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Tony Alva Net Worth

Tony Alva net worth is
$15 Million

Tony Alva Wiki/Biography

Tony Alva was born on 2 September 1957, in Santa Monica, California USA, of Dutch and Mexican/American descent. He is a well-recognized American skateboarder, actor, as well as an enterpreneur,  probably best known as a member of the skateboarding team Zephyr.

So just how rich is Tony Alva? Authoritative sources state that Tony’s net worth is estimated to be $15 million, with most of his net worth coming from his involvement in the famous skateboarding team from the 1970s, who called themselves “The Zephyr Competition Team” or simply “Z-Boys”.

Tony Alva Net Worth $15  Million

Tony Alva was fascinated with skateboarding from the childhood; he started his first skateboarding, as well as surfing attempts at the age of eleven. Soon Alva became one of the most inspirational and innovative skateboarders, as his skateboarding style completely rejected the traditional skateboarding tendencies and instead relied on a free form style. Tony Alva’s skills and abilities began to be appreciated by wide audiences, and turned him into a professional skateboarder while he was still a teenager.

A breakthrough in Alva’s career came in 1972, when he joined Z-Boys together with his friends Jay Adams and Stacy Peralta. The Z-Boys skated at the local Pacific Ocean Park, and even though they initially saw skating as a hobby, it rapidly grew to become a serious and profitable job. Alva’s contribution to the Z-Boys and skateboarding in general is immense; he is considered to have created a vertical skateboarding style, and is assumed to be one of the first professional skateboarders to perform the front-side airs. Alva’s popularity, as well as his net worth began growing at the time.

In 1974, Tony Alva signed a promotional deal with a shoe manufacturing company called “Vans”, and was also  a part of a Playboy photo shoot entitled “Playboy Poolside” with several other skateboarders. Alhough he had a deal with the “Vans” company, in 1977 Alva created his own company and called it “Alva Skates”, which became a manufacturer of professional skate boards and equipment. With the formation of this company, Tony Alva became the first skateboarder to run a company, as well as the first one to use a specific type of wood, namely Canadian maple plywood, to make decks. His net worth grew steadily.

In 2005, Alva expanded his business by opening two retail stores in San Diego and Los Angeles. “Alva Skates” celebrated its first anniversary of the opening of stores in 2006, and for that reason Tony Alva invited his fellow Z-Boys teammates, as well as other friends for a celebration.

A well-known skateboarder and entrepreneur, Tony Alva has tried his luck in music as well, playing bass in one of the local bands in the 1980s, and in 2007 formed his own band called G.F.P (General Fucking Principle) with Greg Hetson and Amery Smith. Tony Alva has made several appearances on screen as well; he is featured in a documentary film about the Z-Boys team called “Dogtown and Z-Boys”, and even appeared in Tony Hawk’s video game “Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland”.

In his personal life, Tony is married to Victoria, and they have two children.

 


Full NameTony Alva
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 2, 1957
Place Of BirthSanta Monica, California, United States
Height1.82 m
ProfessionEntrepreneur, Skateboarder, Actor
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseVictoria Alva
ChildrenAvalon Victoria, Zephaniah Levi
SiblingsMark Alva, Kathy Alva
NicknamesMad Dog
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0023112
MoviesDishdogz, Lords of Dogtown, Thrashin', Skateboard, Vertical Speed, Chlorine
#Fact
1Moved from Santa Monica to San Clemente. At 47 years-old, he is still running Alva Skateboards in Oceanside. [June 2005]
2Was a bass player in the band, The Skoundrelz.
3Started Alva Skateboard Company at age 19.
4Graduated from Santa Monica High School in 1975.

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Skate God2017pre-productionRip
History Is Myth2013ShortOfficer Avila
Lords of Dogtown2005Oregon Man at Party
Frezno Smooth1999Business Executive
Thrashin'1986T.A.
Skateboard1978Tony Bluetile

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lords of Dogtown2005skate coach
Thrashin'1986skateboard technical advisor

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lords of Dogtown2005skate double: Tony

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi2006Documentary special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
You Can Color Outside the Lines.: The Big Boys2017Documentary filmingHimself
Bunker772016DocumentaryHimself
Propeller2015DocumentaryHimself
OG: The Harry Jumonji Story2015DocumentaryHimself
Clockwork Orange County2012Video documentaryHimself
Lexicon Devil2012DocumentaryHimself
Bones Brigade: An Autobiography2012DocumentaryHimself
Day at the Pool2011Documentary shortTony Alva
Hooked for Life2011Documentary
Pass the Bucket2011TV Series documentary
Brettkontroll2006Documentary shortHimself
Much Adrenaline2006TV SeriesHimself
Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi2006DocumentaryHimself - Zephyr Team
American Wasteland2005Video GameHimself (voice)
Dogged on Dogtown2005Video documentary shortHimself
Dogtown Cameos2005Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Lords of Dogtown'2005Video documentary shortHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself
Who Cares?: The Duane Peters Story2005DocumentaryHimself
Dishdogz2005Himself
Under the Influence: California Pool Skateboarding2005VideoHimself
Chlorine: A Pool Skating Documentary2003Video documentaryHimself
Fruit of the Vine2002DocumentaryHimself
Dogtown and Z-Boys2001DocumentaryHimself - Zephyr Skate Team
Go for It1976DocumentarySkateboarder (uncredited)

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Old School: Ultimate X2003Video documentary shortHimself

Known for movies


Source
IMDB Wikipedia

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