If you’ve ever wondered how much money you’d make creating the biggest-selling manga ever in Japan, the answer is a lot. Good.
Eiichiro Oda doesn’t sleep. The dude works hard. He seems to truly love creating One Piece.
A couple years back Japanese TV show Baka Furi looked into this and reported that Oda probably makes ¥3.1 billion ($37.7 million) a year. Not bad! This figure was based on calculations that the show did, factoring in royalties, income earned from international licensing and character goods.