With a net worth estimated at $45 million, Brandon "Bam" Margera has made himself a household name out of his multifaceted career as a television and radio personality, professional skateboarder and daredevil. Hailing from West Chester, Pennsylvania, Bam first gained notoriety with the formation of the CKY Crew and the skateboarding/stunt/prank videos that they released from 1999 to 2002. Jeff Tremaine, former editor of Big Brother magazine, quickly added Bam and his friends to his rapidly growing motley team for a new production that would go on to be called Jackass.
Jackass aired on MTV for three seasons and was very popular despite sparking controversy. After its demise, Bam participated in the 2002 theatrically released Jackass: The movie, which grossed over $64 million domestically. Bam moved onto his MTV spinoff shows entitled Viva La Bam, which aired for five seasons, and a nine-episode series, Bam's Unholy Union, which followed Bam and his fiancée Missy through their engagement and subsequent wedding. Bam joined the Jackass crew for another sequel, released in 2006 and grossing $84.6 million worldwide. As a professional skateboarder, Bam is a member for Element Skateboards demonstration team, Team Element. Other projects include three films which Bam wrote, performed in, produced and directed, and Radio Bam, which first aired on Sirius Satellite Radio in 2004. He is the owner of West Chester based bar and theater, The Note. Bam Margera has confirmed his participation in Jackass: 3D which is scheduled for a late 2010 release.