And Education

The celebrity tycoon from Japan, Hiroyuki Nishimura, attended the University of Central Arkansas. In the year 2000, he earned a degree in literature from Chuo University.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Hiroyuki Nishimura’s partner?

Nishimura has a wife whose name is not known. He last resided in Paris, where he relocated in 2015, according to references from 2019.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Hiroyuki Nishimura is best known as 2channel's former administrator and the director of a company called Niwango Inc, which developed Nico Nico Douga.

Hiroyuki Nishimura has lost many libel cases, resulting in him being fined a significant sum of money. He told Wired in 2008 that he had no interest in paying, adding, 'If the verdict mandates deleting things, I'll do it,' but, 'I just haven't complied with demands to pay money. Would a cell phone carrier feel responsible when somebody receives a threatening phone call?'

Other Interesting Hiroyuki Nishimura Facts And Trivia

  • Hiroyuki Nishimura is not present on any social media platforms.
  • The zodiac sign of Hiroyuki Nishimura is Scorpio.

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