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Tony Alva was born on 2 September 1957, in Santa Monica, California USA, of Dutch and Mexican/American descent. He is a well-recognized American skateboarder, actor, as well as an enterpreneur, probably best known as a member of the skateboarding team Zephyr.
So just how rich is Tony Alva? Authoritative sources state that Tony’s net worth is estimated to be $15 million, with most of his net worth coming from his involvement in the famous skateboarding team from the 1970s, who called themselves “The Zephyr Competition Team” or simply “Z-Boys”.
Tony Alva Net Worth $15 Million
Tony Alva was fascinated with skateboarding from the childhood; he started his first skateboarding, as well as surfing attempts at the age of eleven. Soon Alva became one of the most inspirational and innovative skateboarders, as his skateboarding style completely rejected the traditional skateboarding tendencies and instead relied on a free form style. Tony Alva’s skills and abilities began to be appreciated by wide audiences, and turned him into a professional skateboarder while he was still a teenager.
A breakthrough in Alva’s career came in 1972, when he joined Z-Boys together with his friends Jay Adams and Stacy Peralta. The Z-Boys skated at the local Pacific Ocean Park, and even though they initially saw skating as a hobby, it rapidly grew to become a serious and profitable job. Alva’s contribution to the Z-Boys and skateboarding in general is immense; he is considered to have created a vertical skateboarding style, and is assumed to be one of the first professional skateboarders to perform the front-side airs. Alva’s popularity, as well as his net worth began growing at the time.
In 1974, Tony Alva signed a promotional deal with a shoe manufacturing company called “Vans”, and was also a part of a Playboy photo shoot entitled “Playboy Poolside” with several other skateboarders. Alhough he had a deal with the “Vans” company, in 1977 Alva created his own company and called it “Alva Skates”, which became a manufacturer of professional skate boards and equipment. With the formation of this company, Tony Alva became the first skateboarder to run a company, as well as the first one to use a specific type of wood, namely Canadian maple plywood, to make decks. His net worth grew steadily.
In 2005, Alva expanded his business by opening two retail stores in San Diego and Los Angeles. “Alva Skates” celebrated its first anniversary of the opening of stores in 2006, and for that reason Tony Alva invited his fellow Z-Boys teammates, as well as other friends for a celebration.
A well-known skateboarder and entrepreneur, Tony Alva has tried his luck in music as well, playing bass in one of the local bands in the 1980s, and in 2007 formed his own band called G.F.P (General Fucking Principle) with Greg Hetson and Amery Smith. Tony Alva has made several appearances on screen as well; he is featured in a documentary film about the Z-Boys team called “Dogtown and Z-Boys”, and even appeared in Tony Hawk’s video game “Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland”.
In his personal life, Tony is married to Victoria, and they have two children.
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|History Is Myth||2013||Short||Officer Avila|
|Lords of Dogtown||2005||Oregon Man at Party|
|Frezno Smooth||1999||Business Executive|
|Lords of Dogtown||2005||skate coach|
|Thrashin'||1986||skateboard technical advisor|
|Lords of Dogtown||2005||skate double: Tony|
|Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi||2006||Documentary special thanks|
|OG: The Harry Jumonji Story||2015||Documentary post-production||Himself|
|Clockwork Orange County||2012||Video documentary||Himself|
|Bones Brigade: An Autobiography||2012||Documentary||Himself|
|Day at the Pool||2011||Documentary short||Tony Alva|
|Hooked for Life||2011||Documentary|
|Pass the Bucket||2011||TV Series documentary|
|Much Adrenaline||2006||TV Series||Himself|
|Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi||2006||Documentary||Himself - Zephyr Team|
|American Wasteland||2005||Video Game||Himself (voice)|
|Dogged on Dogtown||2005||Video documentary short||Himself|
|Dogtown Cameos||2005||Video documentary short||Himself|
|The Making of 'Lords of Dogtown'||2005||Video documentary short||Himself|
|The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson||2005||TV Series||Himself|
|Who Cares?: The Duane Peters Story||2005||Documentary||Himself|
|Under the Influence: California Pool Skateboarding||2005||Video||Himself|
|Chlorine: A Pool Skating Documentary||2003||Video documentary||Himself|
|Fruit of the Vine||2002||Documentary||Himself|
|Dogtown and Z-Boys||2001||Documentary||Himself - Zephyr Skate Team|
|Go for It||1976||Documentary||Skateboarder (uncredited)|
|Old School: Ultimate X||2003||Video documentary short||Himself|
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|1||Moved from Santa Monica to San Clemente. At 47 years-old, he is still running Alva Skateboards in Oceanside. [June 2005]|
|2||Was a bass player in the band, The Skoundrelz.|
|3||Started Alva Skateboard Company at age 19.|
|4||Graduated from Santa Monica High School in 1975.|
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