Tony Hawk 2023: Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements
What Michael Jordan is to basketball is Tony Hawk to skateboarding. One of the greatest skateboarders of all time, Hawk entertained the audience with his breathtaking skills. Likewise, he became the first person to perform a documented '900' skateboarding trick and has a licensed video game named after him. Moreover, he is one of the pioneers of skateboarding.
Born to Nancy and Frank Peter Rupert Hawk in San Diego, California on May 12, 1968, he entered the world of skateboarding when he was eight years old. Significantly, he got his first sponsor at the age of 12 from Dogtown Skateboards while turning a professional at the very young age of 14. Thus, his career as a skateboarder begins. By the age of 16, he became one of the best skateboarders in the world.
Tony Hawk's career
The legendary skateboarder became the National Skateboard Association world champion for 12 consecutive years; likewise, won 70 competitions in his career. Hawk invented many skateboarding moves like the gymnast plant, the ollie-to-Indy, the Saran wrap, and the frontside 540-rodeo flip.
However, things changed during the early 90s as skateboarding lost its charm. Hence, he was a pioneer in setting up Extreme Games (later X games) in 1995 as the sport got back its mojo. He won 10 gold, three silver, and two bronze medals in the X Games. Thus, his major career- achievement came when he landed the first-ever documented 900 (skateboarder revolves 900 degrees in the air). Hawk took eleven years to do it and could not hide his excitement after that.
After all the achievements, Hawk retired from competitive skateboarding but remained an advocate for most of the issues related to the sport. His success didn't stop there as he became the first person to gain approval on the grounds of the White House. The first-ever Hall of Ceremony of Skateboarding happened in 2009 as Hawk got inducted.
Tony Hawk's net worth and endorsements
The legendary skateboard did not rest on his laurels as he became a very successful entrepreneur, thereafter. According to Celebrity Net Worth, it stands at $140 million. The skater started a skateboarding company named Birdhouse which produced many boards and accessories for the sport. He started a clothing firm in 1998 that aimed to provide skating clothes for children.
Apart from being a legendary skateboarder, Hawk's deal with Activision in 1998 cemented his legacy as one of the greats. By collaborating with the company, both of them launched the video games series 'Tony Hawk Pro Skater' which sold 1.4 billion games to date.
Introducing Boom Boom HuckJam became significant as it was a live music show with sporting events on the side. He also appeared in many movies and TV shows like XXX, the entire Jackass: The Movie franchise, The Simpsons, The Masked Singer, and Sharknado 5: Global Swarming.
He has invested in a lot of companies and struck smart deals with many of them. His investment with California's Blue Bottle Coffee chain proved to be a smart decision as the company got sold to Nestle for $500 million. Thus, all these investments made him a successful entrepreneur.
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|Marital Status||Married to Catherine Goodman|
|Net Worth||$140 million|