At 40 years of age, Rob Dyrdek has left his mark on the world of professional skateboarding. Skateboarding has been his lifelong passion, breaking into the sport by the age of 11. By the time he turned 12, he had acquired corporate sponsorship, allowing him to begin competing professionally. He now owns one of his earliest corporate sponsors, Alien Workshop, and headlines three reality shows on TV. He also founded Street League Skateboarding, also known as SLS, which has transformed from a domestic competition into an international venue.
However, his earlier professional career in skateboarding began when he left high school at the age of 16 and moved to Southern California. He skated under Droors Clothing’s sponsorship, a company that changed its name to DC Shoes later. With DC, he skated with the likes of Danny Way, a skateboarder who also is well known and highly regarded in the world of skateboarding.
By 2006, Dyrdek has made his way into the entertainment industry, appearing in a reality series called Rob & Big on MTV. This show lasted from 2006 to 2008 and starred his friend Christopher Boykin. In 2009, he was headlining in his own self-entitled show, Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory. This show lasted for 5 years, ending in March 2014. Along with starring in these two shows, he also guest starred in the film Jackass 3.5 alongside Johnny Knoxville. He appeared on Punk’d, failing to fall for a prank set up by pop star Justin Bieber. However, his most recent entertainment endeavor involves his hosting role on MTV’s Ridiculousness. This show highlights video recorded mishaps and comical incidences, videos that are typically sent in by viewers themselves. From his childhood beginnings in amateur skateboarding to his professional forays into entertainment and reality TV, Dyrdek has enjoyed a level of success that has helped him accrue a Rob Dyrdek net worth of $50 million.
How Much Is Rob Dyrdek Worth Now?
With a Rob Dyrdek net worth of $50 million, this professional skateboarder and TV personality has earned the respect and admiration of his fans and peers alike. In fact, he became the first professional skateboarder to create and open an indoor skate park. His indoor park is located in San Diego and was first opened in 1998. He also has a passion for creating safe locations throughout the country where street skateboarders can enjoy this pastime without running afoul of the law or putting themselves in harm’s way.
He also has forayed into the world of producing various TV and film projects. From 2012 to 2014, he he served as the executive producer for 53 episodes of the TV series Wild Grinders. He also is the executive producer of his own shows Ridiculousness and Rob & Big, both of which were aired on MTV. He has several acting credits to his name, including his role in the video game Skate 3 and the short film Golden Grinders. He also acted in the films Street Dreams and Righteous Kill. Incidentally, he helped write the scripts for these films and TV shows as well.
However, much of his existing fortune stems from his skateboarding endeavors and corporate sponsorships. He has designed his own line of shoes, as well as created a line of action figures. Until Rob Dyrdek hit the scene, it was relatively unheard of that professional skateboarders had such influence in both competitive skateboarding and entertainment. He has demonstrated with his athletic talent, as well as his larger-than-life personality, that he has what it takes to be a mainstay in both industries for years to come.