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Ryan Friedlinghaus Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Ryan Friedlinghaus was born on 22 April 1975, in Los Angeles, California USA, and is a television personality and businessman, best known to be the founder and CEO of West Coast Customs. The company was featured during the first four seasons of the show “Pimp My Ride”, and has since gone to other networks and expanded. All his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Ryan Friedlinghaus? As of mid-2017, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $20 million, mostly earned through the success of his business. West Coast Customs can now be found in various countries around the world, and the headquarters has become a 60,000 square foot building in Burbank, California. As he continues his business, his wealth is expected to rise further.
Ryan Friedlinghaus Net Worth $20 Million
Ryan started West Coast Customs in 1993, borrowing $5,000 from his grandfather in order to start the business. Since then, he’s developed the company, establishing a reputation and making himself known for the unique customization and personal touch that is showcased in the work they do. The business started in Orange County and then moved into Los Angeles to expand its size and customer base. Eventually, more and more people were attracted to the growing company and it prompted MTV to offer them for a show which was eventually called “Pimp My Ride”. The show started in 2004 and became very popular, not only because of the customizations but also the personalities involved. Aside from Ryan, other employees who were featured on the show include the tire-specialist Alex, the electronics expert Mad Mike, the Paint Guys Buck, Luis, 2Shae, and many others. The show maintained itself for four seasons, but after the third season the manager of the shop called Q, decided not to be a part of the show anymore. It would be Friedlinghaus who would be heavily featured in the fourth season.
After moving to Corona, California, Ryan ended his contract with “Pimp My Ride”, and started to work on other shows, including “Inside West Coast Customs”, “Street Customs”, and “West Coast Customs” which were all produced by different television networks. Around 2010, they decided to make Burbank their headquarters and started to create franchises outside the country; they also started offering apparel and other merchandise. West Coast Customs now has branches in Japan, Dubai, Mexico, Berlin, Malaysia, and Russia with ongoing expansions to Australia and Canada. The company has become a multi-million dollar corporation and has boosted Ryan’s net worth significantly.
West Coast Customs has also been referenced and featured in video games such as “LA Rush”, and “Grand Theft Auto 5”. The company has attracted numerous celebrity customers such as Shaquille O’Neal and Chris Brown.
For his personal life, it is known that Friedlinghaus is married to Meagan Elliot but information and details about them are mostly kept private. He also has two children though no confirmation has been given on whether or not the children are from his current marriage or previous relationships.