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People have learned not to underestimate Rob Dyrdek. At times, he may look like he's in some sort of Fantasy Factory, but he's always thinking. He has turned his high school daydreaming in class into an empire that includes, clothing, endorsements, media interests and plain fun. He ground his way to financial freedom once he decided as a young kid that he wanted to be a professional skateboarder.
He was prompted by his now partner Neil Bender when as an 11-year-old Dyrdek somehow managed to get Bender to give him his competition skateboard. The pair now own Alien Workshop together and continue a strong relationship after 27 years.
Dyrdek is known for his tenacity when he decides he wants to perform a particular board trick. He has tallied up 21 Guinness World Records with the number, diversity and difficulty of the skateboard tricks he has accomplished. Some of his records still stand between kickflips, ollies and tail grinds. The trick names are confusing and sound funny, but Dyrdek is no joke.
Beside sponsorship from Alien, he was one of the original endorsements deals for DG shoes and claims Energy Drinks as one of the brands he endorses. Dyrdek has produced an MTV series featuring himself and his bodyguard, Big. In 2009, he initiated a second foray onto the airwaves with a show featuring his Fantasy Factory skate park. He has received three Teen Choice Award nominations for Male Reality/Variety Star for his work on the tube.
As a pure businessman, Dyrdek has aligned the following sponsors: DC Shoes, Monster, Street League, Wild Grinders, Alien Workshop, Habitat Skateboards, IVI Vision, Rogue Status DTA, ISX Technology, Stance, Bill My Parents, Mega Horse Racing, Super Heat Games, Loud Mouth Burritos and Ditl. His media and entertainment shows include: Fantasy Factory, Ridiculousness, Street League, Wild Grinders, Street Dreams and Rob & Big.
Dyrdek, an Ohio native, also has time to give back to the community. Since 2005, he has been working feverishly with his foundation to build and create street legal skateboard parks around the U.S. In his home town of Kettering, Dyrdek opened the first of many that he designed, built and has since grinded upon.