Tony Hawk was born as Anthony Frank hawk on 12th May 1968 in Carlsbad, California. He is commonly famous by his nickname ‘the Birdman’. He is a professional skateboarder and a creative actor. He owns a skateboard company named Birdhouse. Tony weight is about 78 kg and height 6ft 3 inch. His parents Frank Peter Rupert hawk(father) and Nancy Hawk(mother) raised him in San Diego, California.
His father was a Navy officer and mother a part-time teacher. Both of them were very worried about their youngest child ‘Tony’. Since an infant, he was very unfocused and his teachers, babysitters, parents were afraid of this hyperactive demon child. He was tested psychologically at very young age and results show that he was gifted with an IQ of 144 and school authorities advise his parents to place him in extra advance classes.
His passion for skateboarding was inspired by his parents as they thought it could make an outlet for the immoderate energy that Hawk have. He started practicing skateboarding 7 to 8 hours daily and at the tender age of 14, he became the professional skateboarder. Hawk continued to be the world champion for 12 years at National Skateboard Association.
He is also an actor and made her first debut in films in 1980 in movies: Police Academy, Trashed, 4: citizen on Patrol and Gleaming the cube. He also contributed in T.V. shows like Yo Gabba Gabba, The Simpsons, CSI: Miami, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
His biggest mastery was seen in June 1999, where he was the first and only skater to land a difficult trick which was known as ‘900’. It involves 2 and a half revolutions in the middle of air on a skateboard which leaves the audience jaw dropped. It was considered as one of the difficult technical skill, a skateboarder can perform.
At this time his licensed video game was launched known as ‘Tony Hawks Pro Skater’ and these games give permission to the player to create their own character and complete the levels with distinct tricks. In 2012, Tony Hawk launched a YouTube Channel known as RIDE Channel which focussed on the tricks of how a person can become an extremely professional skateboarder. Tony opened amusement park rides at a few Six Flags park and had an extreme theme of sports that thrilled the young blood.
He married his schoolmate Cindy Dunbar in 1990 but end the relation divorcing in1993. He has a son Riley Hawk from Cindy who followed his father’s professional of skateboarding since 2013. He then marries Erin Lee in 1996 and unfortunately got divorced on 2004. He had 2 sons Spencer and Keegan Hawk with Erin. Tony again married to Lhotse Merriam in 2006 and got eventually divorced in 2011. He had a daughter Kadence from Lhotse. Recently in 2015 he again married to Kathy Goodman and are still together.
Education: He did his schooling from Jean Farb Middle school. He graduated from Torrey Pines school in 1986.
Tony Hawk Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $150 Million US Dollars
Tony Hawk has an estimated net worth of $150 million US dollars as of 2017. Tony accumulated the net worth as a skateboarder and signing the sponsorship deals. Tony net worth is contributed through his amusement parks, video games, YouTube channels.
Tony Hawk Assets
Tony has luxurious cars Tesla Model S and Lexus LS 600h. He owns a grand house in California having very long skate ramps outside. The inner floors are also built so special so that he can do skating inside too.
Tony Hawk Business Model
Apart from skateboard career Tony have invested in amusement parks. He has started his own brand in clothing. Tony has a million followers on his YouTube business channel. His video games series have millions of downloads.
In the end of February 2017, Tony hit the tricks of his skateboarding at Bondi beach where he teaches the learners his skills live and encourage them with a saying “skateboarding is all about stamina. Take notice of your endurance”.
Tony Hawk is a compassionate guy who has proven his incredible accomplishment of skateboarding. He is also an active member of numerous charities like Athletes for hope, Red Cross, Stand up for cancer etc. He has transformed the skateboarding from a pastime from respectable sports. He is a real pioneer of a sport ‘skateboarding’ and invented near hundred tricks that he handed to the upcoming generations. He is a living legend and inspiration for many young people.