Rob Dyrdek is mostly known as an MTV reality star. But there is more to this reality TV star and entrepreneur and his estimated net worth is around 50$ million.
Robert Stanley Dyrdek was born on June 28, 1974 in Kettering, Ohio. He left his parents, Gene and Patty Dyrdek, and his home when he was only 16 to pursue his dream of becoming a professional skateboarder. This has been his passion since an early age and he believed he had what it takes to become a professional.
Due to his great will power, Dyrdek managed to get his first sponsorship when he was only twelve. He got the sponsorship from the company in which Blender was a team member and this is when his skateboarding career began.
Dyrdek and Blender decided to quit their sponsorship with the company that sponsored them, and decided to create Alien Workshop. This company is now a major success and Dyrdek is the owner. In the age of 16 Dyrdek left his home to pursue his skateboarding career. He moved to California and began to ride for Droors Clothing. This company will later be renamed into DC Shoes.
Danny Way, a professional skateboarder, founded both companies and Dyrdek was discovered by him. Since Danny Way noticed Dyrdek’s amazing talent, Dyrdek is sponsored by DC Shoes, Alien Workshop and Monster Energy.
He is also a founder of the Street League Skateboarding, a competition that now has international level.
Movies and TV
Rob’s career on TV began in 2006 when his show called “Rob and Big” aired on MTV. Rob filmed this show together with his bodyguard and best friend Christopher Boykin and his cousin Chris Pfaff. His friend Rashawn Davis was also a part of the show. The show was on MTV until 2008 and after three seasons it ended. The reason is that his friend Boykin got a baby with his longtime girlfriend and decided to leave the show.
In 2009 another Rob’s show began airing on MTV and it was called “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory”. Dyrdek filmed the show together with Pfaff and his staff and the show presented a renovated warehouse where Dyrdek presented his business ideas.
Inside the warehouse there was a huge skate plaza and a music studio. In the first season he opened his SafeSpot SkateSpot. This show aired for six seasons and it ended in 2014.
Dyrdek was also used in video games “Skate” and “Skate 2”. He appeared on the big screen, in 2009, in a movie called “Street Dreams” and in “Jackass 3.5” in 2011. In documentary “Waiting for Lighting” he participated in telling the story about his friend Danny Way.
His new MTV show called “Ridiculousness” is currently airing and he hosts it with his friends Sterling Brim and Chanel West Coast.
Dyrdek began to explore business opportunities during his skateboarding career. His focus was mostly on shoe design and he even launched few companies that have failed after a short period of time.
These failures didn’t stop him. He can now add to his property a Nickelodeon animated series called “Wild Grinders”, Street League Skateboarding and Rob Dyrdek Foundation. He has partnership is with company Chevrolet, where he worked on the world’s largest skateboard called Chevy Sonic.
His foundation was created in 2003. It mostly focuses on building legal skateboard parks for skateboarders where they can practice this sport without restrictions. Dyrdek is trying to state that skateboarders are not hooligans and that this sport deserves a bigger appreciation than it now has.
Guinness World Records
Dyrdek’s talent was clear when he set 21 Guinness World Records in skateboarding. Most of the records were set during filming of hos MTV shows, which is why the shows were such a great success.
His records were not only set in skateboarding, he also ate the most bananas in one minute and most powdered donuts in three minutes.
Dyrdek also set the record for the largest skateboard that was broken in 2010.
Dyrdek left his home early but he never cut his ties with his family. He has one sister, Denise. He included his cousins Scott and Christopher Pfaff in two of his shows.
Dyrdek has two dogs Meaty and Beefy, and he enjoys spending time with them.
Universal Life Church ordained Dyrdek to be a minister on his sister’s wedding. This event was even presented in one of the episodes of “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy”. Dyrdek’s longtime girlfriend, Bryiana Noelle Flores, and him got engaged in 2015. Dyrdek actually proposed to his girlfriend in Disneyland and they are now expecting their first child.
Full Name: Robert Stanley Dyrdek
Date of Birth: June 28, 1974
Birth Place: Kettering, Ohio
Age: 42 years
Profession: Professional skateboarder, actor, entrepreneur, producer, reality TV star
Height: 1.70 m
Weight: 61 kg
Net worth: 50$ million