Anthony Frank Hawk, also known as Birdman, is an American professional skateboarder, businessman, and proprietor of the Birdhouse skateboard brand. Hawk was born on May 12, 1968. Hawk was a forerunner of contemporary vertical skating and performed the first known “900” trick in 1999.
In the same year, Activision released a series of skateboarding video games with his name on them. He is regarded as one of the most important skateboarders of all time and gave up professional competition in 2003.
Throughout his career, Hawk has participated in a number of charitable endeavors. He founded the Tony Hawk Foundation, which is now known as The Skatepark Project, which aids in the construction of skateparks in underdeveloped regions all over the world.
Nancy and Frank Peter Rupert Hawk gave birth to Tony Hawk on May 12, 1968, in San Diego, California, where he was reared. Pat and Lenore are his two older sisters, while Steve is his older brother.
Hawk’s mother said he was “very hard on himself and expecting himself to do so many things” as a child and that he was “hyperactive” as a child. Hawk was once so upset after a baseball game that he hid in a gully and needed to be “physically pulled out” by his father. His self-disgust was so extreme that his parents made him undergo a psychological examination at school.
Given that Tony’s IQ score of 144 indicated that he was “talented,” school counselors advised enrolling him in advanced classes. Hawk went at Jean Farb Middle School in 1980 and 1981. He later went back for the Rick Reilly show Homecoming, when he set up a ramp and gave a skateboarding demonstration.
His parents encouraged him to skateboard since it gave him a way to release his surplus energy. Hawk’s abilities improved, and at the age of 14, he turned pro. He held the title of official world champion for the National Skateboard Association for 12 years in a row.
Hawk graduated from Torrey Pines High School in 1986 after attending three different high schools. He named Christian Hosoi and Steve Caballero as his influences at the time.
What is Tony Hawk’s net worth?
A famous skateboarder and businessman with a net worth of $140 million, Tony Hawk was born in California. The most decorated and wealthy professional skateboarder in history is without a doubt Tony Hawk.
Aside from the tens of millions of cash he has made via endorsements, tournament winnings, appearance fees, and other sources over his career, Tony has amassed a huge fortune thanks to his name-brand computer game, which has made billions of dollars in sales worldwide.
He has been receiving huge salaries for decades. He was already making over $100,000 a year in prizes and endorsements as a teenage skate star. Tony made a lot more money than his instructors did while he was in high school. When he was a senior in high school, he purchased a home for his family.
Hawk married Cindy Dunbar, whom he had been seeing in high school, in April 1990. Riley Hawk, their son, was given that name in honor of one of Hawk’s relatives and was born on December 6, 1992. Riley is a skilled skateboarder as well. In 1993, Hawk and Dunbar were divorced.
Erin Lee and Hawk were wed from 1996 to 2004. Spencer (born in 1999) and Keegan are their two boys (b. 2001). Producer of electronic music Spencer also goes with the stage name Gupi.
Lhotse Merriam and Hawk were wed from 2006 to 2011. Rancid served as the wedding’s band and performed at their Fijian wedding. Daughter Kadence Clover Hawk, the sole child of the marriage, was born in 2008.
On June 27, 2015, Hawk wed his fourth wife, Cathy Goodman, in a ceremony in Limerick, Ireland.
Tony has invested in more than a dozen businesses, including Hawk Clothing, Birdhouse Skateboards, and 900 Films, a production firm. One of the most well-known skateboard manufacturers nowadays is Birdhouse.
He was one of a select group of early Blue Bottle Coffee investors, which Nestle purchased in 2017 for $500 million.