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Christian Hosoi net worth:
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Christian Hosoi Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Christian Hosoi was born on the 5th October 1967, in California, USA, and is a professional skateboarder, best known as a winner of such contests as NSA (1985), Thrasher Savannah Slamma I (1987), Titus World Cup (Germany) (1988), and Japan Slam Jam (1989). Hosoi’s career started in 1981.

Have you ever wondered how rich Christian Hosoi is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Hosoi’s net worth is as high as $500,000, an amount earned largely through his successful pro skateboarding career. In addition to being a skater, Hosoi also appeared in a few movies, which have improved his wealth too.

Christian Hosoi Net Worth $500,000

Christian Hosoi is a son of a Caucasian mother and Japanese father from Hawaii, and grew up in Los Angeles and Hawaii. He began skating when he was seven years old, stating that Shogo Kubo, Tony Alva, Jay Adams, and Stacy Peralta were his idols. His father, Ivan, became a manager of the Marina Del Rey Skatepark, and Christian dropped out of the school to develop his talents.

In 1979, Power Peralta sponsored Hosoi, refused to turn him pro, so he left for the Dogtown Skateboards. However, Dogtown closed the business soon after, so he moved to the Sims Skateboards and turned pro at the age of 14. His first win at the professional level was in the NSA Summer Series #5 in Vancouver, Canada, in 1985. Two years later, Christian won the Thrasher Savannah Slamma I, while in 1988, he recorded three big wins in Vision Skate Escape, Ramp Riot Bells beach (Australia), and Titus World Cup (Germany). Hosoi ended the ‘80s with victories at the NSA Savannah Slamma III: Arena Street Style (1989) and Japan Slam Jam (1989).

His career took a hit in the early ‘90s, when the recession was a big problem and he even faced bankruptcy when his drug addiction grew. Hosoi only returned to skateboarding in the late 2000s, winning at the 10th Annual Tim Brauch Memorial Contest Grandmasters Event (2008) and Etnies GVR Skull Bowl – Masters in Lake Forest, California. His latest wins were at the X Games 15 Skateboard Park Legends contest in 2009, and the X Games 16 Skateboard Park Legends contest in 2010.

Christian Hosoi has also appeared in such movies as “Thrashin’” (1986) starring Josh Brolin, and “Hardflip” (2012) alongside Randy Wayne, John Schneider, and Rosanna Arquette.

Regarding his personal life, Christian Hosoi has been married to former nightclub dancer Jennifer Lee since 2001, and has four sons with her. He was arrested in 1995, but after failing to appear in court, Hosoi declined to compete at skateboarding events in order to avoid arrest. However, in 2000 Christian was arrested when tried to transport 1.5 lb (0.68 kg) of crystal meth from Los Angeles to Honolulu, and spent four years at the San Bernardino Central Detention Center, but was paroled in 2004, despite his sentence of ten years. Hosoi’s wife and her uncle influenced him to become a born-again Christian, and he really changed his ways, and he even released his autobiography entitled “HOSOI: My Life as a Skateboarder Junkie Inmate Pastor” in 2012.

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wet Dream: a skateboard tale2014Short
Hardflip2012Hosoi
Maloof Money Cup2008TV MovieAnnouncer
What If?2005VideoPoliceman
Thrashin'1986Dagger / Pool Skater

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hardflip2012associate producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fallen Idols Aka DOPE.2008Documentary very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Made in Venice2016DocumentaryHimself
Propeller2015DocumentaryHimself
Thrashing Again2014DocumentaryHimself
Christ Air2013Documentary shortHimself
Vans US Open of Surfing2013TV SeriesHimself
Project JCTV2013TV MovieHimself
Foolishness2013DocumentaryHimself
Underexposed: A Women's Skateboarding Documentary2013DocumentaryHimself
Vans Pool Party2012TV SeriesHimself
Waiting for Lightning2012DocumentaryHimself
We Are Skateboarders2012DocumentaryHimself
Bones Brigade: An Autobiography2012DocumentaryHimself
Dark Night of the Soul2011Documentary shortRecovering Addict
Vans Pool Party2011TV SeriesHimself
Vans Pro-Tec Pool Party2010TV MovieHimself
The Bro Bowl: 30 Years of Tampa Concrete2010DocumentaryHimself
Vida Sobre Rodas2010Documentary
Action Sports Special2009TV MovieHimself - Host
The Uprising2008TV SeriesHimself
Fallen Idols Aka DOPE.2008DocumentaryHimself
Christian Hosoi: Conversation with a Legend2007ShortHimself
Pray for Me: The Jason Jessee Film2007Documentary
Tony Hawk's Project 82006Video GameHimself (voice)
Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi2006DocumentaryHimself
Livin It: Unusual Suspects2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dogtown Cameos2005Video documentary shortHimself
Praise the Lord2005TV SeriesHimself
Who Cares?: The Duane Peters Story2005DocumentaryHimself
The Globe World Cup Skateboarding2005TV MovieHimself - Special Comments
Johnny Goes Off Downunder1990VideoHimself

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#Fact
1Is now sponsored by Quiksilver.
2Started his own skateboard company, "Hosoi Skates", in 1985.
3Was released on parole in the beginning of June, 2004.
4Was sentenced to five years and 10 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for carrying nearly 1.5 pounds of crystal methamphetamine to Honolulu in January 2000.
5Is of Japanese, Scotch-Irish, French, Chinese and Hawaiian decent.
6Was one of America's top 40 skateboarders during the 80s.


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