Ken Block - Bio, Death, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Age, Facts, Family

Ken Block

Facts About Ken Block

Celebrated Name Ken Block
Age 55 Years Old
Nick Name Ken Block
Birth Name Ken Block
Birth Date 1967-11-21
Gender Male
Profession Race Rider
Nationality American
Ethnicity American-White
Religion Christian
Marital Status Married
Place Of Birth Long Beach, California
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Light Brown
Net Worth $100 million
Wife Lucy Block
Best Known For Rally Driver
Working For Hoonigan Racing Division
Height 6 feet or 1.83 m
Weight 84 kg
Body Type Average
Source of Wealth Rally Driver
Children 3 - Lia Block
Sexual Orientation Straight
Birth Nation USA
Death Date January 2, 2023
Cause Of Death Accident Injury
Links Wikipedia Instagram

Ken Block was an American professional rally driver with the Hoonigan Racing Division, formerly known as the Monster World Rally Team. He also competed in many action sports events, including skateboarding, snowboarding, and motocross. He raced in every rally season from his 2005 debut until 2015, winning 15 Rally America races and six Global RallyCross races in his decade-long career. 

Also a businessman, Ken was one of the co-founders of DC Shoes. After selling his ownership of DC Shoes, he shifted his business focus to Hoonigan Industries, an apparel brand for auto enthusiasts. He was the co-owner and "Head Hoonigan In Charge" (HHIC) at the company before his death. In January 2021, Hoonigan Racing Division and Ford Performance announced that they were parting ways after 11 years. Sadly, Ken Block died at age 55 in a snowmobile accident near his ranch in Woodland, Utah, on January 2, 2023. 

Ken Block dies in snowmobile crash at 55

Ken Block died at age 55 on January 2, 2023, in a snowmobile accident near his ranch in Woodland, Utah. The Wasatch County sheriff's department reported that Block had been riding in the Mill Hollow area when his snowmobile upended on a steep slope and landed on top of him. He was declared dead at the scene of the accident due to injuries which was his death cause. 

His rally team has confirmed the sudden death of Ken Block in a statement. "It's with our deepest regrets that we can confirm that Ken Block passed away in a snowmobile accident today," a statement posted to Instagram read. "Ken was a visionary, a pioneer, and an icon. And, most importantly, a father and husband. He will be incredibly missed. Please respect the family’s privacy at this time while they grieve."

Block started riding on a steep slope in the Mill Hollow area outside Woodland, Utah, at around 2:00 pm when his snowmobile "upended, landing on top of him," the sources reported.

Wasatch County Sheriff's Office confirmed his death in a statement, adding: "We are saddened to hear of the loss of Kenneth and our hearts are with his family and friends so deeply affected. "We thank all of our first responders for their continued service." The state's medical examiner will now work to determine the exact cause of death. 

Rally Driver Ken Block Dies At 55

What was Ken Block Famous For?

  • Ken Block was a professional rally driver with the Hoonigan Racing Division. 
  • Ken was famous for being one of the co-founders of DC Shoes. 
  • He was famed for being the Rally America rookie of the year in 2005 and finished second overall in 2006, 2008, and 2013. He won five medals at the X Games between 2006 and 2013 and was the first American to drive in the World Rally Championship. 

Who are Ken Block's Parents?

Ken Block was born with the full name of Kenneth Paul Block on November 21, 1967, in Long Beach, California, U.S. He was American when it comes to his nationality and his ethnicity was American-White. For the last time, Ken celebrated his 55th birthday with his dear ones. Information on his parents has not yet been made public. He appeared to have a very private personal life as he has not mentioned the details regarding his siblings as well. His death made every family member in shocked and no one wanted to hear the news about his accident. 

How did Ken Block start his career?

