Ken Block Net Worth

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Net Worth $ 250,000,000
Real name Kenneth Paul Block
Source of Wealth Rally racing, owner of multiple businesses
Profession Rally Driver & entrepreneur
Spouse/Partner Lucy Block
Date of Birth Nov 21, 1967
Zodiac Scorpio
Age 55
Died Jan 2, 2023
Gender Male
Pronoun He/Him
Height 181 cm / 5 ft 11 inch
Nationality American
Siblings /

Ken Block's net worth is estimated at around $250 million 💵

Biography and early life

Professional rally driver with the Hoonigan Racing Division and racing enthusiast Ken Block was born in Long Beach, California. Very little is known about his family.

Growing up, Ken fell in love with art and aesthetics and wanted to be an architect. In addition, he also adored extreme sports and BMX dirt bikes, which in his teenage years resulted in him racing dirt bikes.

He went to Orange Glen High School and studied at Palomar College.

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How Ken started a career in the automotive world

Before he became a world-known rally driver and successful entrepreneur, Ken Brock had a career as an architect. However, he quickly realized that he didn’t want to make a business of it. After that, he tried snowboarding and moved to Colorado to become a professional snowboarder but failed to create a professional career.

Careerwise, things got serious in 2005 when he began rallying with the Vermont SportsCar team.

In 2006, Ken signed a sponsorship deal with Subaru and was part of the completion of the first-held X-Games[1]rally event at X Games XII and was third and took the bronze medal. That same year, he competed in the Rally America National Championship and was in second place.

The following year, in 2007, Ken participated in the X Games XIII and was second in the race, winning a silver medal.

In 2008, Subaru gave him a brand-new Subaru WRX STi to compete in, and he chose to compete in the Canadian Rally Championship and took first place. This event was to prepare for the World Rally Championship, which happened in 2009.

Ken’s success was noticed everywhere, and many brands and producers in the same industry wanted to do business with him. He was featured in a segment of the British motor TV show “Top Gear,” which first premiered in 2002. In 2009, he filmed a YouTube video, “Gymkhana 2,” which became viral instantly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ7R_buZPSo

Ken ended his contract with Subaru in 2010, made a new partnership with Ford, and competed part-time at the World Rally Championship[2]for Monster World Rally Team[3] . There, he drove a Ford Focus RS WRC 08 and became the first American rally driver to compete in the World Rally Championship.

In 2011, at the Rally de Portugal in Faro, Portugal, Ken, along with his co-driver Alex Gelsomino were injured and taken to the hospital after rolling their Ford Fiesta.

In the 2013 race, Ken was listed in the top ten at the Mexican rally, and in 2014, he was endorsed by Castrol, and became his sponsor. That year, Ken competed in the World Rally Championship in Catalunya, Spain.

In the years between 2011 to 2015, Ken participated in the Global RallyCross Championship, and his racing car was always a Ford Fiesta.

Most famous for

The American professional rally driver is most known as the Monster World Rally Team and is one of the co-founders of DC Shoes.

Apart from that, he also got much recognition after producing a series of gymkhana videos on YouTube.

Facts about Ken Block you maybe didn’t know

  • He is one of the co-founders of DC shoes[4] , a company specializing in sports footwear. The company was founded in 1994, and to do this, Block borrowed $10,000 from his parents.
  • In 2006, Ken jumped his Subaru WRX STi rally car 171 feet (52 m) for the Discovery Channel show “Stunt Junkies.”
  • He has acquired five medals at the, five medals in total.
  • Ken co-founded Gymkhana Grid[5] , a race held annually worldwide.
  • Some of his eye-catching cars[6]are in his garage in Utah, including a 1986 Ford RS200 AND A 2013 Ford F-150 RaptorTrax.Ken’s cars are featured in the video game “Colin McRae: Dirt 2”, “As Good as Dirt 3,” and “Dirt: Showdown.”
  • In 2015 he appeared in the video game “Need for Speed” as a style icon.

Personal life and relationships

Ken Block is very private and doesn’t want to share personal details about his family. He married his now-wife, Lucy Block, with whom he shares three children.

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Before Lucy, he was married to Tracy Montgomery, who was a writer.

Conclusion

American rally driver and constant adrenaline chaser, Ken Brock, is estimated at around $250 million as of 2022. Besides his regular drifting antics, he has also accumulated a big fortune as a successful entrepreneur, and most of his wealth came from DC Shoes.

FAQs

Does Ken Block still own Hoonicorn?

Ken Block and Ford parted ways in 2021, which was why he also parted ways with his Hoonicorn and other cars.

How did Ken Block start DC?

The story before DC Shoes begins in 1989 when Ken Block began screen printing T-shirts and teamed up with his college friend Damon Way.


 

References

  1. Skate & Snowboard Quality Clothing. DC Shoes. (n.d.). Retrieved December 5, 2022, from https://www.dcshoes.com/

  2. Wikimedia Foundation. (2022, August 25). Gymkhana Grid. Wikipedia. Retrieved December 5, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gymkhana_Grid 

  3. Take a look inside Ken Block's garage. Top Gear. (2021, May 19). Retrieved December 5, 2022, from https://www.topgear.com/car-news/ken-block/heres-a-look-inside-the-garage-of-ken-block