About Christian Hosoi
Christian Rosha Hosoi is a professional skateboarder, actor, and CEO from the United States.
Christian Hosoi defined his career with his extraordinary skills to be counted in legends of skating. He went from being a skating champion to a successful CEO of the company Hosoi Skates.
In 1988, he won the Titus World Cup in vert skating and came second in street style. He also bagged the title at Japan Slam Jam. With his insatiable desire for height, Christian Hosoi became a skating celebrity, competing and winning continuously.
He has been married to Jennifer Lee since 2001 and has four children.
Christian Hosoi Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits
What is Christian Hosoi’s net worth?
Christian Hosoi has a net worth of about $500,000.
How much does Christian Hosoi earn per year?
Details on the annual income of Christian Hosoi are unavailable.
Height, Age & Physical Attributes
How tall is Christian Hosoi?
Christian Hosoi has a height of 5 ft 9 in (175 cm).
How old is Christian Hosoi?
Christian was born on October 5, 1967. His father is of Japanese ancestry from Hawaii, and his mother is of European roots. He would turn 55 on his birthday in 2022.
Childhood And Education
Christian Mitchell was born in California to Ivan Hosoi and Bonnie Puamana Mitchell. Little Christian had always been fascinated with height. His mother first spotted him when he was 11 months old, seated on top of the toilet seat. Christiane was already alarming other moms when he climbed to the top of the jungle gym in the park at the age of 18 months. Others disapproved of Hosoi's actions and accused his mother of not instructing and ignoring him because of his bold acts. This wasn't the end of it. Hosoi would frequently climb the tallest tree at his school and sit there all day, refusing to come down unless his parents persuaded him. Christian says, 'I've always wanted to be in the sky'. Skating appealed to him because of his attraction to heights. As early as the age of seven, he began skating with legends such as Tony Alva, Jay Adams, Shogo Kubo, and Stacy Peralta. His father, Ivan 'Pops' Hosoi, became the manager of the Marina Del Rey Skatepark, where he perfected his skills.
When it comes to his educational background, Christian dropped out of school at a young age to focus on honing his skating abilities. In January of 2000, Hosoi was apprehended at the Honolulu airport. He was sentenced to a Hawaiian prison, where he completed his high school education and received his GED. In addition, he finished various bible study courses and received numerous diplomas for his biblical expertise.
Family, Romance & Relationships
Who is Christian Hosoi’s partner?
Hosoi is a father and a husband. When Christian was still incarcerated in 2001, he married his lover Jennifer Lee, who used to work as a nightclub dancer. Hosoi often credited his wife for rescuing him from adversity and always being there to support him. He states, 'Her love kept me strong during the worst times.' Only at the insistence of his wife and his uncle, a pastor, Christopher Swaim, did Christian start on a 'spiritual rebirth' quest. James Hosoi, Classic Hosoi, and Endless Hosoi, the couple's three boys, were born to them. He also has a son from a previous relationship, Rhythm Hosoi, and they reside together in Huntington Beach, California.
Career And Professional Highlights
Best Known For…
Christian Hosoi dropped out of school and made skating his professional aim. Powell Peralta supported him as an amateur when he was around 12 years old. He joined Dogtown Skateboards a year later. He also competed in the 1980 Vans/Offshore Amateur State Finals, finishing in the top five. He joined the Sims Skateboards the following year, and at such a young age, he was already changing the looks of other skateboarders.
He also endorsed several well-known businesses, including Jimmy'Z and Swatch.
Christian Hosoi founded Hosoi Skates in 1984, which was supplied initially by Skull Skates and then NHS-INC. He then competed in the National Skating Association summer series and the National Skating Association game, winning first place in both.
Hosoi demonstrated his skill in street skating in the ’80s, capturing both street and vert disciplines at the Lotte Cup in Japan in 1989. He won the 1988 Titus World Cup invert game and finished second in the 1988 Titus World Cup in the street game in Germany, winning one game after another. He also won the street race Thrasher Savannah Slamma I in 1987.
What awards has Christian Hosoi won?
He won NSA in 1985, Titus World Cup in 1988, and Japan Slam Jam, among others.
Christian Hosoi’s Hobbies And Interests
He has a keen interest in skateboarding and extreme games.
Other Interesting Christian Hosoi Facts And Trivia
- Christian was always attracted to heights.
- His father, Ivan, an ardent surfer and surfboard shaper, shaped Christian's first skateboard.
- He was the first to make a skateboard that looked like a Gerry Lopez Pipeline-type surfboard. 'It was red, with a square tail and a silver lightning bolt', Christian recalls.
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