Shigeru Miyamoto

Famous for: Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, etc.

What's left to say about Miyamoto-san? He's the creator of every important Nintendo franchise of the last three decades. He single handedly brought gaming out of its late-70s recession with the creation of Donkey Kong and, two years later, Super Mario Bros. His main influences are his childhood spent exploring the wilderness around his home and his boundless imagination. As the biggest celebrity in the gaming industry and one of the most respected creators in entertainment, there's nothing bad to say about him at all.

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