The list of people who earn a lot in sports is usually dominated by football players. It is not surprising because football is a well-love sport and it has a huge following. However, it does not mean the other athletes from the other sports cannot earn a lot. You probably never think of it but even the skateboarders are able to collect a plenty of money.
One of the skateboarders who has earned a decent amount is named Tony Hawk. If you are wondering how much his net worth and where did he earn his earnings, here is the detail.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tony Hawk has an estimated net worth of $140 million. He is named as the most decorated and highest earning pro skateboarder written in history.
Apparently, Tony Hawk earns tens of million dollars from tournament prizes, appearance fees, endorsements, and many more. Even when he was a teenager, he managed to earn more than $100,000 each year from prizes and sponsorships. It was such a huge number, even bigger than what his teachers earned. When he was still a senior high school student, he even gifted his family a house.
Aside from a skateboarder, Tony Hawk is also known as an entrepreneur. His other incomes are from his business, including Birdhouse Skateboards, Hawk Clothing, and 900 films (a production company).
Some people might be surprised by the net worth of a skateboarder named Tony Hawk until they see the list of the products that use his name. Skateboarding was not as popular as it is now but he managed to gain success by starting the skateboarding company called Birdhouse, the one that produced boards and accessories. Plus, it was also the distribution company for skateboarding products named Blitz. In 1998, the skateboarder made Hawk Clothing, the skating clothes for kids.
In the same year, he signed a contract with Activision for the video game series entitled Tony Hawk Pro Skater. The whole series dropped a total of 18 different titles and everything was a hit. As of now, it has raised more than $1.4 billion and it is one of the most successful video game series of all time.
In 2002, a traveling sports show called Boom Boom HuckJam was dropped. That one was part live concert and was part of a sporting event. Hawk combines popular musical acts and performances among up and coming vert skaters and BMX riders.
As being a skateboarder and an entrepreneur is not enough, Tony Hawk also made an appearance in a few movies and TV series, such as XXX, the whole Jackass: The Movie franchise, The Simpsons, The Masked Singer, and Sharknado 5: Global Swarming.
Things Tony Hawk Spends His Money On
- Real estate
In 2016, Tony Hawk built a three unit apartment building located in Detroit. As for the price, it is undisclosed.
Tony Hawk was once seen with a Tesla Model S when he was with his family. Everything about this car is white, including the interior. The price of it is $74,490. In the past, his driving car was Jeep Cherokee.
Just like everyone, Tony Hawk is a foodie lover and he will not hesitate to spend his money on this. In the early 1990, it is stated that he could spend a minimum of $5 a day on Taco Bell. Can you imagine how much he spends now?
As stated above, Tony Hawk is also an entrepreneur. As an entrepreneur, he has invested in a couple of things, such as Birdhouse Skateboards, Hawk Clothing, and a production company named 900 films. For those who are not familiar with Birdhouse, it refers to one of the most popular skateboard companies in the world. He also reportedly invested in a coffee chain and in some tech companies. The man has also invested in a brewery based in San Diego known as the Black Plague. In addition to these, the man also used to be an investor in Blue Bottle Coffee, the one that was acquired by Nestle in 2017 for $500 million.
As the one who has spent most of his life by skateboarding, Tony Hawk has always wanted to do something related to skate. With it in mind, the thing called Tony Hawk Foundation was created in 2002. The main mission of the foundation is to combat the lack of safe and legal skateparks in the United States. Through this foundation, he has given more than $5.8 million and has included in a total of 596 skatepark projects across the country. Due to its contribution, the foundation was even rewarded with the Robert Wood Johnson Sports Award in 2015. Everyone that received the award is honored for the innovative and influential approaches in using sports to help the local communities.
Not only Tony Hawk Foundation, Tony Hawk also has Athletes for Hope. He was the co-founder of it. With it, he wants to inspire the athletes to volunteer in their communities and to support their programs to make a change.
The Richest Skateboarders in The World
Even though it is included as an extreme sport, skateboarding refers to the kind of sport that is pleasing to watch. It is not only loved by the audiences but also the players themselves. They love to play tricks on the skateboard and to make the audiences crazy. Apart from getting fun, it is also the thing that can be pursued to earn money.
A lot of people have earned decent money from skateboarding. Tom Hawk is the one that earns the most among the others. If you are curious about the full list, here is the list of the richest skateboarders in the world:
- Tom Hawk ($135 million)
- Jamie Thomas ($50 million)
- Rob Dyrdek ($50 million)
- Bam Margera ($45 million)
- Rick Howard ($50 million)
- Shaun White ($40 million)
- Rodney Mullen ($30 million)
- Stefan Janoski ($20 million)
- Chad Muska ($16 million)
- Ryan Sheckler ($16 million)