Brian Deegan Bio: Motocross, Net Worth, House, Wife & Kids

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Brian Deegan is a professional American motocross rider and a race car driver and owns a clothing brand called Metal Mulisha. As of 2024, Brian has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

“When I say double thrill, it’s double danger, adrenaline, and fun.” Brian lives for the adrenaline and is simply the best at what he does.

Deegan was the first to do a twisting backflip in a competition and also the winner in the 2022 Summit Racing Freedom 500 race at the Freedom Factory.

Brian Deegan (Source: Giant Bomb)
Brian Deegan (Source: Giant Bomb)

With a total of 10 medals, Brian is one of the most decorated Freestyle Motocross riders in X Games history.

We will learn how he got into racing, his net worth, and his personal life! So, stick around, dear readers!

Quick Facts

Name Brian Deegan
Birth Place Omaha, Nebraska
Birth Date May 9, 1974
Nick Name Underflip
Age 50 Years Old
Religion Christian
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Education N/A
Horoscope Taurus
Father’s Name John Deegan 
Mother’s Name Unknown
Siblings Yes (2)
Height 5’9 ″/1.75 m 175 cm
Weight 70 kg/154 lb.
Shoe Size Unknown
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Green
Body Measurement Unknown
Martial Status Married
Wife Marissa Deegan
Kids Yes 
Profession Motorcycle Racer, Race Car Driver & Businessman
Affiliation Chip Ganassi Racing, Olsbergs MSE
Net Worth $10 Million
Merch Documentary
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
Last Update May 2024

Early Life & Motoring

On May 9, 1974, Brian Deegan was born in Omaha, Nebraska.

As popular as Brian is, it is surprising that there isn’t much information on his early life.

Brian Deegan, Young
A Young Brian Deegan (Source: Pinterest)

The general public is made aware of only the fact that Deegan left his home being legally emancipated at the age of 17 with a truck, a dirt bike, and a credit card.

While this does not reveal much, we can only assume how hard the motorist worked to reach the pinnacle of success.

Although only motocross fans and rallycross fans know how impressive Deegan is, the article will shed much light on his path to success.

Age, Height, & Other Stats

Brian Deegan is 50 years old and is still as active in the sport.

Standing at a modest height of 1.75 meters, the rider weighs 154 pounds. Moreover, Nebraskan has quite an athletic build, which is evident from some of his Instagram posts.

Brian Deegan Posing With His Truck (Source: Pinterest)

Whether motorcycle racing or car racing, a rider must possess flexibility and awareness. Hence, Deegan is keen on taking care of his body. 

Career | Motocross

Brian Deegan is an absolute beast and the best at what he does. People dream of having their hobby as a career. How better would it be when your hobby becomes a career?

Thus, the Nebraskan racer enjoys every moment of racing.

Brian set out to live his dream at 17. By the time he was 18, the American had established himself as a professional for Team Moto XXX.

Brian Deegan Driving At The Rallycross X Games (Source: Racer X)
Brian Deegan Driving At The Rallycross X Games (Source: Racer X)

At the same time, Deegan became the youngest and the first pro rider to land a 360 Mulisha Twist at the X Games.

But before becoming the first-ever professional to do a 360 at the Winter Games, a harsh reality check was in store for the motocross rider as Deegan broke both his femur and wrists. 

Besides, the highlight of Brian’s career was ghosting his way to the finish line at the L.A. Coliseum in 1997.

Placing fourth in the 2004 Summer X Games, a sudden urge rose in the rider to divert to driving as someone once said: “Failure is only a detour to success.” 

Way To Success

In 2009, Brian started off-road racing for Unlimited Lites Division, beating out several pros.

Deegan stood second at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum in the Rally Car Racing event behind Tanner Foust.

Similarly, in a Rally Car, Super Rally, the motocross rider finished second again after failing to beat Tanner Foust.

Nonetheless, second place was not the only spot for Brian as he celebrated a comfortable first-place finish at the Crandon International Off-Road Raceway, taking home the World Championship title in the Traxxas TORC Series held the event in 2011.

The Nebraskan won in the Pro Lite Unlimited and Pro 2 divisions at the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series.

Brian undertook the task of driving a Metal Mulisha Monster Truck. Unfortunately, he met with an injury during practice, and Todd LeDuc replaced him and debuted the monster truck at the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.

That same year, the Nebraskan took the second prize in the Pro 2 Off-Road Series.

The motocross rider turned rally driver joined the OlsbergMSE team driving a Ford Fiesta during the Global RallyCross Championship.

With the team, Deegan finished second, fourth, and 12th in 2012, 2013, and 2014 respectively.

In 2013, Brian extended his racing contract. He agreed to drive in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series and became a winner at the Pro Light Unlimited series and Pro 2 series.

Ultimately, in 2015, Chip Ganassi signed Deegan to compete in Global Rallycross alongside former motocross rider Jeff Ward.

After 2015

Brian’s professional life revolves around being an off-road racer, a media personality, and a businessman.

He appeared in many MTV series, produced a movie, is a playable video game character, and also co-founded a clothing brand.

The American freestyle motocross rider was part of the 2018 documentary “Blood Line: The Life and Times of Brian Deegan.”

In 2022, Brian won the Summit Racing Freedom 500, bringing together 20-plus YouTubers and social media influencers in a race of Crown Vics at Cleetus McFarland’s Freedom Factory venue.

