Tony Hawk vs Shaun White- Who Has the Higher Net Worth in 2021?

Published 11/21/2021, 7:50 AM EST


When speaking about X-Games, two names that come with it are Tony Hawk and Shaun White. Tony Hawk created it while Shaun White won many medals in both the Summer and Winter X-Games.

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Both these legends are cult figures for extreme sports fans all over the world. White, currently, is looking to qualify for the Winter Olympics 2022 in Beijing. With an incredible passion for the sport, both these legends have influenced the world with their charismatic personality and talents. And, they are the richest sports personalities to walk on Earth.

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However, when comparing the net worth of both these icons, Tony Hawk has a substantial advantage over Shaun White.

Tony Hawk Net Worth 2021

Hawk is a professional skateboarder who has won many medals for his victories. His net worth is $140 million dollars. He became the first person to land a documented ‘900’ on a skateboard ramp, which sent fans into a frenzy.

Endorsement deals, tournament prizes, and appearances fees have contributed to his enormous worth; the famous Tony Hawk video game is one of the best-selling video games in the world.

The money he generated throughout his career is incredible. Even as a teenager, Hawk earned over $100,000 with prizes and other sponsorships. In an interesting fact, he actually earned more than his high school teachers. That’s the business acumen he had.

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – MARCH 24: Laureus Academy Member Tony Hawk signs autographs as he visits an urban skateboard park ahead of the Laureus World Sports Awards at Kiara Skate Park on March 24, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Laureus)

Thus, Hawk is one of the richest athletes in the world. But how does his net worth compare to White’s net worth?

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Shaun White Net Worth 2021

The legendary snowboarder is incredible. Not only he is an incredible athlete, but he is also a musician and a pop culture personality as well. From all his earnings, his net worth stands at $60 million. Known as the ‘Flying Tomato’ for his unique red hair, White has entertained the audience with his unmatched skills on a snowboard.

He is one of the highest-paid Olympians of all time. His illustrious career saw him winning three Olympic gold medals, 11 ESPY Awards, and 15 X Games gold medals (13 for snowboarding and two for skateboarding).

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And notably, his deal with Burton Snowboards and energy drink Red Bull made him one of the richest athletes in the world. He signed a 10-year multi-million dollar deal in 2009.

Moreover, his endorsement deals with Target, Oakley, Hewlett-Packard, and Ubisoft also earned him $10 million.

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 14: Shaun White of USA takes 1st place during the Snowboarding Men’s Halfpipe Finals at Pheonix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Laurent Salino/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

Even though there is a significant difference between the net worth of both these athletes, that doesn’t take away from the fact that these two athletes are right up there with the best.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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