Fusajiro Yamauchi


Birthday November 22, 1859

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Kyoto, Japan

DEATH DATE Jan 1, 1940 (80)

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Founder of Nintendo Koppai company who gave the world video games.

Before Fame

He made a fortune selling playing cards and lost almost all of it in trying to branch out into other areas.


His first Nintendo video came console was based on the previous FamiCom (Family Computer) system.

Family Life

He and his wife had a daughter named Tei. His son-in-law took over the company after his retirement.

Associated With

His console really gained popularity with the games Shigeru Miyamoto created for it.