|NET WORTH:||$40 Million|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional skateboarder, Entrepreneur|
|Born:||May 12, 1968|
|Birth Name:||Anthony Frank Hawk|
|Height:||6ft. 3in. (1.91m)|
Today, I would like to write about the person who pursued a profession which is unique in itself. You must have seen teens and youngsters enjoying themselves on a skateboard. The daring acts they do just for the thrill and fun sake. But have you heard about somebody who is a skateboarder professionally? It means that he is a skateboarder by profession. So now I am going to unveil the name of this person-yes, he is none other than Anthony Frank Hawk, nicknamed Birdman. He is not only an American professional skateboarder, but he is also an enter pin your and the owner of skateboard company birdhouse. He is a pioneer in the field of modern vertical skateboarding. He has already completed his first documented “900” Skateboarding trick.
Birth name - Anthony Frank Hawk
Nickname - bird man
Born - May 12 1968
Place - San Diego, California US
Age - 52
Height - 6‘3"
Weight - 68KG‘s
Website - tonyhawk.com
Country - United States
Sport - skateboarding
Event - Vertical skateboarding, Street skateboarding
Retired - 2003
Hawk also appeared in films, other means of media. He has his series of video games. He has worked for underprivileged by raising funds under his foundation Tony Hawk Foundation to help build skate parks.
Tony Hawk was born on May 12, 1968, in San Diego, California. His parents were Nancy and Frank Peter Rupert Hawk. He has to elder sister is named Pat and Lenore and An elder brother named Steve. Hawk was very hyperactive in his childhood. He wanted to do so many things at one time. Tony was a gifted child with an intelligence quotient of 144. Because of this, his school advisers placed him in an advanced class. After his school, he returned for the show homecoming with the Rick Reilly. In the show, he performed a skateboarding demonstration. His parents supported his passion in skateboarding as it was an outlet for his excessive energy. Hawk’s skills made him a professional skateboarder at the tender age of 14. For 12 consecutive years, he was the winner of the national skateboard Association world championship.
On June 27, 1999, Hawk became the first skateboarder to land a “900”. It is a trick in which he completed two and a half mid-air revolution on the skateboard. He was successful in this trick after his 11th attempt. So technically, he became successful on his 12th attempt. After this, he announced his retirement. He described the day as the best day of his life. He continued to perform at the annual X games until 2003.
Hawk was invited to US President Barack Obama’s June 2009 Father’s day celebration. He was the first person who is scared boarded on the White House grounds with the permission of the officials. He was also inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of fame at its inaugural ceremony. Hawk, with his former sponsor quicksilver, assembled a group of skateboarders performed in India. The group visited Mahatma Gandhi‘s house as well.
From 1983 to 2003 he participated and won 64 championships. The list includes national spring contest and X games.
Video game series
There is a video game series based on Hawks skateboarding titled Tony Hawk’s pro skater debuted in 1999. This series has 18 titles. He played a prominent character in a series.
Film and television
In 1986, pop was featured as skateboarder and skater-double for Josh Brolin in the movie the “Thrashin”. In 1989, in “gleaming the cube”, He played the role of a skateboarder. In 2004, he portrayed himself in the Australian skateboarding movie Deck Dogz. He did so many films like loads of dog town, Hazzard: The Movie. In 2006, he lent his voice for an animated movie Named Tony Hawk In boom boom sabotage. He also appeared in music videos like I am just a kid.
He did televisions as well. Action, what I like about you, the Tom green show, the naked Brothers Band, viva la bam and all that are some of his TV shows in which he appeared. He was the guest on kids show Nickelodeon. The list is endless, and his work on the TV was superb.
In the CSI; Miami episode “Game over”, He played the game programmer who was murdered. He participated in the 20 23rd season in the US version of the masked singer.
In 2002 Hawk started a short tour. He featured a female style motocross, skateboarding and BMX. It began in Las Vegas and went to 35 cities of US.
Amusement park rides
In 2007-2008 a series of amusement park rides were built in three-six flags. It is known as Tony Hawk‘s big spin. In 2012, the ride at six flags discovery kingdom was moved to 6 flags Mexico and in that place, another ride superman; ultimate flight was introduced. Another water pipe ride known as Tony Hawk’s halfpipe was opened at six flags America in Bovee, Maryland.
In 2012, Hawk launch the YouTube channel named rival channel. He has another show called Tony’s a strange life, in which he interviewed a variety of people.
He worked with Jeremih Burge to design emoji Pedia’s skateboard emoji.
In April 1990, Hawk married Cindy Dunbar. His son, Riley Hawk, is also a professional skateboarder. In 1993 the couple was discovered. Hawk Married Airlie in 1996. He has two sons from this marriage named Spencer and Keegan. Spencer is an electronic music producer. But this marriage did not last. The couple was divorced in 2004. He got married again to Lhotse Merriam in 2006. He has a daughter from this marriage named cadence Clover Hawk. Hawk married for the fourth time with Cathy Goodman in 2015.
His net worth is one $40 million. He is the highest earning professional skateboarder in history. He has earned from endorsements, tournament prizes, appearance fees and from video games. He is also an investor in dozens in ventures like birdhouse skateboards, Hawk clothing and a production company called 900 films. He has invested in blue bottle coffee which was acquired by Nestlé in 2017 for $500 million.