Facts of Tony Hawk
|Full Name||Anthony Frank Hawk|
|Birth Name||Anthony Frank Hawk|
|Birth City||San Diego, California|
|Father Name||Frank Peter Rupert Hawk|
|Mother Name||Nancy Elizabeth Hawk|
|Relation With||Lhotse Merriam, Erin Lee, Cindy Dunbar|
|No Of Children||4|
|Sibilings||Patricia Hawk, Steve Hawk, Lenore Hawk Dale|
|Education||Carlsbad High School|
|Date of Birth||May 12,1968|
Skateboarding extraordinaire, Tony Hawk, an American-born skateboarder is a Gold winner at the 10 X games. Hawk is considered one of the richest skaters in the world- thanks to the skateboarding career of 21 years (1982- 2003).
He turned himself into a professional skater at the age of 14 & was the world champion for the National Skateboard Association for 12 successive years.
Tony made history by becoming the first skater to land a 900. The 900 is a 2 and a half revolution trick done on the skateboard.
Tony Hawk Is Multi-Millionaire: Income Sources & Earnings (Salary)
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the 51-year-old skateboard icon has a net worth of $140 million as of May 2020. He was able to amass the jaw-dropping net worth through skateboarding as well as other ventures: in films & video games.
Check out Hawk's net worth over the years:
How Much Did He Earn As a Skateboarder?
The average skater earns around $20,000 per year but top-level skaters like Hawk can rake in millions of dollars per year.
The skater who also has his own series earns from multiple sources and relies on more than one revenue stream to earn money.
To add to this, he earns from the retainers fee provided by sponsors to their skaters. Royalties from the products which have the skater’s name, photo, or brand also pay them handsomely.
Hawk, also known as The Birdman is the richest skater in the world and he earns millions of dollars every year, in fact in 2008 he earned around $12 million.
In addition to this skaters also win prize money set by different organizers for different competitions.
Timeline Of Notable Events:
- 1982: Hawk turned professional this year as a skater
- 1986: Made his debut on film by working on Thrashin'
- 1990: Hawk got married to Cindy Dunbar who was his high school sweetheart
- 1992: His son with Dunbar, Riley Hawk, was born
- 1999: Video game series Tony Hawk's Pro Skater debuted in the market & made $30 million in earnings
- 2002: Worked as a stunt double on the famous film xXx
- 2008: He appeared as himself on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody; he reportedly earned $12 million
Business Venture: Birdhouse Skateboards
He also has his hands in several business ventures. In the year 1992, he tried his luck in skateboard business along with his partner and founded a skateboard company named Birdhouse, which dealt with all kinds of skateboarding requirements.
Eventually, they ventured into apparels line focusing on hoodies, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and all other accessories demanded by skateboarders.
Earnings From Endorsements
Apart from this he also earns from the endorsements and advertisements by different companies. Hawk is the most famous skateboarder of all time and is endorsed by a plethora of companies.
He has appeared in advertisements for companies like iCONIC LA, T-Mobile, Emerge America, USA Countryman among others.
The royalties from the products sold under his name also contribute to a huge part of his net worth. The companies who provide its rider with Skateboard decks pay its riders from anywhere $1000 to $3000. The companies provide the wheels also pay the skaters $2000 or higher.
Expenses On Assets: House & Cars
Hawk is a multimillionaire with a net worth of more than $100 million, so he can afford to live the big spender life.
He has an extravagant car collection which consists of cars like the $94,000 Tesla Model S, $44,000 Jeep Cherokee, a $375,000 Lexus LFA, and a $25,000 Ford Mustang, etc. among others.
The skater also owns a house in Encinitas, California where the median cost of a house is around $1,055,800. The skater also has skater’s insurance which protects the health and body of the skaters.
Investor In Many Companies
Apart from his career in Skateboarding, Tony also makes money from his business investments. In fact, he has invested in several big business firms.
One of his initial investments was in a company named Nest, which is an internet-enabled thermostat maker. Likewise, he expanded his entrepreneurial skill investing in a Blue Bottle Coffee and later in the DocuSign tech company in San Diego.
As an investor in these companies, he receives annual shares and royalties that have eventually enabled to amass a total of $140 million.
Donated $5.8 Million For SkatePark Project
The richest skateboarder is also a philanthropist who donated US$5.8 million building 596 skatepark projects all over the globe.
Like celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres and Emma Watson, his charity work is famous all over the world and it is carried out by his organization named Tony Hawk Foundation that mostly builds skate parks in underprivileged areas.
His main aim to build skateboard parks was to give everyone individual a fair chance to practice and achieve goals. Since he was raised near a park, he was lucky to be able to practice all the time and he wanted the same for others too. He said:
"I never took that for granted and I realized I probably wouldn't have had the chance to succeed without that facility."
Tony Hawk Short-Bio:
Tony Hawk was born Anthony Frank Hawk on May 12, 1968, in San Diego, California, the United States to father Frank Peter Rupert Hawk and mother Nancy Elizabeth Hawk.
He has two sisters, Lenore Hawk Dale and Patricia Hawk along with a brother Steve Hawk. He currently resides in a home at Encinitas, California, United States.
“The Birdman’ as he is popularly known is an American by nationality and White by ethnicity.
Father Of Four From Four Marriages: Who Is His Current Wife?
Hawk has been married 4 times & lives with his 4th wife Catherine Goodman; they exchanged vows on June 27, 2015, & are yet to share children of their own.
Prior to Catherine, the American skateboarder already divorced thrice & became the father of 4 from those marriages.
Firstly, Tony was in a marital relationship with Cindy Dunbar from April 1990 to 1993. Together, they became parents to son Riley Hawk.
Later, Hawk married Erin Lee (2nd wife) on September 28, 1996, and even more, welcomed 2 sons: Spencer and Keegan. However, they divorced after 8 years of marriage in 2004.
Thereafter, the American skateboarder exchanged vows with 3rd wife Lhotse Merriam on January 12, 2006, but divorced on February 7, 2011. While in the relationship, Tony & Lhotse welcomed daughter Kadence Clover Hawk on June 30, 2008.
Age And Height
As of May 2020, he is 51 years old and has a height of 6′ 3″ or 190cm.