How much is Alex Honnold worth?
|Net Worth:||$2 Million
|Profession:||Professional Rock Climber|
|Date of Birth:||August 17, 1985|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Alex Honnold
Alex Honnold is an American Free Climber known most famously for being the only person in the world to free solo El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in 2017. Honnold has many climbing accolades to his name, like the fastest ascent of the Yosemite Triple Crown. Amongst other climbs, he specialized in free climbs and prefers straight routes for his climbs.
Vegetarian and teetotalist, Honnold has also been living in a van for the best part of a decade. Citing that while he doesn’t find the life of living in a van overall appealing, he loves the freedom and the access it gives him to do the things he loves the most, which is climbing. Between climbs, he is an avid runner and hiker to keep fit. He describes himself as being quite militant in personality, anti- religious and an atheist. He would consider himself an environmental activist as well as a feminist. He is an avid reader, often found reading books on environmental issues, classics, and economics.
In 2017 Honnold took the plunge and bought a house in Las Vegas, however, in the middle of trying to get his home furnished, Honnold opted to live in his van out on his drive rather than living in an empty house with nothing in it.
Alex Honnold has a net worth of $2 million dollars, as of 2020.
Why Is He So Famous?
Honnold is most famously known for his free-climbing abilities, here is a list of some of his most famous achievements:
- 2007 Freerider, Astroman, The Rostrum, Salathe Wall in Yosemite, California
- 2008 Bushido and Hong Kong Phooey in Utah
- 2008 The Regular Northwest Face of Half Dome in Yosemite, California
- 2008 Moonlight Buttress in Utah
- 2010 The Green Mile in California
- 2010 Rainbow Arch in Chad
- 2010 Ambrosia in California
- 2011 Heaven, Cosmic Debris, The Phonix in Yosemite, California
- 2011 The Mandala in California
- 2012 The Nose, The Regular Northwest Face of Half Dome in Yosemite, California
- 2012 Yosemite Triple Crown (Mt. Watkins, El Capitan, & Half Dome) in Yosemite, California
- 2012 Too Big to Flail in Bishop in California
- 2014 The Fitz Roy Traverse in Patagonia
- 2014 El Sendero Luminoso in Mexico
- 2014 University Wall in Canada
- 2016 Complete Scream in Northern Ireland
- 2016 Torre Traverse in Patagonia
- 2017 Freerider in Yosemite, California
- 2018 The Nose in Yosemite, California
- 2019 Arrested Development in Navada
A lot of Alex Honnald’s fame has come from his appearing in films and documentaries, as well as appearing on the Joe Rogan podcast which got over 3.5 million views on YouTube alone.
What Makes Honnold So Successful?
Honnold’s achievements for doing free climbs where most people would need assisted climbs or climb in groups. Free climbing is an unaided form of climbing where the only ropes and equipment is used to prevent falls rather than to aid progress. This makes the previous climbs tremendously impressive to climb achievements. Honnold does not come from a background of climbing, in fact, when he began he didn’t come from any professional background and was unknown in the climbing community. Before people knew it, he’d beaten legends in their times that hadn’t been accomplished in nearly a generation.
This lead to Honnold’s notoriety skyrocketing and thus gained the following awards for his skills in climbing.
- 2010: Golden Piton award for endurance climbing (Climbing Magazine)
- 2015: Piolets d’Or
- 2018: Robert & Miriam Underhill Award for various climbs ( American Alpine Club)
Honnold’s net worth is reportedly $1.5 million USD. This is because of the filmography and books are written and produced about his free climbs and the documentation of the process.
Honnold has appeared in many films throughout the years:
- 2007 The Sharp End
- 2008 Alone on the Wall
- 2009 Progression
- 2012 Honnold 3.0
- 2014 Valley Uprising
- 2015 A Line Across the Sky
- 2015 Showdown at Horseshoe Hell
- 2016 Africa Fusion
- 2018 Queen Maud Land
- 2018 Free Solo
- 2019 The Nose Speed Record
- 2019 Fine Lines
2017 Alone on the Wall: Alex Honnold and the Ultimate Limits of Adventure
Honnold has also set up a charity in his own name called the Honnold Foundation. The organisation provides grants for organizations who are prioritizing solar access in countries all around the world. This is something that Honnold has been passionate about since 2012 when he was donating a third of his wage to solar panel projects all around the world.
Honnold is a noted freeclimber and environmental activist who has a passion for tough climbs and a solar future.