If you walk down the streets of almost any city in America, there is likely one thing that you’ll see, skateboarders. Skateboarding is one of the most popular and fun pasttimes for children and adults alike and has gained popularity throughout the world. It had been popular for decades and really started to become popular in the 1970s as an extension of surfing. The skateboarding industry is huge as there are over 10 million active skateboarders on earth, and the industry brings in about $5 Billion in annual revenue.
Oftentimes, skateboarding is nothing more than a fun sport or stress relief “escape” for a person, but through the timeline of history, there have been a number of skateboarders who have turned this love and passion into a real career, and have made serious money in the process, either by winning competitions, selling a product, creating a company, or becoming legendary in the sport.
The way these skaters have made their money varies between each person. Some of the men on this list were simply better than their peers, others were innovators and influencers in the sport, and others had a business savvy that went far beyond their peers. One thing that is common among all the people on this list is that they all took something that is largely thought as a hobby or fun activity, and turned it into a career that not only made the famous around the world, but also made them millions.
This list will look at the top 15 richest skateboarders in the world, according to net worth. Read on and enjoy!
*All net worth amounts are taken from TheRichest.com.
15 T13. Stacy Peralta, $10 Million
14 T13. Mike Vallely, $10 Million
13 T13. Lance Mountain, $10 Million
12 12. Danny Way, $11.5 Million
11 11. Wee Man, $12 Million
10 T9. Eric Koston, $15 Million
9 T9. Tony Alva, $15 Million
8 T7. Chad Muska, $16 Million
7 T7. Ryan Sheckler, $16 Million
6 6. Stefan Janoski, $20 Million
5 5. Rodney Mullen, $30 Million
4 T3. Jamie Thomas, $50 Million
3 T3. Rob Dyrdek, $50 Million
2 2. Stavros Niarchos III, $100 Million
1 1. Tony Hawk, $120 Million
Coming in at number one on the list is the most famous skateboarder of all time, bar none. Tony Hawk is responsible for putting skateboarding on the map as he was the best and most influential skater in the world throughout the 80s, 90s and beyond. Despite announcing his retirement form skating in 1999, he has remained the most prominent face in the sport. He has a popular video game series based on his skateboarding and was the first skateboarder to be invited into the White House by a President. He is without a doubt the biggest star in the history of skateboarding.
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