Former professional skateboarder and entrepreneur, Rob Dyrdek is an example to live by.

Rob’s relentless pursuit of his childhood dream made him a professional athlete at 16 and propelled him into the business world before most people enter college.

You might be a fan of his MTV’s hit show, Ridiculousness, but how well do you know about him?

Today MyHowBook has chosen to provide you a brief insight into his success story.

Robert Stanley Dyrdek was born on June 28, 1974, in Kettering Ohio, to Gene and Patty Dyrdek.

Rob’s interest in sports came at an early age, and he began skateboarding at 11 after receiving his first skateboard from professional skateboarder, Neil Blender.

His professional career began a year later when he was sponsored by the same company that Blender was a team member of.

A few years later, Dyrdek and Blender both left their sponsor to start their own company, Alien Workshop.

At the age of 16, he dropped out of high school and moved to Southern California to continue with his professional skateboarding career.

After moving to California, he started riding for Droors Clothing, which was later transformed into DC Shoes. Dyrdrek was sponsored by DC Shoes until 2016.

Dyrdek is the founder and owner of the skateboard competition enterprise, Street League Skateboarding. The company started a domestic skateboarding competition which is now an international event. 

His company was the subject of his documentary movie, The Motivation, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013.

Dyrdek entered into the showbiz industry in the mid-2000s. 

His first TV appearance was in the MTV reality series, Rob & Big, which he co-hosted with his best friend and bodyguard, Christopher “Big Black” Boykin, from 2006 to 2008.

His cousin, Chris “Drama” Pfaff and friend, “Bam Bam” Davis also appeared in the show.

Afterwards, he appeared in the reality TV series, Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory from February 8, 2009 to March 2015.

His Fantasy Factory is a space for him to manage two aspects of his life, i.e., business and pleasure.

The show which featured Dyrdek and his team, including Boykin, Chris Pfaff, Sterling Brim and Chanel West Coast, aired for seven seasons.

Dyrdek was featured in video games such as Skate and Skate 2 and also in a 2008 film, Righteous Kill.

In 2009, he co-wrote and appeared as one of the main cast in the movie, Street Dreams.

He has earned a huge fan following after he started another reality show, Ridiculousness, where he passes comments about internet videos that are mainly mishaps.

His two friends, Sterling Brim and Chanel West Coast have been his co-hosts on the show.

He owns a production company, Superjacket Productions, through which various shows like Ridiculousness, CMT series The Dude Perfect Show, talent show series, Amazingness and more have been produced.

As a part of his show, Rob & Big, he set 21 separate Guinness World Records.

For the grand opening of his first SafeSpot SkateSpot, he rode with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on the world’s largest skateboard.

Rob is a married man and is a father of a son, Kodah Dash Dyrdek. 

Since 2015, he has been married to his longtime girlfriend, Bryiana Noelle Flores. He proposed to her at Disneyland in April 2015.

As of January 2018, he has accumulated a huge net worth of $50 million.