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Daniel Way was born on the 15th April 1974, in Portland, Oregon USA, an is a professional skateboarder, rally-cross driver, and company owner, probably best known for being Thrasher magazine’s “Skater of the Year” on two occasions. Way is also famous for his extreme stunts, including the one when he jumped the Great Wall of China, using one of his mega ramps. His career started in the late ‘80s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Danny Way is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Danny Way’s net worth is as high as $11.5 million, earned through his successful skateboarding career. In addition to being a highly popular skateboarder, Way has also been involved in the music industry, and appeared in few films both of which improved his wealth.

Danny Way Net Worth $11.5 Million

Danny Way grew up in Portland and experienced a turbulent childhood with his father Dennis committing suicide while in jail after failing to pay child support to his previous wife. Danny’s mother, Mary, started using various drugs and dating abusive men after his father’s death, so Danny and his brother Damon went through horror in the early years. Mary later married Tim O’Dea, who introduced the brothers Way to the skateboarding but died several years later during a surfing session. Danny won his first competition when just 11years-old.

In the late ‘80s Way started his skateboarding career when he appeared in the Powell Peralta skateboard company’s video “Public Domain”, and H-Street skateboard company’s videos “Shackle Me Not” and “Hokus Pokus”. In 1991, Way and his childhood mentor, Mike Ternasky, founded the skateboard company called Plan B, as part of the Dwindle Distribution company. Ternasky created a “super team” of skateboarders consisting of Way, Colin McKay, Rick Howard, Mike Carroll, Matt Hensley, and Tas Pappas among others.

After Mike Ternasky’s death in a car accident, Way and McKay continued as the team’s co-owners, and they secured financial backing from Syndrome Distribution, which helped them in reforming the Plan B Skateboards. Starting from March 2013, Danny Way is sponsored by the Independent Truck Company, Pacific Drive, Nixon, MegaRamp, DC Shoes, Capix, and ASEC, which has only increased his net worth; Danny’s brother Damon co-founded DC Shoes company with Ken Block.

In addition to skateboarding, Way was involved in a band called Escalera with his fellow skateboarder Bob Burnquist, and also collaborated with rappers Mod Sun and Stevie J, expressing his love towards hip-hop and electronic music, increasing further his net worth. Way has also appeared in documentary films such as “The Reality of Bob Burnquist” in 2005 and The Man Who Souled The World in 2007. In 2012, the documentary about Way’s life called “Waiting For Lightning” came out, focusing on Way’s childhood, his professional skateboarding career, and his big project in China.

Way has won numerous awards including the world record for “Biggest Air” – 12 feet (3.7 m) in 1997, first skateboarder to drop from a helicopter into a ramp in 1997, the World record for “Long Distance Jump” – 65 feet (20 m) in 2002, and Gold medal at X Games in 2004. He was also the First skateboarder to jump over the Great Wall Of China on a skateboard in 2005 and won consecutive gold medals at X Games XI and XII in 2005 and 2006.

Regarding his personal life, Danny Way is married to a Kari, and they have two sons together: Ryden and Tavin. They are living in San Diego, California, and his hobbies are fishing, playing the guitar, and riding motorcycles.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 15, 1974
Birth place: Portland, Oregon, United States
Height:6 ft (1.85 m)
Weight:181 lbs (82 kg)
Profession:Skateboarder
Nationality:American
Spouse:Kari Way
Awards:Thrasher Skater of the Year
Movies:The DC Video - Deluxe Edition
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Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Break It Down2013TV SeriesDanny Way

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Plan B: True2014Short executive producer

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Collage2001Video documentary stunts

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extremedays2001featured rider: skateboarding

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Addition with Leigh Anne Tuohy2013TV Series thanks - 1 episode
CKY2K2000Video documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Search for Freedom2015DocumentaryHimself
Waiting for Lightning2012DocumentaryHimself
Public Intoxication2012TV MovieHimself
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself - Pro Skater
Transworld Skate & Create2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Vida Sobre Rodas2010Documentary
X Games 3D: The Movie2009DocumentaryHimself
Rome Is Burning2009TV SeriesHimself
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race2009TV MovieHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Skate.2007Video GameHimself
The Man Who Souled the World2007DocumentaryHimself
Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi2006DocumentaryHimself - Pro Skater
I Am: Danny Way2006TV ShortHimself
The Reality of Bob Burnquist2005Video documentaryHimself
Viva la Bam2004TV SeriesHimself
The Globe World Cup Skateboarding2004TV MovieHimself
Ripley's Believe It or Not!2001-2003TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Skateboarder
The DC Video2003VideoHimself
Op King of Skate2002Video documentary
MTV Sports & Music Festival 3: Skate Trick1999TV MovieHimself
Transmission 71999VideoHimself
Virtual Reality1993/IIVideoHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory2010TV SeriesHimself

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