  • Ken Block, in 2005, started his National rallying career with the Vermont SportsCar team. He made his rally debut event in Sno*Drift, where he ended up finishing seventh overall and fifth in the Group N class. He won the Rally America Rookie of the Year award during the season. 
  • Ken then signed a new sponsorship deal with Subaru in 2006 and got a brand-new Vermont SportsCar prepped 2006 Subaru WRX STi. He competed in the first-ever X Games rally event at X Games XII. Also, he competed in the 2006 Rally America National Championship, where he finished second overall.
  • He competed in the X Games XIII rally event, where he placed second overall and won a silver medal in 2007. This was then followed by America National Championship, where he finished third. Further, he entered in a few rounds of the World Rally Championship; Rally Mexico, and Rally New Zealand. He had achieved 19 podiums and 8 overall victories in rally events in his 2007 season. 
  • Ken was provided with a brand-new rally-prepped 2008 Subaru WRX STi to compete in his 2008 season. He gained his first Canadian rally win at the World Rally Championships event. In the X Games XIV rally competition, he finished tied for third place with Dave Mirra.
  • Also, he competed in the 2008 Rally America National Championship where he finished second. 
  • In 2009, he appeared in a segment of the motoring show Top Gear. Further, he filmed the hit YouTube video "Gymkhana 2". On August 24, 2010, Block released the first of a three-part Gymkhana 3 video release featuring his new Ford Fiesta. On September 14, 2010, Block's third Gymkhana video, featuring a Ford Fiesta, was released on YouTube. On August 16, 2011, the fourth Gymkhana video, The Hollywood Megamercial was released on YouTube. On July 9, 2012, Block released his fifth Gymkhana video on YouTube. 
  • He joined Ford to compete part-time at the World Rally Championship for Monster World Rally Team in 2010 and drove a Ford Focus RS WRC 08. He became the first-ever American driver to campaign for the World Rally Championship. He scored two points after finishing 9th in Spain. 
  • He and his co-driver Alex Gelsomino were taken to hospital on 23rd March 2011, having rolled their Ford Fiesta RS WRC during the shakedown stage of the 2011 Rally de Portugal in Faro, Portugal. He then finished 8th in France and 9th in Wales, scoring 6 points.
  • He entered the top ten in the Mexican rally in his 2013 season. He participated in the WRC located in Catalunya, Spain in his 2014 season and placed in 10th position. 
  • Ken competed at the Global RallyCross Championship from 2011 to 2015. He finished runner-up in 2014 and third in 2013 and fifth in 2012, collecting six wins and 15 podiums.
  • He was third in the Norway round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship and won the Norway round of the European Rallycross Championship in 2014. 
  • In 2017, he finished 9th in points, with the best finish of 7th in Britain and France.
  • In addition, Ken appeared in three installments of Codemasters' Dirt racing video games. He appears in the 2015 Need for Speed video game as the style icon. In 2021, he started a partnership with the drag racing game "CSR Racing 2".

Who was Ken Block married to?

Ken Block was a married man. He tied the knot to his beautiful wife, Lucy Block in 2004. The duo dated for several years before getting knotted to each other. They were married for more than 15 years. The couple shared three kids (two daughters and one son) together. One of her daughters names is Lia Block. His spouse, Lucy Block owns her own business, Luna’s Kitchen, and she started her own business in 2017. The family was living a happy life before the death of Ken. 

Ken Block with his family during holiday trip

How Rich was Ken Block?

Ken Block was a professional rally driver and entrepreneur whose net worth was estimated to have $100 million at the time of his death. Reports suggest that he had a $200 million fortune in 2012 but that this had shrunk by up to half by 2023. He became wealthy by co-founding DC Shoes. He was the Chief Brand Officer for the business.

Quicksilver purchased DC Shoes for $87 million in March 2004. He then changed his business attention to Hoonigan Industries, an apparel Company for motor enthusiasts, of which he was a co-owner after selling his stock of DC Shoes. He owned an extensive car collection and at least two large properties. His main home was in Park City, Utah, while he also had a house in Rancho Santa Fe, California. His wealth came mainly from his rallying career and the two companies he co-owned, DC Shoes, and motor apparel brand Hoonigan Industries. 

How tall was Ken Block?

Ken Block stood at a tall height of 6 feet or 1.83 m tall and his body weight was 84 kg. His body type was average. His eye color was light brown and his hair color was also light brown. He had kept a medium-length beard which gave him a very attractive personality.

Trivias About Ken Block You Need To Know.

  • He was inspired to try racing at the age of almost 40 by his friend Travis Pastrana.
  • Before taking up rallying, Block was a successful businessman and general action sports enthusiast.
  • He co-founded skating fashion company DC Shoes in 1994 and the company sponsored his debut car in 2005.
  • He raced in every rally season from his 2005 debut until 2015.

Frequently Asked Questions About Ken Block.

Where was Ken Block born?

Ken Block was born in Long Beach, California.

What is the color of Ken Block's hair?

Ken Block hair color is Light Brown.

What is the color of Ken Block's eye?

Ken Block eye color is Light Brown.

What is the net worth of Ken Block?

The net worth of Ken Block is $100 million.