A Look at Bam Margera Net Worth, Wife and Whatever Happened To Him Lately

Age/Date of Birth:
September 28, 1979
5 feet, 8 inches (1.73 m)
Mixed of Italian, German, English, Welsh
Wife or Girlfriend:Melissa Rothstein
(m. 2007; div. 2012)
Nicole Boyd (m. 2013)
Parents:Father: Phil Margera
Mother: April Margera
Net Worth:$20 Million

Back in the early 2000s, Bam Margera was one of the most popular personalities on MTV. Thanks to the daredevil stunts that he and his crew were willing to perform, the American professional skateboarder landed a hugely popular reality stunt show on the network known as Jackass. The show ran for about three years but its influence didn’t stop there. It spurned a hugely successful movie franchise which Margera starred in. It also gave the Pennsylvania native the impetus to set up several other ventures, including a record label, and endorsement deals rolled in from numerous corporate sponsors.

All these helped Margera to achieve a net worth of $45 million but that figure has since cut into half thanks to his dwindling fortune. The Jackass star lost one of his beloved crew members in 2011 and things have gone pretty much downhill from then. No more do we hear about Bam churning out exciting movies and TV shows. The erstwhile MTV star only seems to make the news for public gaffes and reports of conflicts with his family members. There is also the alcohol addiction which he has struggled with for years. There is however hope on the Horizon as the star has sought help for his troubles.

Bam Margera has an estimated net worth of $20 million as of 2021, a huge jump from his previous $45 million net worth.

Analysis of Bam Margera’s Net Worth and How He Achieved It

The professional skateboarder, stuntsman, actor, and television personality has a net worth presently estimated at $20 million and he amassed same from several sources which are enumerated below.

He Was a Major Cast Member of The Hit MTV series, Jackass.

Bam Margera owes much of his fame and fortune to the Jackass franchise and that has its roots in his early years. As a kid, he became passionate about skateboarding and started stunting with his friend, Chris Raab. He initially refused to attend high school but changed his mind when Chris chose to attend. At East High School, the buddies continued skateboarding and were joined by other friends like Ryan Dunn, Brandon DiCamillo, Brandon Novak, and Rake Yohn. The friends were collectively known as the CKY Crew (Camp Kill Yourself). They began shooting videos of themselves skateboarding and stunting which they released independently.

The CKY videos enjoyed much success and soon attracted the attention of former Big Brother editor, Jeff Tremaine. Thanks to Tremaine, Bam and his crew began appearing on the MTV show, Jackass, which thrust them into the limelight. The show, which featured them doing daredevil stunts, ran successfully for 3 seasons (2000 – 2002) and provided significant financial rewards to all of the participants including Bam. The Jackass series came to an end in 2002 but that did not mark the end of Margera’s relationship with MTV as he went on to feature in two more series on the network.

The first is Viva La Bam, a spin-off of Jackass which premiered on MTV on October 26, 2003. The show featured the former Jackass crew skateboarding, performing pranks and accomplishing challenges. It had a successful five-season run and ended in 2005. Following that, there was Bam’s Unholy Union which premiered in 2007. The show focused on Bam and his then-fiancée Missy Rothstein as they made preparations for their wedding which held on February 3, 2007.

It is not known how much Bam Margera made from these two shows but he did reveal that the budget for each episode of Viva La Bam was about $300,000. Of course one does not need to be a soothsayer to know that a good portion of this must have gone to him as the lead star of the Show. Beyond MTV, Bam also earned money from another one-time special show on Spike TV titled Bam’s World Domination. It served as a follow-up to both Viva La Bam and Bam’s Unholy Union.

Bam Margera

He has Featured in Several Movies including the Jackass Films

The success of Bam Margera’s MTV series helped to boost his acting career as he went on to star in the 2002 comedy film, Jackass: The Movie. The film simply picked up from where the series left off and was a huge financial success; grossing $79.4 million on a budget of $5 million. Such success spurred Margera and his pals to turn the movie into a franchise and a sequel, Jackass Number Two, was released in 2006. It was a greater financial success, grossing $84.6 million on an $11 million budget. Next up was Jackass 3D (2010) which grossed $171.7 million with an estimated budget of $20 million. All these films rewarded Margera with six and seven-figure paychecks and thus helped his net worth to grow.

