Brandon “Bam” Margera, a skateboarder, actor, rapper and tv and radio entertainer, lives in a gothic-style mansion in his hometown of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Bam’s net worth is estimated at $45 million at the end of 2014. Most of his money has been earned through his association with the “Jackass” television shows and several related moves, and his television show “Viva La Bam” and spinoff shows such as “Bam’s Unholy Union”. Bam also earns an annual stipend of an estimated $2 million for wearing Element brand attire. His total annual income is estimated at $6.5 million.
The house was listed for $1.19 million when it was sold to Bam in 2002, though the agreed selling price was never made public. The mansion was built in 1985, has five bedrooms and three and a half baths, and sits on nearly 14 acres. In addition to the main house, it has a pool, barn and detached garage. Bam constructed a skate park and BMX bike track on the property. Bam’s mansion, nicknamed “Castle Bam” became famous in its own right as it was featured on Bam’s television show “Viva La Bam”. Castle Bam was featured on MTV’s show “Cribs” in 2008. In the episode, Bam showed off his antique juke box, gothic style of decorating, and pirate themed bar. His detached garage holds a Mercedes, Lamborghini, Hummer and other high-end vehicles.
Bam maintains close relationships with both his family and hometown. Bam’s parents, Phil and April Margera, who were often featured, and pranked, on “Viva La Bam” continue to reside in the mansion, and a relative lives in another house on the property. Other family and friends often stayed with Bam or resided in the house throughout the filming of the television show.
Bam originally became famous through a series of skateboarding stunt videos released in the late 1990s and early 2000s as part of the CKY Crew. These videos eventually drew the attention of Johnny Knoxville and Jeff Tremaine, who created the MTV hit show “Jackass”.
Bam’s personal life has often been public, with girlfriends and wives appearing in his television shows and either participating in or being mentioned on his radio program. Bam’s relationships have often been tumultuous. He lived with fiancé Jenn Rivell throughout several episodes of “Viva La Bam”. After the relationship ended he filed for an order of protection against her after she broke into Castle Bam. He went on to marry Melissa "Missy" Rothstein. The engagement and ceremony were turned into the television series “Bam’s Unholy Union” in 2007. The two separated in 2010 and were officially divorced in 2012. Bam then married Nicole Boyd in Finland.
By wolf_man @ 2005-04-25 22:35:17