1. Tony Hawk
Tony Hawk’s real name is Anthony Frank Hawk but throughout his skateboarding career earned the nickname “The Birdman” and is the owner of the skateboard company Birdhouse. Tony Hawk is considered one the most influential skateboarders of all time. Most notably for his achievements as an influential pioneer of vertical skateboarding. He was the first person ever to land a “900” (two-and-a-half turns), face of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video game series which includes 18 titles, and original member of the skateboarding Hall Of Fame.