By now, we are guessing all of you know that legendary rally car driver Ken Block has died. The rally star passed at the age of 55 in a snowmobile accident in Utah on January 2, 2023, Monday.
It wouldn’t be wrong to say Ken Block was a rally legend. Apart from his career as a rally car, he was also a successful businessman and was the co-owner of a couple of companies. Keep scrolling further to know more about Ken Block including his net worth.
What was the net worth of the rally legend Ken Block?
According to the reports of various media outlets, the net worth of the pro rally car driver Ken Block has been estimated to be somewhat between $100 million and $200 million. Some reports state that he made a fortune of $200 million in the year 2012 but that this declined and came down to half by the year 2023.
In addition to this, Ken had a large car collection. It has been reported by The Sun, that he had at least two huge real estate properties. His main residence was in Park City, Utah, meanwhile, he also had a house in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
What did Ken Block do before he stepped into the world of racing?
Before entering the field of rallying, Ken Block was a successful businessman and general action sports enthusiast. In the year 1994, he co-founded a skating fashion company that goes by the name of DC Shoes. The company sponsored his debut car in 2005.
Later on, Block was then inspired to take up racing at the age of almost 40 by his close friend Travis Pastrana. And the rest is history.
How did Ken Block manage to make those big bucks?
A large portion of Ken’s earnings came from his rallying career as well as the two companies he co-owned, DC Shoes and motor apparel brand Hoonigan Industries. He was “Head Hoonigan in Charge” of the latter business up until the time of his death.
For those of you who are unaware, let us tell you, the company designed clothing and other apparel for petrolheads. Along with this, it also operated Block’s racing team in partnership with Ford until 2021.
Let us share with all of you, the rally car driver Ken Block who made his debut in 2005 raced in every rally season from there on until 2015. During his decade-long career, he won 15 Rally America races and six Global RallyCross races.
What happened to Ken Block?
Ken Block passed away in a snowmobile accident near his ranch in Park City, Utah that took place on the afternoon of January 2, 2023, Monday. As per cops, he was driving the snowmobile down a steep slope when the vehicle upended and landed on top of him.
It has been stated that Block was riding in a group but he was alone when the accident happened. The Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Block’s death via a statement that read, “We are saddened to hear of the loss of Kenneth and our hearts are with his family and friends so deeply affected.”
The statement further read, “We thank all of our first responders for their continued service.” At the moment, the medical examiners are trying to find out the cause behind the death of Ken.
May Ken Block’s soul rest in peace. Our prayers are with the friends and family of the rally car driver during this difficult period. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.