Dave Michael Mirra was an American racer who was rally car driver and businessman. He has also set the record for winning the highest number of X Games medals and has won a medal in each game up to the year 2009. He was sponsored by the Haro Bikes, and after that, he started Bike Company of his own. He has also won a race in the year 2014 in the four people male category under the age of forty. If you are interested in knowing about life, career and net worth of Dave Mirra in 2019, then you can continue to read this article.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 4th April in the year 1974 in Chittenango in New York. He completed his graduation from California Polytechnic University. In the year 1990, he shifted to Greenville in North Carolina after his brother went there to study. BMX rider named Ryan shifted with his brother Tim and then Mirra developed a great friendship with Ryan. They both started going on ride camps with each other. At present, there are more than 20 professional BMX riders, who live there,
He had a wife named Lauren and had two daughters with her. He caught by bacterial meningitis in the year 2010 but was recovered from it soon. In the year 2016, he died from a gunshot in the head at Greenville. It was reported as a suicide. He was forty-one years old when he died, and he used to visit his friends a lot in the city. He was also diagnosed with the chronic traumatic disease, and his skull was fractured when he was just nineteen years old. He also took up boxing after getting retired from car racing.
Career, Awards & Nominations
He joined the Haro Bikes Team in the year 1987 when he was just 13 years old. In the year 1989, he got the sponsorship from a company, and in the year 1991, he got sponsorship from the GT Bicycles. In the year, he joined Hoffman Bikers in the year 1992. He became a professional car race in the year 1992 and started winning medals, and he won back to back medals form the year 1995 to the year 2009. He has won total twenty-four medals in the X games till the year 2013. He has won fourteen gold medals till now, and then he retired from car racing in the year 2011. He has set various records for his future competitors.
Net Worth & Earnings
Dave Mirra had a net worth of around $15 million, and he has accumulated it by working as a Bicycle motocross athlete, businessman and rally car driver. He also made the record for having the highest number of X-games medals, but in the year 2013, his record was broken by someone else. He was also sponsored by the Haro bikes for a long time. He was also the host of MTV Road Rules Challenge for two seasons.
Dave Mirra is a name which can never be forgotten in the world of bike riding and car racing. He died on 4th February in the year 2016 because of a gunshot in the head. Some considered it as murder while it was confirmed suicide by the Police. He became a millionaire by winning car races, and he has set inspiration for his future racers. The car and bike racers will always remember him because he has won many medals and awards in his career and he has got such a personality that he won’t be forgotten by the people ever.