Rodney Mullen

a professional American skateboarder, known as the Godfather of Skateboarding, entrepreneur, inventor and public speaker

Rodney Mullen
Rodney Mullen Source: Google

Rodney Mullen is a professional American skateboarder who practices freestyle skateboarding and street skateboarding.

Moreover, he is known as the Godfather of Skateboarding. Besides that, he is also an entrepreneur, inventor, and public speaker.

Who is Rodney Mullen? Childhood, Parents, Education, and Nationality

Rodney Mullen’s full name is John Rodney Mullen. He was born in Gainesville, Florida, the United States in the year 1966.

On August 17,  Rodney celebrates his birthday. As of 2021, Rodney is 56 years old. His father’s name is John Mullen whereas his mother’s name is Ann P. Mullen. 

Likewise, Mullen’s mother was a pianist, and his father was a dentist who always wanted him to be a dentist like him.

Moving toward his siblings, there is any information regarding his siblings.

As we move toward Todd’s educational background, he attended Chemical engineering at the University of Florida.

Later on, he dropped out in his senior year to focus more on skateboarding.

Furthermore, he holds American nationality and his horoscope is Leo. Besides this, Rodney’s ethnicity is White.

How did Rodney Mullen start his Professional Career?

Talking about his career, Mullen competed in a skateboarding competition at the 1978 US Open Championship.


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Likewise, he competed in the Boy’s freestyle category despite having only been skateboarding for a year. Surprisingly, Rodney came in fifth place in the competition.

However, he astounded everyone with his skateboarding skills and passion. Meanwhile, Bruce Walker, a skateboard manufacturer saw this and decided to sponsor him.

Jim Mc Cell, a professional skateboarder who was previously coached by Bruce Walker, was his coach. Thus, Mc Cell was instrumental in shaping Mullen’s skateboarding abilities.

Similarly, Mullen won thirty-four amateur competitions in the 1970s before winning the Oceanside Nationals in June 1979.

Moreover, he won the Oasis Pro Competition at the age of 14 after competing against world champion Steve Rocco.

Besides that, Mullen rose to prominence as a professional skateboarder and member of Powell Parata’s professional skateboarding team Bones Brigade.

Rodney Mullen’s| Awards and Achievement

  • In 2002, transworld Skateboarding Reader’s Choice Award for Skater of the year.
  • In 2011, third position in 30 Most Influential Skaters of All Time.
  • Skateboarding Hall of Fame in 2013.

Is Rodney Mullen Single? Spouse, and Kids

Moving toward his love life, Rodney Mullen was married to Traci Mullen who is a former saleswoman of World Industries, which Mullen co-founded.

In April 2000, they fell in love at work and tied the knots. However, their marriage began to deteriorate, and they decided to divorce in 2013 after thirteen years of marriage.

Just after a year of divorce, Rodney started to date, Lori Guidroz. Likewise, she is a hair designer in the film industry.

Rodney Mullen with Lori
Rodney Mullen with Lori Guidroz Source: Google

Thus, he doesn’t have any children yet.

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How old is Rodney Mullen? Height, Weight, and Body Measurement

Discussing his body measurements, Rodney was a professional football coach and has had an athletic body throughout his lifetime.

He stood at a tall height standing at 5’11” (181 cm). Moreover, he weighs about 73 kg (161 lb). Likewise, he has light brown hair and grey eye color.

The other information related to Mullen’s body measurements, shoe size, and dress size are still unknown.

How much does Rodney Mullen earn? Net Worth, and Salary

Regarding his net worth and salary status, Mullen is a professional skateboarder.

He gains so much fame as one of the most successful skateboarders.

Furthermore, from his occupation as a professional skateboarder, it’s estimated that he has a net worth of $40 Million.

Besides that, he also earns from being a company owner, inventor, entrepreneur, and public speaker.

Where can we contact Rodney Mullen? Social Media Presence

Regarding his social media platforms, Mullen is very active on social networking sites such as Instagram and Facebook.

Towards Mullen’s social media account, he has drawn tons of fans’ attention as a professional skateboarder.

His Instagram has gained over 530k Followers whereas he has 838k followers on his Facebook.


Quick Facts:

Full Name John Rodney Mullen
Known as Mullen, Rodney
Nickname Rodney, Songbird of Skateboarding, Godfather of Skateboarding, Applesauce & Balance Master
Birth Date August 17, 1966
Birth Place Gainesville, Florida, United States
Residence Gainesville or Hermosa Beach, United States
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education PK Yonge, University of Florida
Horoscope Leo
Father’s Name John Mullen
Mother’s Name Ann P. Mullen
Siblings N/A
Age 56 years old
Height 5’11” (181 cm)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)

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