Axel Hodges 90k a year!?

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4/10/2018 8:21 AM

JT$ just dropped that little nugget on pulp last night. I say good for the kid. He makes more than any of the struggling privateers and isn’t busting his ass to make it. It’s insane to me the money these energy drink companies can pump out!

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4/10/2018 8:23 AM

That actually seems low. The ROI for the companies that pay him is probably better than most of the guys that race every Saturday. He doesnt get the TV time but I can almost guarantee he gets double the engagements that any of those guys are getting on social media.

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4/10/2018 8:32 AM

90k isnt all that much in california money is it? Isnt that comparable to 50k for normal people

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4/10/2018 8:35 AM

90k is decent to ride a dirt bike, but living in socal that isn't a lot of money for an annual salary.

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4/10/2018 8:37 AM

kb228 wrote:

90k isnt all that much in california money is it? Isnt that comparable to 50k for normal people

I was thinking the same thing. 90k/year in SoCal is probably just a modest middle class income.

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4/10/2018 8:38 AM

90k for just a salary is pretty good. I'm sure with other sponsors and appearance money he is pushing 200k.

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4/10/2018 8:48 AM

kb228 wrote:

90k isnt all that much in california money is it? Isnt that comparable to 50k for normal people

90k isn't bad at all when your living with mom/dad though

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4/10/2018 8:48 AM

I think a lot of you guys are comparing this to your perspectives: someone with a family, wife, mortgage...

90k for a 21(?) year old kid who probably still lives at home is pretty dang good imo.

he's found a way to earn money riding his dirt bike, he's way ahead of most at this point

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4/10/2018 8:51 AM

MelonFan123 wrote:

I think a lot of you guys are comparing this to your perspectives: someone with a family, wife, mortgage...

90k for a 21(?) ...more

Monster: 90k
events: 2k-10k each
Sponsors: $?
He's hitting Mexico Spring Break, Nascar events, his video's and commercials. Free bikes parts and gear. He's doing good.

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4/10/2018 8:53 AM

Wells423 wrote:

JT$ just dropped that little nugget on pulp last night. I say good for the kid. He makes more than any of the struggling ...more

To say he isn't busting his ass is a bit of a stretch. Sure he gets to make money "play" riding, but I can guarantee the there is also a lot of hard work that comes with that territory, especially with money and sponsor expectations involved.

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4/10/2018 8:53 AM

But does he order pizza while taking naps?

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4/10/2018 8:58 AM

disbanded wrote:

But does he order pizza while taking naps?

Does it really matter?

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4/10/2018 8:58 AM

disbanded wrote:

But does he order pizza while taking naps?

Exacry

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4/10/2018 8:59 AM

If I made the same amount of money I do now but got free bikes and gear, I’d be a lot richer.

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4/10/2018 10:10 AM

Free bikes, gear, truck, cloths, other items. Lives at home, I am sure he is doing good.

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4/10/2018 10:16 AM

I would have thought it would be higher than that. Think of how much $ goes into each of the commercials he is in. I would be stoked to make that playriding if my old ass could throw whips like that. Good for him.

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4/10/2018 10:20 AM

disbanded wrote:

But does he order pizza while taking naps?

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Does it really matter?

It doesn’t.

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4/10/2018 10:21 AM

90k in cali might keep some weed in the bowl , other then that its not doing much considering his overhead .

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4/10/2018 10:23 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/10/2018 10:27 AM

There are countless other dudes benefiting from nepotism (which, admittedly, Axell does) that make far more and do far less, even within this small industry.

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4/10/2018 10:26 AM

90k a year from monster alone? Im sure he makes double that if you add everything together from other sponsors.

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4/10/2018 10:28 AM

Gotta love nepotism

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4/10/2018 10:33 AM

With all that talent it sounds like a 10th of what he should be bringing in. How would he do on a SX track? Not being a smart ass....I have no idea

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4/10/2018 10:36 AM

KennyT wrote:

With all that talent it sounds like a 10th of what he should be bringing in. How would he do on a SX track? Not being a smart ...more

Between his race results and what we have heard here, he has made a pretty savvy decision career-wise.

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4/10/2018 11:13 AM

90k a year in California still damn good money, it just doesn't own a big house money.

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4/10/2018 11:16 AM

Keep in mind his room and board is probably covered when he is traveling, so he is eating and living for free for quite a bit of the year. 90k goes a LONG way when you don't have to spend any.

Wealth isn't necessarily determined by how much you make, sometimes it is about how much you save.

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4/10/2018 11:17 AM

disbanded wrote:

But does he order pizza while taking naps?

mattyhamz2 wrote:

Does it really matter?

SEE ARE125 wrote:

It doesn’t.

not at all

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4/10/2018 11:21 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/10/2018 11:31 AM

fourfourone wrote:

90k a year from monster alone? Im sure he makes double that if you add everything together from other sponsors.

I doubt that. I don't see him actively promoting a lot of other branding. His social media promotion is pretty much relegated to his own brand, Seven, BTO (who is the primary retailer for his personally branded merchandise), and Monster. I'd bet aside from Monster, those deals are more cash shy, but maybe business partnership rich.

If anyone else was dropping even low five figures, he'd be singing their praises from the social media heavens, given that is what you are buying into with a sponsorship in him.

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4/10/2018 11:29 AM

KennyT wrote:

With all that talent it sounds like a 10th of what he should be bringing in. How would he do on a SX track? Not being a smart ...more

Dirty Points wrote:

Between his race results and what we have heard here, he has made a pretty savvy decision career-wise.

Based on his Loretta's career I would say he wouldn't make a main or score points at a national, because if he could he probably would have already. I can't even find record of him racing...maybe he did but he didn't make the night show or make the motos.

With that said I do have a friend who didn't have an outstanding Loretta's career but earned a top 100 number back in the 2008 - 2009 time frame.

At the end of the day I think its pretty cool he gets to ride a dirt bike and make money doing it. He's giving his sponsors a ton of publicity. I would love to know how much Seven is paying him. You would think a Fox/Shift would go after him though.

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4/10/2018 11:37 AM

Good for him.

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4/10/2018 11:39 AM

How much will he be earning at age 40? That's the real question

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