Anthony Frank Hawk, better known as Tony Hawk and nicknamed ‰ÛÏThe Birdman‰Û is a professional skateboarder. Tony Hawk was born on May 12, 1968 in San Diego, Ca. to the parents of Frank Peter Rupert and Nancy Hawk. As a child, he was very active and had high standards for himself. On one occasion after a poor performance during a baseball game Tony was so distraught that he ran off hid in a ravine and refused to come out. His parents had to beg him for hours to come out, forcing his father to drag him out of his hiding place. He was so frustrated with himself while growing up that his parents out of concern took him to see a psychologist. The doctor informed his parents that nothing was wrong and they should find something that the boy could do to improve his self-esteem. Ultimately, Tony found a solution all by himself by becoming a skateboarder.
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2. Income & Salary
At the age of 12, Hawk was so good that he received a sponsorship from a company called Dogtown Skateboards. At 14, he became a professional skateboarder and by the age of 16, he was one the best in the world. By the time Tony was 25, he had competed in 103 events winning 73 of them and finishing second 19 times. With his earnings, he and a fellow pro skateboarder named Per Welinder started a company called Birdhouse. The company eventually became the biggest and best known skate franchise in the world and Tony was also signing lucrative endorsement deals. In 1999, he joined with Activision to create the Tony Hawk‰Ûªs Pro Skater video game franchise. He also started a company called Hawk Clothing making skating clothes for children. Tony Hawk was married three times, they all ended in divorce, and he has four children.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
Now days, he makes regular appearances on television, films and hosts a weekly show on Sirius XM. He still runs his skateboarding company and participates in his extreme sports tour called Tony Hawk‰Ûªs Boom Boom Huck Jam. His net worth is estimated to be 120 million dollars. He has donated more than 3.2 million dollars through his Tony Hawk foundation building 450 skate parks for children across the United States.