Ken Watanabe Net Worth – What is Ken Watanabe Worth Now?

Ken Watanabe Wealth

What is Ken Watanabe’s net worth?

The actor has amassed a net worth of $40 million.

Ken Watanabe – Quick Facts
Net Worth: $40 million
Date of birth: October 21, 1959 (64 years old)
Gender: Male
Height: 184
Profession: Actor
Nationality: Japanese

Biography – A Short Wiki

Ken Watanabe is a Japanese film, television, and stage actor who has a net worth of $40 million. Ken Watanabe is best known in the West for his performances in such films as “Batman Begins,” “Letters from Iwo Jima,” “Inception,” and “The Last Samurai,” the lattermost of which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. His other film credits have included “Memories of Tomorrow,” the 2014 reboot of “Godzilla,” and the fourth and fifth installments in Michael Bay’s “Transformers” franchise. Watanabe has also acted on television and stage, receiving a Tony Award nomination for his leading performance in “The King and I” in 2015. Watanabe has won the Japan Academy Prize for Best Actor twice.


In Tokyo, Watanabe began his professional career as a member of En, a theater troupe. While he was with the troupe, he landed the lead role in the play “Shimodani Mannencho Monogatari,” which earned him recognition from both audiences and critics. Watanabe went on to make his television acting debut in 1983 with an appearance on the Japanese detective series “Taiyō ni Hoero!” He subsequently appeared on the series “Sanga Moyu.”

Personal Life

In 1983, Watanabe wed his wife Yumiko; the pair eventually divorced in 2005. Subsequently, Watanabe married actress Kaho Minami, whose son from a previous marriage he officially adopted. Watanabe also has two biological children named Dai, an actor, and Anne, an actress and model. In 2018, he divorced Minami after admitting to having had an extramarital affair.


“If the script is good, the cast and director good, I’ll go anywhere.”

— Ken Watanabe

“If I’m in a restaurant, and someone recognizes me and asks for a signature or a photograph after a drink, that’s good for me as an actor.”

— Ken Watanabe

“English is a very expressive language.”

— Ken Watanabe

“With ‘Letters from Iwo Jima,’ then ‘Memories of Tomorrow,’ I reached a sort of turning point in my acting. I had poured so much of myself into those movies that I really had no idea where to go from there.”

— Ken Watanabe

“As a Japanese actor, I really want to work with a lot of actors and actresses in the world and many directors who have many different kinds of talents. I feel like nationally doesn’t matter at all.”

— Ken Watanabe