About Bam Margera
Bam Margera, real name Brandon Cole Margera, is America’s beloved daredevil, professional skateboarder, radio and television personality. Bam became widely recognized after he appeared on MTV show Jackass; he later became a start of MTV’s shows Bam’s Unholy Union, Viva la Bam and three full-length Jackass movies. Margera has also participated in writing and directing two films, Haggard and Minghags. Bam Margera net worth is currently estimated at $45 million.
Margera was born in Pennsylvania, in a family of April and Philip Margera. Bam is a second child in the family and has an elder brother Jesse Margera. Not only the fame boosted Bam Margera net worth, his whole family became rich and famous due to Bam’s popularity.
They appeared on the shows Viva la Bam, Jackass, Minghams: The Movie. However, not all the Margeras are living a dream. In 2006 the whole family was shocked by an ugly lawsuit. Bam’s uncle Vincent Margera, who was 50 year old by the time, was accused with sexual offence. He was later proven guilty of groping two twelve year old girls who came to ask for his autographs.
During the trial Vincent’s attorney has claimed that Bam’s uncle was just enacting his television character. Of course, neither the judges nor jury were convinced with such excuses, Vincent was sentenced for 10 years under the strict probation.
Bam was always a reckless kid. Actually, that is how he gained his current nickname: the child was named Bam by his grandfather, for constantly getting hurt by hitting into various objects. Bam Margera net worth first started to grow after his CKY videos were released. These DVD’s consisted of short footages of Bam and his friends skateboarding. The abbreviation CKY allegedly stand’s for Camp Kill Yourself and coincides with the name of the band in which Jesse Margera, Bam’s brother, plays drums. The two projects, CKY videos and the band, are highly interconnected.
A real breakout in Bam’s career came around when Jeff Tremaine, a former editor of the Big Brother, sow CKY videos and invited Bam to join the TV project which would eventually become a famous Jackass show. The Jackass success not only contributed to the current Bam Margera net worth, it also made Bam a household name. Soon Margera was offered his own series on MTV called Viva la Bam.
Unfortunately, Margera was not as lucky in his love relationships as he was in his career. His engagement with a single mother Jenn Rivell, known for many from the series Viva la Bam, ended in 2005 with Bam filling for “Protection from abuse”, after his ex-lover broke into his house. In 2007 Margera married his childhood friend Mellissa Rothstein, but the relationship failed too.