Bob Burnquist Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Oluniyi Akande
Nov 10, 2023 By Oluniyi Akande
Originally Published on May 13, 2022
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About Bob Burnquist

Robert Dean Silva Burnquist, popularly known as Bob Burnquist, was born on October 10 in Rio de Janeiro, in 1976. 
Bob Burnquist is a Brazilian-American skateboarder who has always played for Brazil. Bob was the first skateboarder to land a 900-degree reverse-natural rotation or Fakie 900 in 2010. 
After attaining the Fakie 900 landing, he became the fifth individual to complete the 900 tricks. He has also received the Sportsperson of the Year award from the Laureus World Sports Award. 
Bob was born in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro to a Brazilian mother and an American father of Swedish descent. His father's name is Dean Burnquist, and his mother’s name is Dora Silva. Dean Burnquist is a coffee exporter and still lives in Brazil, while Dora Burnquist lives with his sister, Milena, in California. 
Bob Burnquist has two sisters named Milena Burnquist and Rebecca Burnquist. Milena said that Bob has been interested in skating since he was nine. When he was 10, Robert used to run to the skate park to play games. He was discovered in one skate park by the editor of Thrasher magazine, and encouraged to play professionally.
In 2010, he became the first skateboarder to land a 'fakie 900' (900-degree reverse rotation), making Burnquist the fifth person in history to complete the trick.
Since then, he has also appeared in several films and T.V. episodes, and appeared in every one of the series of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater computer games.
Bob Burnquist is married to Vivi Zanini Burnquist.

Bob Burnquist Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Bob Burnquist’s net worth?

Bob Burnquist is one of the richest and most famous skateboarders, so he has accumulated a high net worth. The net worth of Bob Burnquist is estimated to be around $8 million. 

How much does Bob Burnquist earn per year?

Most of Bob's earnings are received by playing skating championships and skating games. But it is quite difficult to have an exact figure concerning his annual earnings, as figures vary. However, he must win a lot of money because his net worth is about $8 million.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Bob Burnquist?

The height of Bob Burnquist is 6 ft 2 in (188 cm). 

How old is Bob Burnquist?

As of 2022, Bob Burnquist is 45 years old. 

Childhood And Education

Bob Burnquist started training for this sport in Sao Paulo when he was just an 11-year-old boy. By 14 years of age, he became a professional skateboarder. He holds citizenship in both Brazil and America. No other records are available regarding his education and schooling. 

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Bob Burnquist’s partner?

Bob Burnquist is married to Vivi Zanini Burnquist. The couple married in 2013. Bob was earlier married to Veronica Nachard but Bob and Veronica were divorced in 2012. He has one daughter, named Lotus O'Brien Silva Burnquist, with his first wife.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Bob Burnquist began his professional skateboarding career in 1992 and became more popular in 2000 after winning the best trick contest at the X Games. Bob's skateboarding career received the biggest break after he participated in the X Games in 2001. Bob performed exceptional tricks, which made him a strong competitor. 
Robert participated in a BASE jump competition that took place in the Grand Canyon and completed it with 50-50 attempts in 2006. While performing the attempt, Bob encountered a near-death experience. 
Bob has earned various accolades, including eight silver medals, 14 gold medals, and eight bronze medals. 
As well as being a well-known skateboarder, Burnquist has also been involved with several videos including 'Anti Hero', 'és Menikmati', and 'Can't Stop'. He has also made appearances in shows such as 'Viva La Bam', and 'Bill Nye The Science Guy'.
Bob Burnquist started an organization called the Bob Burnquist Foundation that educates children on organic farming and gardening. Bob was also the co-founder of the Action Sports Environmental Coalition which is a non-profit organization. The organization works to raise awareness of the surfers, skateboarders, and IBMXers of the ecological environment.

What awards has Bob Burnquist won?

Besides winning several gold and bronze medals in the game, this pro skateboarder has also received the title of Best Skater of the Year for seven years. In his personal life, Burnquist has won 30 X-Games gold medals, and this accomplishment is exceptional for any skateboarder.

Bob Burnquist’s Hobbies and Interests

Apart from participating in skateboarding games, Bob is also seen on T.V. shows and likes acting. He appeared as a special guest on the popular television show 'Kim Possible,' and in a commercial for Aero chocolate bars. He also made a brief appearance in the film 'Grind'.

Other Interesting Bob Burnquist Facts And Trivia

  • The brands that sponsor Bob Burnquist are TNT Energy Drink, Globe, Hurley, Oakley, Flip Skateboards, Ricta Wheels, and Independent Trucks.
  • Bob Burnquist stays in Vista, California, where he owns a private world-renowned skate park named Dreamland.
  • The Vert Bowl has been used by many popular skateboarders like Bucky Lasek, Colin McKay, Rune Glifberg, Tony Hawk, and Lincoln Ueda.
  • His nickname is Big Bob Burnquist.
    Main image credits: Tinseltown/Shutterstock

Bob Burnquist Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Robert Dean Silva Burnquist

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Rio de Janeiro



188 cm

Eye Color


Child Star?



Professional Skateboarder

Net Worth



Vivi Zanini Burnquist


Dora Silva, Dean Burnquist


Rebecca Burnquist, Milena Burnquist
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