How much was Dave Mirra worth?
|Net Worth:||$10 Million|
|Profession:||Professional Rally Driver|
|Date of Birth:||April 4, 1974 (aged 41)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|
“It’s all progressing right now, and it’s awesome to see all this stuff, all the people come here and watch it and be so interested in it.” Dave Mirra
About Dave Mirra
Dave Mira, whose real full name is David Michael Mirra, was an American businessman, bicycle motocross athlete, and rally car driver that competed in multiple rallycross events. Over the course of his career as a rider, he was able to win many awards and achievements, including the record for most X-Games medals in the BMX Freestyle.
Dave Mirra became famous for being one of the most extreme sports athletes in America. He was born on in the small town of Chittenango, New York on April 4, 1974. He was the oldest of two sons to Michael and Linda Mirra. When he was five years old, David’s parents divorced. Alongside his younger brother, Tim, he was raised by his father. Their mother lived nearby, in Syracuse, and they kept in touch. During his childhood, Dave and his brother spent most of their time riding bikes around their neighborhood.
Towards the late 1980s, the freestyle BMX was slowly becoming a thing and gaining popularity. Simultaneously with attending the local Chittenango High School, he began challenging his friends to race and that’s how he became a professional BMX rider. Following his high school graduation in 1992, he moved to California with his brother to attend the East California University. Instead, he decided to join the California State Polytechnic University in the late 1990s. Shortly after that, he began his career as a biker and began participating in local and national events.
The BMX rider became rich thanks to his many wins and business ventures. At the peak of his career, in the mid-2010s, the record-setter at the X-Games events had earned as much as $15 million dollars. In the 1980s, he impressed video producers from Plywood Hoods that decided to feature him in their BMX videos. He then gained sponsorship from the Vision Street Wear in 1989 and received sponsorship deals from other companies such as GT Bicycles and Hoffman Bikes. From his sponsorship deals alone at that time, he was making an estimated $7,000 per month.
Dave’s professional career started in 1992. That year, he made his debut at the X-Games but failed to make it to the finals. After continuously trying, he finally made it to the finals in the 1995 event and was able to win a medal. From then until 2009, for 14 consecutive years, he was able to win more than 24 medals. He eventually tied fellow history-makers Joe Parsons and Tony Hawk for being the fastest BMX rider to reach more than 14 X-Games medals. In the mid-2000s, he had earned an estimated $4-7 million from his wins and participation in high-stakes events, as well as his endorsements, and business ventures. He also won several awards, with the most notable being the ESPY Award for “Best Male Action Sports Athlete”.
In the 2000s, Mirra started his own bike company titled Mirra Co.
From 2008 to 2013, he switched his attention to rallying and rallycross. As part of the Subaru Rally Team, he took part in multiple ironman championships, with his most highly-praised performance being at the event from March 2013 where he competed in his first triathlon. And besides earning a lot of money and praise from his illustrious career as both bicycle motocross athlete and rally car driver, in the late 2000s, Dave Mirra became a television personality. By this time Dave Mirra is estimated to have had a net worth of about $5-6 million.
As himself, he has appeared in over 30 different productions, with the most notable being Punk’D, The Challenge, and Fantasy Factory. He also appeared in many talk shows of hosts such as David Letterman, George Lopez, and Tom Green. In 2009, he began hosting two seasons of the MTV show Real World / Road Rules Challenges. Around that time, he signed an endorsement deal with the company DC Shoes, and published his own photo-biography called Mirra Image.
The success of the businessman, BMX rider and rally car driver comes from his passion for extreme sports and his abilities to thrive in them. He has focus and a drive that does well in competitive sports that put everything on the line.
He has also branched out and become a businessman adding to his success. Towards the end of the 2000s, he also started his own bike company titled Mirra Co. that is currently owned by him and his family.
When it comes to BMX riders and rallycross performers, Dave Mirra is one of the most successful. His passion for riding bicycles became his well-paid primary job. From the 1990s until his passing in the mid-2010s, he has earned an estimated $20 million in pre-tax income. He has starred in numerous television projects, and most importantly, made a lot of history at X Games and other bicycle motocross events.