Not many skateboarders became as famous as Tony Hawk. But, there is another skateboarder just as famous as Hawk.
Ryan Allen Sheckler is a famous skateboarder living in the USA. Sheckler is also an entrepreneur and a television personality. In this article, we will discuss Ryan Sheckler net worth, career, achievements, and more.
He acted in a popular MTV reality series named ‘Life of Ryan’, which was on air for three seasons, from 2007 to 2009.
Not only that, but he also starred in all of the 4 seasons of ‘Sheckler Sessions’ aired on Red Bull TV. This phenomenal skateboarder bagged his spot on Fox Weekly’s “15 Most Influential Skateboarders of All Time.”
Life was never the same when a young Ryan of 13 years became the youngest gold winner at the X Games.
He proceeded to win two more gold medals at the X Games. With his good looks and attractive personality, he became one of the world’s most known skateboarders since Tony Hawk.
No wonder his net worth $18 million as of February 2021! Read ahead to find out how much this sensational star is worth and how he came about to this massive wealth!
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Ryan Sheckler Net Worth and Overview
|Net Worth||$18 million|
|Date of Birth||December 30, 1989|
|Age||31 years old|
|Source of Wealth||Professional skateboarding competitions, entrepreneur ventures|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
|Last Updated||February 2021|
Ryan Allen Sheckler was born on 30th December, 1989. San Clemente, California is his hometown. His parents are Gretchen and Randy Sheckler. They have two other sons, Kane and Shane.
Ryan first started skateboarding at just eighteen months when he showed interest in his father’s skateboard.
Getting encouragement and support from his father, Ryan did his first Kickflip at the age of six years old, his father proudly states.
Afterward, he would spend countless hours practicing his sport at the custom Skatepark in his backyard built by this father.
In 2012, at an interview for Network A, an internet based platform, Sheckler said that the San Clemente Park is where he first began skateboarding and that he was even a part of the park’s opening.
At the age of just 7, he received this first sponsorship from the Etnies Shoe Company and shortly after from Oakley Inc.
Much of who Sheckler is due to his skateboarding career. After his sponsorship from Etnies and Oakley, he was officially requested for the advertisement of Etnies shoes, by 1998.
He became a foundational member of the skateboard company ‘Almost’ alongside Greg Lutzka in 2003 which was pioneered by two professional skateboarders and businessmen Daewon Song and Rodney Mullen.
Sheckler featured in the inaugural Almost video titled ‘Almost: Round Three’ with Cooper Wilt, Chris Haslam, Greg Lutzka, Rodney Mullen, and Daewon Song.
It is in the same year that Sheckler took part in the X games summer and became the youngest gold medalist.
After being 4 years with Almost: Round Three, in 2007, Sheckler left to be a part of an apparel and skateboard deck company named Plan B. At the time, Pat Duffy, PJ Ladd, Brian Wenning, Paul Rodriguez, Ryan Gallant, Danny Way, and Colin McKay were part of the team.
The reality show called ‘Life of Ryan’ was premiered on MTV in 2007. The show revolved around teenage Ryan featuring his family, friends and several popular skateboarders.
The show ended in 2009, a decision made by Ryan himself as he believed the show did more harm to his career than good.
Right after his recruitment to Plan B, Sheckler triumphantly cleared a gap of 55 feet on Bob Burnquist’s Mega Ramp.
A 2008 promotional video released by Plan B called “Superfuture,” featured Ryan’s Mega Ramp jump, as well as, his historic trick called the “Costco Gap.”
In 2012, “Sheckler Sessions” was released. It was a Red Bull online series. Since then, Ryan has been participating in numerous skateboarding competitions and promotional videos and films.
Sheckler founded his own charity called the Sheckler Foundation, in 2008.
Highlights and Achievements
- Three-time gold medalist in Summer X Games
- Established the Sheckler Foundation which provides assistance to children, injured athletes
- Teen Choice Award for Choice MySpacer
- Teen Choice Award for Choice Male Action Sports Star
- Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Male Athlete
Age, Height, and Weight
Ryan Sheckler is 31 years old, being born in 30th December 1989. His height is 1.7m tall and he weighs 174 lbs. (79 kg).
With his boyish good looks, it is no surprise Ryan has a massive female following. For those of you wondering, Ryan Sheckler is still not married. But, he has been dating Melissa Pastrana, an American model.
As is evident with all the pictures online, on his Instagram and other sites, Ryan is a fan of getting tattooed. He has quite a lot of tattoos covering his body.
As evident in the episodes of ‘Life of Ryan,’ the young celebrity’s life revolved around skateboarding competitions, parties, and girls. Inevitably, the party lifestyle got to him as alcohol went from being fun to a staple in the Sheckler house.
Being just 18 years old and the only one between his friends to own a house, it quickly became a ritual to host parties at his place.
At the age of 25, it finally caught on when he realized his “passion for skateboarding was withering away.” Soon after he went to rehab, and has been sober ever since.
Ryan Sheckler Net Worth in 2021
As of February 2021, Ryan Sheckler net worth is estimated to be about $18 million. To this day, his main source of income is his career as a skateboard player.
He has participated in many competitions and earned several titles and trophies. His role in films and shows also contributed to his fame and worth.
In 2015, he bought a new house worth $2.5 million in San Clemente. The house is of Tuscan style. The 3000-square feet house has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. It also features a spa, a fireplace, a patio, and two built-in barbecues.