Skateboarding is thought of mostly as a fun sport among kids and adults equally. Especially in America, you would see many a number of skaters down the streets of popular cities. The skateboard industry is huge, bringing in about $5 Billion in annual revenue. It is believed that there are more than 10 million active skateboards on the planet. This is how vast the industry is! Although many would consider skateboarding more of a hobby or fun activity there are people who have taken it up seriously and made it a professional career. These people have learned the basics and mastered the skill of skateboarding. There are professional skateboarding tournaments in the world. It has turned into a sport now, and some of the most famous skateboarders are like real superstars!
We will now have a look at the top 10 greatest skateboarders of all time who took this activity to a professional level for themselves. They would have made their mark in the sport due to many reasons but there is one thing they have in common. They all took this simple fun activity, turned this into a professional sport and became professional skateboarders.
10 Most Famous Skateboarders
So here we go with the10 most famous skateboarders of all time based on their net worth.
#10. Eric Koston – Net worth of $15 million
Eric Koston was born in Thailand but was raised in San Bernardino, California. He started skating back in 1986 at the tender age of 11 years. Koston was so good at skateboarding that he is known as the “Michael Jordan of skateboarding”.
Koston has won many skating championships and awards in the early 2000’s. He has also been sponsored by several top brands in skating in the world. Koston is also an entrepreneur like many other skaters in this list. He owns a clothing line and has his own park just for skating.