Passion has no face, it has no color. In a society of millions, every single is driven by different choice. Alex Honnold, born on August 17, 1985, is an American rock climber, who started climbing in a climbing gym at the tender age of 5. Alex is widely known for his free form of climbing.
The story of the one the greatest climbers of the current time started with only $400 in his pocket. From $400 to $2 million, his journey was a tempering run of decades. Eventually, his hardship paid him well!
Let's find out details of his net worth and salary he receives as a professional.
Alex, 33, has an estimated net worth of $3 million. Since joining a local climbing gym at 5, Alex started to participate in several national and international youth climbing championships.
The UC Berkeley drop out had only $400 when he started as a professional.
As a teenager, he started working at the climbing gym, and other scrub works like cleaning and belaying birthday party kids.
Alex Honnold went on to grab millions in around two decades. The one who accidentally became passionate about climbing is today regarded as one of the best. Speaking to People Magazine, Alex once said,
As a teenager, my parents, who also drove me to climb, were mostly the ones belaying me.
I preferred going on a different wall and attempting it free solo.
Alex, known to be one of the richest solo climbers in the world, hit both the fame and wealth gradually. In the early times, he didn't even have enough money for food and travel. From 2004 to 2009, Alex lived on less than $1000 a month, WealthSimple reports.
His career gradually took off in 2012, after he solo-climbed the Regular Northwest Face of Hall Dame. The Hall Dame is a 2,000 ft wall located in California. Alex became a worldwide phenomenon after he became the first person to free solo climb El Caption, a 3,000 ft summit in California, in June 2017.
Alex's El Captain climb was subjected as the plot for the 2018 sport/documentary Free Solo, featuring Alex, Jimmy Chin, Tommy Caldwell, and Sanni McCandless. The documentary also features Alex's disturbed love life with girlfriend due to his obsession with rock climbing.
Made on a budget of $5 million, the documentary film grossed $11.6 million in the worldwide market.
Alex has lived most of his life in vans, claiming it the best way to live as a climber. He lived for nine years in his 2002 Ford Econoline E150, which costs in the range of $9,484 to $23,908.
In 2016, he shifted to bit more spacious drive with Dodge Ram ProMaster. The car costs a starting price of $35,995.
In 2017, Alex bought a house in Las Vegas, a classic cookie-cutter house in the suburbs.