Ryan Higa Nigahiga net worth and salary: Ryan Higa is an American YouTube celebrity, actor, comedian, and producer of Japanese descent who has a net worth of $2 million. Ryan Higa, also known by his YouTube name Nigahiga, was born in Hilo, Hawaii on June 6, 1990 and attended Waiakea High School where he was a wrestler. Higa is an alumnus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he studied film making. He competed in Judo and holds the rank of black belt. Higa is best known for creating his popular and well known YouTube channel Nigahiga. Ryan created the channel with his friends Sean Fujiyoshi, Tim Enos and Tarynn Nago (known collectively as "The Yabo Crew"), but since moving to Las Vegas to attend UNLV, most videos were solo efforts. Higa and Fujiyoshi started posting YouTube videos of themselves in mid 2006 while students at Waiakea High School. In these videos, the duo lip-synched to songs. Not long after, they expanded beyond songs, introducing a number of other comedic pieces. Occasional guest appearances were made by his friends. His YouTube comedy videos have been viewed over 1.8 billion times. As of April 2014, Higa's YouTube channel, Nigahiga, has over 12 million subscribers.