Robbie KnievelAthlete (1962)
Robbie Knievel is a thrill seeker and trick entertainer, and the child of unbelievable cruiser jumper Evel Knievel.
Who Is Robert Knievel?
Robert Knievel Early Years and Relationship with Evel Knievel
Born in Butte, Montana, on May 7, 1962, Robert Edward "Robbie" Knievel was the third of four kids born to amazing thrill seeker Evel Knievel (born Robert Craig Knievel) and his first spouse, Linda.
Robbie Knievel started hopping bikes as a young man, accepting early preparing from his dad and showing up nearby him at shows at New York's Madison Square Garden and different scenes. As the senior Knievel's distinction developed, the family themselves entered the spotlight. Gaining by the fame of an Evel Knievel activity figure (which apparently on occasion surpassed G.I. Joe), 13-year-old Robbie saw his resemblance caught in his very own action figure, named "Robbie, The Teen-Age Stuntman."
Relations among dad and child were troublesome, with Evel Knievel becoming progressively envious of his child's gifts. After his dad endeavored to keep him from endeavoring progressively troublesome tricks, Robbie Knievel left home at 16 years old. Anxious to get away from his dad's shadow, he spent the following decade gradually assembling his profession, executing as a lower-charged entertainer at lesser-known occasions. Robbie Knievel and his dad later accommodated and stayed close until Evel Knievel's demise at 69 years old, in November 2007.
Robert Knievel Caesars Palace Jump
In April 1989, 26-year-old Robbie Knievel paid reverence to one of his dad's most outstanding — and unsuccessful — stunts. In 1967, Evel Knievel slammed while endeavoring to bounce over the Caesars Palace wellsprings in Las Vegas, Nevada. The mishap left him in a state of insensibility for about multi-month and brought about genuine wounds. Robbie Knievel's 150-foot bounce, be that as it may, was a triumph.
In July 2018, cutting edge thrill seeker Travis Pastrana will endeavor to reproduce Evel Knievel's Caesars Palace stunt in a live TV extraordinary airing on HISTORY.
Robert Knievel Net Worth and Business Ventures
On account of his long-running trick profession and business adventures that incorporated a productive promoting line, Knievel's total assets are assessed to be $10 million. In 2006, Robbie Knievel Custom Cycles opened in northern New Jersey, and the organization has a few authorizing arrangements to make a wide cluster of customized bikes and Knievel-marked things.
Robert Knievel Additional Jumps
Robbie Knievel has finished more than 350 hops and set 20 world records. In contrast to his dad, who essentially utilized a Harley-Davidson XR-750 dashing bike, Robbie Knievel has performed a large portion of his bounces utilizing a lot lighter and progressively coordinated Honda CR500 motocross bike.
In 1993, Robbie Knievel tested individual adrenaline junkie Eddie Kidd to challenge, which saw each creation three hops, with the aggregate separation of the three made a decision about the victor. Robbie Knievel lost by only 6 feet, yet his longing for a rematch was abandoned when Kidd was compelled to resign because of wounds.
All through the 1990s, Robbie Knievel kept on breaking his own reality records, incorporating a 1998 hop in Las Vegas' Tropicana Hotel and a broadcast hop of 228 feet over a bit of the Grand Canyon (a trick his dad had needed to attempt however was denied consent to do by the National Park Service).
Robbie Knievel kept performing into his 40s, playing out a progression of tricks that including hopping over a moving train in Texas in 2000; military planes decked on the USS Intrepid in 2004, and notwithstanding endeavoring to hop over a counterfeit spring of gushing lava at Las Vegas' Mirage Hotel in 2008. That stunt must be changed, nonetheless, to an incline to-slope bounce before the well of lava.
Robbie Knievel was accepted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Sturgis, South Dakota, in 2007. Various wounds brought about over his long profession have extremely restricted Knievel's capacity to hop, and it is obscure on the off chance that he will play out any future tricks.
Robert Knievel 2016 DUI and Legal Troubles
On April 21, 2015, Robbie Knievel was captured in Butte, Montana, and accused of crime DUI after he ran a red light and was engaged with a four-fender bender. It was accepted to have been his fourth such offense. Robbie Knievel achieved a concurrence with prosecutor's, conceding to a decreased, crime accusation of driving impaired. Under the arrangement, Robbie Knievel paid a $685 fine and got a two-year suspended sentence.
Following the assertion, Robbie Knievel declared that he had quit drinking and turned out to be calm. An arranged to seize that year's yearly summer celebration respecting his family, Robbie Knievel Days, was dropped because of Knievel's legitimate issues. Soon thereafter, in any case, Robbie Knievel performed what he called his first "calm hop," when he went more than 30 stacked golf trucks in Palm Springs, California.
Robert Knievel Media Portrayals
Robbie Knievel featured in the 2005 A&E program Knievel's Wild Ride, an unscripted TV drama that delineated his life and profession. He was additionally the subject of a 2017 narrative, Chasing Evel: The Robbie Knievel Story, which delineated his turbulent association with his dad, and also the effect of liquor addiction on both Robbie and Evel.
Robert Knievel Family Life
Robbie Knievel has two little girls, Krysten and Karmen.