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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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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Skate God 2016 pre-production Rip
History Is Myth 2013 Short Officer Avila
Lords of Dogtown 2005 Oregon Man at Party
Frezno Smooth 1999 Business Executive
Thrashin' 1986 T.A.
Skateboard 1978 Tony Bluetile

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lords of Dogtown 2005 skate coach
Thrashin' 1986 skateboard technical advisor

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lords of Dogtown 2005 skate double: Tony

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi 2006 Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
OG: The Harry Jumonji Story 2015 Documentary post-production Himself
Propeller 2015 Documentary Himself
Clockwork Orange County 2012 Video documentary Himself
Lexicon Devil 2012 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
Dishdogz 2006 Himself
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)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Old School: Ultimate X 2003 Video documentary short Himself

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#Fact
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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