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Jolene Van Vugt Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Jolene Van Vugt was born on 17 September 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada, to Tina and Bill Van Vugt, of Dutch descent. She is a professional motocross rider, best known for being the first CMRC Women’s Canadian Motocross National Champion and woman to perform a back flip on a dirt bike, as well as for starring in the “Nitro Circus” TV shows and film.
A skilled motocross rider and stuntwoman, how loaded is Jolene Van Vugt at present? According to sources, Van Vugt has amassed a wealth of over $2 million, as of early 2017. Her net worth has been accumulated during her career as a motocross racer, as well as through her involvement in the entertainment industry as a stuntwoman, which began in the early 1990s.
Jolene Van Vugt Net Worth $2 million
Van Vugt grew up in Ontario, along with her two siblings. She developed an interest in motocross riding during her childhood years, being inspired by her father, who was a passionate motocross racer. At the age of 11, she got her first dirt bike and began practicing and then competitive racing. She became a very skilled racer, reaching the top of Canadian women’s motocross. Her net worth was at its start.
Van Vugt took her first Canadian Motorcross Racing Corporation’s Ladies Ontario Provincial Championship title in 2003, and would capture several more of these wins in the following years. The following year she placed ninth overall in the Women’s Motocross Association, earning her lifetime number – 63. She went on to score a number of wins in 2005, paving her way to recognition and increasing her wealth.
A year later, Van Vugt took a crucial role in forming the Canadian Women’s National Championship, which she won and thus became the first Canadian Women’s National Champion.
The same year she became the first woman to backflip a full-sized dirt bike over a 60-foot ramp to dirt, which she learned with Pastrana in 2005 on a smaller bike, and then performed on her RM125. This enabled her to achieve a great popularity and following, and her net worth grew larger.
Around this time she became a member of the popular Nitro Circus, an action sports group led by motorsports racer and stunt performer Travis Pastrana, which embarks on various trips worldwide, riding dirt bikes and performing stunts. She has since remained with the crew, as its only female member. Her backflip performance was featured in the Nitro Circus video series, which ran on Fuel TV at the time. As it achieved a great amount of popularity, the show began running as an episodic reality television show on MTV in 2009, with Van Vugt starring in it; in 2012 it spawned a 3D action comedy reality film titled “Nitro Circus: The Movie”, and the same year saw the release of “Nitro Circus Live”, a new reality television show airing on MTV2, featuring Van Vught and her crew as they perform their stunts around the globe. Van Vugt’s involvement in the shows and the movie made her a star and greatly added to her fortune.
She has also been involved in the film industry, performing all of Catwoman’s driving stunts in the 2012 film “The Dark Knight Rises”.
Van Vugt has held a number of Guinness World Records, including that first backflip, as well as for the longest female backflip (60 ft ramp to dirt), however, recent injuries may curtail her activities for some time!
When it comes to her personal life, Van Vugt isn’t married, and keeps her private life away from public view, therefore sources don’t even have any rumours to go on.