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Felix Baumgartner, born on the 20th of April 1969, is an Austrian sky diver and popular ‘daredevil’ who became famous for his various record-breaking stunts and for being the first man to break the sound barrier.
So how much is Baumgartner’s net worth? As of early 2017, based on authoritative sources it is reported to be $5 million, acquired from his years as a skydiver, partnering with various companies.
<h3>Felix Baumgartner Net Worth $5 million</h3>
Born in Salzburg, Austria, Baumgartner is the son of Felix and Eva Baumgartner and has one brother, Gerard. Ever since he was a young kid, he always has a passion for flying. Years later when he was 16 he was able to realize this dream when he joined the Austrian Military. He became part of the military’s competition and demonstration team.
After the military, in 1988 Baumgartner partnered with the energy drink company Red Bull in which he performed skydiving stunts and exhibitions. His partnership with Red Bull became a hit and it became one of the highlights of his career. His team up also helped him start his net worth.
In the 1990’s, Baumgartner decided to add excitement from the traditional skydiving stunts that he was used to. He entered the world of BASE jumping in which he jumps from buildings, antennas, spans or bridges and earth like cliffs.
Some of Baumgartner world-famous stunts included jumping from the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lunper in Malaysia; he also conquered the Pirelli skyscraper in Milan, Italy and one of the highest buildings in the world, the Taipei 101 in Taipei, China. He also made the lowest BASE jump in the world when he jumped from the arm of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Despite his many accolades, Baumgartner best record yet came in 2012 when he participated with the Red Bull STRATOS project in which he would attempt the highest skydiving record. He spent five years preparing for the project and partnered with various engineers, physicians and scientists to make sure that the jump was a success.
In October 14, 2012, after a couple of test jumps, Baumgartner flew to the stratosphere in a small space capsule where he was carried by a large helium balloon. He free-fell for an approximate 24 miles at a top speed of 833.9 miles per hour. After almost 9 minutes he landed safely at Roswell, New Mexico.
His jump not only made news worldwide, but he also broke the record for the first man to break the sound barrier. His media-worthy jump led him to various television appearances around the world that catapulted his popularity. his successes also helped raise his wealth.
Aside from skydiving, Baumgartner is also passionate for flying helicopters and as a race car driver. He also helped various charities like Wings For Life Spical Cord Research Foundation and his own FLY 4 LIFE.
In terms of his personal life, Baumgartner is single.