Wunderkind Ryan Sheckler burst onto the scene in the late nineties, as the youngest professional skateboarder in the world. I hated the guy, pure envy I assure you, but a combination of talent and hard work has made him a lot of money. From tournament wins to a reality show to a few savvy investments Ryan Sheckler has managed to attain a 16 million dollar fortune, not bad of a boarder who isn’t affiliated with either Jackass or a video game series, though he has appeared in both.
So let’s take a look back at how he got here.
Ryan Sheckler Net Worth 2018 – $16 Million
How Did Ryan Sheckler Make His Money & Wealth?
Sheckler has bee a professional skateboarder from the age of 9, give or take. He got his first board at 18 months and landed his first kickflip at age six. Since then he has gone from strength to strength. His first shoe sponsor was Etnies, back in 1998, and a firm with which he is still skating for. The majority of the money a skaters earns is through sponsors, from shoes, clothes, boards etc. Ryan has been affiliated with Oakley, Plan B, Go Pro and others. In addition to sponsorship deals, Ryan has earned an awful lot of first place prizes at skate competitions, which can yield upwards of $10,000, back in the early 2000s, and more than $30,000 these days. Add in DVD sales and you got a large portion of his $16 million fortune accounted for.
Another money spinner for a while was his reality show, Life of Ryan, and a short form series for Red Bull, called The Sheckler Sessions. Sheckler has appeared in a number of films as well, such as MVP 2: Most Vertical Primate and Dishdogz, neither were very well received, but he no doubt got a decent paycheck out of them.
Ryan Sheckler Personal Life & FAQ
Is Ryan Sheckler Married?
No, Ryan is not married. He has been romantically linked to a number of women over the years, most recently Melissa Pastrana, though I have been unable to find concrete proof of this relationship.
Does Ryan Sheckler have kids?
He does not.
Where did Ryan Sheckler go to College?
I have done the research on this, and while Ryan Sheckler stated when he was a kid that he planned to go to college, it seems as though he never attended. Granted, he has had a good career, and there seems little point in attending.
Where Does Ryan Sheckler Live? Picture of Ryan Sheckler‘s House
Ryan Sheckler bought a $2.5 million home in San Clemente, his home town. The house includes a pool and, that standard for skaters houses, a skate park. He also owns several high end vehicles.
Ryan Sheckler‘s Charity Work and Philanthropy
Ryan started the Sheckler Foundation in 2008, a charity organization dedicated to providing aid to children and victims of sports injuries. This year Ryan is visiting Costa Rica to build a skate park. He has made many donations to expand parks across the country.