Rodney Mullen Net Worth: Lifestyle, Charity & House

An American professional freestyle and street skateboarder, Rodney Mullan is one of the topmost richest skateboarders with a net worth of $30 million.

Giving a unique identity inventing numerous moves, Mullen is considered the greatest street skater.

Despite getting diagnosed with pigeon toe, when he had to wear leg braces, Mullen’s skills never faltered. In fact, he is responsible for creating impossible moves like flat ground ollie, heelflip, 360-flip, and more.

Thanks to his unparallel skills and dexterity with the feet, Mullen has been named the “Godfather of Street Skateboarding.” And we can’t agree more. 

Rodney Mullen
Rodney Mullen is a professional skateboarder, entrepreneur, and many more

Besides, skateboarder Rodney Mullen maintains his net worth as a company owner, inventor, and public speaker.

It all started when Mullen got familiar with a skateboard from his neighborhood friend. Similarly, after that, he practiced with his sister’s surfer friends, fully geared. 

Now, Mullen, with numerous honorable Awards, influences other aspiring skateboarders in the world. 

Quick Facts

Relating more about skating and Rodney Mullen, here are some of his quick facts. 

Full NameJohn Rodney Mullen
Known asMullen, Rodney
NicknameRodney, Songbird of Skateboarding, Godfather of Skateboarding, Applesauce & Balance Master
Birth DateAugust 17, 1966
Birth PlaceGainesville, Florida, United States
ResidenceGainesville or Hermosa Beach, United States
ReligionChristian
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityWhite
EducationPK Yonge, University of Florida
HoroscopeLeo
Father’s NameJohn Mullen
Mother’s NameAnn P. Mullen
SiblingsN/A
Age56 years old
Height5’11” (181 cm)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
Eye ColorGrey
Hair ColorLight brown
Body typeAthletic
ProfessionSkateboarder, Entrepreneur, Inventor & Public Speaker
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseTraci Mullen
ChildrenN/A
Name of ChildrenN/A
Beginning of Professional Career1977
RetirementN/A
Playing styleA mix of style, including some vert
Sports teamN/A
CoachN/A
Honors
  • All-time greatest action sports athlete,
  • The Transworld Reader’s Choice Award for Skater of the Year,
  • The trick of the Year
VictoryN/A
Net Worth$40 million
Prize MoneyN/A
Social MediaFacebookInstagram
Merch Trading Card, The Mutt(Book)
Last UpdateDecember, 2022

Rodney Mullen | Net Worth and Income

The Godfather of Street Skateboarding, Rodney Mullen, has a worthy net worth of $40 million.

Likewise, most of his earning are from skateboarding, as he is the most influential skater in skateboarding history.

Indeed Mullen is a professional freestyle and street skateboarder; he also earns from being a company owner, inventor, entrepreneur, and public speaker.

Moreover, in 1980, Mullen was teamed up with Powell-Peralta Bones Brigade joining a skateboarding squad, Plan B, which was once a high profile. Later in 1997, he launched another company with the name A-team.

Meanwhile, Mullen has also appeared in console video games of the Pro Skater series by Tony Hawk

Hence, Mullen is considered to be the greatest street skater created for inventing numerous skateboarding tricks.

In fact, Mullen also earns extra from his endorsements of street skateboards and investments in several other companies.

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Rodney Mullen | House and Books

House

This top-listed skateboarder listed his hilltop home in Ojai for $1.449 million in 2015. Similarly, he listed the splendid mansion as having 360-degree views of the surrounding valley floor and mountains. 

Additionally, the house is a mid-century modern-style build in the 1970s that resonates a casual and chic feel. Moreover, it is equipped with slate floors, wood-paneled doors, and windows. 

In addition, the house features a rustic kitchen with a copper sink, spacious dining and living areas, two bedrooms with two and a half bathrooms, and an ‘abstract modern’ fireplace. 

Furthermore, a decade ago, Mullen bought it for $740,000 and eventually sold it for $1.449 million. 

Also, his recent residence is believed to be in Gainesville, but no information about his house has been reported.

Books

Publishing a dramatic life story about his own life, Rodney Mullen authorized a biography titled The Mutt: How to Skateboard and Not Kill Yourself.

Furthermore, the book was published in 2005, which explains the trick that revolutionized the sport. Overall the book has 4.5 ratings. 

Video Games

Just as having an interest in gaming and having a nice partner in it, Mullen also appeared in video games by Tony Hawk.

Moreover, some of his other appearances were on Tony Hawk: American Wasteland, Tony Hawk: Providing Ground Underground, and Tony Hawk: Underground 2.

