Felix Baumgartner Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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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.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 20, 1969
Birth place: Salzburg, Austria
Height:1.7 m
Profession:Stunt Performer
Nationality:Austrian
Partner:Mihaela Rădulescu (2014–)
Parents:Eva Baumgartner, Felix Baumgartner
Siblings:Gerard Baumgartner
Awards:Laureus World Sports Award for Action Sportsperson of the Year, Bambi - Millennium Award
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1On July 25, 2012, Baumgartner made a test jump of 18-miles down to Earth in preparation for his 22-mile sky dive, where he hopes to become the first person to break the speed of sound and achieve Mach 1 in free-fall.
2In 1999 he claimed the world record for the highest parachute jump from a building when he jumped from the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
3On July 31. 2003, Baumgartner became the first person to skydive across the English Channel using a specially made carbon fiber wing.
4Baumgartner set the world record for the lowest BASE jump ever, from the hand of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.
5He became the first person to BASE jump from the completed Millau Viaduct in France on 27 June 2004.
6He was the first person to sky dive onto, then BASE jump from, the Turning Torso building in Malmö, Sweden on August 18, 2006.
7On December 12, 2007 he became the first person to jump from the 91st floor observation deck, then went to the 90th floor (about 390 m (1,280 ft)) of the then tallest completed building in the world, Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan.
8Baumgartner is working with a team of scientists and sponsor Red Bull to attempt the highest sky-dive on record and the first to, with his body, break the sound barrier.
9Joseph Kittinger, who holds the records Baumgartner is attempting to break, was advising Baumgartner during the "Stratos" mission in the hopes of getting scientific data on next-generation full pressure suits.
10On March 15, 2012 Baumgartner completed the first of two test jumps from 71,581 feet (21,818 m).
11In 1988, he began performing skydiving exhibitions for Red Bull.
12Felix has been nominated for a World Sports Award and two categories in the NEA Extreme Sports Awards.
13He is a prominent advocate for the nonprofit Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation.
14Started skydiving at age 16.
15His idol is USAF Colonel Joe Kittinger.
16Professional jumper.


Quotes

#Quote
1I have a lot of fears that normal people have. I'm just not scared of heights. In the beginning I had trouble with the suit. For an hour I was good, but anything longer I had anxiety. I thought we'd have to stop the mission because I couldn't stay in the suit. I had to work with a psychiatrist.
2As a little kid, I climbed a lot of trees because I always loved the bird's-eye view. As soon as I turned sixteen, I went to the local skydiving club and learned how to skydive. And from that moment on I was addicted.
3[on whether he would have jumped with only a 50% chance he would survive] Never. If I do something,it's always 90% obvious and 10% unknown. Fifty-fifty means you get the same chance to die as to survive. I'd never work that way. That would be stupid.
4[before launching his 24 mile-high space jump from a balloon] I'm coming home.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012BambiBambi AwardsMilleniumFor his jump to earth from the stratosphere in a helium balloon.


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Red Bull Stratos2012TV MovieMain
What Goes Up2005ShortExtreme Skydiver

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Felix Baumgartner Story2010TV Movie documentary idea

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Felix Baumgartner Story2010TV Movie documentary

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Felix Baumgartner Story2010TV Movie documentary executive producer

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extreme Ops2002base jumper

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Heimatleuchten2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Mission to the Edge of Space2015Documentary
Guys Choice Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself
Vivement dimanche prochain2013TV SeriesHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Skydiver Felix Baumgartner Leaps to Record2012Documentary shortHimself - Skydiver
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year2012TV SpecialHimself
Bambi Verleihung 20122012TV MovieHimself - Winner
Space Dive2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Graham Norton Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
America Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHimself
Fantástico2012TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHimself
America's Newsroom2012TV SeriesHimself
Talk im Hangar-72010TV SeriesHimself
The Felix Baumgartner Story2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimself
Momentum: What Drives You2009TV Series documentary
Das perfekte Promi-Dinner2007TV SeriesHimself
Megastructures2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Ripley's Believe It or Not!2003TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ancient Aliens2011-2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The Wright Stuff2012TV SeriesHimself

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