One of the founders of DC Shoes, Ken Block, is no more in the world. The whole world is mourning the death of Ken Block, who passed away at the age of 55. Ken encountered a snowmobile accident in Woodland, Utah, which led to his death. The late rally driver competed in many action sports events, such as skateboarding, snowboarding, and motocross.
The news of Ken’s death was announced on Monday, January 2, which left everyone devasted. His cause of death was due to an accident. After meeting the accident, he was announced the death at the scene. He was married to Lucy Block, with whom he tied the knot on July 10, 2004. His wife is also a rally racer, and they had also raced together. The couple lived together for 15 years. Ken and Lucy had three kids, including a daughter named Lia Block.
Ken was close to his family members, and all of them lived a low-key life. The whole family is devastated by the death of their loved one. His daughter, Lia, posted a heartfelt statement to Instagram late Tuesday night, saying,
“Yesterday I didn’t just lose my father, I lost my best friend,” Lia Block wrote. “He was truly my whole world and the only person I ever looked up to. No matter what I did he was always there to support me. I can’t believe how fast he was taken from all of us. No words can describe of how much of an amazing human my dad was, he lived so many lives, accomplished more in 55 years than most people could in 10 lifetimes, and lived his life to the absolute fullest every single day.”
“He always did what he loved no matter what, right up to the last second, and always was there for me and my siblings and my mom whenever we did what we loved. He never said no to something we wanted to try, never pushed us to like what he liked, just opened the door for us to explore. He never missed an opportunity to help us grow as good people, he always told me that he wanted us to be even more amazing, caring, happy, selfless, humans than him and my mom. He always helped others and opened doors for so many other people. I can only hope to do half as many amazing things he did.”
“I grew up, knowing in the back of my head, that I wanted to be just like dad. He was one of the most amazing people in the world, not to mention the best dad I could have ever asked for. I will strive every single day to make you proud. I love you to the moon and back kenny boi.”
Many of Ken’s closest friends and collaborators commented in response. Likewise, fans were left emotional by that statement, and they left some comforting messages in the comment section. While the world is devasted by the death news, some people are also eager to know about Ken’s earnings and income.
Ken Block Had a Net Worth of $100 Milion
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ken Block had an impressive net worth of over $100 million, but some sources say it was around $200 million. Contributing to his high income are the two renowned companies he founded, the skating fashion brand DC Shoes and Hoonigan Industries, a motor apparel brand.
Ken launched DC Shoes in 1994 with his business partner Damon Way who he met during a community college class. They started a series of start-ups, including Blunt Magazine, Type A Snowboards, Droors Clothing, and Eightball Clothing. Meanwhile, Ken needed $10,000 to create the sports brand and had to convince his parents to lend him the amount. So, their input paid off, and in the first year of business, DC shoes generated $1.5 million in revenue.
The revenue increased by 2003, as the brand was making $100 million each year, as Hot Cars reports. Quicksilver later acquired DC Shoes for $87 million in 2004. However, Ken remained Brand Vision Leader for the company. After DC Shoes was sold, Ken launched Hoonigan Industries. Until his death, he served as the co-owner and “Head Hoonigan In Charge” at the company.
Furthermore, the company made clothing and apparel for petrolheads and operated Block’s racing team in partnership with Ford until 2021. In the same way, Ken raced in every rally season from his 2005 debut until 2015, winning 15 Rally America races. He also won six Global RallyCross races in his decade-long career. So, due to his career as a rally driver, he has racked up a massive fortune.
Similarly, Ken was featured in a few video games like Colin McRae: Dirt 2. Ken’s Gymkhana videos on YouTube were also the plus point behind his increasing earnings every year. Once, his car Ford Fiesta appeared in one of his Gymkhana videos. That video received more than seven million views, and again, in July 2012, that received about five million views. Due to that, his income peaked.