Evel Knievel was the professional stunt performer and entertainer of America. He is well-known for his successful attempt of more than 70 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps. Evel was instated to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in 1999 for his contribution to motorcycle sport. Let’s find out more about much is the net worth of Evel Knievel in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Evel was born in October in Butte Montana. His date of birth was October 17, 1938. His father’s name was Robert E, and his mother’s name was Ann Marie Keough Knievel. The birth name of Evel was Robert Craig Knievel Jr. He was German from the paternal side and Irish from mother’s side. His parents separated after the birth of their second child Nicolas. His paternal grandparents raised him in Butte. Evel interest in motorcycling increased after attending a Joie Chitwood auto daredevil show. He died due to pulmonary disease in Clearwater, Florida, in 2007.
Knievel had two marriages in his life. His first marriage was with Linda Joan Bork. The. They had four children, two boys Robbie and Kelly and two girls Alicia and Tracey. His son Kelly has overseen his legacy. They separated in 1990 and divorced in 1997. Knievel started dating Krystal Kennedy in 1992 and married her in 1999. They divorced in 2001 and Krystal was given a restraining order from Evel. However, they resolve their problem and remain together until Evel’s death.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Evel started his career working as a drill operator in Anaconda Mining Company in Butte. He was fired for making earth mover a motorcycle wheelie and crashing it into Butte’s main power line. He participated in professional ski-jumping events and won Northern Rocky Ski Jumping Championship. He started Butte Bombers a pro hockey team.
After his son birth, he started Sur Kill Guide Service. However, he stopped this business and decided to join the motocross circuit. One day in a motorcycle accident he broke his collarbone and shoulder. After the recovery, Evel started working for Combined Insurance Company of America. He had a grand success working there. He left the job when he was not given promotion to Vice-President. He bought the dealership of Honda to sell the motorcycle.
Evel always love challenges, and thrill and his fortune changed when he started doing adventurous motorcycle stunts. His bones were broken and went for surgeries several times, but he did what he loved to do. He set many records throughout his career whether it was of breaking bones or jumping 19 cars with his Harley Davidson XR-750. He failed a few times, but he never feared. He always said he believed in “keeping his words.”
Net Worth & Earnings:
What could be the net worth of a person who had been a star stunt performer and entertainer in his life? Initially, he struggles a lot to support his family and keep on changing profession. However, with his passion and dedication, he was able to make a net worth of $3 million in the later part of his life. Knievel will always remain in the heart of people for his daring motorcycle stunts. His stunts thrilled the people.
Evel Knievel was the real daredevil. The Esquire Magazine in its article of January 1970 issue mentioned: “Evel Knievel….may be the last great gladiator.” Evel’s core value was if you commit someone that you will do it. You have to do it without fearing the consequences. His principle will always be an inspiration for the present as well as the future generation.