American professional skateboarder Tony Hawk has wow-ed everyone with his killer skateboard tricks and undeniable skills.
Now, he continues to gain the people’s admiration through his outstanding net worth of $180 Million.
But How Did He Make His Money?
The one thing that’s well-known about ultra high net worth individuals (UHNWs) – the folks worth at least $30 million USD – is that virtually ALL of them have some part of their fortune in real estate.
Many of the more famous rich people and “celebrity entrepreneurs” actually got their start in real estate. And that’s great for them! Not so much for us…
See, more millionaires are created during recessions than any other part of the economic cycle. Which is cool, except the last real recession was 2008, when real estate prices were in the tank and you could buy a whole neighborhood with $100,000.
Now, though, real estate prices are through the roof, and interest rates are skyrocketing too. So how does the everyday person start building a massive net worth in an economy like this one?
But for now, let’s dig in a little more about Tony Hawk…
May 12, 1968
Country of Origin:
Source of Wealth
Professional skateboarder. Actor, and Entrepreneur
Still skating at 54, pro skateboarder Tony Hawk is definitely nowhere from being old.
If you are a fan of skateboarding, there is no way you haven’t heard of “The Birdman,” one of the pioneers of modern vertical skateboarding.
Best know as the skater that first completed the 900 trick on film.
Little do most people know Tony Hawk’s pro skater career isn’t the sole thing his killing at. The success continued with his business ventures as well.
Tony Hawk wasn’t always “Tony.” On May 12, the year 1968, Nancy and Frank Peter Rupert Hawk welcomed their son Anthony Frank Hawk in Carlsbad, California.
Starting young, Tony Hawk has always had an interest in skateboarding. Thus in 1980, he was granted a sponsorship from his school Jean Farb Middle School to at the sport.
And ever since, he has been devoted and passionate to his love for the sport of skateboarding. Lo and behold, his efforts prospered.
Now he resides in San Diego, California. Has four kids, Riley Hawk, Gupi, Keegan Hawk, and Kadence Clover Hawk. And still cruising the streets with his skateboard.
With two-and-a-half skateboard spins in the air completed, Tony Hawk made history on June 27, 1999, when they became the first skateboarder who complete a 900 on film.
In the year after his historic triumph, Hawk decided that it was time to retire from competitive athletics. Despite this, he continued to compete in the X Games until the year 2003.
A year later, in 2011, at the age of 43, Tony Hawk managed to score another 900 in Linkoping, Sweden, during a demo session. His final 900 performances took place five years later, on June 27, 2016.
Over the course of his professional skateboarding career, Hawk competed in approximately 103 contests, winning 73 of them.
As a guest of former President Obama in June 2009, Hawk was given access to the White House’s Old Executive Building and invited to skate around the hallways. First time White House officials have given permission for skateboarders to ride on their property.
On top of his skater success, he also made it big in the business scene. With the success of his videogames, clothing apparel, and sporting goods, there was no stopping this influential skateboarder’s triumph.
Loyal to his first love (skateboarding), he established the Tony Hawk Foundation, which builds legal and safe skateparks for all his fellow skateboarders.
Additionally, he has featured in a number of films, as well as skate videos. He also has appeared in such films as “Police Academy 4,” “Haggard,” “Waiting for Lightning,” “The Other F Word,” and “Comedy Bang! Bang!”.
How Does He Do It?
Tony Hawk’s Success Clues
One: You should always think that no one’s better than you.
Two: Let everything out, deal with it, and recover. Don’t let it fester.
Three: Nothing beats unconditional love.
Featured Tony Hawk's Best Quotes Of All Time Quotes
"You might not make it to the top, but if you are doing what you love, there is much more happiness there than being rich or famous."
"I believe that people should take pride in what they do, even if it is scorned or misunderstood by the public at large."
"The biggest lesson I learned from my dad is to support children even if they're doing something that is unorthodox. "
"I feel like skateboarding is as much of a sport as a lifestyle, and an art form, so there's so much that that transcends in terms of music, fashion, and entertainment."
A majority of Tony Hawk’s money came from his skating career, although as he retired, his businesses added significant value to his fortune. His youtube channel has helped as well.
When Tony Hawk launched the video game series, Hawk clothing, and the other businesses, people didn’t let him down and made each trade a winner.
With Tony Hawk’s net worth jumping to 180 million dollars from last year’s 140 million. Only goes to show that it isn’t just him and his skateboard soaring.
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