In addition to the Jackass film series, Bam also made a killing from his own movies which he wrote, produced, starred in, and independently released via his production company, Bam Margera Productions. They include Haggard: The Movie (2003), Minghags: The Movie (2008) and Bam Margera Presents: Where the ♯$&% Is Santa? (2008).

Bam Margera’s Skateboarding Career Earned Him Endorsement Deals with the Likes of Adio Footwear and Destroyer Trucks

As a professional skateboarder, Bam has accomplished many feats. For instance, in January 2005, he became the first street skateboarder and the 13th pro skateboarder to land The Loop in Phoenix, Arizona. It is feats like these that made him attractive to several brands. Throughout his pro career, Bam was sponsored by the likes of Toy Machine, Element Skateboards (which paid him $2 million annually to wear their apparel), Fairman’s, Adio Footwear, Destroyer Trucks, Electric Sunglasses, and Landspeed Wheels. These endorsement deals however stopped rolling in after he retired from professional skateboarding in 2016.

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The Jackass Star is also a Singer and the Founder of Filthy Note Records

Bam Margera boasts of an abundance of talents including music. The Pennsylvania active has been a member of several bands over the years starting with Gnarkill. Gnarkill comprised of four members and Margera served as their keyboardist. The parody band existed from 2002 to 2006 during which they dropped two comedy albums namely Gnarkill and Gnarkill vs. Uncle Matt and the ShitBirdz. These albums sold a decent number of copies thus leading to much income for the members including Bam.

Gnarkill has since gone into extinction and Bam has gone on to play with other bands such as FuckFace Unstoppable and The Evesdroppers. The Pennsylvania native also founded a record label, Filthy Note Records, in 2006. Some of the bands on the label included the Vains of Jenna and Viking Skull, and Bam produced songs and directed music videos for them as well. It was indeed a labour of love but it seems that the record label wasn’t sustainable and so Bam shut it down in 2011.

He Previously Co-owned a Bar/Theater in his Home Town of West Chester

Back in September 2008, Bam Margera joined hands with a fellow named Don Moore to open a bar/theatre in his hometown of West Chester, Pennsylvania. The venue, called The Note, featured live music and enjoyed a good run which generated decent revenue for its owners. It is, however, possible that the revenue was not much as Bam decided to pull out of the business along the line. The theatre managed to survive for some time but it eventually shut down in January 2014. Bam’s erstwhile partner, Moore, revealed that the decision was down to the fact that he wanted more free time for his family and so couldn’t put in the long hours required to run the place.

Sources of Bam Margera’s Net Worth

  • Jackass and other TV series
  • Movies
  • Endorsement from skateboarding career
  • Music and record label
  • Bar/theatre

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The Lull in Bam Margera’s Career Has Seen his Net Worth Drop from $45 Million to $20 Million

A look at Bam Margera’s career timeline will show that he enjoyed his peak during the 2000s decade. The Pennsylvania native got to feature in the hit show, Jackass, and became a household name. He subsequently scored his own personal MTV shows and was one of the big stars of the blockbuster Jackass films. All these meant that hefty paychecks kept on rolling in and by the end of the 2010s decade, Margera easily had about $45 million worth of assets. This was all well and good but sadly, it was at that time that Margera’s career success started tapering off. To make matters worse, his very good friend and collaborator, Ryan Dunn, died in 2011 and this drove him to seek solace in the bottle.

The once-thriving actor, musician and comedian became a shadow of himself, not being able to muster up much creativity, and his career suffered as a result. There were no more impressive movies and TV shows, and the few ideas that Bam came up with did not impress the public much. All these meant that he couldn’t add much to his savings in the bank but was rather depleting the funds there. This continued to be the pattern until his wealth dwindled by more than half, specifically $25 million.

Margera and Wife, Nicole Boyd, Remain Together Despite his Public Declaration that He Can’t Stand Her.

