Rob Dyrdek: Career, Charity & Wife

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Rob Dyrdek is a former professional skateboarder from the United States. In addition, he is a well-known entrepreneur, actor, producer, and reality television personality.

Rob & Big, Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory, and Ridiculousness are some of his most famous reality shows.

Dyrdek is the second wealthiest skateboarder globally, after Tony Hawk, who began skateboarding at the age of sixteen.

Rob Dyrdek
Rob Dyrdek

Rob also set global records, won national and international titles, and quickly moved into the business and entertainment industries.

But skating was not his only area of expertise; he was also a proficient actor and a businessman.

Rob Dyrdek: Quick Facts 

Name Robert Stanley Dyrdek
Date of Birth 28th June 1974
Birth Place Kettering, Ohio, USA
Nick Name Diesel
Age 50 years old
Gender Male
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Horoscope Cancer
Body Measurement Unavailable
Height 5’7″ (1.71 m)
Weight 61 kgs (134 lb)
Build Athletic
Shoe size Unknown
Hair Colour Light Brown
Eye Colour Black
Tattoo Yes
Father name Gene Dyrdek
Mother name Patty Dyrdek
Siblings Denise Dyrdek
Relationship Married (2016)
Wife Briyana Noelle Flores
Children Kodah Dash Dyrdek (son), Nala Ryan Dyrdek (daughter)
Profession Former Professional Skateboarder/ Entrepreneur
Education Former Professional Skateboarder/ Entrepreneur/ Actor/ Producer
Salary Unavailable
Net Worth $100 million
Merch Clothing, Skateboard
Social Media Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, Linkedln
Last Update July, 2024

Rob Dyrdek: Early Life and Education

Robert Stanley Dyrdek was born in Kettering, Ohio, on June 28, 1974. His father, Gene Dyrdek, and mother, Patty Dyrdek, welcomed him into the world.

Likewise, he spent his childhood in Kettering, where he grew up alongside his sister Denise Dyrdek.

Also, Rob is an American citizen and a devout Christian.

Rod Dyrdek
Rob with his parents, wife, and children

Dyrdek, aka Diesel, had been a highly active kid since he was a child and enjoyed skateboarding.

It piqued his curiosity when he witnessed other skaters performing flips. As a result, he began skateboarding at a young age.

Rob began skateboarding at the age of 11 and received his first skateboard from Neil Blender, a former professional skateboarder.

The player was an expert skateboarder by the time he was 12 years old, and the board had become a part of him.

As for his education, Rob went to Fairmont High School. However, he did not complete high school. Instead, he traveled to Southern California to pursue a professional skating career.

In an interview, the athlete revealed that he would always fantasize about skating in class and would start executing tricks outside as soon as class was finished.


Dyrdek has an attractive persona and is unafraid to share his thoughts with anyone.

Rob’s energy can be seen even during the filming of his movies and reality TV series. He also engages in unusual behaviors such as filming popular troll videos, jumping from great heights, etc.

There are some disadvantages to this as well. Rob’s behavior is not well received by many of his fellow actors and TV celebrities.

Wife and Children 

Dyrdek is married to Bryiana Noelle Flores, and they have two children. Bryiana is a businesswoman, as well as a model, and a beauty queen.

The pair married in 2015 and have been in a good relationship for the past six years.

Rob Dyrdek and the Family
Rob Dyrdek and the Family

They are one of Hollywood’s kindest couples, with both of them having a highly charming persona. They also made a promise to repeat their vows every five years during their marriage.

Nala Ryan Dyrdek and Kodah Dash Dyrdek are the couple’s two children.

Their older son, Kodah, is six years old, and their youngest daughter, Nala, is three years old.

Rob Dyrdek: Career

Rob joined the wildly popular G&S Skateboarding team after learning to skate for a year and becoming skilled.

He was the team’s youngest member, and at the age of 12, he was able to secure sponsorship from Alien Workshop.

His relationships with Neil made the sponsorship possible, but his wide range of skills was the main reason for the sponsorship.

Dyrdek was on top of the world at the moment because he could make money doing what he loved while still being so young.

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Professional Career

Rob skated with the G&S team for the next four years while still completing his studies, but he made a brave move at 16.

While leaving his studies, the actor chose to take a step further and enter the world of professional skating.

Rob, till that time, had already made up his mind, and his parents were on board with his decision, so he traveled to southern California to continue his skating career.

Dyrdek piqued the interest of various organizations because of his proficient skating and diverse skill set, with the expectation that he would be the next great thing in the skating world.

World Records

We all know Rob is a fantastic skateboarder, but what’s even more impressive is the fact that he has established 21 world records in the sport.

Longest 50-50 rail grind, Longest boardslide, Highest skateboard ramp leap into the water, Farthest reverse ramp jump by a car, and others are among his most significant skating world records.

In 2007, the ground on the rail for 100 feet 5.75 inches in his Longes 50-50 rail grind. Dyrdek also set a new record for the longest boardslide with this accomplishment. 

After that, he leaped 10 feet 8 inches into the lake after running down the ramp.

Acting Career

After a successful skating career, Rob decided to use fame and money to push himself into entertainment.

Rob began his career in the entertainment sector in 2006, and in the same year, he landed a position in “Rob & Big.”

