About Tony Alva
It has been reported that the overall amount of Tony Alva net worth reaches 15 million dollars, as of right now. Tony Alva has become famous because of his career in skateboarding and today he is also regarded as one of the richest snowboarders in the world. Tony Alva has become very famous when he joined the skateboarding team known as Z-Boys, where he was one of its first members. Tony Alva was placed 8th in the list of the 30 Most Influential Skaters by the Transworld SKATEboarding magazine. In 2013, a video interview about him was released, too.
The skateboarder was born in 1957 in Santa Monica, California. His parents were Mexican/American. When he was 11 years old, Tony Alva got interested into skateboarding and began to practice this sport. Also, at the same time he learnt how to surf and was practicing it, too. Soon Tony Alva became a professional skateboarder which was mainly due to his style, charismatic nature and skill. Thus, skateboarding became the main source of his fame and also of Tony Alva net worth.
In his teenage years, he was also known for practicing it. In 1972 he became a part of the Z-Boys team, where he was joined by Stacy Peralta and Jay Adams. The team was credited as being of the first skaters who introduced skating empty pools into the mainstream. Tony Alva is considered as a pioneer of vertical skateboarding, as well. Moreover, he is one of the first skateboarders who practiced frontside airs.
In 1974 Tony Alva got one of his most profitable endorsement deals, which was to Vans, a shoe making company. Thus, this deal has also added up to the overall size of Tony Alva net worth. Tony Alva has appeared in a Playboy photo and video shoot together with other skateboarders, such as Brandon Biebel, Stevie Williams and Arto Saari. The photo shoot’s title is Playboy Poolside and the skateboarders are portrayed skateboarding around the pool.
When he was 19 years old, Tony Alva also ventured into business, when he created his own company called Alva Skates. This became the first company which was operated by a skateboarder. Thus, his career as a businessman has also added up to the overall estimate of Tony Alva net worth. In 2005, he expanded his business even more when he launched two retail shops, one in Los Angeles and another near San Diego.