The Birdman or rather Tony Hawk a well-known professional skateboarder who also happens to possess some acting skills. He is also the founder of Birdhouse skateboard company, and as of today, he is the most successful and influential skateboarder.
Other than skateboarding he has also found favor with video games and now the big question is what’s Tony Hawk net worth value in 2018? And what other things don’t you know about Tony Hawk? Hung on and scroll down for more insights.
Tony Hawk is the son of Frank Peter Rupert Hawk and Nancy Hawk. He was born in 1968 in Carlsbad, California and was brought up well in San Diego, California. He pursued his education at Jean Farb Middle School where he displayed intelligence in his education, and after being found with a high IQ of 144, he was promoted to higher classes.
Hawk married his first wife, Cindy Dunbar who was his high school sweetheart in 1990 and they had a son, Riley Hawk (b.1992) who is also a renowned skateboarder. Unfortunately, in 1993, the two split up. His other two marriages include with; Erin Lee from 1996 to 2004 (they had two sons; Spencer & Keegan) and Lhotse Merriam from 2006 to 2008 (they bore a daughter; Kadence). Today, Tony is wedded to his current spouse, Kathy Goodman since 2015.
After competing in many contests in the 1990’s, Tony’s breakthrough came in 1999 as a result of finishing a skateboard game with a 900 score on his 12th trial. He also got his achievement in 2011 in the same challenge. Due to his many successes, he was summoned to the White House by Barrack Obama who at that time was the US president. He, therefore, entertained the guest by skateboarding around the White House fields.
In his entire career Hawk has competed in many skateboarding challenges. They include; Mini and Vert Pro Contest at Brick Skate Park 1992, World Championship at Antwerp 1993, X Games at San Diego 1997, MTV Sports and Music Festival at Las Vegas 1999, and many more.
As an actor, he has debuted in several films like; What I Like About You (2002), Haggard (2003), Lords Of Dog Town (2005), Bonus Brigade (2013), Video Game High school (2014) and his recent one being Trailer Park Boys: Out Of The Park USA (2017).
On Awards and Achievements: Tony Hawk has received much acknowledgment in his career like being named as the Most Influential Skateboarder of All Time, and he is considered the most successful skateboarder.
Net Worth, Salary & Income
Tony Hawk net worth stands at $165 million. Much of these figures have been as a result of Skateboarding career, but Tony Hawk net worth figures have also been as a result of his success in video games business which is a billion-dollar business. Another net worth booster income channel is his YouTube channel and not forgetting his brand endorsement deals with companies such as Nixon, Bones, Independent. Don’t forget that his foundation and company (Birdhouse) also adds a dollar to his net worth figures. He also grossed from his amusement parks and the clothing brands that he owns.
7. Facts You Need To Know About Tony Hawk
Everyone knows Tony Hawk as a skateboard icon and a businessman. He has revolutionized modern vertical skateboarding, and his name has been pinned atop of the list of the most influential skateboarders of all time. However there things probably you don’t know about Tony Hawk and here are a few of them.
1. There were tons of teachers to teach him his very first tricks, and he is what he is today because he learned from them the mistakes and how to avoid them.
2. He is already used to falling, but he has learned the ways on how to best fall.
3. His stomach can accommodate anything meaning he can eat anything without stomach upsets.
4. To date, he has donated a lot of money to state park projects.
5. Whenever he needs an attitude adjustment, he will normally listen to music.
6. He loves what he does, and it’s not just for money
Calling Tony Hawk great is just an insult as he deserves the title of a legend for he has revolutionized skateboarding who what it is today.