Career Achievements

  1. Los Angeles Supercross 1st place: 1997
  2. World Freestyle champ; Gravity Games Silver: 1999
  3. Gravity Games Gold: 2000
  4. Air MX Champ: 2000
  5. Bluetorch Ride and Slide FMX Champ: 2000
  6. Moto x Big Air: Bronze medal in 2001
  7. Winter X Games Gold: 2002
  8. Featured Rider on Tony Hawk tour: 2003
  9. Summer X-Games Gold: 2003
  10. EXPN Rider of the year nominee: 2003
  11. First to land a 360
  12. ESPY Award nominee: 2004
  13. Most medals in FMX X Games history (total 10 medals)
  14. ESPN top 100 athletes of all sports: 2004
  15. Winter X Games Gold Medalist: 2005
  16. Best Biography, Dance or Action Sports Film Festival in 2007: Winner for Disposable Hero
  17. The Transworld Motocross Awards Lifetime Achievement Award was held in Las Vegas: in 2009
  18.  X Games rally events: 1 gold and five medals
  19. Global RallyCross Championship 2nd: 2012
  20. Global RallyCross Championship: 2013 (4th place)
  21. Pro-Lite Unlimited champion for Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series: 2009/2011/2013
  22. Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Pro 2 Unlimited champion 2011/2012/2014
  23. World Championship race winner in the Pro Light truck class: 2011

Net Worth, Salary & Income

The ESPY Award nominee relishes a jaw-dropping net worth of $10 million as of 2024. Granted that Deegan’s salary remains hidden from the media’s eye, it is presumably a considerable amount.

Overall, the American rider and racer collectively reported $18 million in earnings in 2013. Besides, Brian pockets a hefty $2 million annually, if not more.

With fortune comes a taste for luxury and a passion for collectibles. Nebraskan owns various cars and motorcycles, for instance, the 2007 Range Rover, 2007 4 x 4 Chevy, 2007 CLS55 AMG, and 2007 Escalade.

The freestyle motocross racer has a huge mansion worth $1 million located in Temecula, California.

Nevertheless, with all the expenses, Deegan isn’t just profligate with his fortune but also arranges a way to generate revenues.

The Nebraska native is a television personality, conducting many small scales to dangerous stunts as a marketing method.

Likewise, Brian owns Metal Mulisha Inc., a lifestyle clothing brand that is equally famous among fans and the general public.

Net Worth Of Brian Deegan In Different Currencies

Here is Brian Deegan’s net worth in different currencies, including the cryptocurrency BitCoin. 

Currency Net Worth
Euro €9,168,200
Pound Sterling £8,107,400 
Australian Dollar A$14,056,300 
Canadian Dollar C$13,346,600 
Indian Rupee ₹8,16,320,000 
BitCoin ฿440

Personal Life | Wife & Kids

Brian Deegan is a happily married man.

The couple shares three beautiful children, two sons, and a daughter.

Hailie, the eldest, is 22 years old and is currently a Ford Performance driver and a former Toyota Racing Development driver. She competes in ARCA Menards Series as a full-time driver.

In 2022, Hailie made her Mint 400 debut in the Unlimited Truck Spec class in the Truck Series and announced her NASCAR Xfinity Series debut in the SS-Green Light Racing No. 07 in Las Vegas.

Brian Deegan Family (Source: Briefly News)
Brian Deegan Family, Marissa Deegan (Wife) Hailie, Hayden & Hudson (Children) (Source: Briefly News)

Brian couldn’t be prouder as his kids have followed in their father’s footsteps and pursuing their career as a stock car racing driver and motocross racers.

The father-son duo practice dirt bike race in a backyard during leisure, and considering Haiden’s dedication, he certainly will surpass his father in no time.

The Deegans have an exquisite life, as his children are professionally independent. Brian, being a proud father, gifted Hailie a hand-painted Ford Mustang.

Social Media Presence

Brian Deegan is very much active in his social media. He frequently posts picture of his races, family vacations and snippets of his riding in dirt tracks.

Instagram: 1.1 Million followers

Twitter: 74.4k followers

Facebook: 1.4 Million followers

YouTube: 1.22 Million subscribers


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Brian has a huge online personality and even has a YouTube channel with his family which he keeps advertising on his Instagram.

The Popularity Graph

Brian’s popularity graph illustrates his mega online presence, which shows his popularity worldwide.

Brian Deegan, The Search Graph (Source: The Search Graph)
Brian Deegan’s Popularity Graph (Source: Google Trends)

It’s no surprise that many people follow him and search for him.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

What Happened to Brian in 2017?

In 2017, a motorcyclist suffered from an accident. Brian lost control of the motorcycle and fell 40 feet (12.1 m) to the ice. The accident broke both his wrists and his leg.

Does Deegan have a tattoo on his body?

Yes, he has tattoos on the back, left lower arm, left upper arm, and lower back. He has a tattoo of a dragon on his left arm and a skull on his back.

Did Brian introduce the iconic motorcycle move, “Ghost Riding”?

In 1997, at the L.A. Coliseum, Deegan was about to cross the finish line in the first place. At that moment, he threw his bike and clinched the win. This now iconic move became known as “Ghost Riding.”

What is the car number of Brian?

Brian drives car number 38.

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