Professional skateboarder Ryan Sheckler has net worth estimated at $16 million. Born and raised in Southern California, Sheckler was only eighteen months when he first took to his father's skateboard. Sheckler spent many hours of his youth mastering the skateboard in the custom skate park his father built in their San Clemente backyard. Around 1997, Sheckler joined the California Amateur Skateboarding League where he competed and won many state championships. Arnette eyewear began to sponsor Sheckler at this time. In 2003, Sheckler came in first at World Cup of Skateboarding, Vans Triple Crown, Slam City Jam, and Gravity Games and subsequently turned professional. He took first place in the United States Skateboarding Championships of 2004 and was named AST Dew Tour Athlete of the Year after coming in first place in Denver (2005), Louisville (2005-2006), San Jose (2005-2006), Portland (2006), and overall first place (2005-2006).
In 2008, Sheckler came in first at the X Games. Sheckler's sponsors include Red Bull, Panasonic, Volcom Clothing, Oakley Eyewear and Plan B Skateboards, for which Sheckler rides. Appearing in a number of films, Sheckler has had character roles in MVP 2: Most Vertical Primate, Grind, Street Dreams and Tooth Fairy. He has also portrayed himself in movies and on television in What's New, Scooby-Doo?, Dishdogz, True Jackson, VP, and the skateboarding documentary Almost: Round Three. Sheckler also starred in his own reality television series, Life of Ryan, which aired in MTV for three seasons.