Like other sports, skateboarding also fills excitement and thrill in the viewers’ nerves. The more the audiences applaud, the more these skateboarders get charged. And then, the result is their electrifying tricks, like ollies and kick flips, which are really breathtaking. Here is the list of ‘Top 20 Richest Skateboarders’, who earned wealth with their exclusive skating tricks, along with other endorsements and business ventures.
1. Tony Hawk
Net Worth – $140 Million
Tony Hawk, with a net worth of $140 million, is an American former professional skateboarder. He accumulated his net worth through skateboarding and signing various sponsorship deals. Tony, nicknamed ‘The Birdman’, is recognized as one of the “Most Influential Pioneers of Modern Vertical Skateboarding”. He became the first skateboarder to successfully revolve around 900° on a skateboard, while in the air. He is sponsored by various brands, including Independent, Nixon, Birdhouse, Bones, and Quicksilver. His personal fortunes include a luxurious mansion at Carlsbad. He possesses several cars, like Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Jeep Commander, Jeep STR8, and Chevrolet Corvette. Apart from his fortunes, he runs his own skateboarding company, ‘Birdhouse’, and a successful line of video games, sports tour ‘Boom Boom Huckjam’, and skateboarding videos. Tony is also associated with various philanthropic works. He supports ‘ACT Today’, an organization that shoulders the responsibility to enhance the lives of children. He established ‘Tony Hawk Foundation’, which provides assistance to the underprivileged children. He also supports ‘Mia Hamm Foundation’, which raises funds for patients, who require bone marrow transplantation. He is the co-founder of ‘Athletes for Hope’, an organization that encourages people to support and volunteer their communities.
2. Stavros Niarchos III
Net Worth – $100 Million
Stavros Niarchos III, with a net worth of $100 million, is a Greek professional Kiteboarder. He gathered his net worth as an heir to his grandfather’s $2 billion shipping fortune. He is the eldest grandchild of Stavros Niarchos, who established a huge shipping empire in Greece. Niarchos III was born in New York. He did his graduation from the University of Southern California Film School. He is known for his high-profile relationships. He had romantic links with Mary-Kate Olsen, Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton.