Kazunori Yamauchi is a Japanese game designer, professional racing driver, and most notably, CEO of Polyphony Digital and producer of the Gran Turismo series and has a net worth of $60 million. Kazunori Yamauchi earned his net worth as a game designer and professional racing driver. He became the president of Polyphony Digital after creating his first game called Motor Toon Grand Prix, a cartoon racing game that was completely original and had a colorful, unique, and in every sense, "cartoony" feel. Since then, he has fulfilled his dream of creating excellent car games with his massively successful Gran Turismo series. For his help with promoting Volkswagen (VW) models in the series, VW gave him a Golf R32 as a gift. In 1999 Polyphony Digital released Omega Boost, a shoot 'em up title set in space. He recently helped design the technology for Nissan's new GT-R Sports car which appears in the latest game in his franchise, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. He was given a Nissan GT-R for his contribution. He is also a Professional race car driver. He joined the Gazoo Racing Team on August 29th, 2009. He, and the rest of the team, had participated the SP8 class in race 8 with a Lexus IS-F held on the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit. He had the fastest lap time of 10″9, which was the best of the team, and the Gazoo team finished as a class Champion. He was also was one of 4 drivers in the #96 Spoon Sports FD2 Civic Type-R during the 25 Hours Of Thunerhill which took place Dec. 5-6, 2009. He took part in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring 2011 as one of the four drivers of #71 Schulze Motorsport Nissan GT-R. The team finished the race in 36th place overall. Kazunori Yamauchi was born on August 5th, 1967 in Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan.
Kazunori Yamauchi is a Japanese game designer, professional racing driver, and CEO of Polyphony Digital and producer of the Gran Turismo series. He became the president of Polyphony Digital after designing his first game Motor Toon Grand Prix, a cartoon-inspired racing title...
Date of Birth
- August 5, 1967
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An Interview with Kazunori YamauchiIn this WatchMojo video, Gran Turismo 5 producer Kazunori Yamauchi gives us a glimpse of the video game.