Many modern motivational speakers now preach that the one road to success in life is to “follow your passion.” If you have never given a thought to the sagacious line, the story of Aaron Kyro will certainly make you do so. Aaron has built an ebullient profile in nearly three decades as a globally famed skateboarding expert. He got interested in the sport even before he was 10, and his passion and zeal for it have never reduced since then.
Having always believed that skateboarding can be a source of great positive influence on young people, he has persistently strived to popularize it. The desire to do this took him through a long murky road in search of sponsorship. After years of several rejections in the course of his search, Aaron Kyro eventually had the needed breakthrough via YouTube. Today, he has amassed considerable fans and fortune through the sport. Get to know more of Aaron here, and probably learn one or two lessons from his life and career.
The Tale of Aaron Kyro’s Life Journey
Aaron was born on September 10, 1983, in Denver, Colorado in the United States of America. He was raised in Montana, which is also where his interest in skateboarding was inflamed, while he was in grade 4. His interest later took root even though his little city didn’t boast of many skateboarders. This interest continued and got so strong that, after graduating from high school, Kyro decided to devote all his time and life to the sport. Nonetheless, he was plagued by the fact that not too many people shared this interest with him. So, he wanted to popularize skateboarding at any cost.
The next question was how to go about achieving this tall aim of popularizing his beloved sport. To enable him achieve this aim, Aaron Kyro attended college for a year just so that he could learn how to edit videos. This is because he intended to use videos to pitch his intention to would-be sponsors. Eventually, he started making videos of himself, showcasing his skills on a skateboard, which he took to anyone who could be interested in it.
Amid several rejections, Aaron eventually caught the attention of a few after a lot of hard work. His efforts paid off, particularly when the authorities of the city of Red Lodge Montana awarded him the sum of $35,000 from donors to enable him to build a skate park for people in his community. Apart from this though, Aaron Kyro’s efforts were met with no notable success until 2005 when YouTube became a thing.
Apparently, at his wits’ end but determined to succeed, Aaron just uploaded one of his skateboarding videos on YouTube. To his surprise, the video began to receive hundreds of views, and eventually went viral. Many skaters around the world saw the video and began to contact Aaron to collaborate with him in furthering his unique interest in skateboarding.
His Skateboarding Career Beginnings
Aaron Kyro is specifically a skateboarding tutor. Although he does the sport, there is no record of him getting involved in any skateboarding competition, but the famed Skateboarder bagged the award “Revive Skateboards,” thanks to his efforts in spreading the sport across the world. He achieved this feat by launching several channels to teach skateboarding skills.
Before launching his official career, Aaron Kyro worked for several companies as a skateboarder. However, luck seemed not to be on his side as an employee as the sportsman got kicked out again and again from many companies. It was while he was in San Francisco working as a valet that he got the big idea of starting his own sports platform.
The Skateboarder’s Journey to Stardom
For more than three decades, the agile sportsman has built a high-spirited profile as a renowned skateboarding connoisseur. He has always had this deep-rooted belief that the skateboarding sport can positively influence young people, thus he has been working hard to popularize it. As he gained more footholds online, several skateboarding brands began asking for his services, which led to his debut endorsement deal signed with Revive Skateboards. Meanwhile, Aaron is also the founder of the first skateboarding school ever.
His school named Braille Skateboarding University operates mainly online. The school, which took-off in 2017, offers several courses, as well as new exercises on the mastery of skateboarding. As already said, his principal outlet is his YouTube channel named Braille Skateboarding (formerly self-titled), which now has over 4.5 million subscribers at the time of publishing this report.
Besides, his videos have equally amassed above 1.2 billion in views. He doesn’t just share skateboarding techniques on these channels, Aaron also educates his viewers on how to open their channels for skateboarding on the YouTube platform. His Braille Skateboarding University is also available on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Also, the commencement of his channel on YouTube informed the launch of his website. He eventually created a couple of web series offering content related to the sports. His popularity benefited from the two series titled “You Make It We Skate It” and “Skate Everything.” Apart from teaching skateboarding online, Aaron also writes books on the subject. Since 2013, he has been publishing volumes of a book entitled Skateboarding Made Simple.
What is His Net Worth?
Aaron Kyro is reported to be worth an estimated amount of $3 million. He made his wealth from ad revenues on his social media pages and from the sale of his books. Besides, the expert skateboarder became an entrepreneur when he launched a company that deals in the sales of skateboarding kits like skateboards, hoodies, T-shirts, wheels for skateboards, hats, grip tape, and helmets.
Others include skate tools, enamel pins, instructional CDs, and Braille handles for cellphones. All these are available on his Braille Skateboarding official website. His shop is best described as a one-stop store for everything you may need for skateboarding, whether you are a veteran or a beginner.
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A Peep Into Aaron Kyro’s Love Life
We can conveniently say that Aaron Kyro’s is one of those celebrities who are averse to sharing the content of their personal affairs with fans. For this reason, many of his fans are wondering if the skateboarder is married. Well, the answer is yes. He is married to his high school girlfriend Danielle. A common interest brought the duo together, although that was not skateboarding. Rather, their shared interest is in Scientology.
He is said to have met his wife, Danielle at a Scientology class, which both of them took while in high school. They fell for each other, started dating, and eventually got married in 2010. They now live in San Francisco, California. Apart from his affair with Danielle Kyro, Aaron has no media reports of any other romance. Also, there is no information available as to whether their union has produced any kids so far.