What was Ken Block’s Net Worth?

Ken Block was an American professional rally driver and entrepreneur who had a net worth of $100 million at the time of his death. Ken Block earned his fortune as a co-founder of DC Shoes. He also served as the company’s Chief Brand Officer. In March 2004, DC Shoes was acquired by Quicksilver for $87 million. After selling his ownership of DC Shoes, he shifted his business focus to Hoonigan Industries, an apparel brand for auto enthusiasts, of which he was co-owner.

Early Life & Career

Ken Block was born November 21, 1967 in Long Beach, California. Ken began his rallying career with Vermont SportsCar team in 2005. He went on to compete in the 2006 Rally America National Championship, finishing second overall. By the end of 2007, Block had amassed 19 podiums and 8 overall victories in rally events. He competed in the 2008 Rally America National championship, where he finished second overall and on February 27, 2010 Block won the Rally in the 100 Acre Wood (Rally America) for the 5th consecutive time, breaking the record formerly held by John Buffum.

On March 23, 2011, Block and his co-driver Alex Gelsomino were taken to hospital, having rolled their Ford Fiesta RS WRC during the shakedown stage of the 2011 Rally de Portugal in Faro, Portugal. A representative of the Monster World Rally team later announced that both men were okay. In 2013, Block entered in the top-ten of the Mexican rally getting his first six points for the championship and scored a best-ever 7th overall finish. In 2014, Castrol returned as his sponsor, and Block finished 12th at the WRC in Catalunya, Spain. Ken Block finished his Rally America career of 60 starts with 16 wins with 28 podium finishes.

Block has also competed in many action sports events including skateboarding, snowboarding, and motocross. In 2010, he co-founded Gymkhana Grid, and Block won the all-wheel-drive event in 2014 beating Jake Archer in the final duel. In 2021, he finished 4th in the Baja 1000 in the trophy truck class. Ken Block also holds the world record for the world’s fastest snowcat, a modified Ford Raptor called the RaptorTrax.

Personal Life & Death

Ken Block was married to his wife, Lucy, from July 2004 until his death. The couple had three daughters. Their daughter Lia began competing in rallying in late 2021 and entered the Extreme E series in 2023.

In 2021, Block collaborated with Rotiform and Fuel Off-Road through Wheel Pros on four sets of signature wheels.

Ken Block died at the age of 55 in a snowmobile accident near his ranch in Woodland, Utah, on January 2, 2023. The snowmobile upended on a steep slope and landed on top of him, and he was declared dead at the scene of the accident. His No. 43 was then retired from the World Rally Championship for the 2023 season in his honor.

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