He was able to act with Christopher “Big Black” Boykin, his best buddy and protector, and his relatives. This show catapulted him forward, allowing him to audition for bigger shows and even acting roles in films.

Rob Dyrdek and his co-hosts
Rob Dyrdek and his co-hosts from Ridiculousness

Dyrdek appeared in the film Righteous Kill in 2008. He portrayed the role of Rambo. In the film, he appeared with giants such as Robert de Niro and Al Pacino.

Rob then starred in Rob Dyrdek‘s Fantasy Factory in 2009. In 2009, he even directed and produced his own film, “Street Dreams.” He starred alongside Johnny Knoxville in Jackass 3.5 in 2011.

Dyrdek then starred in a documentary on his friend and former skater Danny Way in 2012. “Waiting for Lightning” was the title of the piece.

Business Career

Rob is an entrepreneur in addition to being a skater and actor. He is a genius, and he understands exactly who he should associate with when it comes to business.

He had made a lot of connections through his acting and skating careers, so when he went into business, he was able to deal with some of the best organizations. ‘Orion Trucks’ was the name of the first company he founded.

Then he went on to start tiny businesses and try his luck. He has created several modest companies, including a hip-hop record company and a skate shop. He also started his own skateboarding league, Street League Skateboarding, during that time.

It began as a domestic project but quickly expanded internationally. In addition, ESPN broadcasts it in over 198 countries.

Dyrdek also established his own company called Dyrdek Machine.

The multi-talented star has also made investments in high-growth businesses like UFC, Beach Wishky, Beatbox Beverages, and Stance.

Rob Dyrdek: Net Worth and Salary

Rob combines a strong business sense with exceptional acting and skating abilities. He is a genuine multi-talented individual. Throughout his career, he has earned a massive sum of money through various projects.


His company and acting are currently his primary sources of revenue. Major corporations also support him. He made $35,000 per episode as an executive producer and writer for Rob & Big Dyrdek.

He eventually took a massive shift from Rob Dyrdek Fantasy Factory, earning $1,00,000 every episode.

Similarly, MTV offered him a role on Ridiculousness, for which he was paid $1,25,000 per episode. With a net worth of $100 million, Rob Dyrdek is the second wealthiest skateboarder globally. 

Diesel is also a co-founder of Ultracast and Black Feather Whiskey, which he co-founded in 2017.

With all of his wealth, Rob has taken a step forward to aid the community by establishing three skate parks in Los Angeles.

Rob Dyrdek: Lifestyle 


Dyrdek says he has drastically changed his lifestyle in comparison to the past. Furthermore, his way of life and holidays are linked.

His family is one of the factors that contribute to his healthy lifestyle and overall well-being. Rob Dyrdek is a family man who enjoys spending time with them.


Dyrdek advertised his Hollywood Hills West home for $3.495 million in 2016, but it sold for $80,000 more.

The skater later purchased a house in Mulholland Estates, which was completed in 1999 in 2018. After renovations, they moved into their new home in 2019.

Similarly, he paid $6 million for the 7,000 square foot home. In addition, his new residence was also featured in an episode of the Ridiculousness show.

He bought a $9.9 million mansion in Mulholland Estates in 2015, surrounded by celebs such as Kendall Jenner, DJ Khaled, and Big Sean, among others.

In addition, in 2020, he paid $9.9 million for a 7,567-square-foot mansion with seven bedrooms and ten bathrooms.


Dyrdek obtained his first sponsor when he was only 12 years old, who funded his skateboards. Later, he left his sponsor to form Alien Workshop with Neil Blender, which he co-founded.

Rob Dyrdek
Rob Dyrdek for Brain Food 

He later signed a sponsorship deal with DC Shoe after moving to California. He launched products including shoes, boards, and clothes in collaboration with DC.

In the past, he’s been sponsored by Silver Trucks, EA Skate, and Monster Energy.

Rob Dyrdek: Charity 

For a long time, Dyrdek has been donating clothing to homeless and poor persons in California.

He also founded Street Legal Skating to promote the legalization of street skateboarding and distribute skateboards to underdeveloped countries.

Similarly, the Dyrdek DC Shoes Skate Plaza Foundation established “Safe Spot Skate Skate Spot,” which provides youngsters with a legal and safe skating environment.

He also started a program called SK8 4 Life, which raised $550,000 for underprivileged children in Los Angeles.

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Rob Dyrdek: Social Media Presence

Rob can be found on social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.

Facebook: 7.3 million followers

Instagram: 5.5 million followers

Twitter: 3.1 million followers

Youtube: 125K subscribers

In addition, he maintains his website, Robdyrek.

Rob Dyrdek: Frequently Asked Questions

Is Rob Dyrdek no longer skating?

Unfortunately, Dyrdek stopped skating, although he still participates in leagues and other skating-related activities.

Rob, how many horses does he own?

The skater has a thing for horses, and at one time in his career, he had 13 of them.

Rob Dyrdek held how many Guinness World Records?

Dyrdek achieved 21 Guinness World Records for skateboarding at the Rob & Big event.

He also held the Guinness record for the largest skateboard, which was initially seen in the Fantasy Factory series.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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