While the recent one happens to be Tony Hawk: Ride.

Rodney Mullen | Lifestyle

Indeed being called a legend in the skater community, Mullen’s entire lifestyle is connected with skateboarding.

Moreover, the way he talks and his gesture; he clearly exudes skateboarding vibes. 

It is a kind of myth that skaters usually love to wear baggy stuff with shaved hair. But Mullen clarified that dressing sense for skating is a little bit broader than anyone thinks of.

Like if baggy clothes are cool, then the skateboarder will wear tight pants and the same with tight pants. In addition, he clarifies that there’s an essence of rebellion that is way more fashionable.

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Globe & Sponsorships 

Besides his dressing style, Mullen is connected with a shoe brand, ‘Globe,’ as the product itself also came from Australia.

Rodney Mullen | Charity

From the very beginning, Rodney was allowed to skate only if all the safety measures were followed. And growing up with such a father who is also a doctor, Mullen has sponsored over ERA-EDTA.

Meanwhile, ERA-EDTA is a European Renal Association also the European Dialysis and Transplant Association. Similarly, they try their best to provide education for all nephrologists for them to apply in daily practice.

Thus, Mullen is also an ambassador of the Skatepark Project that builds quality and legal places to practice sport, including skate. 

Back in the day, Mullen organized an event where skaters could get a chance to meet him and receive the tour of the world’s largest skateboard manufacturer, Dwindle Distribution, in Los Angeles.

Rodney Mullen's signed skateboard
Rodney Mullen’s signed skateboard

Similarly, Rodney Mullen has locally participated in charities despite announcing a huge amount for charity, spending days signing autographs, and performing live skate demos.

In addition, he has also given away free accessories like his shirts, skateboards, and hats.

Rodney Mullen | Endorsement and Investments

Mullen’s devotion over skateboarding is legitimate as needed that propelled skateboarding to the height unforeseen.

In 1989, he became a co-founder and principal investor in World industries with another world championship, Steve Rocco.

Similarly, in 1997, Mullen formed the A-Team skateboarding company with other skateboarders like Marc Johnson, Dave Mayhew, Chet Thomas, and Gershon.

On the other side, Mullen was also involved in a skateboard-trunk designing company with another company named ‘Almost Skateboard.’

Accordingly, as the company sold out to Globe International for $26 million, Mullen again landed a partnership in the same company under the Dwindle Distribution brand.

Additionally, he is also a noted speaker speaking on diverse topics as science and spirituality.

Rodney Mullen | Career

Starting skateboarding from 10, Rodney Mullan has performed in the US Open Championships’ Freestyle leg.

Besides, seeing his passion for skateboarding and impressed by his skill, skateboard manufacturer Bruce Walker decided to sponsor him.

Rodney Mullen skateboarding
Rodney Mullen skateboarding at a very young age

Before the 1970s, Mullen was already into sports training with all of his efforts and earned thirty consecutive wins in local amateur skateboarding competitions.

And at the tender age of 13, Rodney Mullen won the national competition in Oceanside, California, in 1979.

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Further, in 1980, he beat the world champion, Steve Rocco, racking up the victories. 

Likewise, by 1990, Mullen won all but one in all of the 35 freestyle competitions that he competed for.

Moreover, Mullen joined the skateboarding team, Plan B Skateboards, achieving goals and reaching the pioneer level of freestyle skateboarding and earning popularity in 1991.

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Rodney Mullen | Awards and Achievements

  • The Transworld Reader’s Choice Award for Skater of the Year – 2002
  • Named as ‘all-time greatest action sports athlete’ on the Extreme Sports Channel’s ‘Legends of the Extreme’ – 2003
  • Skateboarding Hall of Fame in Anaheim, California – 2003
  • The Trick of the Year – 2016

Quotes

  • “Rarely is it a question of talent or technique at those levels; it’s just one of belief.”
  • “That’s the nature of the love, you know, it’s got hate in there.”
  • “I see people with talent and all those things, but the one thing they don’t have is just that love for the sake of doing it.”

FAQs

What is the marital status of Rodney Mullen?

Rodney Mullen was married to Traci Mullen in 2000. But in 2013, his wife filed for a divorce. 

What are Rodney Mullen’s invented skateboard tricks?

Rodney Mullen invented the topmost skateboard tricks: Handstand flip, Primo Slides, Impossible, Airwalks, 360 Flip, Kickflip, Heelflip, flat-ground Ollie, caster slide, and darkslide.

Which company does Rodney Mullen own?

Rodney Mullen owes a company named Almost Skateboards.

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