The skateboarder’s love life has not been without its ups and downs. He first met and got engaged to Jenn Rivell, a divorced single mum who was part of his several projects. They parted ways in 2005. By 2006, Bam was head-over-hills in love with Melissa Rothstein popularly known as Missy. Their marriage attracted huge publicity as it was aired on the MTV show, Bam’s Unholy Union. However, things between the two soon went south and by November 2012, they divorced.

Bam is now currently married to actress, graphic designer and photographer, Nicole Boyd. He and Boyd first met each other through mutual friends in 2011. They dated for several months before going on to tie the knot in Iceland on the 5th of October 2013. The couple remains together till date and welcomed a son, named Phoenix Wolf, in 2017. They have however had their fair share of challenges.

For instance, Nicole once caused a car crash while driving under the influence in May 2016. Thankfully, none of those involved sustained serious injuries and so she escaped criminal charges. Bam, on his own part, has had a long struggle with alcohol which has caused him to diss his wife publicly on Instagram on several occasions. The couple however remains together and there have not been any rumours of them divorcing for now. For all we know, they find happiness when they withdraw from the headlines and public discussion.

The Jackass Star Underwent Treatment for Alcohol Abuse and Mental Health Issues in August 2019.

Since the 2011 death of his best friend and co-star Ryan Dunn (who died from drunk-driving), Bam has been having alcohol and substance abuse issues. He revealed this during an interview on VH1 reality TV series, Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn, which premiered on March 16, 2016. Bam appeared on the therapeutic show with his parents and it seemed to have helped. However, after reports of being sober, the MTV star was arrested for a series of erratic behaviours in Helsinki, Finland where he was vacating with his wife, Nicole. In one of the incidents, Bam was seen sitting alone on a restaurant pavement and in another, was caught peeing outdoors on a tree.

Prior to the European trip, Margera stated that he wants to start building awareness on substance addiction. He even made donations to the Tony Hawk Foundation, which helps instill healthy habits in kids, and many took it as a sign that he was turning a new leaf. This has however not the case as he went on to have multiple cycles of rehab and relapse. In 2019 alone, Bam was filmed screaming at and threatening his manager in a NYC night club. He underwent rehab but some months later had an altercation with an airport police officer who determined that he was too drunk to fly. The whole event sent Bam off the handle and he took to his Instagram account to reveal that his family was broken.

He stated that he had disowned his mom; couldn’t stand his wife; and nearly died the week before. Bam also used the Instagram post to see help from renowned TV psychologist, Dr. Phil, and he readily agreed. The doctor arranged a meeting with both Bam and his family members. He also recommended a treatment center and the MTV star readily submitted himself to the facility. All these transpired in August 2019 and Bam now seems to be on the mend. There have been no more scandals of late and he even featured in a viral YouTube video with model, Jeb Carthy, in mid 2020. He and his family also have some measure of peace and make their home in Pennsylvania.

Profile Summary
First Name:Brandon
Last Name:Margera
Also Known As:
Professional skateboarder, stunt performer, filmmaker, musician and television personality
Famous For:MTV reality stunt show Jackass
Colleges/Universities Attended:
Educational Qualifications:
Birthday & Zodiac
Age/Date of Birth:
September 28, 1979
Zodiac Sign:Libra
Birth Place:
West Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Mixed of Italian, German, English, Welsh
Country of Residence:
United States of America (USA)
Physical Attributes
5feet, 8inches(1.73 m)
160 pounds (73 kg)
Eye Colour:
Hair Color:
Dark Brown
Other Body Measurements:
Marital Status:
Melissa Rothstein
(m. 2007; div. 2012)
Nicole Boyd (m. 2013)
Family and Relatives
Phil Margera
Mother:April Margera
Phoenix Wolf Margera (Son,)
Siblings:Jess Margera (Brother)
Other Relatives:
Velma Cole (Grandmother)
Phillip Margera (Grandfather)
Darlene Orange (Aunt)
Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth:
$20 Million
Source of Wealth:
Skateboarding, Film, Television


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