Tadahiro Nomura Net Worth | Earnings & Book

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Highly recognized as one of the best judo competitors in Japan, Tadahiro Nomura today stands with a net worth of around $5 million. Not to mention, he is also equally famous in the world. 

In fact, Nomura is the only judoka in the whole world to win three Olympic gold medals in a row. Additionally, his medals were all bagged from the extra-lightweight (-60 kg) division.

However, he retired from this sport in 2015, stating that his health didn’t help him compete anymore. Anyways, we will be covering his earnings, worth, and works to date.

Judoka, Tadahiro Nomura
Judoka, Tadahiro Nomura/Instagram

Following it, we at Playersbio will be covering all the aspects of Nomura’s earnings and lifestyle to date. 

Quick Facts

Full Name Tadahiro Nomura (野村 忠宏)
Date of Birth December 10, 1974
Birth Place Kōryō, Nara, Japan
Nick Name Not available 
Religion Christianity 
Nationality Japanese 
Ethnicity Asian  
Zodiac Sign  Sagittarius 
Age 49 years old
Height 1.64 meters (5 feet 5 inches)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Build Athletic 
Father’s Name Name Unknown 
Mother’s Name Name Unknown 
Siblings Unknown 
Education Hirosaki University
Tenri University
Nara University of Education
Marital Status Married 
Wife  Yoko Sakai (m. 2001)
Kids Unknown 
Profession Judo 
Weight Division   Extra lightweight (-60 kg) division
Country  Japan
First Olympic Win  1996
Retired the Year 2015
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Net Worth   Around $5 million 
Merch  Nomura Tadahiro Juban Shobu(Japanese Edition)
Last Update  May, 2024

How much has Tadahiro Nomura earned to date?

Having achieved numerous accolades to date, Nomura has garnered huge fame alongside earnings. In 2020, Nomura stood as the Official Ambassador of the Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay.

In the meantime, Miki House sponsors Nomura. Likewise, Miki House is one of the leading shopping destinations with over 300 stores just in Japan.

With its expansion, it also has 50 stores around the world. Well, it has also been sponsoring more than thirty Olympic athletes.

In the meantime, Addidas Japan also sponsors him for other needs. Similarly, he also features Rucoe Run. 

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Post Retirement Work 

Even after his retirement, Nomura has been indulged with judo one way or the other. Apparently, he had commenced a judo event “Nomura Dojo.”

Well, amidst the novel coronavirus, he put up the class through the online session.

Nomura Doja
Nomura Doja/Instagram

As the session was held with ‘Zoom’ only thirty people were selected. This event also held a lottery section and winners were decided. On a similar note, he organizes judo events even on his YouTube channel. 

Apart from it, he was also indulged as a TV announcer in Japan. Likewise, he also stood as a public speaker.

Moreover, during their tenure, he helped youth athletes to gain their dreams and work towards them. 

Appearing as the main caster on Fuji TV for Tokyo Olympics 2021

The three-time Olympic gold medalist Tadahiro Nomura might have taken retirement officially but there is no way to keep him away from the grand global event Olympics.

Nomura at Tokyo Olympics 2021
Nomura at Tokyo Olympics 2021

Yes, to go by his Instagram feed we found out that, Tadahiro has been serving as an Olympian caster of Fuji TV. In the second half of the Olympian games, he will be talking about the various competitions that are going to take place.

Teddy Riner eyeing Nomura’s record

Also,  do you know double Olympic champion judoka, Teddy Riner is all looking forward to bagging the feat that’s only achieved by the Japanese star Tadahiro?

A big yes, Teddy wants to equal the gold medal record by grabbing his third Olympic Gold medal. He has also said that Nomura “WILL HEAR FROM ME” if he levels up his game and record.

 Having won bronze at Beijing 2008 and gold at both London 2012 and Rio 2016 in the +100kg category, Teddy Riner is all set to make his fourth appearance at the Olympic Games in Tokyo (home of Judo). 

Riner talks a lot to Nomura about the records but jokes apart, he seriously wants to win the medal, not just the record.

Dressing Sense

When Nomura first won his Olympic medal, he was still a university student. Hence, his fashion sense was lacking on many terms.

However, when he took the time to understand and match them, he also stood as the “best-dressed man” in Japan. 

Among his clothing sense, Nomura states that suit and judogi are his best ones. Moreover, as he refers to judogi to be his “work uniform,” and the suit is his everyday get-to-go wear. 

Also, when it comes to his suit, Nomura has to have only tailor-made ones and focuses on every tiny detail. 

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Tadahiro Nomura | Lifestyle 

When it comes to Nomura’s life, he is very private about it. Well, he does lead an active lifestyle. Also, he had his interest by his side as his career and earned enough from it. 

However, everyone shares even a few misfortunes timely. It all began in the early 2000s after Tadahiro had ruptured ligaments in his right knee. Still, he had the motivation to get going on. 

Nomura partook in the 'Run for the Ocean'
Nomura partook in the ‘Run for the Ocean’/Instagram

Altogether, he had to undergo knee surgery, and eventually, he retired. 

Brief Glance on Tadahiro Nomura

Tadahiro Nomura had an early exposure to judo as he comes from the family of judoka. Starting from his grandfather, he was the local judo instructor. 

Likewise, his father was a gold medalist at the 1984 Summer Olympics while his uncle was the gold medalist at the 1972 Summer Olympics. Herewith, Nomura gained early training in judo and trained in his grandfather’s dojo when he was just six. 

Initially, he learned judo through his father. In between his career, he did take a short break from judo and went to gain his master’s degree. 

Some of his titles earned are listed below.

  • 1996 All-Japan Selected judo championships
  • 1996 Olympic Game (gold medal in Atlanta)
  • 1997 World Judo Championships (gold medal)
  • 2000 Olympic Games (gold medal in Sydney)
  • 2003 World Championship (bronze medal in Osaka) 
  • 2004 Olympics Games (gold medal in Athens)

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Social Media Presence

You can check out more on him through his social media uploads and posts. Similarly, he is on Instagram as Tadahiro Nomura (@tadahiro_nomura) with 70.4k followers.

Nomura's vacation
Nomura’s vacation/Instagram

Likewise, he is on Twitter as Tadahiro Nomura (@nomura60kg) with 79.3k followers. 


  • “I realized when the match was over that I was feeling nostalgic and sad.” 
  • “I couldn’t win my final match, but I’m glad I completed; Sadly, I lost, but so many people applauded and gave me warm words…I’m happy.” 

The above statement was extracted from his interview in Osaka after he announced his retirement due to multiple injuries. 

Rajani Gurung
Rajani Gurung
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