Wiki Biography of Evel Knievel
Robert Craig Knievel, of German ancestry, was born on October 17, 1938, in Butte, Montana, and died on November 30, 2007, in Clearwater, Florida. He was well-known as a stunt artist, possibly most known for his stunts on his motorcycle. He was also inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for having 433 bone fractures.
Have you ever wondered what Evel Knievel’s net worth was? Evel’s overall net worth was believed to be over $3 million, based on his employment as a professional stunt performer, according to reports.
Evel Knievel Net Worth $3 Million
Evel Knievel was the son of Robert and Ann Marie Keough Knievel, but his parents abandoned him, so he was raised by his grandparents, Ignatius and Emma Knievel, along with his younger brother. Evel first saw a Joie Chitwood Auto Daredevil Show when he was eight years old, and he knew immediately what he wanted to do with his life. He completed elementary school and then went on to high school, but he dropped out to find work and aid his family. Evel worked a variety of jobs before deciding to become a motorcycle daredevil, including being a professional hockey player for the Charlotte Checkers of the Eastern Hockey League and founding Sur-Kill Guide Service, which offered people hunting and fishing trips for a fee. However, this business failed when he broke the law by taking his customers into Yellowstone National Park to hunt. He also competed in ski jumping and worked as an insurance salesperson for a few months before quitting.
Kneivel relocated to Moses Lake, Washington, and opened a Honda motorcycle dealership, but it quickly closed since selling Japanese motorcycles in 1960s America was difficult. Evel then got a job at Don Pomeroy’s motorcycle store in Sunnyside, Washington, where he met Jim Pomeroy, who taught him how to perform a ‘wheelie’ and ride while standing on the bike’s seat.
He went on to pursue a career in motorcycle stunts and jumps as a result of that. His first leap was a 40-foot leap over rattlesnake boxes and two mountain lions. In no time, he had established himself as a local star, and he was able to employ more stunt performers as well as a sponsor in ZDS Motor Inc.
On the 3rd of January 1965, Evel performed his first official stunt during the National Date Festival in Indio, California. From then on, his career only went up from there, until his retirement in 1977, when he had a bad accident and couldn’t fully recuperate, so Evel decided to call it a day.
He executed over 70 amazing exploits during his career, earning him the moniker “American Daredevil” and entry into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999.
Jumps over 16 cars, the Snake River Canyon, 14 Greyhound buses, and numerous other jumps of over 100 feet were among his stunts. During those years, these events were his primary source of income.
However, some of his jumps were less successful than others, resulting in a total of 433 fractured bones throughout the course of his career, earning him a place in the Guinness Book of Records for the most broken bones.
Evel signed a deal with composer Jeff Beck to create a rock opera about his life several years after his retirement, which increased his net worth, and to speak more about his life after retirement, Evel partnered with Six Flags St. Louis, which resulted in the creation of a roller coaster named after Evel.
Evel Knievel was married twice in his personal life. Linda Joan Bork, with whom he had four children, was his first wife; the couple was married for 38 years before divorcing in 1997. He married Krystal Kennedy two years later. She resided with him until his death, despite the fact that they divorced in 2001. At the age of 69, he died of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
|Date Of Birth
|17th October 1938, in Butte, Montana USA
|30th November 2007 in Clearwater, Florida
|Actor, stunt performer,
|Butte High School
|Krystal Kennedy, Linda Joan Bork
|Kelly, Tracey, Alicia, Robbie, Kelly, Tracey, Alicia, Emma, Robbie
|Robert Edward Knievel, Robert Edward Knievel, Ann Kehoe
|Guinness Book of World Records, Motorcycle Hall Of Fame
|Being Evel, Evel Knievel: Spectacular Jumps
|Joie Chitwood Auto Daredevil Show