- Full Name Eric Koston
- Occupation Professional Skateboarder
- Nationality American-Thai
- Birthplace Bangkok, Thailand
- Birth Date Apr 29, 1975
- Age 47 Years, 4 Months
Eric Koston | BiographyIn honor of Eric Koston, The Berrics has declared his birthday 29 April as 'National Do A Kickflip Day'
Koston is a co-owner of The Berrics, a skatepark, and website he started with professional skateboarder Steve Berra. The Berrics was created as a place for kids to skate without getting hurt on the street while practicing skateboarding. Later, The Berrics was acquired by the online fashion store Hypebeast and renamed it The Berrics Company.
Eric Koston is a businessman and a professional skateboarder who has been featured in Electronic Arts' video games Skate 2 and Skate 3.
Who is Eric Koston?
Eric Koston was born on 29 April 1975 in Bangkok, Thailand, to a Thai mother and an American Air Force father. As of December 2021, he is 46 years old. When Eric was 9 months old, his family relocated to California, and later when his parents divorced, he moved to San Bernardino.
Koston first began skating in 1986 and started making money from skateboarding when he was 16 years old. Koston's first board sponsor was the H-Street company. He then left the company looking for a more significant opportunity and became a member of the Girl Skateboard team, appearing in the videos Mouse, Yeah Right, Goldfish, and Pretty Sweet. Koston has also been featured in the video game series of Tony Hawk and EA's Skate 2 and Skate 3. However, he left the team in 2015.
Furthermore, Koston was a vital member of the shoe brand éS and starred in its video Menikmati. After leaving éS, Koston joined Lakai Limited Footwear and, later, Nike SB. Koston's addition to the Nike SB team was honored with a signature shoe, the Eric Koston 1 model. He also collaborated with Oakley on a signature line of sunglasses. Koston was also featured in a documentary series by Vice titled Epicly Later'd (2010).
Koston is also a multiple-time X-Games champion and 12-time X-Games participant. However, he hasn't participated in the X-Games in recent years. Koston has also appeared in movies like Jackass: The Movie (2002), Jackass 3D (2010), and The Motivation (2013). Besides appearing in movies, he also starred in TV shows Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory (2009-2010), Maloof Money Cup (2008), and The Aquabats! Super Show! (2013).
What company does Eric Koston own?
In 1996, Koston and skateboarder Guy Mariano started a clothing brand for skaters called Fourstar Clothing. They ran the company for 21 years and closed it down at the end of 2017 by giving 60% off on their products in their online store.
Koston is also the co-owner of The Berrics, a skatepark, and website he started with professional skateboarder Steve Berra. The Berrics was created as a place for kids to skate without getting hurt on the street while practicing skateboarding. Later, The Berrics was acquired by the online fashion store Hypebeast and renamed it The Berrics Company.
In honor of Koston, The Berrics has declared his birthday 29 April as 'National Do A Kickflip Day.'
In 2021, The Berrics collaborated with the online food ordering company DoorDash and launched a web series called In The Cuts, showcasing the neighborhoods in Los Angeles. One episode of the series features Koston and Kelly Hart roaming around Echo Park Skatepark and Frogtown Skatepark.
The Berrics has also partnered with SWAY Energy Drink, promoting healthier lifestyles and supporting the 2021 Olympic skateboarders.
Koston is married to Ashlee Koston. The couple has three children, June, Dean, and Fynn.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Koston has a net worth of $15 million as of 2021.