Andy Roy is a famous American skateboarder.
He was born on July 6, 1976, in Santa Cruz, USA. Andy became a pro skater during the early 1990s.
Roy was a known force at local skate haunts such as Jim’s Ramp, Jake’s Widow Maker, the Berkley tennis courts, and a little bit of the streets and hills of San Francisco.
In the mid-2000s, his career took a severe hit when he got involved in drug abuse. He said:
”I got injured and started shooting heroin, and it took over. That high was such a great feeling that it took over.”
Andy got caught doing robberies for the sake of getting money to buy drugs.
”For stealing and for drugs. I was a heroin addict. Pelican Bay. One of the gnarliest prisons in the US.”
Roy was in and out of prison throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s for theft and drug-related crimes.
In the present day, Andy has retired from professional skateboarding and is giving skateboard lessons to children. Andy quoted:
”I’ve been giving skateboard lessons at the skatepark. I started my own business, got my business license and now I give skateboard lessons.”
He said that he is addicted to the tattooing deal.
”I wanted to distract people from tripping on my little getaway sticks—my legs. I tried to cover them up with tattoos. And I had a tiny head. So I went and fucking got a spider web tattooed on my head.”
Roy has been interviewed for skating outlets such as Thrasher Magazine, a skateboarding magazine founded in January 1981 by Eric Swenson. During the interview, he said:
”I never stole from no one. I will never steal. That’s one thing that I don’t do. I hate thieves. I just can’t steal, you know, but I’d give my friends rides to malls, and they would run in and grab pants and clothes and run out the store and jump in my car as the getaway car and take off. The security guard would come out.”
Andy has been sponsored by Anti Hero Skateboards, a board company headed by Julien Stranger starting in the mid-’90s.
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In 2019, Roy went to rehab. He wrote on an Instagram post:
”This was my last day in Rehab let me tell it was a blessing! Smartest decision I ever made! I completed 30 at Transformations Treatment Center in Del Ray Florida. I took it serious and surrendered! I open up with my past.”
One neighbor said about him:
”I live in Modesto. Andy Roy is my neighbor..I’ve been reading all this crazy stuff about him and I gotta say I just don’t believe it. Andy is a mellow, down to earth guy who is happily married. He seems like a typical guy.”
On May 7, 2018, he created a GoFundMe post to replace his lost teeth. A little over $9,000 was raised.
”While I was at the office they had me apply for a loan and I was accepted for around $9000 which means I only need to come up with $12,000. The rest I will pay off in monthly payments. Thank you so much everyone who has donated so far it means the world to me!!!!!”
He is part of Generation X. Generation X, called the “middle child” of generations, includes people born between 1965 and 1980. Members of this generation were the 1st ones to witness the introduction of cell phones, the internet, and computers. As adolescents and young adults, Generation X members were dubbed the “MTV Generation.”
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His Zodiac sign is Cancer. The sign of Cancer belongs to the element of Water, just like Pisces and Scorpio. The zodiac sign Cancer is symbolized by the Crab, with its vulnerable underside and impenetrable outer shell.
Cancer-born people are generous and faithful towards others, and they hardly expect anything in return for their faithfulness and generosity. Also, they are astonishingly good and incredibly intuitive at reading people.
He was born in the Year of the Dragon. Occupying the fifth position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Dragon is the mightiest of the signs.
The Dragon symbolizes nobleness, honor, luck, power, and success in traditional Chinese culture. Men born in the Dragon year don’t waste money, nevertheless, they don’t pay much attention to it. They can keep themselves in a dynamic and a highly spirited condition as if they will never feel exhausted.
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Andy Roy – Net Worth
Roy earned most of his wealth by being a professional skateboarder. But, currently, he has his own company and teaches children how to skateboard. Andy also has an Instagram account with over 152,000 followers.
Earnings from paid posts on Instagram are hard to calculate, but someone with an account that has over 100,000 followers can make up to $1,000 per paid post. He also sells t-shirts with him as an imprint. Therefore, Andy Roy has an estimated net worth of $0.25 million.
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