Tony Hawk Net Worth is $120 million
Quick facts about Tony Hawk
Date of birth: May 12, 1968
Place of birth: Carlsbad, California, U.S.
Occupation: skateboarder and actor
Tony Hawk was clearly extraordinary already in his early childhood. One of the distinctive characteristics was that he had way too much energy as to be labeled “hyperactive”. This kid had high expectations and demanded from himself to be able to do variety of things and be excellent in each of them. When he failed to live up to his own expectations, Tony would become deeply frustrated and depressed. His suffering was so real, his parents decided to psychologically evaluate him, fearing an underlying psychological disorder. However, the conclusion was that Tony was an extremely gifted child and should be placed in advanced classes.
To his parents delight Tony began skateboarding, which was an excellent way to release his excessive energy. Because he approached skateboarding with same vigor as everything else, his skills developed very quickly and already by the age of fourteen he became a professional skateboarder. Tony Hawk then proceeded to be National Skateboard Association world champion for twelve consecutive years.
Tony Hawk is widely known for his 900 trick, a two and a half revolutions in air. This is an extremely complex and dangerous jump and nobody else did it before him. Here is how he did it:
Talking about Tony Hawk’s net worth, most of his wealth is the result of sponsorship deals with companies like Birdhouse, Independent, Quiksilver, Bones, and Nixon.
His success in skateboarding also led to development of his own brand of video games with the latest one being Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD.
Between 2007 and 2008 three of the Six Flags parks featured Tony Hawk’s Big Spin, however later the license was cancelled and the ride was renamed to Pandemonium. Here is how it looked like:
In 2012 Tony Hawk launched his own YouTube Channel RIDE which already has well over half a million subscribers and more than 130 million views in less than two years.
Tony Hawk made his first appearance on TV screen back in 1980s in the movie Thrashin’, as well as a brief appearance in Police Academy. Over the span of twenty plus eyars he appeared in a big number of movies and series both as himself and fictional characters with latest being Disney’s Zeke & Luther, Parental Guidance and Brigade. His upcoming project Unity is due to release in 2014.
With all sponsorship deals and films it is no wonder that Tony Hawk has reached net worth of whopping $120 million. He has been named the most influential skateboarder by Transworld Skateboarding magazine and has a huge fan base thanks to the fact that he launched the Tony Hawk Foundation that has donated millions of dollars to build over 400 skateparks across the United States. In addition, Tony Hawk Foundation runs projects to support underprivileged kids. Want more? Here is all about Rob Dyrdek, another multimillionaire skateboarder.