Tony Hawk is one of the most famous American professional skateboarders. He is also an entrepreneur and owner of ‘Birdhouse’ which is a skateboard company. He was nicknamed ‘Birdman’ due to his skateboarding skills.
Tony Hawk Biography and Net Worth
|Net worth||$140 M|
|Full Name||Anthony Frank Hawk|
|Birth Date||May 12, 1968|
|Birthplace||Carlsbad, California, United States|
Tony Hawk Career
Tony Hawk was born and raised in San Diego, California. From a young age, Hawk wanted to do something good, make himself useful and was always found to be frustrated in himself, always thinking that he is not doing enough. This led to his parents admitting him for a psychological evaluation, the evaluation showed that Hawk had an IQ of 144 and was defined as ‘gifted’ by the advisors. He was promoted to advanced classes and he took up skateboarding because it served as a positive outlet for his excessive energy. With time his skills developed and by the age of 14 Hawk was a professional skateboarder. He also had the honor of being the National Skateboard Association World Champion for 12 consecutive years. Hawks graduated from High School in 1986. Even before finishing his school, Hawk started making a lot of money through skateboarding and was able to buy his first house during his senior year in High school.
Tony Hawk was the pioneer in the modern vertical skateboarding. He was the first skateboarder to do a ‘900’ which was a trick that involved completing two and a half mid air skateboard revolutions. Tony Hawk has participated in professional skateboarding competitions from 1983 to 2003 and throughout his career he has managed to secure almost sixty-three victories. Even after retiring, Hawk kept on posting few videos on his social media where he can be seen skateboarding. In 2011, he reenacted his ‘900’ trick at the age 43 and he was also able to land a successful 900 when he was 48 years old, which he claimed to be his last one. In 2009, Tony Hawk was invited to the White House by Barack Obama and he became the first person to skate on The White House grounds with official permission. In that same year he was inducted to the Skateboarding Hall of Fame.
In 1999, a video game series titled ‘Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater’ which was based on Tony Hawk’s skateboarding was released. The series has released a total of eighteen titles so far which includes, main series titles, spin-offs, and repackages.
Tony Hawk has also been featured as Josh Brolin skate-double in Thrashin’. He also appeared in various titled including ‘Gleaming the Cube’, ‘Drake and Josh Go Hollywood’ and ‘The New Guy’.
Tony Hawk Wife
Tony Hawk got married for the fourth time in June of 2015 to Catherine Goodman. The ceremony took place in Ireland.
Tony Hawk Net Worth
Tony Hawk has an estimated net worth of 140 million dollars which can be attributed to his skateboarding career and other ventures. He also has various sponsorships including Vans, Independent, Bones, and Nixon and these sponsorships help increase his net worth massively.
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