Keiichi Tsuchiya - Famous Actor

Keiichi Tsuchiya Net Worth


Keiichi Tsuchiya has a net worth of $30 million. Known as the Drift King, the famous Japanese race car driver has contributed to the popularization of drifting as a motorsport and is recognized for his skills in Tōge mountain pass driving. Tsuchiya’s notable achievements include finishing in 2nd place at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1999, and he is also recognized as a consultant for the comic book and manga Initial D.

Key facts:

  • Keiichi Tsuchiya popularized drifting as a motorsport.
  • Tsuchiya is known for his impressive skills in Tōge mountain pass driving.
  • He gained fame for driving a Toyota AE86 Sprinter Trueno car.
  • Tsuchiya served as a consultant for the comic book and manga Initial D, which featured a character modeled after him.
  • He competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 1994 to 200, earning a 2nd place finish in 1999.

Basic Information About Keiichi Tsuchiya

CategoryAthletes β€Ί Race Car Drivers
ProfessionsRace car driver, Actor
Net worth$30,000,000
Date of birth1956-01-30 (68 years old)
Place of birthTōbu, Nagano
Curiosities and TrademarksThe use of color lyme green, which appears on his helmet, overall and also on Kei Office employee and D1 Grand Prix driver Yasuyuki Kazama's Nissan S15 Silvia. Also appears often in various episodes of Initial D as shots of driver overalls
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Keiichi Tsuchiya win?


Golden Globe

Golder Raspberry


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Keiichi Tsuchiya roles

Movie / Series Role
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo DriftOld Fisherman #1

Keiichi Tsuchiya's Quotes

  • I drift not because it is a quicker way around a corner, but it is the most exciting way.

Keiichi Tsuchiya's photos

Interesting Facts about Keiichi Tsuchiya

  1. Settled for second place in the 1999 Le Mans 24 hour race after co-driver Ukyo Katayama suffered a tire puncture in the last hour of the race whilst lapping a BMW which forced his Toyota GT-One into the grass
  2. 1995 GT2 class winner in a Honda NSX at the Le Mans 24 hour race
  3. Retired from professional racing at the end of the 2003 season
  4. Currently a team manager for the ARTA NSX team, judges the D1 Grand Prix events and runs his own car suspension company Kei Office. Also regularly appear in Hot Version, Best Motoring, Option Video and Drift Tengoku
  5. Holds the Usui course record with his Honda NSX-R
  6. The manga/anime Initial D's lead character Takumi was based on Keiichi as both of them started out to explore their local Touge while doing regular deliveries for their family business.

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