Tony Hsieh, retired Zappos CEO, dies at 46 after house fire
FILE - In this June 25, 2014, file photo, former President Bill Clinton, left, speaks with Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh during a forum on the final day of the annual gathering of the Clinton Global Initiative America in Denver. Hsieh, retired CEO Zappos.com, has died. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)LAS VEGAS – Tony Hsieh, the retired CEO of Las Vegas-based online shoe retailer Zappos.com, who spent years working to transform the city's downtown area, has died. “Tony Hsieh played a pivotal role in helping transform Downtown Las Vegas,” Nevada Gov. He genuinely delighted in making anyone and everyone happy.”Skateboarder and entrepreneur Tony Hawk added, “Tony Hsieh was a visionary.
Skateboard legend Tony Hawk on the impact of coronavirus: 'I have lost a lot of business'
I do a lot of skate events and a lot of speaking engagements. So, they've all been obviously canceled," stated Hawk, who spoke to CNBC on the phone from his San Diego, California home. Hawk has been a commentator for Vans Park Series, a skateboarding competition that has been running for five seasons, since 2019. "Obviously, I'd much rather be doing more public appearances on behalf of Vans right now. Life under lockdown has been like "Groundhog Day" for Hawk, who lives with his wife Catherine Goodman and four of their children.cnbc.com
Here's a look inside Tony Hawk's wallet
Tony Hawk is known as one of the world's best professional skateboarders. What's in Tony Hawk's walletHawk carries the essentials, such as credit and debit cards, cash, his driver's license and insurance cards in his wallet. Travel and gift card redemptions are a smart choice since they usually offer some of the best value. For example, 5,000 points with the Platinum Card from American Express are worth up to $50 in gift cards. Early investments also provided a starting point for his various start-ups, such as the Tony Hawk Foundation, which helps create public skateboard parks in low-income communities.cnbc.com
Tony Hawk on skateboarding at Tokyo 2020
(CNN) - The Olympics needs skateboarding more than skateboarding needs the Olympics. That is the message from skateboarding legend Tony Hawk who told CNN Sport's Patrick Snell, "They need the cool factor." Soon after he launched the video game "Tony Hawk Pro Skater," which established one of the most popular franchises in the medium, generating more than $1.4 billion in sales. "Skating has really infiltrated mainstream culture," said Hawk, who is currently the live broadcast commentator for the Vans Park Series. "You go to a skate park and see a kid trying something and suddenly all the other skaters rally around him and encourage him.