Biography

Ken Block::Biography

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Ken Block's facts

Date of Birth 21 November 1967
Nationality American
Profession Rally Driver
Working for Ford
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Married
Married to Lucy Block
Children n/a
Salary Depends
Net Worth(s) $300 million
Name on Birth Ken Block
Divorce No
Address Long Beach, California
Religion Christainity
Nick Name Block
Place of Birth Long Beach, California

A renowned professional rally driver and action sport enthusiast, currently joined with the Hoonigan Racing Division, formerly known to the rally division as the Monster World Rally Team," Ken  Block" is one very active and influencial people in World of Business Sports. Block is the co-founder and is the recently appointed Chief Brand Officer of DC Shoes. Block claimed a name for himself as a sportsman by actively competing in many of the action-based sports events like skateboarding, snowboarding, and motocross. Born on the 21st of November, 1967 in the heart of Long Beach, California, Block had the skills and fantcy of racing in the earliest of days.

Talking about his spectacular career, the Vermont SportsCar team when provided him with the perfect stage, he made his debut appearance in the year 2005 with a branded Subaru WRX STi.  His first-ever rally event was in the year 2005’s season of Sno*Drift, where his skills and the Subaru let him finish on the 7th overall and 5th spot in the Class N group. The 2005 season saw Block make top five finishes which was enough to place him 3rd overall in the Class A group and 4th spot overall in his first-ever Rally America National Championship up his sleeves. At the end of the 2005 season, Block added the profound Rally America Rookie OF The Year Award to his name. With a brilliant debut year, Block was approached and went off to sign his second and new sponsorship deal with Subaru which lasted till 2008 with some more impressive runs during the Rally Championship. This deal with Subaru had Block and his teammate of the DC rally, Travis Pastrana, to be known as "Subaru Rally Team USA”. Block did not fall behind in grabbing his first known Bronze in his first-ever X Games rally at the X games XII event. From there he ended up on the second overall spot in Rally America National Championship, his career best record so far. Block’s increasing fame and success lead him to appear in the Segment of a top ranked motoring show titled ‘Top Gear’. On January the 6th, 2010, Block experienced a huge uplift when the Monster World Rally Team announced to hold Block as their driver for some selected rounds of the World Rally Championship, which will have  him campaigning the Monster/Ford Racing Focus RS WRC 08.  Block  also was the holder of the ‘first ever American driver’ title for his campaign for the World Rally Championship with the Ford motors. The deal with Ford was so fruitful for him as on February the 27th, 2010, Block won the Rally of the 100 Acre Wood (Rally America) for the 5th consecutive time. This achievement did break the record held by the great John Buffum as being a new record. But the celebrations were not to last long as on 23rd March, 2011, Block and his co-driver Alex Gelsomino had to be taken to the hospital for having rolled and flipped over their Ford Fiesta RS WRC in the snow cap during the shakedown stages of the 2011 Rally de Portugal in Faro, Portugal.

With his ever-high sport career, Ken Block has an estimated net worth of $200 million. But majority of his wealth is grossed from D.C shoes and their productions of jackets, posters and stickers. Ken owns a Ford Fiesta RS WRC, with the features being a 2.0-liter, turbo four capable of producing as much as 600 horsepower and 665 pound-feet of torque, depending on graceful gear shift. He too has a Subaru WRX STI, that from his deal with Subaru at the highlighted peaks of his Rally career.

Digging into his personal life, with a considarable 6’ height apparel, Block is very known as being reserved about his private life and not pleasant about it in the media and public. But it can be said Ken Block currently is experiencing a married-domain with Lucy Block as being spotted together and comfy by the media. Ken Block had been dating his girlfriend and latter wife for some-time before exchanging their vows and tying the knot. He has a happy life along with his wife and there are no plans of divorce. He states, he is happy with his marital-domain and his wife has always supported him to the fullest, even if the hurdles may threaten to seperate them.

Block has come quite a long way to aspire and achieve success in his career. This down-to-earth guy has been entitled to many awards on different stages of his rally career. He has asked the world to either love what they do or do what they love as he takes Rally as his most important love and is very fond of hats. He can be found in wiki and other domains. Also Block can be followed on twitter, Facebook and where he is seen active and videos od him drifting and decals are popular in youtube.