About Keith Hufnagel
Keith Hufnagel was an American professional skateboarder, an entrepreneur, and a fashion designer.
Keith Hufnagel was a professional skateboarder who later on turned into an entrepreneur and fashion designer when he started his streetwear brand HUF. He was born on January 21, 1974, in Manhattan in New York City in the United States but spent a large part of his life in San Franciso.
Keith grew up in Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village. Keith Hufnagel was the founder of HUF which is a streetwear brand. Keith grew up with his parents and a brother. His father was the vice-president of Metropolitan Life Insurance and his mother was a nurse. His brother's name is Chris Hufnagel. Keith Hufnagel used HUF as his nickname, with this name, he then opened a brand later on.
Keith was interested in skateboarding since his early life. He even started learning the same when he was just four years old. But when he entered the San Francisco State University, he realized that he has a future in skateboarding and dropped out of the University to pursue his passion. Keith had previously been married to Anne Freeman. Then, he married Mariellen Olson with whom he had two children, Keenan Hufnagel and Zeke Hufnagel.
Keith Hufnagel's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits
What was Keith Hufnagel’s net worth?
The net worth of Keith Hufnagel was about $20 million. All his earnings were from his streetwear brand HUF, his skateboarding career, and partnerships and collaboration with other brands and sponsors.
How much did Keith Hufnagel earn per year?
The annual earnings of Keith Hufnagel were about $5 -$8 million till the time he was alive. As he is no longer in the world, it is not possible to accurately determine his income.
Height, Age & Physical Attributes
How tall was Keith Hufnagel?
The height of Keith Hufnagel was 5 ft 8 in (168 cm).
How old was Keith Hufnagel?
Keith Hufnagel was born on January 21, 1974, and died on 24th September 2020, due to brain cancer. His age at the time of his death was 46 years. Keith was fighting brain cancer for two and a half years. The Instagram account of HUF, the streetwear brand founded by Keith Hufnagel announced the news about the death of the popular professional skateboarder Keith Hufnagel.
Childhood And Education
Keith Hufnagel was born in Manhattan and grew up in Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village. Keith’s father was a vice-president of Metropolitan Life Insurance and his mother was a nurse. Their names have not been revealed yet. He has a brother named Chris Hufnagel. Keith completed high school at a local high school in the year 1992.
Then, Keith joined San Francisco State University. But due to his extreme interest in skateboarding, he dropped out of the University after one semester. When Keith was just 4 years old, he started developing an interest in skateboarding. While in his college days, Keith decided to pursue a career in skateboarding as it was his passion since his childhood.
Family, Romance, And Relationships
Who was Keith Hufnagel’s partner?
Hufnagel was married to Anne Freeman in the year 2001. But their relationship didn’t go well and ended up with a divorce. It was the suggestion of Anne Freeman that Keith Hufnagel decided to open the HUF Worldwide store. Anne was a part of Hufnagel’s brand HUF till the year 2013.
Keith then married Mariellen Olson who after marriage changed her name to Mariellen Hufnagel. They both have two children. The names of the children are Keenan Hufnagel and Zeke Hufnagel. Keith Hufnagel wished his wife on Mother’s Day with a picture of his wife and sons. He wished her Happy Mother’s Day with the caption ‘Happy Mother’s Day to my beautiful wife @mariellen_olson. Thanks for being an awesome mom and taking care of all of us.’
Career And Professional Highlights
Best Known For…
Keith began his career in skateboarding at the Brooklyn Banks in New York City. He used to practice at the slope near the Brooklyn Bridge. In the year 1993, he became perfect in skateboarding in California. He then joined Fun Skateboards. Keith signed for Real Skateboards with Jim Thiebaud. Hufnagel has also skated for many skateboarding labels such as Thunder Trucks and Spitfire Wheels.
Keith Hufnagel opened the first HUF brand after living in Los Angeles for a couple of years. He opened the HUF Worldwide brand in the Tenderloin near San Francisco in the year 2002. Keith started this with his ex-wife Anne Freeman. He started this with her suggestion and the name he used for the brand is the nickname he used to mention on his skates and t-shirts. HUF is a streetwear brand. The artists who used to work in the HUF Store were Aaron Rose and Haroshi.
The business expanded and many branches of it were opened in Japan, Texas, New York, and many more places. Then, by the year 2007, the brand turned into a lifestyle brand that used to sell streetwear labeled with H plus. Hufnagel’s brand produced many brands such as Nike Dunks, Nike Air Max 90 HUFquakes, and many more. The HUF brand used to design and produce many types of shoes and t-shirts based on cartoons, and many other classical designs. The HUF brand also produced footwear featuring the classic and controversial trademark show of Dylan Rieder.
During the year 2017, Keith sold his brand, HUF to TSI Holdings. Eddie Miyoshi then became the CEO of the HUF Brand. Keith decided to produce only shoes by collaborating with other brands in the year 2019. Keith brought back Metropolitan, a 1990s company in the year 2017 as a garage project. For the project, he created Adidas ZX 8000. Keith was a part of the HUF Worldwide team. His earnings were from his streetwear brand HUF, skateboarding, and also partnership and collaboration with other brands.
Keith has been involved in many charity events. He would produce shoes and t-shirts for charity events. One such event was the Black Lives Matter Movement, where he produced t-shirts for the same.
What awards did Keith Hufnagel win?
There is no information available about the awards won by Keith Hufnagel but he does have some noteworthy achievements to his name.
Hufnagel skated as a part of the HUF Worldwide team. His storied career was turned into a documentary by Vice Media. The story was divided in three parts and was aired as a part of the show 'Epicly Later'd'.
Keith Hufnagel is one of the earliest professional skateboarders who have a shoe named after them. This honor was bestowed by his sponsor DVS. DVS is also credited with the designing of several limited edition shoes like Nike Dunks and Nike Air Max 90 HUFquakes.
Keith Hufnagel’s Hobbies And Interests
Keith has always been interested in skateboarding and had started practicing the same in his teenage days. He was also an excellent fashion designer who create many impressive designs for apparels.
Other Interesting Keith Hufnagel Facts And Trivia
- Keith Hufnagel was one of the first skaters to get his name on the shoes from his sponsor DVS.
- There is also a show that is based on his career named Epicly Later’d which is a Venice Media show.
- Keith Hufnagel died on September 24, 2020, after struggling for two and a half years with brain cancer at the age of 46 years, in Los Angeles at his home. The Instagram account of HUF had announced the death of Keith Hufnagel.
- According to his birthdate, the zodiac sign of Keith Hufnagel was Aquarius.
- Keith had a great fan following on his social media handle, Instagram.
- He used to be very active on Instagram by sharing posts and stories about his personal and professional life.
- Keith was an extremely talented professional skateboarder who got hold of his first skateboard when he was just four years old.
- Keith was an American national, his ethnicity was white, and his religion was Christianity.
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