Robert Stanley Dyrdek, better known as Rob Dyrdek, is an entrepreneur, actor and producer. Rob is a highly celebrated former professional skateboarder who, during his prime, set at least 21 skateboarding Guinness World Records.
Rob has an estimated net worth of $54 million, most of which is from his skateboarding career and also from his entrepreneurial ventures which include the Street League Skateboarding, a competition he started himself.
Rob has enjoyed being a racehorse owner and at one time owned up to 13 racehorses.
Rob Dyrdek Skateboarding Career
Rob got his first skateboard when he was 13 years old. This gift that was given to him by Neil Blender sparked a switch in Rod that saw him achieve his skateboarding dream of reaching professional status.
Rod turned pro in 1991 when he was only 16. He says that when he was in class, all he could think about was the tricks he would try as soon as school was over for the day. With such an intense skateboarding focus, it is not surprising that he dropped out of school to pursue his heart’s desire.
At 12 years, Rod got a sponsorship from Droors Clothing, now DC Shoes, a sponsorship that lasted from 1995 to 2016. This was the same companythat was sponsoring Neil Blender. When the two met, they decided to drop the sponsorship to start their innovative venture, Alien Workshop, a company for skateboards and their accessories.
Rod has taken part in, and won, many skateboarding championships and has also set 21 Guinness World Records in various categories. The records include the highest skateboard ramp jump, the longest boardslide, and the farthest reverse ramp jump by car.
Rob Dyrdek Business Life
When he was 18 years old, Rod started his first business using the knowledge he had gained from his skateboarding life. Rod had realized the importance of branding and he started to build his brand. He extended the service to his skating friends, earning him the title of the most influential skateboarder, a title he was given by FoxWeekly.
Using his skill, Rod was able to transform a growing footwear and apparel company into a successful international company worth $500 million.
Rod’s innovative mind never took a break. Later in his life, he produced high-quality skates and the first authentic professional skateboard league, Street League Skateboarding. This was followed by ETN, the first skateboarding channel. Rod has a few other unique innovations to his name, like the animated series Wild Grinders.
His production company, Superjacket Productions produced Ridiculousness, a comedy show hosted by Rob. This was Rob’s second reality show after Fantasy Factory. Superjacket is scheduled to release The Explosion Show on the Science Channel on New Year’s Day.
Rob Dyrdek Film and TV
Rob’s first break on TV was his appearance in Rob and Big, a reality show which aired from 2006 to 2008. In 2009, Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory started airing. It ran for 7 seasons, and it was during the final episode that Rob built the largest skateboard ever.
Rob has also featured in video games, films such as Righteous Kill. With Nino Scalia, Rob developed, directed and acted in the movie Sweet Dreams which was released in 2009.
Rob Dyrdek Early Life and Family
Rob was born in Kettering, Ohio to parents Gene and Patty, and he has a sister, Denise. As a child, Rob showed his love for sports by getting involved in sporting events. He began his skateboarding career while still in school, and at the age of 16, he dropped out of school and moved to Southern California to concentrate on his skateboarding career.
When his sister was about to get married, Rob, through the Universal Life Church became an ordained minister so that he could officiate his sister’s wedding.
Rob Dyrdek Marriage and Children
Rob proposed to Bryiana Noelle Flores, a Filipino-American model, at Disneyland and they were married. They have 2 children, a son, Kodah and a daughter Nala Ryan.
Rob Dyrdek and Social Media
On social media, Rob has 9,267 tweets and 3.35 million followers on Twitter, 2,179 posts and 4.9 million followers on Instagram, and is also active on Facebook.
Rob Dyrdek Nationality and Ethnicity
Rob Dyrdek is an American citizen and is a US national. He is of mixed ethnicity, Polish from his father and English, German, Irish, and possibly some Dutchfrom his mother.
|Biography & Facts|
|Born:||28 June 1974|
|Ethnicity:||Polish, English, German, Irish, Dutch|
|Height:||5 feet 7 inches (1.70m)|
|Weight:||134 lbs or 61kg|
|Children:||2 (Kodah & Nala)|
|Education:||Fairmont High School dropout|