Kelly Slater is a professional surfer known for being an 11-time World Surf League champion. His success in this area has earned him the status of the greatest professional surfer of all time. His sports career led him to get involved in many other businesses and he is now a wealthy man. Kelly Slater’s net worth is estimated to be $25 million. This is how the surfer reached his wealth.
Robert Kelly Slater was born in Cocoa Beach, Florida on February 11, 1972. He grew up with his two brothers near the beach, so he spent time in the water from an early age and started surfing at only five years. From the age of ten, Slater competed in numerous junior events along the Atlantic coast, and he won his first championship title in 1984. He then placed third in the junior division of the world championships amateurs, which took place in England, in 1986. A year later, he traveled to Australia to participate in the junior championship of the Pacific Cup and won the title.
Kelly Slater’s Surfing Career
Slater turned pro in 1990 and he struggled to achieve major success in the early years of his career. However, his career took an upward turn in 1992 when he finished on the podium in three of his first five events. Later that year he competed at the Rip Curl Pro in France and won his first event. Slater won the Pipeline Masters in Hawaii the same year and he won his first world title. The following year was less successful for Slater, as he finished the year in sixth position in the world rankings. However, he did not stay on the ground long, as he won the world title for five consecutive years between 1994 and 1998, and he also became the Triple Crown of Surfing Champion in 1995 and 1998. During this period , many surfing events were televised, which brought Kelly Slater to the public’s attention. At this point in his career, Slater decided to take a break from competitive surfing, but then returned to the world pro circuit in 2002. It took Slater a few years to achieve the same level of success he had experienced earlier in his career. , and he didn’t become world champion again until 2005. Slater also won the world championship title in 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2011. Most recently, he was the 2019 Triple Crown Surfing Champion.
Slater’s music and media appearances
In addition to her career as a professional surfer, Kelly Slater has also had a career in music and media. He plays guitar and ukulele and has performed with several artists including Ben Harper, Pearl Jam, Jack Johnson, Angus Stone and Marilyn Manson. He is also part of a band called The Surfers. Slater played the recurring role of Jimmy Slade on the “Baywatch” television series. He appeared in 27 episodes in the early 1990s. The surfer also appeared in episodes of “The Jersey”, “The Girl Next Door”, and “The Ultimate Surfer”. Additionally, Kelly Slater has had roles or made appearances in several films. These include “Surfers – The Movie”, “Endless Summer II”, “Thicker Than Water”, “One Night at McCool’s”, “September Sessions”, “Step into Liquid”, “Riding Giants”, “Surf’s Up” , “Bra Boys: Blood is Thicker Than Water”, “Bustin’ Down the Door”, “Waveriders”, “Keep Surfing”, and “Fighting Fear”.
His other business ventures
Kelly Slater has published two books. His first, published in 2003, is called “Pipe Dreams: A Surfer’s Journey”. He then released “Kelly Slater: For the Love” in 2008. Slater had several endorsement deals throughout his career. He had a contract with Channel Islands Surfboards, which he rode exclusively until he started surfing Firewire surfboards. Slater acquired Firewire in 2014. Two years later Slater released their own line of cards of which there are four models. In 1990, surf apparel company Quicksilver began sponsoring Slater, and they sponsored him until 2014. However, Slater decided he wanted to start his own surf apparel company that promoted clean living and responsible, while having a style inspired by his travels around the world. Working with luxury goods company Kering, Slater launched Outerknown. It is a sustainable and eco-friendly clothing company. Kelly Slater formed the Kelly Slater Wave Company, and its main focus was a 10-year experiment to create the perfect indoor wave called the Wave Pool. The World Surf League acquired a majority stake in the company in 2016 and began hosting events at Kelly Slater Surf Ranch. They then began acquiring land to develop other surf ranches in various locations across the United States, and there are also plans to create a hotel and residential complex built around a Kelly Slater Wave surf pool. Company. Not all of Slater’s business ventures are related to surfing. A non-surfing example is a beverage company called Purps that makes organic, zero-calorie energy drinks. Kelly Slater started the beverage company in 2014 together with Dr. Chris Schaumburg and RVCA founder Pat Tenore.
Kelly Slater net worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kelly Slater’s net worth is $35 million. He made his money from surfing competitions, and he also made money from sponsorship deals and various other ventures. His business interests include apparel, surf apparel, surfboards, beverages and indoor wave pools.
His personal life
Kelly Slater has been in a relationship with Kalani Miller for over 15 years. They are not yet married, but plan to marry in the future, says The Net Line. Kelly and Miller have no children together, but Kelly does have a daughter, Taylor, from a previous relationship who was born in 1996. Although he has a home in his hometown of Cocoa Beach, Florida, Kelly Slater now has homes in Hawaii and Los Angeles. .