How rich is Tony Hawk?
Tony Hawk is probably the most famous skateboarder in the world. After all, the American, who is now a father of four, managed to secure eleven world championship titles. That made the multimillionaire a living legend. At the age of 16, this man was already considered the best skater on earth. This has earned him ample fortune that Tony was able to use to buy his first home when he was just 17 years old. Two years later his finances were enough to secure a property in Fallbrook. However, his real winning streak did not begin until the mid-1980s. The cherished Tony Hawk’s net worth is 125 million euros.
World skateboard champion Birdman
Not only did he become world champion eleven times, but he also won these titles one after the other. During this time, the ace skater took part in 103 competitions. The native Californian decided in his favor in 73 of these competitions. In 19 competitions he came in second. Also invented during this time Birdman, as Tony is nicknamed, has more than 85 new tricks on his board.
This also includes a trick called 900 degrees, which is considered the hardest skateboard trick in the world. That this man wrote skateboard history forever is shown by the fact that he was one of the first skateboarders after whom a shoe was named. The star today owes the beginning of his skater career to psychological problems. The school psychologist responsible advised Tony’s father to steer the boy’s potential for aggression in an orderly manner. Then his father Tony bought his first skateboard and the rest is history.
The great successes of Tony Hawk
At just 14, Tony was so talented that he was able to get started as a professional skateboarder. He appeared at the beginning of his now legendary career as a member of the Powell & Peralta team. But this man realized early on that he would not be able to make money from an active career as a skateboarder forever. Therefore, the skateboard champ has built up several pillars. In 1987, for example, he did played along with “Police Academy 4 – And now it’s all going well”.
When he was near broke in the 1990s, Tony managed to start a company nonetheless. The The company Birdhouse should henceforth sell skateboards as well as the matching accessories and accessories. The fact that the company founder appeared at the X-Games in 1995 was a real blessing for his company as well. By 1998 Birdhouse had become one of the most successful companies of its kind. Only one year later, Tony was on his board as an active professional for the last time.
A number of video games have also contributed to Tony’s fortune today. To this end, from 1998 the skater worked with a software company called Activision. His contract only expired in 2015. The focus of these games was of course on Tony’s various skateboarding tricks. In addition, the games were named after the star. the Game series is known as “Tony Hawk’s Skateboarding”. After his father Tony has long since retired as an active athlete, his son causes a stir. Riley Hawk followed in his world famous father’s footsteps and is now a professional skateboarder.
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