With 17 million copies of Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training sold across the globe, you’d think that the titular professor would be rolling in it. Not so – in an interview with AFP it was revealed that he politely turned down royalties claiming that his salary of ¥11 million (around £50,000) was enough to live on.
“Everyone in my family is mad at me but I tell them that if they want money, go out and earn it” said Kawashima.
Since teaming up with Nintendo the good doctor has landed a role at Toyota designing a car with elderly drivers in mind. I reckon it might end up looking at bit like this.